Politics

Sylvia Cabana talks about her priorities as the first Latina town clerk in Hempstead. (Photo via Noticia LI)

First Latina Hempstead Town Clerk: ‘I Am a Symbol’

Latino, Long Island, Politics, Women July 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Sylvia Cabana, the first Latina to be elected town clerk in Hempstead, explains how the Trump administration prompted her to seek higher office to help immigrants navigate government services and teach their children to be proud of their culture, Noticia Long Island reports.

Kashif Hussain (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Kashif Hussain Aims to Break the Park Slope Political Machine

Brooklyn, Politics, South Asian July 2, 2018 at 4:01 pm

In seeking the seat of Democratic district leader in the 44th Assembly District, Pakistani immigrant Kashif Hussain hopes to “break the cycle of the political machine,” reports Kings County Politics.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Photo via ocasio2018.com)

Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory – a Warning Sign?

New York, Politics, Puerto Rican June 28, 2018 at 5:52 pm

According to political experts, the stunning primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the 14th Congressional District indicates to the New York Democratic establishment that centrism is being rejected, especially by voters of color, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Make the Road New York and New York Communities for Change are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the Town of Islip for violating the Voting Rights Act. (Photo courtesy of Make the Road New York)

Hispanics Sue Islip for Discrimination in the Voting System

Environment, Latino, Long Island, Politics June 26, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Long Island Hispanic residents filed a lawsuit against the Town of Islip claiming that the voting system has prevented them from electing their preferred candidates to the Town Board, Noticia Long Island reports.

Rep. Joseph Crowley debated Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, right. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Primary Debates in Jackson Heights Get Raucous

Elections 2018, Politics, Queens June 25, 2018 at 6:01 pm

A series of heated debates among Democratic primary candidates for state and federal office in Jackson Heights is seen as opening a new chapter in Queens politics, Queens Latino reports.

Christopher Chung, in white shirt and brown tie, celebrating. (Photo via the Korea Times)

A Korean Mayor for Palisades Park?

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics June 8, 2018 at 11:05 pm

It’s not yet final, but Palisades Park, New Jersey, may soon have a Korean-American mayor, The Korea Times reports.

Palestinian-Born Pastor Runs for Office
Bethlehem-born Rev. Khader El-Yateem ran for the City Council seat in his home district in Brooklyn.

Before Leaving Brooklyn, El-Yateem Starts Political Club

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics May 23, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Brooklyn Reporter writes that Rev. Khader El-Yateem, who will move to Florida at the end of the month, announced the start of Yalla Brooklyn, a new political club.

‘Whose War on Drugs’ #BHeard Town Hall Planned

‘Whose War on Drugs’ #BHeard Town Hall Planned

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Health, History, New York, Politics May 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm

“Whose War on Drugs?” – a #BHeard Town Hall – will be held May 23 in Brooklyn.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Colombians Abroad Ask for More Representatives Back Home

Metro Area, Politics, South American May 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm

As Colombians in the tri-state area prepare to vote to send a representative back home, they seek to reverse the decision to cut their representation in half, from two to one seats for expats, Reporte Hispano reports.

Edinson Calderón moved to NYC only three weeks ago. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Venezuelans in NYC Reject Election and Warn of Displacement

New York, Politics, South American May 21, 2018 at 8:34 pm

Venezuelans in New York City denounced a humanitarian crisis of displacement back home and say the latest elections are a sham, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Public advocate Letitia James raises hands in solidarity with City Council member Laurie Cumbo to her right at yesterday announcement that James was running for state attorney general. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

What a James AG Win Could Mean for Brooklyn Politics

If Letitia James wins the attorney general seat, how would it change the political hierarchy in her home borough of Brooklyn? Kings County Politics takes a look.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (Photo from Twitter/@bpericadams via Gotham Gazette)

Eric Adams ‘Working Towards City Hall’

Brooklyn, Politics May 3, 2018 at 12:24 pm

During an appearance on Gotham Gazette’s Max & Murphy podcast, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams described his plans to run for mayor.

Political activists and members of the Indian-American and South Asian community in New Jersey with Tammy Murphy, the wife of current Governor Phil Murphy, during a tour of Little India in Jersey City during the gubernatorial campaign last year. (Photo from the South Asian American Caucus via Desi Talk)

Getting Out the Indian-American Vote in NJ

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian April 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Desi Talk takes a look at voter registration efforts in the Indian-American community in New Jersey following key wins on Election Day last year.

Vivian Viloria-Fisher (Photo by Christopher Walsh via The East Hampton Star)

LI Candidate on Immigration and Dominican Roots

Elections 2018, Long Island, Politics April 24, 2018 at 5:04 pm

The East Hampton Star profiles Vivian Viloria-Fisher, a native of the Dominican Republic and former Suffolk County legislator who speaks about her decades of community involvement on Long Island.

Christopher Chung (Photo via The Korea Times)

Chung’s Pledge to Korean Voters of Palisades Park

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics April 19, 2018 at 5:08 pm

In an interview with The Korea Times, Palisades Park Democratic mayoral candidate Christopher Chung committed to addressing the needs of all residents.