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The original Statute of Kalisz can be viewed at the exhibition at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

‘Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art’

Culture, Eastern European, Jewish, Manhattan October 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm

The ”Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art” exhibition at the New-York Historical Society features the 1930s and 1940s artwork of the Polish-Jewish immigrant who championed human rights, reports Nowy Dziennik.

“We speak English, Italian and Spanish in our church and, thanks to new immigrants, the parish grew 60 percent and continues to grow,”  said Father Jonathan Morris of the traditionally-Italian Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Belmont area. (Photo via El Diario)

Columbus Controversy Eludes Mexicans and Italians in the Bronx

Bronx, Immigration, Latino, Mexican, Western European October 10, 2017 at 5:04 pm

The controversy over Christopher Columbus has not reached Little Italy in the Bronx, where Italian-American and Mexican residents tighten their bonds after some initial tensions, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Barranquilla Carnival delegation stood out for its colorful attire. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via Queens Latino)

New York’s Hispanic Day Parade Exalts Cultural Traditions

Latino, Manhattan, Traditions October 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

Folkloric groups from Latin America and Spain marched along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on Sunday to mark the 53rd Hispanic Day Parade, Queens Latino reports.  

Paper Sculptures: Tackling the Golden Venture through Art

Paper Sculptures: Tackling the Golden Venture through Art

Culture, East Asian, History, Immigration October 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Sing Tao Daily looks at how paper sculptures made some 20 years ago by the passengers of the Golden Venture, now on display at the Museum of Chinese in America, continue to be relevant today.

(Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre via The Haitian Times)

Opinion: The Message of the Debate Over ‘Little Haiti’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Demographics, Opinion October 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Can Brooklyn’s “Little Caribbean” also encompass “Little Haiti”? The debate, including some vitriolic comments, tells The Haitian Times’ founder that there is more the community needs to do to achieve economic empowerment.

Around 100 people turned out on Danny Chen Way, on a stretch of Elizabeth Street, to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the soldier’s death.

Chinese Community Commemorates Danny Chen

East Asian, Manhattan October 6, 2017 at 5:04 pm

On the sixth anniversary of the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, many gathered on a stretch of road named after the soldier to remember the Chinatown native, reports World Journal.

‘Muslim in New York’ – a #BHeard Town Hall

‘Muslim in New York’ – a #BHeard Town Hall

Brooklyn, Muslim, Video October 6, 2017 at 1:31 pm

On Oct. 11, the #BHeard Town Hall at BRIC TV will explore “Muslim in New York: A Community Comes Together.” Watch BRIC TV’s video of Farzanna Mohamed, who has coped with Islamophobia since childhood.

Nomsa Brath and Cinque Brathwaite (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

‘Elombe Brath Way’ in Harlem

African, Black, Manhattan, New York October 6, 2017 at 11:24 am

Community members honored the late NYC activist and “freedom fighter” Elombe Brath at a street co-naming ceremony in Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.

Christopher Marte (Photo  via The Villager)

The Battle for Chin’s Council Seat Continues

East Asian, Elections 2017, Manhattan October 5, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Two of Margaret Chin’s challengers are on the ballot for the general election. The Villager reports on what they and a political consultant have to say.

Volunteers helped over 30 attendees with documentation and a protections safety checklist, at the third Bronx Immigration Partnership clinic in Mott Haven on Sept. 27. (Photo by Allyson Escobar via Mott Haven Herald)

Bronx Immigrants Learn About Rights

Bronx, Immigration, Social Services October 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm

A Bronx immigration clinic started after the 2016 election aims to combat fraud by informing immigrants of their rights, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

Central American, Food, New York, Religion, Video October 5, 2017 at 4:48 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at questions of funding related to the city’s Free School Lunch for All program. Also covered is a campaign to educate Americans on the Sikh community, and a documentary on Mayan resistance in Guatemala.

A group of students taking a class at Aprendiendo Inglés Ahora E.S.L. (Photo by Jackie Pape via The Easthampton Star)

ESL on the South Fork

Education, Immigration, Long Island October 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm

Classes for adult students of English have been successful on the South Fork of Long Island, reports The East Hampton Star.

(Photo via LatinoJustice PRLDEF/Instagram)

Local Hispanic Leaders, Media Blast Trump’s ‘Offensive’ Puerto Rico Visit

New York, Puerto Rican October 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm

Local leaders and Hispanic media outlets considered the president’s comments regarding the assistance given to the island after Hurricane María offensive and derogatory, El Diario/La Prensa and La Tribuna Hispana report.  

Collecting donations in Passaic, NJ. (Photo via La Voz)

Donating – and Ensuring Donations Get Where Needed

Latino, Metro Area, Mexican, Puerto Rican October 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Mariel Fiori, editor of La Voz, writes about the outpouring of donations in the tri-state area – and what to do to make sure that donations are not diverted.

Bin Ma (left) and Yuan Gao (right) in "Selling the Horse." (Photo via NY City Lens)

Peking Opera on Sundays

Culture, East Asian, Queens October 4, 2017 at 5:01 pm

NY City Lens profiles a troupe of Chinese international students and young professionals who perform Peking opera on weekends.