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Protesting Trump Actions in Washington Square

Communities, Featured Posts, Immigration, Muslim, Voices' Picks January 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm

News of Donald Trump’s anti-immigration and anti-refugee executive orders brought thousands of protesters to Washington Square Park on the night of Jan. 25.

Tracey Dixon-Neverson demonstrates the Suzuki technique with her daughter in her home studio. (Photo by Joy Notoma for Voices of NY)

Classical Musician Confronts Cultural Norms in East Flatbush

A Jamaican-American classical strings instructor, Tracey Dixon-Neverson, is offering private instruction through a new studio based in her home.

Magdalena Santos, owner of Magdalena Concepts Photo by Aleksandra Slabisz for Voices of NY)

T-Shirts with a Multicultural Message

With Polish and Puerto Rican roots, Magdalena Santos, married to a Brazilian, designs and sells T-shirts and onesies with a multicultural message in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

(Photo by Mallory Moench for Voices of NY)

Crackdown on Roosevelt Avenue Bars Questioned

Crime, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Police, Queens, Voices' Picks December 14, 2016 at 5:19 pm

A plan to clean up Roosevelt Avenue has some Jackson Heights residents worried over the problems it could cause for some immigrants.

At the Middle School of Art and Philosophy in Flatbush, Rodrigo Rangel helps a student with homework after school. (Photos by Alejandra O'Connell for Voices of NY)

Making and Teaching Art in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks, Youth December 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Artist Rodrigo Rangel makes art and teaches art to 12-14 year olds.

Newspaper racks in Manhattan. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Newspaper Racks: A First for Nepalese Papers in NYC 

Featured Posts, Media, New York, South Asian, Voices' Picks December 1, 2016 at 2:51 pm

Vishwa Sandesh became the first Nepalese paper to have sidewalk racks set up in Queens and Manhattan. Will it give the publication an edge in the competitive Nepalese newspaper market?

Melisa Boutin (Photo by Julius Motal)

Helping Caribbean Millennials Ease Debt Burdens

Business, Caribbean, Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks, Youth November 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm

St. Kitts and Nevis native Melisa Boutin shouldered a lot of student debt to get her civil engineering degree. After learning how to sort through the morass of information and finally shed debt, she’s decided to offer her knowledge to help fellow millennials understand and pay off student loans.

Mohamed Fofana (Photo by Tatiana Flowers for Voices of NY)

From Abidjan to NYC: An Immigrant Reflects

African, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Voices' Picks, Youth November 10, 2016 at 4:05 pm

A young immigrant from the Ivory Coast has been surprised by life in NYC, and thinks about someday taking his computer science skills and returning to his country of origin.

Getting Out the Dominican Vote
Canvassers for Dominicanos USA have been busy across New York City, registering voters until the October deadline and urging those already registered to cast their votes.

Getting Out the Dominican Vote

Canvassers for Dominicanos USA have been busy across New York City, registering voters until the October deadline and urging those already registered to cast their votes.

Canvassing Door-to-Door in Flushing to Get Out the Asian Vote
Volunteers from the MinKwon Center for Community Action and other local organizations in Flushing have been canvassing to get out the vote among Asian-American voters.

Canvassing Door-to-Door in Flushing to Get Out the Asian Vote

Volunteers from the MinKwon Center for Community Action and other local organizations in Flushing have been canvassing to get out the vote among Asian-American voters.

At Riverside Park in Manhattan. 200 people participate in the annual "Walk to Feed the Hungry" organized by Buddhist Global Relief.  (Photo by Gabe Carroll for Voices of New York)

Buddhists Walk Against Hunger

Featured Posts, Manhattan, Muslim, Religion, Voices' Picks November 1, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Buddhist Global Relief sponsored a four mile “Walk to Feed the Hungry” on Oct. 29, whose proceeds will benefit the Muslim Women’s Institute for Research and Development in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx.

IN Jackson Heights after the April 2015 Nepal earthwquake, passersby write notes and prayers for Nepal. Adhikaar was active in collecting donations and fighting for TPS for Nepalese in the U.S. (Photo by Dipika Shrestha for Voices of NY)

Helping Nepalese Immigrants for 11 Years

For the past 11 years, Luna Ranjit has been helping Nepalese immigrants in NYC through the nonprofit organization Adhikaar, which she helped co-found. Now she is moving on, with a strong legacy of accomplishments behind her.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles illustrations by Emilio Lopez

Boricua Panel on Comics Books, Diversity and Superheroes

Puerto Rican comic book artists and creators talked about their craft to a packed audience in East Harlem.

‘Our Lady of El Cisne’ Visits from Ecuador

‘Our Lady of El Cisne’ Visits from Ecuador

Featured Posts, Queens, Religion, South American, Voices' Picks September 29, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Our Lady of El Cisne (The Swan) is traveling across different parishes in New York, on a visit from Ecuador.

Bronx resident Yolanda Rodriguez shares her ideas at "What Creates Health? A Community Conversation." (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

A Conversation on ‘What Creates Health?’

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, Voices' Picks September 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Community groups, activists, artists and locals came together in the Bronx to address health inequities at an event organized by the NYC Department of Health’s Center for Health Equity.