Politics

Hispanics win elections in NJ

Latino, Metro Area, Politics, Uncategorized November 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Several Hispanic nominees triumphed in state and local elections in the Garden State on Nov. 8.

Celebrating in Englewood Cliffs, with Gloria Oh.

Korean-Americans win elections in NJ

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics, Uncategorized November 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Korean Americans win councilmember seats in Englewood Clilffs and Harrington Park, both in New Jersey, increasing the number of Korean American councilmembers in the state to six.

Suffolk rallies against hate

Suffolk rallies against hate

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, Politics November 11, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Focusing on the new administration elected on Tuesday to lead Suffolk County, the Long Island Immigrant Alliance held a rally Wedmesdau outside the Suffolk Legislature to call for making Suffolk a “Hate Free Zone.”

Bilingual debate focuses on immigrants’ issues

Bilingual debate focuses on immigrants’ issues

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, Politics November 8, 2011 at 11:07 am

Nearly five hundred people attended the first-ever bilingual debate between candidates for Suffolk County executive.

Caribbeans are silent on deportations

Caribbean, Immigration, In the News, Latino, Opinion, Politics November 7, 2011 at 11:15 am

While Latino singers, celebrities and groups are using every opportunity to speak up about the Obama administration’s stepped-up deportation program, Caribbean celebrities, government officials and the many who call themselves leaders are silent.

Comptroller visits BCC, highlights unemployment

Comptroller visits BCC, highlights unemployment

Bronx, Economy, Politics, Uncategorized November 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm

On a brief tour of the Bronx–where unemployment approaches 13 percent–City Comptroller John Liu stopped at Bronx Community College, where Student Body President Tricia Warren explained why many students are spending time at Zuccotti Park, the home of Occupy Wall Street.

Thompson to run for mayor again

Thompson to run for mayor again

Caribbean, In the News, Politics, Uncategorized November 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm

About two years after he came within less than 60,000 votes of defeating Michael Bloomberg, for the second toughest job in America, Mayor of New York City, William “Bill” Thompson, is putting on his running shoes again.

Voters want race out of redistricting

Voters want race out of redistricting

East Asian, In the News, New York, Politics November 2, 2011 at 3:20 pm

An independent Quinnipiac University poll found that New York State voters were 72% versus 21% opposed to drawing legislative district lines to create racial or ethnic districts. Some Asian American groups insisted that the redistricting process should accurately reflect the composition of population.

Dr. John Flateau of Medgar Evers College spoke about the redistricting in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

Redistricting threatens Brooklyn seat

African American, Brooklyn, Politics November 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Because of a big decline in the number of African-Americans living in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, there may be fewer African-Americans in Brooklyn’s congressional delegation after the next election.

Mayor Bloomberg meets with Koreans-Americans at Flushing Town Hall

Bloomberg meets with Korean-Americans

Culture, East Asian, In the News, Politics October 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Meeting with the Korean American community for the first time at a town hall meeting on Oct. 26, Mayor Michael Bloomberg promised to establish new restaurant inspection regulations suitable for traditional Korean food, such as kimchi. At the meeting, held at the Flushing branch of Queens Library, the mayor madeRead More

Indian languages will appear on ballots

In the News, Politics, Queens, South Asian October 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Indian/South Asian languages will soon be featured on bilingual ballots in four jurisdictions where Indian Americans and South Asians are a significant part of the electorate. According to a Census Bureau announcement, Los Angeles County, California; Cook County, Illinois; and Queens, N.Y. will have “Indian” languages added on to ballots,Read More

¿Sí se puede?

¿Sí se puede?

Featured Posts, Latino, Politics October 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm

New York’s 860,000 registered Latino voters have yet to produce a credible citywide candidate for 2013.

Dominican political leaders split

Dominican political leaders split

Dominican, In the News, Latino, New York, Politics October 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm

The creation of a new electoral district that aims to bring the first Dominican to the United States Congress is threatening to break down the relationship between New York’s Dominican political leaders and the Dominican-American National Roundtable (DANR), according to leaders in the community. It was clear last weekend duringRead More

Paquito D’Rivera (to the conductor's left) at a recent performance.

Cuban émigré support for embargo dwindles

Caribbean, Politics October 23, 2011 at 2:07 pm

As the United Nations takes up the question of the American embargo on trade with Cuba, older immigrants from the island find support for sanctions waning.

Hadi Al Najjar, 24, and a native of Ibb in southwest Yemen, said even if President Saleh leaves, tribal wars will persist.

Yemen’s turmoil echoes in Bronx

Bronx, In the News, Middle Eastern, Politics October 21, 2011 at 5:27 pm

The turmoil of the Arab Spring has immigrants from Yemen worried about those they left behind. The return of Yemen’s president has sparked fresh violence and imposed new hardship on their families.