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Actor, filmmaker and producer Attika J. Torrence at his home in Bed-Stuy. (Photo via BK Reader)

On Trayvon Martin, Wakanda, Bed-Stuy and More

African, African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture April 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Filmmaker Attika J. Torrence talks with BK Reader about the Trayvon Martin docu-series he co-produced, and about growing up in Bed-Stuy and Liberia.

Christopher Chung (Photo via The Korea Times)

Chung’s Pledge to Korean Voters of Palisades Park

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics April 19, 2018 at 5:08 pm

In an interview with The Korea Times, Palisades Park Democratic mayoral candidate Christopher Chung committed to addressing the needs of all residents.

J. Marion Sims statue in East Harlem (Photo by Eden, Janine and Jim, Creative Commons license)

Cemetery Takes in Sims, a Second Controversial Statue

Brooklyn, History April 18, 2018 at 5:55 pm

In reporting on the relocation of the statue of J. Marion Sims to Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that it is the second “disgraced statue” the cemetery has accepted in recent years.

The city's new schools chancellor Richard Carranza performing with a mariachi band in Sunset Park last night. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Mexicans Welcome Carranza in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, Education, Mexican April 18, 2018 at 1:49 pm

The Mexican community celebrated the new chancellor of the Department of Education, Richard Carranza, at a festival held in his honor, reports Kings County Politics.

Puerto Rican families affected by hurricane María fear homelessness after FEMA announced it will stop housing payments on April 21. (Photo via El Diario)

María Victims in Shock as FEMA Suddenly Ends Housing Subsidies

New York, Puerto Rican April 18, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Puerto Rican families who took refuge in New York after Hurricane María risk getting thrown on the streets after FEMA suddenly announced it will stop paying for their housing next weekend, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The roundtable was held April 9 at the Museum of Chinese in America in Lower Manhattan. (Photo from 3AF via The FilAm)

Sustaining Asian-American Media Outlets

Asian, Media April 18, 2018 at 12:55 pm

Asian community media outlets and advertising agencies met in Chinatown to address media sustainability, reports The FilAm.

Two entrepreneurs at the recent fair in Bridgehampton. (Photo by María del Mar via RiverheadLOCAL en Español)

First Latino Entrepreneurship Fair in the Hamptons

Business, Latino, Long Island April 18, 2018 at 12:50 pm

A church in Bridgehampton celebrated the first Latino entrepreneurship fair in the Hamptons, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

(Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Dropping Real Estate Investments from China Benefit Local Chinese

East Asian, New York, Real Estate April 17, 2018 at 5:41 pm

The decrease of investments from China in the New York real estate market means better housing opportunities for local Chinese buyers, reports World Journal.

(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.

Concerns arise due to Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle renewal plan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Fearing Displacement, Latinos Slam Broadway Triangle Rezoning

Brooklyn, Housing, Jewish, Latino April 17, 2018 at 5:34 pm

As housing activists have temporarily forced developers to halt construction of 1,200 apartments in Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle, residents and activists fear that the project will worsen the displacement of Hispanic families, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Palestinian-American Candidate Rashida Tlaib Visits NJ

Palestinian-American Candidate Rashida Tlaib Visits NJ

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Middle Eastern April 16, 2018 at 7:04 pm

Rashida Tlaib, running for Congress in Michigan, paid a visit recently to the Palestinian community in New Jersey, Al Hawadeth reports.

Protesting Saheed Vassell's killing by the NYPD. (Photo by Paul Stremple via Bklyner)

‘Why They Kill Us’

Black, Brooklyn, Police April 16, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A column in Our Time Press reflects on the killing of Saheed Vassell and what should be done.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Bengali New Year in Kensington

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian April 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Kensington residents celebrated the Bengali New Year with events that included a magic show and parade, and a performance by a Brazilian drumline, reports Bklyner.

Cubans dancing in Union City (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

A Documentary about NJ’s Most Populated Latino City

Culture, Latino, Metro Area April 16, 2018 at 4:18 pm

The documentary “Union City, U.S.A.” chronicles the biggest predominantly Latino city in New Jersey, sometimes called “Havana on the Hudson,” Reporte Hispano writes.  

The Queens library event on TPS. (Photo via Vishwanews.com)

Renewal of TPS for Nepal: ‘Not Enough Lobbying’

Immigration, Queens, South Asian April 13, 2018 at 5:34 pm

Nepalese are being urged to reach out to get more support from local legislators for the extension of TPS, Vishwanews.com reports.