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Paola Cancillieri (Photo by Martha Puentes / Aligned Visions Enterprises)

Video Campaign Pokes Fun at Stereotypes of Latinos

Culture, Latino, Mexican, Video March 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm

The Mexican actress and television host Paola Cancillieri has some fun with stereotypes of Latinos this YouTube video, which is part of the “Being Latino” campaign. In an interview with the Queens Courier, the T.V. personality explained the campaign and why she got involved.

Native New Yorker Croons His Love For Korea on YouTube

Culture, Video March 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Michael Aronson, a New York native who now lives in Seoul, Korea, loves everything about his adopted country. He expresses this love in video clips (like his frolicking, hip-hop-inflected ode to the Seoul subway system, above) that he posts on YouTube.

Video: A Century of Scoops

Brooklyn, Food, Video March 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm

The ice cream parlor Anapoli Restaurant in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, is celebrating more than 100 years of scooping ice cream for their devoted regulars. Some of those customers have lived in the neighborhood for 75 years, said the restaurant’s owner, Manny Saviolakis.

Japanese Internment Musical Advances; George Takei Does ‘Happy Dance’

Culture, East Asian, Video March 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm

The actor George Takei celebrates a fundraising milestone for his musical about Japanese American internment with a delightful “happy dance.”

Voices in Focus: Memories of ‘La Chiva’

Culture, Immigration, Video March 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm

A Colombian journalist reflects on being an outsider in her homeland and an immigrant here; the threat of deportation hangs over a young activist; an update on 2010’s Chinatown fire; and an app for immigrants facing arrest or detention.

In the Bronx, Artists Trade Talent for Medical Treatment

Bronx, Health, Video March 13, 2012 at 5:01 pm

As the national debate over health care rages, Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx has a solution, at least for local uninsured artists. The hospital has launched a program for artists that allows them to contribute artwork or performances in exchange for credits that they can swap for their own health care.

Voices in Focus: Women’s Human Rights to Star at Film Festival

Crime, Economy, Video March 12, 2012 at 12:31 pm

The relatives of Pvt. Danny Chen respond angrily to news from the courts-martial of the soldiers accused of bullying him prior to his suicide; a drop in black unemployment turns out to be a statistical blip; Chinatown Restaurant Week continues; an anti-bullying video contest in South Brooklyn; and a film festival focusing on Women’s human rights.

Beyond the Mango Lassi

Food, South Asian, Video March 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

There’s more to the Indian yogurt drink known as a lassi than the ubiquitous mango lassis served in Indian restaurants.

Voices in Focus: Two Reports Paint Bleak Picture for Asians

Asian, Crime, Video March 5, 2012 at 11:33 am

An ex-con motivates Brooklyn teens to stay fit; a report points to an increase in suicide rates for Asian women, while another debunks the idea of Asians as a “model minority”; more on the Queens ponzi scheme that targeted Latinos; and a trial date for the first soldier accused of bullying Pvt. Danny Chen.

Homesick Nepalis Gather Around Love Poetry

Culture, Queens, South Asian, Video February 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm

In 2010, Binod Roka noticed his children trying to hide their Nepalese heritage in hopes of fitting in at school. To help them appreciate their roots, he co-founded a series of poetry readings, which have become gathering places for Queens’ Nepalese community.

What it means to be a black man in America

African American, Brooklyn, Culture, New York, Video January 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

An exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum is bridging the gap between questions about the much maligned male African American identity and the reality of how black American men live their lives.

Families fight banks for loan modifications

African American, Economy, Housing, Latino, Metro Area, Video January 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm

OWS moves into housing injustice

Brooklyn, Economy, Housing, Video January 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Members of Occupy Wall Street occupy foreclosed, vacant houses in East New York.

Romney’s Mexican family

Immigration, Mexican, Politics, Video January 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has officially invoked his father’s Mexican roots. It came during campaigning for the New Hampshire primary. And no sooner had he invoked his Latino cred, Univision sent reporter Edgar Munoz to Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, where some 50 of Romney’s cousins call home.

Rabbi arrested in UN protest

New York, Video September 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Rabbi Avi Weiss, spiritual leader of the Hebrew Institute at Riverdale, was arrested Wednesday along with five others as they protested at the United Nations. Weiss, a militant supporter of Israel who has been arrested at least two dozen times in acts of civil disobedience, opposes the call for UNRead More