Alyshia Gálvez (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

A Fighter for NY’s Mexican Community

Education, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Women, Youth June 25, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Anthropologist Alyshia Gálvez, director of the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies, advocates for Mexican immigrant youth and women and promotes knowledge of Mexico’s history, reports Diario de Mexico.

Sharmin Hossain (Photo via Women's eNews)

‘Ex-Hijabis’ Remove and Reflect

In the News, Muslim, Women June 25, 2014 at 11:09 am

“Ex-hijabis” explain to Women’s eNews how their decision to stop wearing the hijab has changed their views on identity and gender.

NYC Economic Development Corporation President Kyle Kimball (purple tie) at a ribbon cutting in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

The Uphill Battle to Diversify City Contracting

African American, Business, Latino, Women June 4, 2014 at 5:46 pm

The city faces many hurdles in raising the number of minority and women-owned businesses with which it contracts – as well as the dollars it awards those businesses, reports Gotham Gazette.

Chinese-American nannies wait for job postings at an agency (Photo by Zou Bin via The China Press)

The Nanny Diaries, Chinese-Style

East Asian, In the News, Labor, Women May 22, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Nannies, and the families with whom they are often matched, relate stories about their experiences to The China Press.

(Photo via Colorlines)

Opinion: Art, Race, and the Nature of Cultural Participation

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Demographics, Opinion, Women May 21, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Jamilah King of Colorlines visits the Kara Walker exhibit and writes about race, art and viewership.

(Photo by Hajer Naili via Women's e-News)

In NY, Indigenous Women Publicize Plight

Central American, In the News, Women May 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Indigenous women from Central America brought their stories about physical abuse and discrimination to a tribunal in NYC, Women’s eNews reports.

Photo by Zainab Akande

‘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.

Quenia Abreu

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.