Politics

‘We feel snubbed,’ say non-Korean pols

East Asian, In the News, Politics, Queens November 16, 2011 at 2:22 pm

While the Korean community praised Mayor Michael Bloomberg for dedicating a town hall meeting to its concerns last month, his decision has caused a backlash. Queens elected officials, including two Chinese-American representatives, want to know why they weren’t invited.

At a redistricting hearing in Manhattan earlier this fall. Asians called for the new boundaries to reflect their growing presence in the city.

Immigrants want redistricting to reflect changing city

East Asian, In the News, New York, Politics November 16, 2011 at 2:12 pm

A decade ago, not one elected official in New York state was of Asian descent. Since then, Asian Americans now hold one seat in the State Assembly, two in the City Council, and the position of NYC comptroller. While this comes from the growing population and increased participation in voting, it also results from redistricting. With a new redistricting process in the works, immigrants hope that the new boundaries will reflect the true face of New York.

Number of Korean voters falls

East Asian, In the News, New York, Politics November 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm

The number of Korean Americans registered to vote in New York City has declined by nearly 10 percent over the past year. According to a report released on Nov. 4 by MinKwon Center for Community Action, a non-profit organization, as of the end of October, the total number of KoreanRead More

Members of the New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights, activists, and students rallied on Nov. 7 to highlight that thousands of legal residents will not be able to vote in the following day's elections because they are not citizens.

Queens neighborhoods shortchanged

Featured Posts, Immigration, Politics, Queens November 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

A press conference was held on Nov. 7 calling to allow legal residents the right to vote in local elections.

Filipino wins Jersey election

Metro Area, Opinion, Politics, Southeast Asian, Uncategorized November 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Rolando Lavarro’s win for city councilmember of Jersey City, NJ was a historic moment for the city’s Filipino American community.

Filipino wins Jersey election

Metro Area, Opinion, Politics, Southeast Asian, Uncategorized November 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Rolando Lavarro’s win for city councilmember of Jersey City, NJ was a historic moment for the city’s Filipino American community.

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.