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One of the historic houses at Weeksville Heritage Center. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Weeksville Raises More Than $200K

Black, Brooklyn, History May 13, 2019 at 4:41 pm

BK Reader and Brooklyn Daily Eagle report on a crowdfunding effort to save the Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights.

Compañía de Danza Mexicana Calpulli’s mission is to showcase and expand Mexican culture. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Calpulli: Bringing Mexican Dance and Traditions to the Community

Culture, Mexican, New York May 13, 2019 at 3:39 pm

The Calpulli Mexican Dance Company offers Mexican dance classes around the city for people of all ages, El Diario La Prensa reports.

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

Planned Expansion of List of ‘Deportable’ Crimes in NYC Draws Outcry

Immigration May 10, 2019 at 5:14 pm

Community activists expressed concern that the city is straying from its sanctuary mission as City Hall is considering expanding the list of crimes that could lead to deportation, and increased ICE cooperation, in New York, El Diario La Prensa reports.

China's women's basketball team played against the New York Liberty on May 9 at the Barclays Center. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Basketball Game Reflects Intricate China-US Relationship

Brooklyn, East Asian, Sports May 10, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Before a WNBA preseason game between the New York Liberty and China’s national team, Liberty owner Joseph Tsai spoke about how sports can improve relations between the two countries, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Council member Ritchie Torres at City Hall (Photo by Matt Tracy via Gay City News)

Ritchie Torres Sets Sights on an ‘Historic Race’

Bronx, LGBTQ, Politics May 9, 2019 at 6:07 pm

In a wide-ranging interview with Gay City News, City Council member Ritchie Torres speaks about looking ahead to the Congressional race for Rep. José Serrano’s seat in the Bronx.

‘Flavorful Fiesta’ to Benefit Venezuelan Kids

‘Flavorful Fiesta’ to Benefit Venezuelan Kids

Brooklyn, Culture, Latino May 9, 2019 at 5:46 pm

Artists will gather for a festival in Brooklyn to benefit Venezuelan children, deeply affected by the humanitarian crisis in their country, reports Bushwick Daily.

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Rutgers Greek Groups Honor Consul General

Metro Area, Video, Western European May 9, 2019 at 5:41 pm

The National Herald posted a video of a traditional dance performed at a community gathering organized by Greek organizations at Rutgers University.

An English teacher chats about "The Crucible" with her class at ELLIS Prep Academy in the Bronx, a transfer school that serves immigrant students. (Photo by Reema Amin via Chalkbeat)

NYS Officials Propose More Teacher Training on English Learners

Education, Immigration, New York May 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm

New York State education officials recommend that some of the hours in teacher preparation programs be devoted to understanding language development among learners of English, reports Chalkbeat.

Farrah Mozawalla, acting executive director of the Asian American Advisory Board and the Office of Asian American Affairs. (Photo from the Nassau County Asian American Advisory Board/Facebook via Valley Stream Herald)

Asian American Office Formed in Nassau County

Asian, Government, Long Island May 8, 2019 at 5:29 pm

To meet the needs of a growing Asian-American population in Nassau County, the Legislature recently voted to create the Office of Asian American Affairs, reports Valley Stream Herald.

(Campaign ad for Farah Louis via Flatbush Jewish Journal)

Reacting to a Council Race Ad in a Brooklyn Jewish Paper

Brooklyn, Jewish, Media, Politics May 7, 2019 at 4:13 pm

In the race for the 45th City Council District seat, a campaign ad for candidate Farah Louis in the Flatbush Jewish Journal has “exposed a raw nerve,” writes Kings County Politics.

A meeting was held at NYPD headquarters to discuss the protection of Muslim houses of worship during Ramadan. (Photo by Ahmed Mourad via Al Hawadeth)

Ensuring the Safety of Muslims in NYC During Ramadan

Brooklyn, Muslim, New York, Police May 7, 2019 at 3:15 pm

The NYPD sought to reassure the Muslim community that worshippers would be protected during the holy month of Ramadan, while Muslim Community Patrol talked about stepping up its volunteer activities, Al Hawadeth reports.

Delivery workers, such as Jinhua Li, coalesced in Corona Plaza to support a new state bill on e-bikes and scooters which they claim will counteract city policies viewed as discriminatory. (Photo: Mark Hallum via QNS)

Urging Legalization of E-Bikes

Asian, Food, Labor, Latino, New York May 6, 2019 at 5:22 pm

Delivery workers described being targeted by law enforcement for using e-bikes on the job at a press conference on a bill that would legalize the bikes, reports QNS.

Models wear Herero-inspired creations by aspiring Brooklyn designers. (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Aspiring Designers Have a Show at Brooklyn Library

Brooklyn, Culture May 6, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Designers from Brooklyn Public Library’s BKLYN Fashion Academy celebrated the Herero women of Namibia in a fashion show, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Mary Jobaida (Photo courtesy of Jobaida's campaign via QNS)

First Primary Challenger in Queens District in a Decade

Politics, Queens, South Asian May 3, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Citing a need for a “true, democratic process,” Mary Jobaida is running in the 2020 Democratic primary for the 37th Assembly District seat currently held by longtime incumbent Catherine Nolan, reports QNS.

Armando Mariño, Persona, 2019

A Cuban Artist’s Take on Identity

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan May 3, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Cuban-born artist Armando Mariño has a solo show in Harlem that explores themes of identity, gender and acceptance.

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