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Immigrant-Run Worker Co-op Program Wins ‘Innovative’ Award

Immigrant-Run Worker Co-op Program Wins ‘Innovative’ Award

Business, Government, In the News, Labor, Latino May 28, 2013 at 3:27 pm

A Brooklyn non-profit that helps develop worker-run cooperatives to help immigrants build their own small businesses is one of two groups recognized with the first NYC Innovative Nonprofit Awards, designed to identify new ideas to reduce poverty.

Haitian Flag Day

Brooklyn Haitians Honored for Country’s Flag Day

Caribbean, Culture, Video May 24, 2013 at 4:08 pm

An Haitian Flag Day awards ceremony in Brooklyn honored members of the community for their contributions, accompanied by the pulsating beats of Haitian dancing and drumming.

John Chen, an undocumented immigrant, shared his experiences at an immigration reform briefing on immigration reform at the Museum of Chinese in America in Chinatown. (Photo by Ai Xiang Wang via World Journal)

Chinese Weigh In on Reform: Family or Employment-based Visas?

East Asian, Government, Immigration, In the News May 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm

When it comes to immigration reform, World Journal reports that the Chinese community is divided between supporting an increase in visas for high-tech immigrant workers or maintaining the number of visas allotted for overseas family members of Americans.

Not even John Liu, the only Asian running for mayor, emerged unscathed after showing up half an hour late. (Photo by Edward Charrette via The FilAm)

Ire at No-Show Candidates in Mayoral Forum for Asians

Asian, Elections 2013, In the News, Politics May 22, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Seven mayoral candidates confirmed but only four showed up for a forum put together by around 50 Asian-American groups, reports The FilAm. Upset at the turnout, organizers and audience members took the absence as a disregard of their priorities.

A makeshift memorial for hate crime victim Mark Carson at 396 6th Ave. (Photo by Steve Guttman, Flickr Creative Commons License)

In Anti-Gay Killing, Jewish Lessons and a Family’s Denial

Crime, In the News May 21, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Coverage in the ethnic and community press about a gay murder in the Village includes an interview in El Diario-La Prensa with members of the suspect’s family denying he was driven by hatred of gays and the Jewish perspective from The Jewish Daily Forward.

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio introduced a proposal that would issue a city ID for undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Latima Stephens/CUNY Photo Wire)

City, State Officials Push for ID for Undocumented

Government, Immigration, In the News May 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm

El Diario-La Prensa reports in two separate articles on efforts at the state and municipal levels to issue IDs for undocumented immigrants.

(Photo via France-Amérique).

Alliance Française Celebrates Tunisia

Culture, North African, Western European May 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm

“World Nomads,” a month-long festival by New York’s French Institute Alliance Française, fetes the cultural and intellectual renaissance of Tunisia two years after its Arab Spring, reports France-Amerique.

Sahadi's started out as a Middle Eastern food store but has expanded into an international gourmet business. (Photo by JolieNY, Flickr Creative Commons License)

An Earful of Immigrants at Work

Business, Immigration, In the News, Labor, Mexican May 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds features “audio postcards” in which people from an immigrant background talk about their job, from a Polish-American worker at Greenpoint bakery Peter Pan to the Lebanese-American owner of family-run food store Sahadi’s.

Immigrant activists will use May 1, International Workers' Day, to protest what they see as the short comings of the proposed immigration reform bill, including that it will take 10 years for many to obtain legal residence. (Photo courtesy of Migrant Power Alliance via El Diario La Prensa)

Immigrants Use May Day for Legalization Push

Immigration, Latino April 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Thousands of immigrant workers will not only reclaim their rights on May 1, International Workers’ Day, they will also raise their voices in unison to demand fair immigration reform, reports El Diario La Prensa and Asian Journal.

Jackson Heights Food Cart Owners Join Cleanliness Program

Jackson Heights Food Cart Owners Join Cleanliness Program

Business, Food, Queens April 26, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Food cart owners operating in the Jackson Heights and Corona sections of City Council District 25 have joined a voluntary pilot project to keep the streets clean, especially around their carts, says a report published in Queens Chronicle.

Three Pakistani Americans discuss the upcoming elections in Pakistan at Gourmet Bakery and Sweets on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn. (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

Election Fever Grips Brooklyn’s Little Pakistan

Brooklyn, In the News, Politics, South Asian April 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Pakistani residents in Flatbush are busy debating their favorite candidates in the May 11 parliament elections. The Brooklyn Ink reports that support for the party of cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan’s is high in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

Manager Andrea Plaid (left) for Colorlines' Drop the i-word campaign, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Fernando Chavez inside The New York Times building to deliver signatures urging the publication to stop using the term "illegal" when describing undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Erin Zipper via Colorlines)

Drop ‘Illegal,’ Say 70K to The Times

Culture, Immigration, Media April 24, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Colorlines reports that Jose Antonio Vargas, Fernando Chavez – the son of Cesar Chavez – and dozens of supporters gathered to deliver 70,000 signatures to The New York Times, calling on the publication to stop using the term “illegal immigrant.”

Brighton Beach (Photo by Kevin Harber, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Doors Closing on Russian Immigration

Eastern European, Immigration, Opinion April 23, 2013 at 4:04 pm

A Russian Bazaar opinion column looks at reasons behind the steady drop in the number of immigrants from nations of the former Soviet Union, much of which has to do with American reluctance to issue visas to citizens of those countries for a myriad of reasons.

Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto (center), and councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito (left) talk with a resident of District 8.

San Juan Mayor Learns of New Budget Process During East Harlem Visit

Economy, Government, In the News, New York April 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm

A new method for allocating funds for community projects in New York, the Participatory Budget Process, recently drew the attention of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto. During a visit she observed the process in action in District 8.

Joshua Tang with Rev. Al Sharpton.

Divided by Affirmative Action? A Diversified Asian Community Facing New Challenge

Asian, Education, New York, Uncategorized April 8, 2013 at 12:37 pm

This Dec. 26, 2012 story from Sing Tao Daily, about the pros and cons of affirmative action from an Asian American perspective, won first prize in the 2013 Ippies Journalism Awards for best story about an immigrant community.