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Tony and Marie Aflak holding their freshly baked pita bread. (Photo by John Alexander via Brooklyn Reporter)

Pita All Day at Mid-East Bakery

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Middle Eastern February 14, 2019 at 11:12 am

Mid-East Bakery stays in the family in Bay Ridge, says Brooklyn Reporter.

The Zweigbaum family joined the Long Island protest. (Photo via Noticia LI)

At Pro-Immigrant Rally Some Ask: Where Are the Immigrants?

Immigration, Long Island February 14, 2019 at 11:08 am

As a new protest against family separation took place in Huntington Station, some note that those attending are mostly U.S.-born citizens and not immigrants, who are afraid to be seen in such places, Noticia Long Island reports.

Sonia Herrera de Burgas at left in background, and Sabrina Rosado at right in foreground. (Photo by José Martinez via El Diario)

The Latin American Hands behind Fashion Week

Business, Labor, Latino, Manhattan, New York February 13, 2019 at 4:33 pm

El Diario La Prensa takes a close look at the Latin American labor and talent in the Garment District that makes Fashion Week possible.

Jennifer Kim with her father Soo-Kon Kim.  (Photo via The Korea Daily)

‘Immigrants Becoming US Citizens Make My Day’

East Asian, Immigration, New York February 13, 2019 at 3:32 pm

The Korea Daily talks with Jennifer Kim, co-director of the Immigrant Justice Project.

(Photo from Latinos For ICE via El Correo)

‘Latinos for ICE’ Formed in Response to Queens Shooting

Immigration, Latino, Queens February 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Following the brutal gang-related murder at a subway station, a group called “The Latinos for ICE Coalition” was formed, asking for ICE raids in Queens, El Correo NY reports.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

IDNYC Overhaul Plans Raise Fears

Immigration, New York February 12, 2019 at 2:39 pm

Community groups fear that plans to add a chip to the popular IDNYC to allow it to be used for payments could put some immigrants at risk, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Huimin Hsu via World Journal)

The Life of a Writer Derailed by China-US Relationship

East Asian, History February 12, 2019 at 2:12 pm

“When I met President Carter, I told him I was Teresa Chao and thanked him. He said: ‘I remember you. That was my job, what I should do. I wish you the best’,” Teresa Chao, aka Teresa Buczacki, told the World Journal. Chao, who used the Chinese Yunhui Chao backRead More

Bukharian Community Calls for Hate Crime Charge

Bukharian Community Calls for Hate Crime Charge

Crime, Jewish, Queens February 11, 2019 at 5:16 pm

Bukharian community leaders joined elected officials in expressing their frustrations in law enforcement’s failure to classify certain incidents as hate crimes, including an attack on a teenager in November, reports The Bukharian Times.

Daniela Contreras is a workplace harassment victim. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New Anti-Harassment Unit Targets Employers Abusing Immigrants

Immigration, Labor, New York February 11, 2019 at 5:15 pm

The new, Gender-Based Anti-Harassment Unit of the NYC Commission on Human Rights is fighting sexual abuse cases and providing much-needed help for immigrant domestic workers, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Rev. Kevin McCall leads M.S. 35 students along Fulton Street on their way to Restoration Plaza for a rally. (Photo by Justin Hicks via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Marking Black History in NYC

African American, Black, History, New York February 8, 2019 at 5:28 pm

NYC media outlets cover stories and events centered around Black History Month – from a push to add African-American history to the school curriculum to an often ignored part of LI history, and a historical rundown of fighting for civil rights in Queens.

Bay Ridgite Jerome Walford wrote and drew the comic “Nowhere Man,” and edited an anthology of work by immigrant comics creators, titled “Gwan.” (Photo by Kevin Duggan via Brooklyn Paper)

On Representation and the Black Comix Expo

Black, Brooklyn, Media February 8, 2019 at 3:48 pm

Brooklyn Paper speaks to Jerome Walford and BRIC TV interviews Ashley Baccus-Clark, both of whom discuss representation ahead of this weekend’s Black Comix Expo.

Kadiatou Diallo (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Remembering Amadou Diallo 20 Years Later

Bronx, Police February 7, 2019 at 6:01 pm

In an Amsterdam News story, Kadiatou Diallo reflects on the death of her son Amadou at the hands of police and how “the community is still going through the same things 20 years later.”

Couple Noel and Greeta Brown at their Bedford-Stuyvesant eatery, A&A Bake & Double and Roti Shop, which was recently awarded the James Beard Foundation’s American Classics awards. (Photo from A&A Bake & Double and Roti Shop via Caribbean Life)

Trinidadian Eatery in Brooklyn Receives National Award

Brooklyn, Food February 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

A Trinidadian eatery in Bedford-Stuyvesant that specializes in roti has received an America’s Classics award from the James Beard Foundation, reports Caribbean Life.

The 2010 Grand st. fire. (Photo via World Journal)

Victims of Grand Street Fire Receive Compensation after Eight Years

East Asian, History, Housing, Manhattan February 7, 2019 at 4:33 pm

After eight years, victims and their families received compensation for the fire that engulfed their homes on Grand Street, World Journal reports.

During the #HereToStay rally, recently elected State Senator Jessica Ramos spoke about the bill she introduced to protect the undocumented population.(Photo courtesy of Make the Road)

Immigrants Protest in the State’s Capital for Respect and Dignity

Long Island, Metro Area February 6, 2019 at 6:12 pm

Hundreds of immigrants and activists from all over the state gathered in Albany to ask Gov. Cuomo and the legislature to advance the pro-immigrant platform #HereToStay, Noticia Long Island reports.