Politics

Community advocate Melissa Enriquez-Rada is running for a Bayonne City Council seat. (Photo provided to the Philippine Daily Mirror)

FilAm Runs for NJ Council Seat

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Politics, Southeast Asian February 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm

The Philippine Daily Mirror speaks to Melissa Enriquez-Rada, the first Filipino American to run for a city council seat in Bayonne, New Jersey.

A poster at a bus shelter at Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing, put up there by Bayside resident Ted Han, urges people not to be deceived by propaganda from North Korea. (Photo by Ted Han via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Koreans Divided Over Olympics

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Some Korean immigrants in Queens vehemently oppose North and South Korea coming together for the Olympics, reflecting a generational gap on the issue, finds Queens Chronicle.

Andrea Marra of Jackson Heights is running for Jose Peralta's state senate seat. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Marra via QNS)

Andrea Marra Challenges Jose Peralta

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Jackson Heights resident Andrea Marra would become the first Asian American in the state Senate and the first transgender member of the state legislature if she wins the race for the District 13 seat, reports QNS.

Catalina Cruz (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Catalina Cruz Seeks NY Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Immigration, Latino, Politics, Queens January 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Queens Latina Dreamer and pro-immigrant activist Catalina Cruz seeks to represent Assembly District 39, comprising the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

New Jersey State Sen. Vin Gopal being sworn in by Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, Jan. 16, as his parents Indu and Kris Gopal, look on. (Photo courtesy of Vin Gopal via News India Times)

‘It’s Important to Assimilate’

Metro Area, Politics, South Asian January 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm

In a News India Times story, Vin Gopal, the first Indian-American elected to the New Jersey Senate, gives some advice to the community about becoming politically active.

Mark Gjonaj (Photo by Laura Stone via Bronx Times)

Gjonaj on Transportation ‘Deserts’ and More

Bronx, Politics January 26, 2018 at 4:57 pm

City Council member Mark Gjonaj talked about the issues facing the 13th district in the Bronx at a community swearing-in, reports Bronx Times.

Women's March on Jan. 20, 2018 (Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre)

Opinion: Trump Provides Haitians with a Unique Moment to Organize

Caribbean, Opinion, Politics January 25, 2018 at 2:59 pm

In the wake of Trump’s comments and actions, Haitian Times founder Garry Pierre-Pierre describes steps for empowering the community ahead of the midterm elections.

Queens Boro Prez for Mayor in 2021?

Queens Boro Prez for Mayor in 2021?

Politics, Queens January 22, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Queens County Politics reports that Borough President Melinda Katz is exploring a mayoral run.

Times Square, Jan. 15, 2018 (Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre via The Haitian Times)

Getting Out the Haitian Vote After Trump’s Comments

Caribbean, New York, Politics January 19, 2018 at 4:40 pm

The Haitian Times takes a look at how the community’s response to recent comments and actions by Trump could translate into votes come Election Day.

Demonstrators rallied in Manhattan's Union Square to support Salvador Nasralla, one of two presidential candidates to declare victory after Honduras' presidential election on November 26, and protest political repression and electoral fraud by the incumbent administration of Juan Orlando Hernández. (Photo by Joe Catron, Creative Commons license)

Instability in Honduras Stirs Worry Among TPS Beneficiaries

Central American, Immigration, Politics December 7, 2017 at 3:12 pm

Honduran activists are increasingly worried about political upheaval back home and its repercussions for beneficiaries of TPS in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

‘Caribbean Disunity’ in NYC Politics?

‘Caribbean Disunity’ in NYC Politics?

Caribbean, New York, Politics, Video November 22, 2017 at 1:34 pm

This episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” takes a look at “why the city’s West Indian community hasn’t been able to garner and assert more political power.”

City Councilmember Jumaane Williams in a “Resist From Day One” protest on January 20, the day Donald Trump was sworn in as president. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Gay City News)

The Speaker Race: Williams on Marriage Equality

African American, Brooklyn, Caribbean, LGBTQ, Politics November 1, 2017 at 5:08 pm

City Council member Jumaane Williams explains to Gay City News how his views on marriage equality have evolved.

Ritchie Torres (William Alatriste for New York City Council, via City Limits)

The Speaker Race: Torres and NextGen

Bronx, Housing, Latino, Politics November 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

City Limits writes about Council member Ritchie Torres and his views on the NYCHA NextGen plan.

The three candidates for the 43rd District City Council seat, Justin Brannan, John Quaglione and Bob Capano were vetted before the Arab American Association Of New York on Oct. 24. (Photo By Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Arab American Association Holds Council Debate

Brooklyn, Immigration, Politics October 25, 2017 at 4:57 pm

The Arab American Association of New York and Fight Back Bay Ridge organized a City Council debate for the 43rd district seat to address issues relevant to the local Arab and immigrant populations, reports Kings County Politics.

Eddie Chiu at left (photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Community Mourns the Passing of a Controversial Lion

East Asian, Manhattan, New York, Politics October 16, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Eddie Chiu’s death has prompted an outpouring of remembrances, Sing Tao Daily reports.