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Isio-Maya Nuwere performing "Phenomenal Woman" at the Harlem School of the Arts' Sept 16 open house. (Photo by Michael Palma Nir, courtesy of HSA)

Harlem School of the Arts: a New Cultural Hub?

Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Manhattan October 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm

A new digital lab, new adult classes and many more public programs and exhibits are among the offerings at the Harlem School of the Arts.

Representatives from My Way Development Center, with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (Photo courtesy of the Russian American Federation)

Russian Heritage Month Observed

Culture, Eastern European, Immigration, Metro Area, New York July 10, 2017 at 2:09 pm

Russian Heritage Month, a series of events and exhibits sponsored by the Russian American Federation, is concluding in a few days. Forum Daily and Russkaya Reklama covered some events.

Barack Obama announcing the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program on June 15, 2017. (Screen shot)

Opinion: Marking DACA’s Fifth Anniversary

Immigration, Opinion June 15, 2017 at 12:26 am

June 15 marks the fifth anniversary of President Barack Obama’s announcement of the DACA program to give young undocumented immigrants protection from the threat of deportation.

Kehila Kenosha Janina at 280 Broome St. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Remembering Greek Jews Who Perished

History, Jewish, Manhattan, Western European May 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm

At Kehila Kedosha Janina on the Lower East Side, the deaths during the Holocaust of almost all the Jews from Ioannina were remembered, and one survivor who recently penned a memoir spoke, The National Herald reports.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito welcoming lawmakers and activists to the March 27-28 conference on Sanctuary Cities (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

In NYC, Sanctuary City Leaders Strategize

Communities, Featured Posts, Immigration, Politics March 27, 2017 at 8:55 pm

Lawmakers and activists from around the country gathered in NYC for the first-ever convening to develop sanctuary city policies.

Do Chinese Arts Groups Seek City Funding?

Do Chinese Arts Groups Seek City Funding?

Culture, East Asian, Government, New York December 2, 2016 at 4:40 pm

In a story on a Center for Community and Ethnic Media briefing with NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, Sing Tao Daily takes a look at why Chinese arts organizations do not often seek city funding.

Telling the History of New York’s Immigrants in ‘City of Dreams’

Telling the History of New York’s Immigrants in ‘City of Dreams’

Book Beat, History, Immigration, New York November 29, 2016 at 3:50 pm

In his new book “City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York,” history professor Tyler Anbinder seeks to demonstrate that immigrants “just are not that much different than they were 100 or 150 years ago.”

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer on Oct. 31 speaking about his report on city contracts with M/WBEs. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Stringer: M/WBE Share of City Spending Falls

New York City agencies again received a D+ grade for their efforts to contract with minority and women-owned businesses, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer said Oct. 31, calling for much stronger action to reverse the problem.

(Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Pakistan Day Celebrated

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, South Asian, Voices' Picks August 29, 2016 at 4:49 pm

Pakistani dignitaries were among the many celebrating Pakistan Independence Day at a parade August 28 in Manhattan.

MOIA Commissioner Nisha Agarwal and Steven Ettannani of the NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs (Photo by Arriel Vinson for Voices of NY)

MOIA’s Agarwal Stresses City Services Available to All

MOIA Commissioner Nisha Agarwal, other city officials and representatives of immigrant groups spoke on July 7 about the many city services available to immigrants, regardless of their status.

Left to right: Sarah Bartlett, Dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Julie Menin, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Karen Pennar and Jehangir Khattak, Co-directors of the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the J-School. (Photo by Marco Poggio/CUNY Graduate School of Journalism)

CUNY J-School Awarded $1M to Train Community and Ethnic Journalists

Education, Media, New York June 27, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Community and ethnic media outlets will receive new training in digital journalism thanks to a grant awarded to the CUNY Journalism School by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Honoring Winners at the 14th Annual Ippies Awards

Honoring Winners at the 14th Annual Ippies Awards

Featured Posts, Media, New York, Voices' Picks June 3, 2016 at 5:34 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer addressed a lively crowd at the 14th annual Ippies Awards, given by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to honor the best work of the community and ethnic press in the metropolitan area.

Marking Greek Independence Day

Marking Greek Independence Day

Greek Americans came out to watch and walk in the Greek Independence Day Parade on April 10.

Breaking Language Barriers at NYC’s Public Hospitals
New York City’s public hospitals are doing a much better job of providing translation and interpretation services than they did some years ago, and the costs to NYC Health + Hospitals are mounting.

Breaking Language Barriers at NYC’s Public Hospitals

New York City’s public hospitals are doing a much better job of providing translation and interpretation services than they did some years ago, and the costs to NYC Health + Hospitals are mounting.

Marking Tibetan National Uprising Day

Marking Tibetan National Uprising Day

Asian, Manhattan, New York, South Asian March 10, 2016 at 5:06 pm

In New York City, marchers joined people around the world in marking the 57th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day.

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