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Sarina Prabasi talks about writing her memoir, 'The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times.' Prabasi had to balance the demands of her nonprofit career, her family and Buunni Coffee, an independent cafe chain she runs with her husband. Her memoir will be released April 9. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

‘The Coffeehouse Resistance’ in Washington Heights

Business, Culture, Immigration, Manhattan March 21, 2019 at 5:53 pm

Sarina Prabasi, the co-owner of a popular coffee shop, shares with The Riverdale Press how the Washington Heights location inspired her forthcoming memoir on her immigrant experience.

Honoring Shange at the National Black Writers Conference

Honoring Shange at the National Black Writers Conference

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture March 21, 2019 at 2:55 pm

The National Black Writers Conference to be held March 23 will honor Ntozake Shange and feature playwrights and screenwriters, reports Bklyner.

201 Varick Street building (Photo by Christopher Lee for Documented)

Speed-up in NYC Immigration Court

Immigration, New York March 20, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Documented reports on the sudden rescheduling of hearings in immigration court in NYC, in some cases leaving attorneys and their clients scrambling and unprepared.

Bonifacio de la Rosa, part of a group of 371 South 5th St. Brooklyn tenants who are protesting preferential rent laws. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Facing Sudden Hikes, Tenants Call for Preferential Rent Reform

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino March 20, 2019 at 5:28 pm

A group of Hispanic tenants in Brooklyn who are experiencing sudden hikes in their preferential rent apartments started a rent strike and are joining activists and elected officials in calling for more protections for New York state tenants, El Diario La Prensa reports.

The Human Trafficking Seminar will help explain services available to victims and educate the community about what to look out for. (Photo courtesy of Council member Peter Koo's office.)

Informing Flushing Residents about Human Trafficking

Asian, East Asian, Women March 20, 2019 at 5:18 pm

QNS reports that a seminar on human trafficking at the Flushing Library is planned for March 29.

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The National Black Theatre Company at 50

Black, Culture, Manhattan, Video March 20, 2019 at 5:05 pm

National Black Theatre Company CEO Sade Lythcott, the daughter of founder Barbara Ann Teer, speaks to BRIC TV about the Harlem institution’s continuing work in using art as activism and empowering communities.

Councilman Ritchie Torres with Washington Avenue tenants in the Bronx. (Photo via El Diario)

Torres vs. Serrano? Potential Primary Challenge Rattles Hispanic Politics

Bronx, Latino, Politics March 19, 2019 at 5:49 pm

Inspired by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz’s shocking win last year, Bronx Council member Ritchie Torres is considering challenging veteran congressman José Serrano in the next Democratic primaries, potentially upending three decades of Hispanic politics, El Diario La Prensa reports.

MOIA Reports on the ‘State of our Immigrant City’

MOIA Reports on the ‘State of our Immigrant City’

Government, Immigration, New York March 19, 2019 at 5:19 pm

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs released its second annual report on March 19.

Suechung Koh, a curator of Gallery Yonhee and Sungho Choi, one of the artists who is participating in this exhibition. (Photo via The Korea Daily)

Showcasing Korean Artists in New Jersey

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area March 19, 2019 at 5:13 pm

The curator of an exhibition of Korean artists in New Jersey, and one of the artists, answer questions from Korea Daily.

Celebrating LGBTQ Equality in the Caribbean-American Community

Celebrating LGBTQ Equality in the Caribbean-American Community

Caribbean, Featured Posts, LGBTQ, Queens, Video March 19, 2019 at 12:31 pm

The Caribbean Equality Project recently celebrated its fourth year of empowering LGBTQ members of the Caribbean-American community in NYC.

Johana Ibarra, a Lower Manhattan building resident, asked the city for more action against abusive landlords. (Photo via El Diario)

City Gets Bad Grades on Pro-Tenants’ Laws Implementation

Housing, New York March 18, 2019 at 5:32 pm

Two years after the de Blasio administration implemented sweeping protections against tenant abuse, elected officials and community organizations say enforcement has been disappointing, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Jamaica Muslim Center members and city officials on Friday unveil "JMC Way" at 68th Street from Highland Avenue to Gothic Drive. (Photo by Carlotta Mohamed via QNS)

‘Bittersweet’ Street Co-naming for Jamaica Muslim Center

Muslim, Queens March 18, 2019 at 5:31 pm

A street co-naming ceremony for the congregation of the Jamaica Muslim Center took place soon after the Christchurch mosque attacks, reports QNS.

The students from the DGK School in Brooklyn performed at the event honoring the Greek Language at the Stathakion Center in Astoria. (Photo by Kostas Bej via The National Herald)

A Greek Salute to Education

Culture, Education, Queens, Western European March 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Greek-American educators were honored at a celebration of Greek language and culture in Astoria, reports The National Herald.

Kashif Hussain at Midwood rally (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Brooklyn Reacts to Christchurch Attacks

Brooklyn, Muslim March 15, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Bklyner attended a rally and Brooklyn Daily Eagle spoke to Muslim leaders in the borough to see how the community is coping in the wake of the massacres at two mosques in Christchurch.

(Photo via El Diario)

NYCLU: Stop-and-Frisk is Down but Racial Disparities Persist

Black, Latino, New York, Police March 15, 2019 at 7:42 pm

According to a NYCLU analysis, stop-and-frisk reports by the NYPD are way down in New York City, but they continue to disproportionately affect Black and Latino men, El Diario La Prensa reports.

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