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‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Comes to Union Square

African, Crime, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Women, Youth May 5, 2014 at 11:10 am

A grass roots effort brought attention to the plight of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls on May 3.

Angely Mercado receiving the James Aronson Social Justice Award (Photo by Hayden Greene)

College Student Wins Journalism Award

Bronx, Women, Youth April 30, 2014 at 2:04 pm

A Hunter college senior has won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism.

Rachida Madani's reading in New York was the first stop on her U.S. book tour for her poetry collection Tales of a Severed Head. (Photo by Antonia Massa)

Moroccan Poet Gives Reading in New York

Rachida Madani’s collection “Tales of a Severed Head” begins where One Thousand and One Nights left off.

(Photo by Marc Bryan-Brown via The Ukrainian Weekly)

Pop Star Rocks for Ukraine at Women’s Summit

Western European, Women April 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Ukrainian pop star Ruslana, appearing recently in New York, asked her audience to support freedom by lighting up their cell phones, Ukrainian Weekly reports.

Full-time mother Rosalín Vázquez says she would have preferred to have had the chance to alternate motherhood with work (Photo via El Diario).

Latinas Most Affected by the Pay Gap

Government, In the News, Latino, Women April 10, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Latinas are the most affected by the pay gap, an editorial and news coverage in El Diario/La Prensa notes.

Masjid of Al-Islam with the Imam W. Deen Muhammad in Atlanta, where women sit at the back of the mosque. (Photo via Side Entrance,  submitted by the Atlanta Masjid of al-Islam)

Muslim Women Seek a Warmer Welcome Inside Mosques

In the News, Muslim, New York, Religion, Women April 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Muslim women activists want better access to sacred spaces inside mosques across the U.S., reports Women’s eNews.

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Bilingual Women’s Business Magazine Launched

Latino, Women April 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm

A new magazine, Empresaria, celebrates the fast-growing Latina entrepreneur sector, reports Queens Latino.

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.