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Students from PS 208 performing Brazilian Dance during the Drums Along the Hudson festival in 2011.  (Photo by Joseph Rodman / DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: After Payout in NYPD Brutality Case, Couple Remains Defiant

Crime, Demographics May 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

The Brooklyn couple who just received a $360,000 settlement in their police brutality lawsuit against the NYPD speak out; Colorlines connects new Census numbers showing that white babies are now the minority with Alabama’s harsh immigration law; and previews of this weekend’s Malcolm X day celebration and a dance festival in Inwood.

Harlem resident and firefighter Khalid Baylor is one of a crop of non-white new recruits to the FDNY. (Photo by DNAinfo/Jeff Mays)

Voices in Focus: FDNY Exam Draws Record Number of Minorities, Women

Crime, Culture May 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm

New details in the ongoing story of sex abuse in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities; a record number of aspiring women and minority firefighters; a dogged principal takes on a troubled school; an immigrant sports fan muses over racism in the stands; and two public art projects that address immigrant workers’ rights.

A publicity still from "The Help."

Voices in Focus: Muslim Students React to News of NYPD Spying

Crime, Culture, Immigration, Labor February 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Muslim students expressed shock at news that the NYPD has spied on their organizations; a proposed measure that would allow Irish immigrants special work visas causes controversy; and a domestic workers’ advocacy group takes advantage of Oscar buzz around “The Help.”

Your Voices: Tell us your experience reporting on the NYPD

Metro Area January 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm

WNYC this morning reported on the NYPD’s “reputation for intense secrecy.” As members of the community and ethnic media, what has been your experience seeking information from your local police precincts or from the NYPD’s office of public information? Please share your stories and views in the comments below, or on Facebook.

Gursoch Kaur (center), the first Indian-American woman with a Sikh turban, to become part of the NYPD as an auxiliary police officer, with fellow Sikh officers of the NYPD. (Photo from the Sikh Officers Association of NYPD/Twitter via Desi Talk)

First Turbaned Sikh Woman Joins the NYPD

New York, Police, South Asian May 22, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Desi Talk speaks to Gursoch Kaur, an auxiliary police officer who recently joined the NYPD as the first turbaned Sikh woman on the force.

Edinson Calderón moved to NYC only three weeks ago. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Venezuelans in NYC Reject Election and Warn of Displacement

New York, Politics, South American May 21, 2018 at 8:34 pm

Venezuelans in New York City denounced a humanitarian crisis of displacement back home and say the latest elections are a sham, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

“¡Listos!” is the Department of Health’s first awareness campaign completely in Spanish aimed at raising awareness about HIV/AIDS. (Photo courtesy of the NYC Health Department)

NYC Launches First HIV Awareness Campaign Completely in Spanish

Health, Latino, New York May 16, 2018 at 4:40 pm

The city’s Health Department, along with the Latino Commission on AIDS, launched its first campaign exclusively in Spanish to promote HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the Hispanic community, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is multi-talented, cuts to the chase and is not afraid of controversy. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Chancellor Carranza: Pozole in NYC Schools?

Education, Mexican, New York May 11, 2018 at 4:45 pm

At a meeting with the city’s community and ethnic press, newly appointed DOE Chancellor Carranza laid out his “culture eats strategy for breakfast” plan and touted his mariachi singing chops, Queens Latino reports.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy shakes the hand of student Maria del Cielo Mendez. (Photo from the Office of the Governor via El Diario)

As NJ Passes DREAM Bill, NY Dreamers Wonder: What About Us?

Education, Government, Immigration May 10, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Immigrant groups cheer legislation in New Jersey signed into law that allows undocumented college students to qualify for financial aid, while noting that New York lags behind, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Study materials for season two of NYC's "We Speak NYC" English language learning program. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

‘We Speak NYC’ – Second Season of ELL Program Launches

Immigration, New York May 10, 2018 at 5:20 pm

“We Speak NYC,” the second season of an English language learning program, was launched by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

Council members and immigration attorneys ask Judge DiFiore to prevent ICE from entering courts. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NY Courts Say They Can’t Keep ICE Out

Immigration, New York May 10, 2018 at 5:18 pm

While activists and officials keep asking Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to stop ICE and prevent the arrest of immigrants, the New York courts insist that their hands are tied, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Kirssy Arroyo. New Yorkers talk about the potential effects of the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists Fear Legal Weed in NJ Might Increase Criminalization in NY

Government, Metro Area May 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm

As New Jersey takes steps to legalize marijuana, Hispanic residents and leaders in New York City worry that this would lead to increased traffic and the prosecution of people of color across the Hudson, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Councilman Daniel Dromm speaks at the 10th Annual APA City Advocacy Day Press Conference. (Photo via Times Ledger)

Getting More Funds for NYC’s Asian Americans

Asian, Immigration, New York May 9, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Asian Pacific-American organizations uniting under the “15% and Growing” banner urged City Council members to direct more discretionary funds toward Asian community organizations, Times Ledger reports.

Members of the Pueblan community aspire to create a better quality of life for themselves by starting businesses such as palm frond weaving. (Photo provided to El Diario)

NY ‘Poblanos’ Build Transnational Dreams

Culture, Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican May 8, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Indigenous communities from Puebla, Mexico, living in New York are creating community projects aiming to bring families back together, maintain ancestral traditions and improve the quality of life back home, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Photo via El Diario

NYC Workers Embrace Immigrants’ Struggle on May Day

Immigration, Labor, New York May 2, 2018 at 5:04 pm

Activists, union leaders and immigrants gathered in several May 1 demonstrations to proclaim that the struggle for workers’ rights is tied to the immigration struggle, El Diario/La Prensa reports.