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(Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre via The Haitian Times)

Opinion: The Message of the Debate Over ‘Little Haiti’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Demographics, Opinion October 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Can Brooklyn’s “Little Caribbean” also encompass “Little Haiti”? The debate, including some vitriolic comments, tells The Haitian Times’ founder that there is more the community needs to do to achieve economic empowerment.

Around 100 people turned out on Danny Chen Way, on a stretch of Elizabeth Street, to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the soldier’s death.

Chinese Community Commemorates Danny Chen

East Asian, Manhattan October 6, 2017 at 5:04 pm

On the sixth anniversary of the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, many gathered on a stretch of road named after the soldier to remember the Chinatown native, reports World Journal.

‘Muslim in New York’ – a #BHeard Town Hall

‘Muslim in New York’ – a #BHeard Town Hall

Brooklyn, Muslim, Video October 6, 2017 at 1:31 pm

On Oct. 11, the #BHeard Town Hall at BRIC TV will explore “Muslim in New York: A Community Comes Together.” Watch BRIC TV’s video of Farzanna Mohamed, who has coped with Islamophobia since childhood.

Nomsa Brath and Cinque Brathwaite (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

‘Elombe Brath Way’ in Harlem

African, Black, Manhattan, New York October 6, 2017 at 11:24 am

Community members honored the late NYC activist and “freedom fighter” Elombe Brath at a street co-naming ceremony in Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.

Christopher Marte (Photo  via The Villager)

The Battle for Chin’s Council Seat Continues

East Asian, Elections 2017, Manhattan October 5, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Two of Margaret Chin’s challengers are on the ballot for the general election. The Villager reports on what they and a political consultant have to say.

Volunteers helped over 30 attendees with documentation and a protections safety checklist, at the third Bronx Immigration Partnership clinic in Mott Haven on Sept. 27. (Photo by Allyson Escobar via Mott Haven Herald)

Bronx Immigrants Learn About Rights

Bronx, Immigration, Social Services October 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm

A Bronx immigration clinic started after the 2016 election aims to combat fraud by informing immigrants of their rights, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

Central American, Food, New York, Religion, Video October 5, 2017 at 4:48 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at questions of funding related to the city’s Free School Lunch for All program. Also covered is a campaign to educate Americans on the Sikh community, and a documentary on Mayan resistance in Guatemala.

A group of students taking a class at Aprendiendo Inglés Ahora E.S.L. (Photo by Jackie Pape via The Easthampton Star)

ESL on the South Fork

Education, Immigration, Long Island October 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm

Classes for adult students of English have been successful on the South Fork of Long Island, reports The East Hampton Star.

(Photo via LatinoJustice PRLDEF/Instagram)

Local Hispanic Leaders, Media Blast Trump’s ‘Offensive’ Puerto Rico Visit

New York, Puerto Rican October 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm

Local leaders and Hispanic media outlets considered the president’s comments regarding the assistance given to the island after Hurricane María offensive and derogatory, El Diario/La Prensa and La Tribuna Hispana report.  

Collecting donations in Passaic, NJ. (Photo via La Voz)

Donating – and Ensuring Donations Get Where Needed

Latino, Metro Area, Mexican, Puerto Rican October 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Mariel Fiori, editor of La Voz, writes about the outpouring of donations in the tri-state area – and what to do to make sure that donations are not diverted.

Bin Ma (left) and Yuan Gao (right) in "Selling the Horse." (Photo via NY City Lens)

Peking Opera on Sundays

Culture, East Asian, Queens October 4, 2017 at 5:01 pm

NY City Lens profiles a troupe of Chinese international students and young professionals who perform Peking opera on weekends.

The collection center at Mi Casa Es Puebla is no longer receiving donations. (Photo via El Diario)

Aid for Mexico Abounds in NYC but Shipping Is a Challenge

Environment, Metro Area, Mexican October 3, 2017 at 10:35 pm

Tri-state area donation centers to aid Mexico are at full capacity, but shipments are barely trickling down due to a lack of volunteers to sort the goods according to transportation and customs requirements, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Revival of Shtieblach on the UWS?

A Revival of Shtieblach on the UWS?

History, Immigration, Jewish, Manhattan, Middle Eastern October 3, 2017 at 10:32 pm

The Forward looks at how small “old-school synagogues,” popular a century ago among Eastern European immigrants, are returning to the Upper West Side.

(Photo by Hannah Frishberg via Brokelyn)

Uzbek Restaurant Expands to Park Slope

Asian, Brooklyn, Food October 3, 2017 at 10:31 pm

Brokelyn pays a visit to Uzbek restaurant Nargis’ new Park Slope location.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Opinion: Another Latino Politician Embarrasses His Community

Crime, Government, Latino, Metro Area, Opinion October 3, 2017 at 3:32 pm

Reporte Hispano devoted a rare editorial to Paterson, New Jersey, Mayor José “Joey” Torres after he pleaded guilty in a corruption case, arguing that he has shamed all Hispanics.