Politics

Lizette Delgado-Polanco, one of New Jersey’s 17 superdelegates to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, with candidate Hillary Clinton. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Latina Superdelegate at the Democratic Convention

Dominican, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics, Women July 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm

At the Democratic convention, Reporte Hispano talked with superdelegate Lizette Delgado Polanco, a Dominican from NJ, as well as delegates from both the Clinton and Sanders camps.

Jack Martins (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

For Republican Jack Martins, an Immigrant Story Worth Telling

Portuguese-American Jack Martins, running on the Republican ticket for the 3rd congressional district seat on Long Island, talks about the immigrants’ journey.

Billy Thai (l.) and Charles Ragusa (Photos via Kings County Politics)

Is a Brooklyn District Race Dividing the Chinese Community?

Brooklyn, East Asian, Politics July 21, 2016 at 4:21 pm

A challenge against signatures collected by Billy Thai, a candidate for male Democratic district leader of the 47th Assembly District in South Brooklyn, has increased the hostility in the battle for control of a district with a large Chinese population, reports Kings County Politics.

Dominican candidates Marisol Alcantara (r.) and Carmen de la Rosa (m.) are presented by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Two Dominican Women Seek State Legislature Posts

Dominican, New York, Politics July 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Marisol Alcántara looks to take over the seat vacated by Adriano Espaillat in the Senate while Carmen De La Rosa seeks a seat in the Assembly, reports El Diario.

New voter registration forms in an additional five languages on display  at the city's July 14 briefing at the Homescrest Library in Brooklyn (Photo by Alex Ayala for voices of NY)

NYC Voter Registration Forms, Soon in 10+ Languages

New York City plans to expand the number of languages in which voter registration forms will be available by adding Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic to the existing English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Bangla forms.

Dominican candidate Pedro Rodríguez wants to be the new mayor of Paterson, in Passaic County, New Jersey. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Early-Bird Bid to Become Paterson’s first Dominican Mayor

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics July 7, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Current Deputy Mayor of Paterson Pedro Rodríguez is positioning himself to become the city’s first Dominican mayor in 2018, Reporte Hispano reports.

S.J. Jung (Photo via the Korea Times)

Jung’s Strategy in his Rematch with Stavisky

Politics, Queens, South Asian July 1, 2016 at 5:32 pm

S.J. Jung, who is running against State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky in the Democratic primary for the second time, tells The Korea Times what he will do differently this time around.

Lester Chang (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Lester Chang Back to Poll Site

East Asian, Politics June 30, 2016 at 6:25 pm

Former Republican candidate Lester Chang, who ran in the special election for Sheldon Silver’s seat, was back at his old job during the primaries – poll site coordinator in Chinatown. He speaks to Sing Tao Daily about criticism he received from some in the community and what he learned from campaigning.

Keith Wright and his family (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Before Conceding, Keith Wright Shares His Views

African American, Manhattan, Politics June 30, 2016 at 3:35 pm

State Assembly member Keith Wright speaks to Amsterdam News the day after the Democratic primary race to succeed Rep. Charles Rangel.

Adriano Espaillat declaring victory. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Espaillat Poised to be First Dominican in U.S. Congress

Dominican, Latino, Manhattan, Politics June 29, 2016 at 5:03 pm

After narrowly winning the Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District, Adriano Espaillat is poised to be the first Dominican in U.S. Congress, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Irene Chu (right), the new president of the Stars & Stripes Democratic Club, with other members and guests at the club's annual dinner dance. (Photo by SB News via Brooklyn Reporter)

New President for South Brooklyn Democratic Club

Brooklyn, East Asian, Politics June 29, 2016 at 2:37 pm

Brooklyn Reporter and Bensonhurst Bean report that Irene Chu has been appointed the president of the Stars and Stripes Regular Democratic Club of the 49th Assembly District, a sign of the growing political clout of the Chinese community in South Brooklyn.

(Photo by Héctor Calderón via Diario de México)

Latino, Muslim and LGBT Groups at Trump Tower Protest

Latino, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Muslim, Politics June 22, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Latino, Muslim and LGBT organizations protested against Donald Trump outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, Diario de México USA reports.

Carlos Menchaca, chair of the Committee on Immigration of the New York City Council, addresses a New York Immigration Coalition briefing, with Suzanne Robinson Davis of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center standing behind him. (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

Immigrants in NYC: Getting a Boost from the Budget

City Council member Carlos Menchaca and immigrant advocates discussed additions to the city’s 2017 budget that will help immigrants at a New York Immigration Coalition briefing.

Eric Dominique-Pérez in the play "Crusade in Wonderland: Rise of the Drumpf." (Photo via El Diario)

Puerto Rican Theater and the Magic of Keeping Tradition Alive

Culture, Politics, Puerto Rican, Youth June 16, 2016 at 10:38 am

El Diario/La Prensa takes a look at the state of Puerto Rican theater in New York, from up-and-coming acts to veteran companies such as Pregones.

Councilman Fernando Cabrera (l) is once again challenging state Senator Gustavo Rivera (r). (Photos via Norwood News)

A New Contest Between Democrats in the Bronx

Bronx, Latino, Politics June 14, 2016 at 4:22 pm

City Council member Fernando Cabrera is once again challenging state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, after an unsuccessful effort two years ago. Norwood News spoke with Rivera about the development.