Women

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.”

Hon. Patria Frias-Colon (left) was installed by Hon. Jenny Rivera (right), of the NYS Court of Appeals, with her husband Robert Colon (center) looking on. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Patria Frias-Colón, First Dominican-Born Brooklyn Judge, Sworn In

Brooklyn, Dominican, Women January 22, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Patria Frias-Colón was sworn in at a “Community Celebration” in Clinton Hill becoming the first Dominican-born Civil Court judge in Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Melissa Freeman (Photo via Amsterdam News)

At 91, Treating Opioid Addiction

African American, Health, Manhattan, Women January 16, 2018 at 5:42 pm

Melissa Freeman, the granddaughter of a slave, treated patients during the early stages of the opioid crisis and at the age of 91 runs a methadone clinic and a medical practice in Manhattan, reports Amsterdam News.

Knight in her studio, where she’s working on a new collection. (Photo by Katie Warren via The Bridge)

A Modest Fashion Line in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Women January 12, 2018 at 1:32 pm

The Bridge speaks to Nzinga Knight of Brooklyn whose clothing line for all women is inspired by her Muslim faith, with a contemporary touch.

Dominican-born taxi drivers Belkis Polanco (left) and Hilaria Peña. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Female Cab Drivers Set Up Their Own Safety Networks

Bronx, Dominican, Labor, Manhattan, Transportation, Women January 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Latina taxi drivers in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx talked to El Diario/La Prensa about how they have organized networks to protect each other by constantly sharing information about dangerous areas.

Governor Cuomo issued a pardon for Mexican activist Lorena Borjas.
 (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Transgender Activist Among 18 Immigrants Pardoned by Cuomo

Immigration, Latino, LGBTQ, New York, Women January 2, 2018 at 8:37 pm

Mexican transgender and immigrant activist Lorena Borjas will start a new life after Gov. Cuomo pardoned her sentence, along with those of 17 other immigrants who were at risk of deportation, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Construction worker Guadalupe Aguirre (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

About Sexual Harassment, Hispanic Female Workers Say #MeToo

Labor, Latino, New York, Women December 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Beyond Hollywood and the media, El Diario explores numerous cases of city Latinas sexually harassed in such work environments as construction and restaurants.  

Aviva Braun and her daughter look at images in her exhibition 'The Embodyment of Jewish Femininity' at The Riverdale Y. The exhibit runs throughout November. (Photo by Aaron Mayorga via The Riverdale Press)

Riverdale Exhibit on Jewish Femininity

Bronx, Jewish, Women November 20, 2017 at 3:01 pm

The Embodyment of Jewish Femininity, a new exhibit at The Riverdale Y in the Bronx, features photographs of women and “their individual relationships with their bodies,” writes The Riverdale Press.

Photo by Mustafa Z. Mirza via BKLYNER

Learning Desi Cooking at a Tax Office

Brooklyn, Social Services, South Asian, Women November 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

On weekends, Bibi Jan Corp in “Little Pakistan” becomes a makeshift kitchen where Pakistani women learn to cook healthy South Asian meals, writes Bklyner.