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After Charlottesville

After Charlottesville

African American, Black, Jewish, New York August 14, 2017 at 6:14 pm

The Forward weighs in with coverage and opinion pieces in the aftermath of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, VA.

Council members at a hearing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Races a Test to Latino and Women’s Power 

Elections 2017, Government, Latino, Politics, Women August 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

As women’s representation in the New York City Council may be diminished after the upcoming municipal election, some worry that Melissa Mark-Viverito’s exit will also portend a weakened Latino influence, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Dorawa, a new Korean restaurant on Bell Boulevard, fuses Korean and American culture. (Photo by Anthony Giudice via QNS)

New Korean Restaurant in Bayside

East Asian, Food, Queens August 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm

A new Korean restaurant is set to open on Bell Blvd. in Queens, QNS reports

Councilman Mathieu Eugene, who won his seat in a 2007 special election, is seeking a third full term. (William Alatriste for the NYC Council, via City Limits)

Challenging Incumbent Mathieu Eugene

Brooklyn, Elections 2017 August 14, 2017 at 4:21 pm

City Limits reports on incumbent City Council member Mathieu Eugene and his challengers.

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A Multicultural Senior Performance

Brooklyn, East Asian, Jewish, Seniors, Social Services, Video August 14, 2017 at 2:13 pm

An arts project at a Brooklyn senior center prompted one participant to tell SinoVision English Channel: “It shows how people can get along together no matter what race or religion.”

(Photo by Alan Petersime via Chalkbeat)

School Integration Beyond Demographics

Demographics, Education, New York August 10, 2017 at 5:36 pm

In a Chalkbeat story, three city teachers describe how an inclusive classroom means more than just having students from different backgrounds.

Image of the planned NY Korea Center (Image via Korea Times)

The NY Korea Center: A Boondoggle?

Culture, East Asian August 10, 2017 at 4:58 pm

A member of Korea’s National Assembly says that the Korean Cultural Center New York has wasted money on a project that has not begun construction for nine years, reports The Korea Times.

Margaret Chin (center) at a meeting at Sing Tao Daily with (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Margaret Chin Battles for Re-election

East Asian, Elections 2017 August 10, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Sing Tao Daily interviewed Margaret Chin, running for her third and last possible term as City Council representative from District 1 in Manhattan.

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Brentwood Youth Films Documentary about Immigration

Immigration, Long Island, Video August 9, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Brentwood youth Hendel Leiva made a documentary drawing on his own conflicted experience with immigration, as he used to discriminate against day laborers even though he himself is the son of undocumented immigrants, Noticia Long Island reports.

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Black Summer Culture in Brooklyn

Black, Brooklyn, Culture August 9, 2017 at 4:56 pm

A Brooklyn Deep podcast examines how Black culture thrives in the summer in Brooklyn, and also how summers have changed in the communities.

(Photo via New York Jewish Life)

Opinion: Malliotakis a ‘Formidable’ Candidate

Elections 2017, New York, Opinion, Staten Island, Women August 9, 2017 at 4:55 pm

New York Jewish Life editorializes that Nicole Malliotakis should be “taken seriously” in her bid for the mayoral seat.

While the mayoral primaries took top billing in the media, plenty of City Council races, and a district attorney one, also garnered the attention of the ethnic and community media. (Photo by Maite Junco/Voices of NY)

NYC 2017 Elections

Elections 2017 August 9, 2017 at 3:27 pm

See election deadlines and the candidates running in this year’s elections.

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Westchester Legislators Approve Immigrant Protection Act

Immigration, Metro Area August 8, 2017 at 5:37 pm

After a strong community mobilization Westchester County legislators approved a law preventing collaboration between the local police and ICE, although the county executive vowed to veto it, Westchester Hispano reports.

Residents of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale visit the assisted living facility’s centennial exhibition. (Photo courtesy of Hebrew Home at Riverdale via The Riverdale Press)

A Milestone for Hebrew Home

Bronx, History, Seniors, Social Services August 8, 2017 at 5:09 pm

An exhibition at Hebrew Home at Riverdale marks a milestone in the senior facility’s long history, reports The Riverdale Press.

Roasted lamb from Kankachos Tinajani. (Photo from the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival via El Diario)

SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival to Celebrate 7th Edition

Food, Long Island, South American August 8, 2017 at 5:04 pm

The SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival will celebrate its seventh edition on Aug. 26 and 27 on Long Island attracting renowned chefs from Peru and the tri-state area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.