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(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)

Understanding Depression in Young Asian-American Women

East Asian, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Women, Youth August 20, 2018 at 3:58 pm

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

African American, Black, Featured Posts, Health, Women July 26, 2018 at 5:16 pm

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

Guatemalan Mother Reunites with Her Three Children in NYC

Guatemalan Mother Reunites with Her Three Children in NYC

Central American, Immigration, Women, Youth July 16, 2018 at 5:27 pm

As a Guatemalan mother reunited with her three kids who had been detained in El Barrio, Mamaroneck held a vigil for another immigrant mother who took refuge in a New York church, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Works by photographer Gloria Zapata at the Longwood Art Gallery. (Photo via Mott Haven Herald)

‘Through a Feminine Lens’: Bronx Artists of Color

Bronx, Culture, Women July 6, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Seven artists of color have works in the exhibit “Through a Feminine Lens,” at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Sylvia Cabana talks about her priorities as the first Latina town clerk in Hempstead. (Photo via Noticia LI)

First Latina Hempstead Town Clerk: ‘I Am a Symbol’

Latino, Long Island, Politics, Women July 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Sylvia Cabana, the first Latina to be elected town clerk in Hempstead, explains how the Trump administration prompted her to seek higher office to help immigrants navigate government services and teach their children to be proud of their culture, Noticia Long Island reports.

Denying their asylum petitions could cost many women their lives.
(Photo via El Diario)

NYS Rallies in Defense of Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

Immigration, Women June 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm

A wide coalition of officials and state advocates condemned the Department of Justice’s decision to stop providing U.S. asylum to domestic abuse victims, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Kalima Desuze, the owner of Café con Libros, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

In Brooklyn, Coffee – with a Side of Books – at Bodega Prices

African, Brooklyn, Business, Latino, Women June 1, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Feminism, coffee and books converge in Crown Heights at Café con Libros, owned by Kalima Desuze, of Panamanian descent, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Aida Lucero (far right) was able to become a legal resident thanks to the U visa, which applies to victims of domestic abuse. She received support from Latin Women in Action. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Ecuadorean Obtains Legal Residence after Suffering Domestic Abuse

New York, Social Services, Women May 17, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Queens-based legal aid group Latin Women in Action helped an Ecuadorean woman and her kids receive permanent resident status in the U.S. as victims of domestic violence, Noticia Long Island reports.

‘Flatbush Girl’ on Social Media and Orthodox Judaism

‘Flatbush Girl’ on Social Media and Orthodox Judaism

Brooklyn, Jewish, Technology, Video, Women May 16, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Meet “Flatbush Girl” Adina Miles who offers social media services for Orthodox Jewish businesses, in this video from BRIC TV.

An ‘Unlikely Activist’ in Chinatown

An ‘Unlikely Activist’ in Chinatown

Asian, History, Women May 3, 2018 at 3:50 pm

The May episode of CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” highlights women activists and philanthropists, including an “unlikely” suffragette in Chinatown who may soon be recognized at the federal level.