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Chinese Voters on Long Island Mobilized on WeChat

East Asian, Long Island, Politics November 14, 2014 at 5:17 pm

World Journal looks at how WeChat, a popular social media platform among the Chinese, helped to garner an impressive result on Election Day for little-known candidate Doug Lee.

Faith in Affordable Housing and ‘Life’s Essentials’

Faith in Affordable Housing and ‘Life’s Essentials’

Culture, Government, Housing, Religion, Video November 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm

In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources,” clergy find ways to build affordable housing; Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Nisha Agarwal meets with the community and ethnic press; and the grandson of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee directs a documentary on the couple.

Teaching Dance Moves in Spanish Harlem

Teaching Dance Moves in Spanish Harlem

Culture, Featured Posts, Video, Voices' Picks November 4, 2014 at 4:01 pm

This month Violeta Galagarza celebrates 25 years of teaching at-risk kids in Spanish Harlem how to dance at her school, Keep Rising to the Top (KR3Ts).

Leslie Ramos (Photo via Queens Latino)

82nd Street Partnership Names New Leader

Business, Queens October 30, 2014 at 8:59 pm

The 82nd Street Partnership, the BID in Jackson Heights, has a new executive director, Leslie A. Ramos.

Brooklyn residents Gerard Paul Filche (r.)and Jean Alexandre (center) celebrated with  council member Mathieu Eugene (Photo by Matthew Taub via Brooklyn Brief)

In Brooklyn, Praise for Haitian Family Reunification Program

Brooklyn, Caribbean October 28, 2014 at 4:03 pm

The Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program will be implemented by the Department of Homeland Security and work to reunify Haitian families, reports Brooklyn Brief.

Ebola Stigma and ‘Annie Undocumented’

Ebola Stigma and ‘Annie Undocumented’

African, Health, Immigration, Religion, Video October 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm

How has the Ebola hysteria affected the largest Liberian community outside Liberia? CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” finds out in one of three segments.

Lady Liberty, Age and Identity, and Helping Domestic Abuse Victims

Lady Liberty, Age and Identity, and Helping Domestic Abuse Victims

History, Manhattan, Video, Women October 23, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Hear how Bartholdi’s Lady Liberty is the inspiration for a new musical in one of three reports on this episode of the CUNY TV show “Independent Sources.”

Nancy Tong (Photo by Kimberly Conner for Voice of NY)

Brooklyn’s First Asian American District Leader Aims to Help

Brooklyn, East Asian, Politics October 21, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Nancy Tong, the first Asian-American district leader in Brooklyn, wants to help open more pre-K facilities and promote affordable housing for seniors.

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Fighting for The Dream: A Book about Chinese-American Veterans

East Asian, History October 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm

In this story from Sing Tao Daily, Victoria Moy, the granddaughter of a WWII veteran from Chinatown, uncovers the history of Chinese-American veterans from WWII to Afghanistan – and tells why for her grandfather, serving in the military was the happiest time of his life.

Performing a ‘Canvas of Words’ in Queens

Performing a ‘Canvas of Words’ in Queens

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, Video October 17, 2014 at 11:47 am

The art and poetry festival on Oct. 11 focused on preserving identity, culture and history in immigrant communities.

Chilean artist Manuel Guerra (Photo by Antonio Flores-Lobos via La Voz)

Manuel Guerra Mártis: From Chile to the Hudson Valley

Culture, South American October 8, 2014 at 11:27 am

La Voz chronicles the eight-decade long story of Manuel Guerra Mártis, who fled Chile in 1973 and arrived in Ulster County where he started drawing as a distraction and ended up turning the restaurant where he worked into a gallery.

Looking for an ‘Invisible’ Immigrant Community

Looking for an ‘Invisible’ Immigrant Community

Two investigators trace the little-known migration of Spaniards to the U.S. from 1868 to 1945.

Troubled School Comes Back with S.W.A.G.G.E.R.

Troubled School Comes Back with S.W.A.G.G.E.R.

Best of 2014, Education, Featured Posts, Queens, Voices' Picks October 3, 2014 at 5:52 pm

A new principal and a new approach motivated students at one Far Rockaway middle school.

Ntozake Shange (Photo via The Uptowner)

Celebrating Ntozake Shange’s ‘For Colored Girls’

African American, Culture, In the News, Manhattan October 1, 2014 at 5:27 pm

A three-gallery exhibit in Harlem celebrates the 40th year of Ntozake Shange’s “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,” according to separate reports in Amsterdam News and The Uptowner.

A Brooklyn judge dismissed a lawsuit by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), allowing NYU-Langone to take over the walk-in emergency department at LICH. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Conflicts Continue over LICH Future

Brooklyn, Health September 30, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Community members are upset over a judge’s ruling that will now allow NYU Langone Medical Center to hire whomever it wants for the walk-in emergency center at LICH, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.