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NYCLU has released their findings on stop-and-frisk activity conducted by the NYPD in 2011.

Opinion: Signs of Hope on Police Racial Profiling?

Crime, Opinion May 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Despite a rather dispiriting report on racial disparity in NYPD stop-and-frisk incidents, Dax-Devlon Ross at Dominion of New York compiled a list of nine signs of progress when it comes to racial profiling.

Japanese officials tried to remove the Comfort Women monument in Palisades Park, N.J. (photo by Steve Chong)

Japanese Efforts to Remove N.J. ‘Comfort Women’ Monument Backfire

History, In the News May 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm

A Japanese effort to get a New Jersey town to remove its monument to Korean “Comfort Women” who were sexually enslaved by the Japanese army during World War II has galvanized Korean-American organizations, who have now stepped forward and vowed to build many more memorials.

Hector Lopez came from Connecticut to protest the implementation of Secure Communities in New York. (Photo by Jeanmarie Evelly)

Immigrants Speak Out Against Deportation Law

Featured Posts, Immigration, Politics May 14, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Last week’s surprise announcement that a controversial deportation program that uses police fingerprints to identify undocumented immigrants is being implemented in New York tomorrow has infuriated many immigrant advocacy groups and elected officials, who protested the move at a rally this morning.

President’s Same-Sex Marriage Stance Wins Accolades in Ethnic, Local Press

President’s Same-Sex Marriage Stance Wins Accolades in Ethnic, Local Press

LGBTQ, Media May 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

President Barack Obama’s revelation that he “personally” supports same-sex marriage — in a taped interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts — has sparked a range of reactions from the ethnic press and New York City’s community media. Many took the opportunity to debunk assumptions about their community’s stance on same-sex marriage.

Photo via The Brooklyn Bureau of City Limits

No Apathy Here: Brooklyn Students Rally for DREAM Act

Education, Immigration May 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Undocumented college students face an uphill battle when it comes to financing their education. But a group of students from Brooklyn college are not taking their predicament lying down — they have joined student groups from across the state in pressing for a New York version of the DREAM Act.

Rabbi Benyamin Kosofsky teaches from a computer screen in Crown Heights. (Photo via The Jewish Week)

For Students Around the Globe, Jewish Online School Bell Rings in Brooklyn

Education, Religion May 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm

The Chabad Lubavitch movement has made strides when it comes to online education — creating the world’s first fully web-based school of Judaic studies. The Brooklyn-based Shluchim Online School has an online community of students in 36 different countries, reported Jewish Week.

A group shot of Workplace Project members in happier days (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

More Turmoil at Workplace Project: Day Laborer Group Dismisses Board

Labor, Long Island May 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm

The dramatics at the Workplace Project continued last week when the organization, which advocates for day laborers on Long Island, unexpectedly deposed its elected board of directors and replaced them with an interim board, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

The new Spanish-language nespaper INDIGNación dedicated an issue to the May Day Occupy Wall Street protests. (Photo by Jenny Marc via GlobalPost)

Media in Focus: A Blog Ends, Another Expands, and a Newspaper is Born

Media, Politics, Video May 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm

As the South-Asian blog Sepia Mutiny takes a bow, a new Spanish-language newspaper with roots in the Occupy Wall Street movement launches and the local news blog DNAinfo expands into all five boroughs.

From Cinco de Mayo’s Little-Known History to Its Celebrated Food (and Drink)

From Cinco de Mayo’s Little-Known History to Its Celebrated Food (and Drink)

History, Latino, Mexican May 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm

With Mexicans making up 10.3 percent of the U.S. population, Cinco de Mayo has become an American celebration. But many gringos seem to mistakenly think that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day — or an homage to the blessed margarita cocktail. Here’s what it’s really about.

Pasiana Rodríguez is the only female mechanic in Willets Point, Queens, a world dominated by men. (Photo by Silvina Sterin Pensel/EDLP)

Running the Shop With a Mechanic’s Expertise and a Woman’s Touch

Labor, Queens May 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Meet Pasiana Rodríguez, of Dacar Auto Radiator in Queens. Some customers who walk into the shop take one look at her and ask for the mechanic. Others try to woo her. But with a bit of patience, the strong-willed Dominican has established herself as the queen of radiators, auto repair and oil changes.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says the ‘tight-knit’ nature of the Orthodox community makes it impossible to disclose the identities of abuse suspects without also identifying their victims. (KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE)

Newspaper Presses For Names of Orthodox Sex Abuse Suspects

Crime, Opinion May 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm

The Jewish Daily Forward continues its call for the release of the names of Orthodox Jews charged in sex abuse cases. Brooklyn prosecutors have refused to release the names of Hasidic suspects, arguing that the community’s close ties make it easy to identify victims of abuse.

Connor McCrate and Getzy Edelman of Streimel Viking entertain a crowd in Brooklyn. (Photo by Sonja Sharp/DNAinfo)

Ex-Hasidic Death Metal Band Rocks Crown Heights

Culture, Religion, Video May 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm

First there was Matisyahu, the Hasidic hip hop and dancehall phenomenon. Now, DNAinfo reports, Crown Heights has Streimel Viking — death metal by way of Orthodox Judaism.

Two Decades Later, Memories Still Vivid For Children of the L.A. Riots

Two Decades Later, Memories Still Vivid For Children of the L.A. Riots

History April 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Reporter Jorge Rivas, who has his own memories of living through the Los Angeles riots of 1992 as a child, captured the stories of others his age in an impressive video project for Colorlines.

(Photo from World Journal)

As Asian Population Booms, Chinatown Struggles

Demographics, Economy, Featured Posts April 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

New York City’s Asian-American neighborhoods are struggling with problems that include gentrification, generic commercial development and the shuttering of iconic local businesses, according to a panel of community leaders and professors who gathered last week.

A banner from the Workplace Project. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Update: Reaction to ‘Crisis’ at Workplace Project

In the News, Labor, Opinion April 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm

La Tribuna Hispana responds to sharp feedback it received to its earlier article on a “crisis” within an organization that advocates for day laborers and immigrants in Hempstead, NY.