Women

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.

Legacy preserved: Local civic gurus voted to co-name Gold Street between Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Street after journalist and civil-rights advocate Ida B. Wells, who lived on the block back in the 1890s.

‘Ida B. Wells Place’ in Brooklyn?

African American, Brooklyn, History, Women April 23, 2018 at 5:06 pm

A part of Gold Street in downtown Brooklyn could be named in honor of Ida B. Wells, the journalist and abolitionist who spent her formative years in the borough, writes Brooklyn Paper.

(L-R) Monvelyno and Riva Nyri Precil performing during the I Am Kreyol capsule collection preview. (Photo by Delfine Kernizan via The Haitian Times)

‘I Am Kréyol’ for Haitian Women

Business, Caribbean, Labor, Manhattan, Women April 17, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Joelle Fontaine, the designer behind the I Am Kréyol fashion line, speaks to The Haitian Times about her goal of producing an entire collection in Haiti and creating jobs for women.

Carolina Fuentes - aka Mila Tina - at the OLE East End Pachanga For Peace and Unity concert at the Bay Street Theater on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 (Photo courtesy of Carolina Fuentes via RiverheadLOCAL en Español)

Latina Empowerment at Sag Harbor Dance and Music Celebration

Culture, Latino, Long Island, Women April 6, 2018 at 2:19 pm

The event Pachanga 2018 ¡Viva La Mujer!, featuring a musician who is a victim of sexual assault, focuses on the empowerment of Latina women in eastern Long Island, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

A Close Look at Paid Care Work in NYC

A Close Look at Paid Care Work in NYC

Asian, Black, Caribbean, Immigration, Labor, Latino, New York, Women March 27, 2018 at 5:57 pm

The Paid Care Division of the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs released a first-year report on its activities.

Narbada Chettri, in red patterned attire at right. (Photo via Everest Times)

Congressman Crowley Honors Nepalese Activist Chhetri

Queens, South Asian, Women March 16, 2018 at 3:48 pm

Nepalese activist Narbada Chhetri was honored by Rep. Joseph Crowley for International Women’s Day, Everest Times reports.

(Photo via RiverheadLOCAL)

Guilty Pleas in Latina Group Diner Labor Abuse Case

Food, Labor, Latino, Long Island, Women March 16, 2018 at 11:42 am

In a case raised by Latina justice advocacy group SEPA Mujer, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the guilty pleas of the managers of a Southampton diner who stole wages from workers, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

‘#MeToo is Just the Beginning’

‘#MeToo is Just the Beginning’

Asian, Black, Brooklyn, Latino, New York, Video, Women March 14, 2018 at 5:55 pm

BRIC TV is holding a Town Hall March 21 entitled “#MeToo is Just the Beginning.”

The panel at the M/WBE awards ceremony at the Billy Holiday Theater. (Photo by William Engel via Kings County Politics)

M/WBE Panel in Brooklyn

Asian, Black, Brooklyn, Business, Economy, Latino, Women March 12, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Promoting M/WBEs in New York was the topic of a recent panel discussion in Brooklyn, reports Kings County Politics.

Lisette Camilo’s Commissioner at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, in her office. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘I Never Allowed Myself to Be Swayed by Other People’s Doubts’

Dominican, Government, Latino, Women March 8, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Lisette Camilo, the first Latina commissioner of the Citywide Administrative Services agency, reflects on International Women’s Day in an interview with El Diario/La Prensa.

Fatima Coundoul (Photo via Open City)

‘To be Muslim, Black, and Undocumented’

African, Immigration, Muslim, Women March 7, 2018 at 2:56 pm

Fatima Coundoul, a DACA recipient who aspires to be an English teacher, tells her story to Open City.

TD has committed $10 million to a NYC loan fund for small businesses and M/WBEs. (Photo by Mike Mozart, Creative commons license)

More Loans for M/WBEs

Business, Communities, Government, Women February 9, 2018 at 5:44 pm

The city announced that three city-designated banks are committing funds to triple the size of loan funds for small businesses and M/WBEs.

Muslim Student Association members Sophia Singh, Fatoumata Saho, Rabea Ali, and Isatou Kebbeh helped organize a World Hijab Day event at Manhattan College. (Photo by Aaron Mayorga via The Riverdale Press)

World Hijab Day at a Catholic College

Bronx, Muslim, Women February 9, 2018 at 5:32 pm

A sophomore at Manhattan College introduced World Hijab Day to fellow students and faculty of the Roman Catholic college, reports The Riverdale Press.

This Crisis Pregnancy Center in The Bronx uses an eye-catching sign to capture the attention of women seeking advice about pregnancy and abortion. (Photo provided to El Diario)

‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ Scare and Deceive Women

Health, Latino, New York, Women February 1, 2018 at 5:45 pm

El Diario/La Prensa takes a deeper look at an “anti-abortion” center fined by the city for deliberately giving false information to women, and finds that 50 percent of its clients are Hispanic.

On August 26, 2017 an unknown vandal spray-painted ‘racist’ on the back of the Sims statue and splashed red paint over his face.

Opinion: J. Marion Sims – Keeping White Supremacy on Its Pedestal

Black, History, Manhattan, Opinion, Women January 25, 2018 at 1:50 pm

A piece in Virtual Boricua describes the city’s failure to remove altogether the state of J. Marion Sims as an “unacceptable insult to the East Harlem community.”