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Shirley Chisholm announcing her candidacy on Jan. 25, 1972. (Photo by Thomas J. O'Halloran via Library of Congress, Wikimedia Commons)

Inspiration for New Members of Congress from Shirley Chisholm

Brooklyn, Politics, Women November 13, 2018 at 5:02 pm

As new members of Congress start orientation, Brooklyn Daily Eagle writes how the freshmen class, women of color in particular, can learn from Shirley Chisholm who made history as the first African-American woman elected to Congress.

Monique (left) and (Photo by , courtesy of We Come From Queens via QNS)

‘We Come From Queens’ Podcast Hits Milestone

Black, Queens, Women November 12, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Longtime friends Cadacia and Monique started the We Come From Queens podcast to change the perception of women from Queens, reports QNS.

Narrowing the Latina Pay Gap

Narrowing the Latina Pay Gap

Latino, New York, Women November 8, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Manhattan Times reports on a recent panel that discussed the marked pay gap between Latinas and white men.

Left to right: Rachel Kuo, Senti Sojwal, Julie Ae Kim and Tiffany Tso (Photo by Marion Aguas)

The Asian American Feminist Collective on Resistance

Asian, Brooklyn, Politics, Women November 7, 2018 at 5:41 pm

The Asian American Feminist Collective in Brooklyn strives to ensure that Asian-American communities are represented in political resistance movements, reports BK Reader.

Varanu Sahabir, right, prepares music for services at the Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir Hindu temple in Richmond Hill. (Photo by Michael Shain via Queens Chronicle)

Breaking Barriers at a Queens Hindu Temple

Caribbean, Queens, Religion, South Asian, Women November 6, 2018 at 11:01 pm

Varanu Sahabir is one of the first women pandits, or Hindu priests, to lead a mainstream congregation in Little Guyana, reports Queens Chronicle.

Congress members Joe Crowley, Hakeem Jeffries, Yvette Clarke, Assemblymember Walter Mosley and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (Photo via Bklyner)

Fifty Years On, a Bill to Honor Shirley Chisholm

Black, Brooklyn, Politics, Women November 6, 2018 at 10:58 pm

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries introduced a bill that would award Shirley Chisholm a Congressional Gold Medal and made the announcement on the 50th anniversary of the day she became the first Black woman elected to Congress, reports Bklyner.

Joselyn Mendoza and Linda Carolina, members and managers of the Trans-Latina Workers Co-op. (Photo by José Martínez via El Diario)

A Co-op to Fight Transgender Workplace Discrimination

Labor, Latino, LGBTQ, New York, Women October 22, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Two transgender Latinas who suffered discrimination are planning to start a program to offer a “safe place for professional growth,” El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Audience engagement at the Feb. 23 Beyond the Barrel event in Harlem (Photo by Dominic McKenzie)

Building Community Around ‘Barrel Children’

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Women, Youth September 28, 2018 at 5:22 pm

When a journalist reports a powerful story, building engagement within the community can offer a way toward solutions.

(Photo from LUPE PAC via Reporte Hispano)

Getting Out the Latina Vote in NJ

Elections 2018, Latino, Metro Area, Women September 24, 2018 at 3:14 pm

A Latina political group met in Newark, New Jersey, to motivate the community to vote in November and to push for increased representation at the state and national level, reports Reporte Hispano.

Bitta Mostosi at the Sept. 17 briefing at City Hall. (Screen shot from video on  First Lady Chirlaine McCray Facebook page)

NYC Earmarks $4.1 million for Immigrant Children

Central American, Immigration, Women, Youth September 17, 2018 at 3:03 pm

As a group of volunteer lawyers returned to NYC from helping immigrant families prepare to plead their case for asylum, city officials announced that $4.1 million would go toward legal services for immigrant minors.

Jessica Ramos, with her family at Barriles Restaurant on the night of her victory. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Four Female Candidates of Colombian Descent Win in NY

Elections 2018, Latino, Queens, South American, Women September 14, 2018 at 3:39 pm

The streets of Jackson Heights celebrated well into the night as four women of Colombian origin won their Democratic primaries on Thursday night, Queens Latino reports.

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Featured Posts, Health, Housing, Immigration, Opinion, Women, Youth August 30, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A proposed rule from the Department of Homeland Security could have a chilling effect on the use of public benefits by immigrants and their U.S.-born family members.

"Michelle Lin" (Photo by Ke "April" Xu for Voices of NY)

Depression in Young Asian-American Women

Within the Asian-American community, mental health experts are trying to promote greater understanding and treatment of depression and suicide ideation among young women.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Supporting Bangladeshi Students

Brooklyn, South Asian, Women, Youth August 9, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Bklyner covers a rally by members of the Bangladeshi community in support of student protesters in Bangladesh.

Fibroids: Speaking Out

Fibroids: Speaking Out

Fibroids disproportionately affect Black women, but advocacy efforts are gaining force to address the issue.