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Yungman Lee and his supporters rallied in front of City Hall to condemn Brad Lander’s remarks and demand an apology. (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Yungman Lee Supporters Demand an Apology 

Brooklyn, Elections 2016, Politics June 9, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Congressional candidate Yungman Lee and his supporters spoke out in front of City Hall against comments by City Council member Brad Lander stating that Lee’s campaign is “funded by dark money,” reports World Journal.

Letitia James (Photo by Matthew Cohen via V Novom Svete)

The Public Advocate Meets with the Russian Community

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James met with members of the Russian-speaking community in Coney Island recently, V Novom Svete reports.

From top left to right: Henry Salgado, Carmen Piñeyro, Juana Prado, Angel Vargas. (Photo via Noticia)

More Hispanics Seeking Office on Long Island

Latino, Long Island, Politics March 7, 2017 at 11:00 am

As the Latino population surpasses 40 percent in some Long Island villages, more Hispanic leaders are seeking office in the upcoming elections of Freeport and Hempstead, Noticia LI reports.

Rev. Khader El-Yateem will officially launch his run for the 43rd district council seat in Brooklyn on Sunday Feb. 26. (Photo by Gabe Carroll for Voices of NY)

Palestinian-Born Pastor Runs for Office

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Politics February 24, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Bethlehem-born Rev. Khader El-Yateem is running for the City Council seat in his home district in Brooklyn, and hopes to work as a bridge-builder in the community.

Khader El-Yateem (Photo by Aslan Media, Creative Commons license)

First Palestinian-American to Run for Public Office in NYC

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics February 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Rev. Khader El-Yateem of Salam Arabic Lutheran Church in Bay Ridge has joined the race for the 43rd District City Council Seat, reports Kings County Politics.

Muslims in NYC: How to Get Political Representation

Muslims in NYC: How to Get Political Representation

Muslim, New York, Politics, Video May 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

With large numbers of Muslims in NYC, there’s still a dearth of political representation. BRIC TV explores how that might change.

Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) announces he is running for re-election.  (Photo courtesy of Peter Koo, via Times Ledger)

Koo Runs Again for City Council

Politics, Queens February 17, 2017 at 3:24 pm

The “mayor of Flushing,” City Council member Peter Koo, announced Feb. 13 that he is running for re-election, Times Ledger reports.

Four of every 10 Dominicans in New York were born in the U.S. Many of those interviewed did not know they could vote without being registered at a polling station. (Photo by Elena Torres via El Diario)

Local Dominicans Called to Vote in Presidential Election

Dominican, Elections 2016, Metro Area, Politics May 13, 2016 at 12:05 pm

More than 160,000 Dominicans in the tri-state area will be able to vote in this Sunday’s presidential election without the need to register, El Diario and Reporte Hispano report.

Bills Perkins (Photo via Amsterdam News)

A Winner for 9th Council District Seat, for Now

Elections 2017, Government, Manhattan, Politics February 15, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Bill Perkins, who served on the City Council from 1998-2005, handily won a special election for the 9th district seat. But he’ll have to run again in the primary, reports Amsterdam News.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Worries About NJ Hispanic ‘Brain Drain’

Education, Immigration, Latino, Politics May 10, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Lack of job opportunities and the need for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants were some of the issues addressed at a New Jersey Latino Policy Forum, Reporte Hispano reports.

Xi-Lou Alison Tan, wife of Assemblyman Ron Kim of Flushing. (Photo via World Journal)

The Woman Behind Assemblyman Ron Kim

Asian, New York, Politics February 13, 2017 at 1:33 pm

Assemblyman Ron Kim’s wife, Xi-Lou Alison Tan, talks to World Journal about how they met and their cross-cultural union.

Mariel Fiori, managing editor of La Voz. (Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: ‘We Need to Hold on to Whatever We Can’

Latino, New York, Opinion, Politics May 4, 2016 at 11:15 am

In this editorial, the editor of La Voz reflects on a recent meeting with congressmen in the Hudson Valley, and says people should “use democracy as it should be used.”

(Photo via Fort Greene Focus)

Getting Russian and Creole on the Ballot?

Asian, Caribbean, Eastern European, Immigration, Latino, Politics April 29, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Russian and Haitian Creole voting materials and interpretation will be added to Spanish, Chinese, Bengali and Korean, if various city council members have their way, reports Sheepshead Bites.

Chunyan Hu (Photo by Mengzi Gao via World Journal)

An Interpreter Sees Number of Chinese Voters Growing

East Asian, Elections 2016, Manhattan, Politics April 25, 2016 at 5:20 pm

World Journal profiles Chunyan Hu, who’s been working at the same poll site in Chinatown for 26 years helping Chinese voters overcome a hurdle that stops many from voting – a language barrier.

Curtis Sliwa (left) with Melinda Katz and Queens Rep. Joe Crowley, one of the Queens Democratic leaders criticized by Sliwa on April 21. (File photo via Queens Chronicle)

Sliwa to Run Against Katz for Queens Borough President

Politics, Queens April 22, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Curtis Sliwa tells Queens Chronicle he will “absolutely” run for Queens borough president in 2017, which pits him against incumbent Melinda Katz, his former partner.