Politics

The group is calling for a focus on the issues still facing Puerto Rican residents. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Calling on the Presidential Candidates to Prioritize Puerto Rico

Politics, Puerto Rican March 26, 2019 at 5:49 pm

The Power 4 Puerto Rico coalition made its plea on the 18-month anniversary of Hurricane Maria, reports Manhattan Times.

Councilman Ritchie Torres with Washington Avenue tenants in the Bronx. (Photo via El Diario)

Torres vs. Serrano? Potential Primary Challenge Rattles Hispanic Politics

Bronx, Latino, Politics March 19, 2019 at 5:49 pm

Inspired by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz’s shocking win last year, Bronx Council member Ritchie Torres is considering challenging veteran congressman José Serrano in the next Democratic primaries, potentially upending three decades of Hispanic politics, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Farah Louis, a candidate for the 45th District City Council, the office she served as deputy the chief of staff under Jumaane Williams. (Photo by Tsubasa Berg via Kings County Politics)

Farah Louis Looks to Succeed Jumaane Williams

Caribbean, Politics, Women March 14, 2019 at 6:19 pm

Kings County Politics hears from Farah Louis, who worked as Jumaane Williams’ deputy chief of staff and now hopes to succeed him in the City Council seat for the 45th district.

Flatbush (Photo by Pamela Drew, Creative Commons license)

Campaigns Underway for Jumaane Williams’ Council Seat

Brooklyn, Politics March 5, 2019 at 5:42 pm

Bklyner and Kings County Politics profile the eight candidates who have announced their campaign for the City Council seat to be vacated by Public Advocate-elect Jumaane Williams.

Sammy González, of Puerto Rican heritage, is running for the legislator seat left vacant in Brentwood, Central Islip and North Bay Shore. (Photo via Noticia)

Sammy González Seeks to Keep Martinez’s Seat in Hispanic Hands

Long Island, Politics, Puerto Rican February 20, 2019 at 3:55 pm

Noticia Long Island interviews Sammy González, a salsa musician of Puerto Rican heritage who seeks to replace Mónica Martinez as Suffolk legislator for the 9th District and continue her work fighting gang violence.

Members of the community and ethnic media and students from the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY ask questions of candidates for New York City Public Advocate during a Center for Community and Ethnic Media panel discussion moderated by Errol Louis. (Photo ©Skyler Reid/skyreid.com)

A Public Advocate Forum for Community and Ethnic Media

Black, Featured Posts, Latino, New York, Politics February 7, 2019 at 9:54 pm

Four candidates for NYC Public Advocate discussed a wide range of issues before an audience of the community and ethnic media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Ilhan Omar at the  Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA) Gala on Saturday, February 2. (Photo by Ala'a Assamawy courtesy of the Yemeni american Merchants Assn., via Bklyner)

Ilhan Omar in Brooklyn: On Being ‘a Muslim Unapologetically’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Politics February 4, 2019 at 11:04 pm

Minnesota’s new Somali-American representative, Ilhan Omar, addressed the Yemeni American Merchants Assn. Feb. 2, reports Bklyner.

Melissa Mark-Viverito at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New York on Jan. 31 (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Mark-Viverito Gets Mixed Reception in Chinatown

East Asian, New York, Politics February 4, 2019 at 5:55 pm

NYC Public Advocate candidate and former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito visited the Chinese community on Jan. 31 to discuss her positions on various issues, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Public advocate candidate Melissa Mark-Viverito at an editorial meeting at El Diario in Brooklyn.(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mark-Viverito Seeks to Balance Power of ‘White Men’ in New York

Immigration, New York, Politics January 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm

At an editorial meeting with El Diario La Prensa, Melissa Mark-Viverito assessed the impact of her work on New York Hispanic neighborhoods as Council speaker, and vowed to use her public advocate bid to contest the power of “white men” in the city.

‘Asian American Life’: From Rep. Andy Kim to Ninja Ballet

‘Asian American Life’: From Rep. Andy Kim to Ninja Ballet

Asian, Culture, Food, New York, Politics, Video January 10, 2019 at 1:20 pm

CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” features Broadway legend Baayork Lee, New Jersey’s first Asian-American member of Congress Andy Kim, Shoko Tamai who mixes ballet and martial arts, and the nonprofit Rescuing Leftover Cuisine.

Andy Kim(fourth from the left), congressman-elect for the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district, is raising a toast with attendees. From the left, Jun Choi, the former mayor of Edison, New Jersey, Charles Yoon, the Chairman of KAAGNY (The Korean American Association of Greater New York), Minsun Kim, the president of KAAGNY, Hyo-Sung Park, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York, and Kichol Kim, the 28th president of KAAGNY. (Photo via The Korea Times)

‘I Will be a Mentor to Young Korean-Americans’

East Asian, Metro Area, New York, Politics December 21, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Congressman-elect Andy Kim met recently with members of the Korean-American community at a reception in NYC, report The Korea Times and New York Ilbo.

The Dec. 18 meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio on the Chinatown jail. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Opinion: The Larger Meaning of the Chinatown Jail Controversy

East Asian, Politics December 20, 2018 at 12:00 am

Democrats who have counted on support from the Chinese community should take heed.

The official movie poster for “FATHER K.” (Photo courtesy of 1001 Media via Brooklyn Reporter)

El-Yateem Documentary Screening in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics December 7, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Palestinian Lutheran pastor Khader El-Yateem’s election loss was only the beginning for young Arab Americans in Bay Ridge. “FATHER K,” a documentary on his campaign and the aftermath, will be screened this weekend, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

Melissa Mark-Viverito, addressing the community and ethnic media Dec. 4, 2018 at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) El Barrio Firehouse. (Photo by Gregg McQueen)

MMV, Seeking Public Advocate Seat, Meets Ethnic Press; Espinal Visits Nightclub

Brooklyn, Manhattan, New York, Politics December 6, 2018 at 3:44 pm

The two most recent candidates to enter the race for the public advocate seat opening because of Letitia James’ election as the next NYS attorney general held meetings in very different settings this week.

United Irish Counties President Tom Tuffy, Congressman Joe Crowley, Dr. Frank Lowe. (Photo via Irish Central)

‘Irish Wake’ Pays Tribute to Crowley

New York, Politics, Western European November 29, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Public officials and Irish community leaders celebrated the longtime political career of outgoing Queens congressman Joseph Crowley at a “wake” hosted by Irish Consul General Ciaran Madden, reports Irish Central.