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The aftermath of Sandy in Coney Island. (Photo by Skyler Reid)

Undocumented Immigrants Can Apply for FEMA Help Thru Citizen Children

Economy, Environment, Immigration, In the News, New York November 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Undocumented immigrants are not eligible for financial assistance from FEMA but Sandy victims without papers can apply if any member of the household has lawful status, including a child, reports the Sing Tao Daily.

Gen. Petraeus' infidelity pushed Latino voters off the headlines. (Photo by Hector Alejandro/Creative Commons)

Opinion: The Cheaters Take it All

Latino, Opinion, Politics November 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Latinos were basking in their moment in the sun after Hispanic voters propelled President Obama to a second term but the celebrations were short-lived, says Dolores Prida in her weekly column in El Diario La Prensa, upstaged by Gen. Petraeus’ sex scandal.

After a series of natural disasters, small business owners are frustrated. (Reporter Chen Zhiyi / photography)

Chinatown Business Owners Blast Government Over Lack of Support

Business, East Asian, Environment, Food November 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Restaurant and small business owners gathered to vent their frustrations over a lack of help from government officials in the aftermath of Sandy, reported World Journal. The damage from the storm is done, the question now is how to get customers back.

(Photo by Maite Junco)

Record Election Turnout Among Chinese Voters

East Asian, Elections 2012, Politics November 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Hurricane Sandy couldn’t stop Chinese voters from turning out in record numbers in Chinatown, Flushing and Brooklyn, reported World Journal, adding that the level of participation buries the stereotype that Chinese-Americans don’t vote.

On the first anniversary of Oscar Veliz death, his mother Yolanda Veliz lights a candle near where he was killed in Hempstead. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

A Year After Son’s Hit-and-Run Death, Hempstead Mom Awaits Justice

Crime, Latino, Long Island November 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm

A year after the death of 16-year-old Oscar Veliz, his mother continues to cope with her grief while still waiting for an arrest in the case, La Tribuna Hispana reported. She has also found solace by starting a foundation in his honor to promote organ donations in the Latino community.

Katarzyna Fiorita launched the hotline. (Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Psychologists Launch Post-Sandy Hotline

Eastern European, Environment, Health November 13, 2012 at 11:08 pm

The hotline will provide assistance in Polish, especially to immigrants, who may not have relatives or friends close by who can be of support during a tough situation like this one, the Nowy Dziennik reported.

Comptroller John Liu helped bring a warm meal to seniors at Hamilton xx House (Photo via

Knickerbocker Village Residents May Be Without Heat Until Thanksgiving

Asian, Environment, New York November 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, residents of Knickerbocker Village, a complex of 13 buildings in the Lower East Side, are most concerned about when the power and heat will return, the Sing Tao Daily reported. But in the meantime they got a break from the unappetizing food they have been getting recently.

Rick Montano via La Tribuna Hispana

Lack of Party Support for Montano Cost Democrats in Suffolk

Latino, Long Island, Politics November 12, 2012 at 11:23 pm

The balance of power in the State Senate could have tipped in favor of Democrats had their leadership in Suffolk County generously funded the campaign of Rick Montano for the State Senate, La Tribuna Hispana reported. Montano lost by a small margin.

From left, State Senator Jose Peralta, Assemblyman Francisco Moya and Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras during Queens Dominican Parade a rainy afternoon of September this year. (Photo by Javier Castano via Queens Latino)

Is There a Latino Leadership Void in Queens?

Latino, Politics, Queens November 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Despite having three Latino elected officials, Hispanics in Queens don’t have politicians or community leaders to turn to in difficult times or who can rally support for key Latino issues, reports Queens Latino.

Rep. Jose Serrano said the vote means Puerto Ricans want change. (Photo by Azi Paybarah via Flickr Creative Commons)

Serrano: Vote for Statehood is ‘an Earthquake in Puerto Rican Politics’

Elections 2012, New York, Politics, Puerto Rican November 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm

On election night, an unprecedented vote took place outside of the 50 states: Almost 61 percent of Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood, the first time a clear majority voiced their desire to become the 51st state.

Who’s the Next (Non) American Big Star?

Who’s the Next (Non) American Big Star?

Culture, Featured Posts, In the News November 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

We’ve all seen the video: dark shades, slick suit, and that trademark horsey dance. PSY and his “Gangnam Style” are sweeping the United States. Now, we’re looking for the next viral international music superstar. Help us find the next non-American Idol!

Outside Brooklyn polling site. Election day, November 6. 2012. (Photo by Willis Arnold)

Opinion: Latinos Won. Now What?

Elections 2012, In the News, Latino, Politics November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm

The impact of the Latino vote on Tuesday’s elections represents a coming of age for a growing community that has felt disrespected and invisible. Now the homework begins, says Dolores Prida in her weekly column in El Diario La Prensa.

Grace Meng of Queens is one of some 80 immigrants running for Congress nationwide. (Photo from Grace for New York)

80 Immigrant Candidates Running for Congress Nationwide

Demographics, Immigration, Politics November 5, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Some 80 congressional candidates from immigrant communities are on Tuesday’s ballots across the country, including Grace Meng in Queens, reports Feet in 2 Worlds, based on a 46-page report from The New American Leaders Project.

Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. (Photo by Michael Paterakis)

A Red Brighton Beach in Blue Brooklyn

Eastern European, Politics November 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Brighton Beach is perhaps the biggest anomaly in New York politics: A Republican enclave in the Democratic stronghold of Brooklyn, solid enough to give considerable edge to all GOP candidates fighting for office within its borders.

Matthew McMorrow (left) and Brian Kenny of Lambda Independent Democrats prepare a mailer listing the pro-equality candidates the group supports at McMorrow's Park Slope apartment. (Photo by Sierra Leone Starks)

Gay Voters Fearful of What a Romney Victory Could Bring

Brooklyn, Elections 2012, LGBTQ, Politics November 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

For many gay voters an Obama defeat would set the clock back on some important victories for the LGBT community over the last four years, including the president’s endorsement of gay marriage and the repeal of the military’s “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy.