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Cynthia Koo (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Dim Sum Stories Told Through Cartoon Illustrations

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan June 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Cynthia Koo came up with the idea of turning dim sum dishes into cartoon characters while eating in her father’s restaurant, writes World Journal. She now runs the successful online business Wonton In A Million.

“Seeing both the Pakistani and American flag being held up by the police is why I love Brooklyn,” said Ibrahim Raja, 16. “Now I just hope Pakistan can win against India all the time.” (Photo by Hassan Iqbal via BKLYNER)

Celebrating a Cricket Win in ‘Little Pakistan’

Brooklyn, South Asian, Sports June 19, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Pakistanis gathered on Coney Island Avenue in celebration of a historic win over India in the International Cricket Council Champions Trophy final, reports BKLYNER.

East New York residents speak to City Limits about their concerns regarding the mayor's rezoning plan. (Image via City Limits)

East New York Residents on Rezoning, A Year Later

Brooklyn, Government, Housing June 16, 2017 at 5:25 pm

In videos produced by City Limits, East New York residents voice their hopes and concerns more than a year after the neighborhood became the first to be rezoned under the mayor’s affordable housing plan.

A ‘Sisterhood’ of Domestic Workers

A ‘Sisterhood’ of Domestic Workers

Central American, Labor, New York, Video, Women June 16, 2017 at 5:18 pm

BRIC TV follows a member of Domestic Workers United, an organization of African, Caribbean and Latina women who fight against worker exploitation.

(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Real Estate and a Queens Primary Race

Elections 2017, Queens, Real Estate June 16, 2017 at 4:32 pm

A column in Queens Latino looks at how real estate concerns could affect the Democratic primary race for the 21st District City Council seat, currently occupied by Julissa Ferreras-Copeland.

Practicing tai chi at Queens Community House in Rego Park (Photo from Queens Community House via World Journal)

Chinese Seniors Staying Away From Social Services?

East Asian, Government, Seniors, Social Services June 16, 2017 at 4:01 pm

According to a staff member at a Queens senior center, an increasing number of Chinese seniors who are eligible for social services shy away from the benefits because of immigration concerns, reports World Journal.

“The Bronx is home,” said Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Associate Justice. (Photo by Nick Carter Photography Inc.  via Manhattan Times)

‘I Am Proof That We Can,’ Sotomayor Tells Bronx Students

Bronx, Youth June 15, 2017 at 5:46 pm

Sonia Sotomayor stopped by the 20th annual Thurgood Marshall Junior Mock Trial Program and inspired students who, like her, were raised in Bronx public housing, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Queens Surrogate's Court (Image via nycourts.gov)

Court Appointments: ‘Amplifying Racial Disparities’?

Asian, Black, Latino June 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm

An analysis of guardianship appointments at the Queens Surrogate’s Court suggests that the barriers to entry for lawyers of color may be systemic, reports Gotham Gazette.

Milton Allimadi speaking at the forum (Photo from Brooklyn For Peace via Black Star News)

‘What’s Happening in South Sudan?’

African, Brooklyn June 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm

At a forum entitled “What’s Happening in South Sudan,” academics and community leaders addressed the causes of the ongoing civil war and the involvement of the U.S., reports Black Star News.

Barack Obama announcing the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program on June 15, 2017. (Screen shot)

Opinion: Marking DACA’s Fifth Anniversary

Immigration, Opinion June 15, 2017 at 12:26 am

June 15 marks the fifth anniversary of President Barack Obama’s announcement of the DACA program to give young undocumented immigrants protection from the threat of deportation.

From left to right, Wilfredo “BIO” Feliciano, Hector “Nicer” Nazario, and Sotero “BG183” Ortiz of Tats Cruller stand before the completed mural of La Borinqueña at Casita Maria on Simpson Street. (Photo by Jaime Longoria via Hunts Point Express)

New Hunts Point Mural Reflects Puerto Rican Identity

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican June 14, 2017 at 5:09 pm

A new mural in Hunts Point featuring comic book superheroine La Borinqueña reflects the Bronx neighborhood’s Puerto Rican culture and history, writes Hunts Point Express.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Harold & Elaine Shames JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown. (Photo courtesy of the Shames JCC, via Jewish Week)

A New JCC in Westchester

Jewish, Metro Area, Social Services June 14, 2017 at 5:05 pm

The first JCC to open in Westchester in 40 years had its ribbon-cutting June 7, reports The Jewish Week.

Jenifer Rajkumar (Photo from NYS Office of Immigrant Affairs, via Desi Talk)

Promoting Naturalize NY in the Asian Community

Immigration, New York, South Asian June 14, 2017 at 3:39 pm

New York state’s Director of Immigrant Affairs, Jenifer Rajkumar, speaks to Desi Talk about the Naturalize NY program, launched in 2016 to help immigrants become U.S. citizens.

Hunter Students Call for an Asian American Studies Department

Hunter Students Call for an Asian American Studies Department

Asian, Education, Manhattan, Video June 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm

SinoVision English Channel takes a look at efforts to establish an Asian American Studies department at Hunter College where 30 percent of the student body is Asian American.

Ingrid Sánchez Eger (Photo via La Voz)

Costa Rican Immigrant Puts Out Many Fires In Poughkeepsie

Labor, Latino, New York June 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

The first Latina to serve as president of the Dutchess County Volunteer Firemen’s Association in Poughkeepsie, Ingrid Sánchez-Eger from Costa Rica, is also a local radio personality and community leader, La Voz reports.