Rosie Perez reading from her new book. (Photo by Caroline Lewis/Voices of NY)

Finding Her Voice – In a Memoir

Culture, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican, Women March 20, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Rosie Pérez talks about prejudice against Latinas and the difference between writing and acting.

Eva Bornstein (pictured), executive director of the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, brings a breadth of experience to the Bronx’s world stage.
(Photo by Adi Talwar, via Norwood News)

Bolstering Bronx Culture with Help of Big Names

Bronx, Culture, Eastern European, Women March 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm

By bringing major acts to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx, Eva Bornstein looks to draw visitors and dismantle stereotypes of the borough, reports Norwood News.

(Photo by Meral Agish/Voices of NY)

Himalayan Designs Come to Jackson Heights

Business, East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens, Voices' Picks, Women March 13, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Two young immigrants from Nepal offer modern versions of the chuba and other traditional attire.

(Photo via News India Times)

First Indian American to Head TLC

Government, South Asian, Transportation, Women March 11, 2014 at 6:08 pm

The latest in a string of appointments of Indian Americans, the naming of Meera Joshi as the new head of the Taxi and Limousine Commission was well received, News India Times reports.

(Photo by Astrid Westvang, Creative Commons license)

Sheltering Both Domestic Violence Victims and Their Pets

In the News, Metro Area, Social Services, Women March 6, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Ulster County, N.Y., will soon implement a program for victims of domestic violence that will offer shelter to both the victims and their animal companions, La Voz reports.

Cora's new artwork titled "floral"

Cross-cultural Journey Informs an Artist’s Work

Culture, East Asian, Women March 4, 2014 at 4:30 pm

A Korean American explores her origins through her art, Korea Daily reports.

Salma Khan, the ambassador of World Hijab Day in New York City, and sister of founder Nezma Khan. (Photo by John Walder via Women's eNews)

World Hijab Day Comes to New York

Muslim, Religion, Women February 7, 2014 at 1:08 pm

In honor of World Hijab Day, Women’s eNews speaks to Muslim New Yorkers, who explain what wearing the hijab means to them.

North Central Bronx Hospital (Photo by Jim.henderson, Creative Commons license)

Deadline Looms to Reopen Bronx Maternity Ward

Bronx, Health, Women February 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Community members say they’re being left out of the loop on HHC’s pending decision on whether to reopen North Central Bronx Hospital’s maternity ward, reports Women’s eNews.

Mother Cabrini High School at 701 Fort Washington Ave in Washington Heights (Photo by Beyond My Ken, Creative Commons license)

Future Dims for Mother Cabrini High School

Education, Manhattan, Women January 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Students and alumni of the financially-strapped Catholic high school in Washington Heights reach out to big names for help, the Manhattan Times reports.

Construction worker and gardener Maggy Guzmán, of Morristown, N.J. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Female Construction Workers Fight the Odds

Labor, Women January 28, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Women in construction often face discrimination and harassment but some are fighting back, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Members of W.O.M.E.N. and a women's advocacy group at a screen printing workshop at The Point. (Photo by FORCE via Hunts Point Express)

Youth Group Fills Void in Women’s Magazines

Bronx, Media, Women January 23, 2014 at 5:04 pm

A young women’s group in the Bronx produces POP Magazine as a remedy to the dearth of images and positive portrayals of women of color in the media, reports Hunts Point Express.

Martha Maffei: Advocate for Long Island Latinas

Martha Maffei: Advocate for Long Island Latinas

Latino, Long Island, Social Services, Women January 2, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Once a social worker in Peru, Martha Maffei has helped immigrant women who are isolated, unemployed or in crisis in Long Island communities, reports Zaira Cortes of El Diario La Prensa.

Stacy Seecharan owns of B&S Iron Works in the Bronx. As part of the city's Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program, she is one of the success stories highlighted in City Limits. However, many would hardly characterize the program as a success, but rather one that falls short of its target numbers and is rife with contradictions. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Minority Business Contracting Falls Short Under Bloomberg

Business, Government, Women December 13, 2013 at 11:58 am

Efforts by the Mayor to give minority- and women-run companies a greater chunk of city contracts have not lived up to its goals, finds a three-part investigative series in City Limits.

Image from "Somewhere in America" video

Hijabs and Hip Hop: Video Challenges Stereotypes

Brooklyn, In the News, Media, Muslim, Video, Women December 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Women’s eNews reports on a new video set to a Jay-Z song of veiled Muslim women in Brooklyn and across the U.S. playing sports, posing in trendy styles and just hanging out, in hopes of turning the tables on mainstream depictions and stereotypes.

Muslim Heroine Shoots for Universal Appeal

Muslim Heroine Shoots for Universal Appeal

Culture, Metro Area, Muslim, Women November 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

In reporting on an upcoming comic book series headlined by superheroine and Muslim-American Kamala Khan, a blog in The Jewish Daily Forward explores Jewish and Muslim parallels, as well as the broad appeal of comic book characters.