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$1 Million for a Halal and Kosher Lunch Pilot in NYC

$1 Million for a Halal and Kosher Lunch Pilot in NYC

Education, Food, Government, Health, Jewish, Muslim, New York June 14, 2018 at 5:52 pm

The City Council has allocated $1 million toward a halal and kosher lunch pilot program for the schools.

(Photo via East Harlem Preservation)

Where Sims Statue Stood, Time to Honor a Black or Latina Medical Pioneer

African American, Black, Health, History, Manhattan June 14, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Which “monumental woman” should be honored?

The five-day run of the International African Arts Festival, opening on June 30 in Fort Greene, will feature a large market with African clothing and crafts. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Paper)

African Arts Festival to Showcase History and Films

African, Brooklyn, Culture June 14, 2018 at 5:31 pm

The upcoming International African Arts Festival in Fort Greene will feature a documentary film festival for the first time, reports Brooklyn Paper.

In Singapore (Photo from the White House via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Koreans on the Trump-Kim Summit

East Asian, Government, Queens June 14, 2018 at 4:58 pm

For two conservative Korean immigrants in Queens interviewed by Queens Chronicle, the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un felt like a betrayal.

Sandra Medrano, a leader with New York Communities for Change New York and an MTA customer.
(Photo via El Diario)

Advocates Celebrate Funding of MetroCards for the Poor

Latino, Transportation June 13, 2018 at 5:31 pm

Immigrants and activists celebrated that the city budget is funding “Fair Fares,” a discount MetroCard program that will help some 800,000 low-income commuters save up to $726 per year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Herbert Quinones, overdose prevention trainer for the NYC Health Department, right, gives an opioid overdose rescue kit to one of roughly 50 volunteers who attended the free training session. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

‘Shake, Shout and Rub,’ Call 911, Then Administer Naloxone

Brooklyn, Health, Social Services June 13, 2018 at 5:31 pm

Opioid overdose prevention training – which includes training in how to administer life-saving naloxone nasal spray – is being offered at Brooklyn libraries, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Denying their asylum petitions could cost many women their lives.
(Photo via El Diario)

NYS Rallies in Defense of Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

Immigration, Women June 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm

A wide coalition of officials and state advocates condemned the Department of Justice’s decision to stop providing U.S. asylum to domestic abuse victims, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

NYC’s ‘Hidden’ Asian Communities

NYC’s ‘Hidden’ Asian Communities

Asian, Culture, Metro Area, Muslim, Video June 12, 2018 at 6:18 pm

CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” looks at how the Nepalese, Filipino Muslims, Sikhs and Sri Lankans have settled in the NYC area and preserved their cultures while integrating into the mainstream.

Andrea Tejeda, 26, feeds her 4-year-old daughter, Jadieliz Padilla.  Limited food and cooking facilities are available in a Manhattan hotel where they are living. (Photo by Maite H. Mateo via Feet in 2 Worlds)

What Next for Hurricane María Evacuees?

Housing, New York, Puerto Rican June 12, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds looks at the longer-term prospects for housing Puerto Ricans who left the island for NYC and other locations after Hurricane María.

The one-star flag flew proudly at the parade, which marched along Fifth Avenue. (Photo by Ramón Vera via El Diario)

Celebrating Boricua Pride with Focus on María Recovery Efforts

Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 11, 2018 at 9:16 pm

The 61st annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade paid special tribute to the heroes of the island’s recovery, and railed against Trump, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Fort Hamilton Army Base by Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in Brooklyn (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

‘They Always Give the Delivery Guys a Problem’

Brooklyn, Food, Labor June 11, 2018 at 9:15 pm

Brooklyn Daily speaks to employees of local eateries who describe what deliverymen regularly go through when bringing food to the Fort Hamilton Army Base.

One of the photos in the "Soy OLA" series. (Photo by Philippe Cheng via Sag Harbor Express)

The Many Faces of Latinos on Eastern LI

Culture, Latino, Long Island June 11, 2018 at 9:15 pm

A portrait series of the people who make up OLA (Organización Latino-Americana) of Eastern Long Island aims to show the different faces of the community – beyond what is often seen in the media, reports Sag Harbor Express.

Christopher Chung, in white shirt and brown tie, celebrating. (Photo via the Korea Times)

A Korean Mayor for Palisades Park?

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics June 8, 2018 at 11:05 pm

It’s not yet final, but Palisades Park, New Jersey, may soon have a Korean-American mayor, The Korea Times reports.

"United for Guatemala": La Fiesta 98.5 on Long Island is organizing relief efforts on June 10

LI Community Mobilizes to Help Victims of Guatemala Volcano

Long Island June 8, 2018 at 5:46 pm

The Guatemalan community on Long Island’s East End is organizing donation drives to help victims of the Fuego volcano eruption, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

Trinidadian-American author and illustrator Daniel O’Brien with his children’s book, “The Carnival Prince.” (Photo by Caroline Ourso via Caribbean Life)

A Caribbean ‘Carnival Prince’ Created in Queens

Caribbean, Culture, Queens, Youth June 8, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Caribbean Life speaks to Queens illustrator and author Daniel O’Brien whose children’s book “The Carnival Prince” blends West Indian traditions and folklore.