Jose Antonio Vargas

New push for DREAM Act

Immigration, Politics September 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Joined by Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, faith leaders have launched a new initiative in New York seeking passage of the DREAM Act, the proposed legislation that would give resident status to undocumented immigrants who serve in the military or attend college.

Mexican community in NY seeks leadership

Central American, In the News, Mexican, Politics September 20, 2011 at 3:22 pm

In 2005, all signs seemed to indicate that the Mexican community, the fastest-growing Latino group in New York, held an important position within the city’s Hispanic leadership. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was trying to rally support for his first re-election–running against Democrat Fernando Ferrer–when the Mexican American Political Association, formed byRead More

Presidential Candidate Gov. Rick Perry clutched Inwood political figure Fernando Mateo as he exited a fundraiser in the neighborhood on Sept. 19, 2011.

Perry visits Inwood

In the News, Manhattan, New York, Politics September 20, 2011 at 11:15 am

Texas governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry made his second New York City trip in two weeks on Sept. 19, this time meeting with Latino business leaders at an Inwood restaurant — a move that ruffled some feathers in the neighborhood.

Labor Day incident shows need for change

Labor Day incident shows need for change

Featured Posts, New York, Opinion, Politics September 16, 2011 at 4:48 pm

City Councilman Jumaane Williams and Kirsten Foy offer suggestions for easing relations between the Black community and the NYPD.

Does Superman have a green card?

Does Superman have a green card?

Featured Posts, Immigration, Politics, Video September 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Rick Perry admires Superman. But isn’t Superman an undocumented immigrant, asks a hip-hop radio show host?

David Weprin on the campaign trail.

Vote will test gay marriage

In the News, Politics September 10, 2011 at 11:38 am

The race for the seat vacated by disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner is the first test of New York’s decision to legalize gay marriage, says Gay City News.

Pakistani Americans saying Eid prayers at Makki mosque in Brooklyn, New York, August 31st.

Muslims observe anniversary with anxiety and hope

Culture, New York, Politics September 7, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Jehangir Khattak reports that American Muslims will observe the 9/11 anniversary with mixed feelings of anguish, anxiety and hope. The community endured public backlash, discrimination and government surveillance. But it remains confident about its future in America.