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NYPD Chief of Department Carlos Gómez is leaving, and Mayor Bill de Blasio – via Commissioner James O’Neill – has left the high office without a Hispanic representative.

NYPD Leaves out High-Ranking Hispanics

Latino, New York, Police December 4, 2017 at 4:31 pm

As NYPD Chief of Department Carlos M. Gomez, the first Hispanic to hold the position, is retiring, activists complain that Mayor de Blasio is not considering another Latino to replace him, Impacto Latino reports.

(Photo via El Diario)

The Speaker Race: Hopefuls Promise Latinos to Fight Trump

Government, Latino, New York December 1, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Council members Ydanis Rodríguez, Mark Levine, Jimmy Van Bramer and Jumaane Williams addressed the Latino community in a debate sponsored by Make the Road New York, El Diario and Univisión 41, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Author Obioma Nwokolo (Photo via Forest Hills Times)

An African Princess Story to Inspire Girls

African, Queens, Youth December 1, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Obioma Nwokolo, a Forest Hills resident originally from Nigeria, shares with Forest Hills Times the book series and accompanying dolls she created to instill confidence in young girls.

At the memorial services for victims of the Holodomor on Nov. 18. (Photo by Irena Reyant-Saviano)

Victims of Holodomor in Ukraine Remembered

Eastern European, History, Manhattan December 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Ukrainians in NYC marked the death of millions in 1932-33, reports Svoboda.

(Photo by Mark Hallum via Times Ledger)

Action on a Queens Burial Ground?

African American, History, Queens December 1, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Times Ledger reports on the prospects for a restoration of Old Towne Burial Ground in Flushing.

(Photo via Long Island Wins)

FOILing ICE for Info on Gang Membership Criteria

Immigration, Latino, Long Island November 30, 2017 at 4:12 pm

The New York Immigration Coalition is seeking information that will answer questions about the “Operation Matador” program, Long Island Wins reports.

“It’s really a spirit of the island,” said Miriam Barbosa (right, with partner Ralph) of pitorro. 
(Photo by Desiree Johnson via Manhattan Times)

La Marqueta Returns

Business, Manhattan, Puerto Rican November 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm

La Marqueta has been renamed “La Marqueta Retoña” (The Market Returns) in time for the holidays in the latest effort to revive the historic East Harlem marketplace, reports Manhattan Times.

The East Elmhurst Corona Alliance protests at LaGuardia Airport. (Photo via Queens Tribune)

Protesting Contracting Practices and More at LGA

Business, Queens November 30, 2017 at 3:12 pm

This is the third year that clergy and others protested to urge that the state increase contracting with minority and women-owned businesses in connection with the $8 billion upgrade of LaGuardia Airport, reports Queens Tribune.

‘The Inscrutable Chinese’ on Display

‘The Inscrutable Chinese’ on Display

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video November 30, 2017 at 3:05 pm

SinoVision English Channel speaks to Homer Shew, the artist behind “The Inscrutable Chinese,” an exhibit that features paintings of Chinese-American faces and explores themes of immigration and representation.

(Photo via West Side Rag)

A Rabbi, an UWS Bookstore and a Kids’ Book on Palestine

Business, Jewish, Middle Eastern November 29, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue wants Book Culture to rescind their support of “P is for Palestine,” a children’s alphabet book, writes West Side Rag.

The group of experts from the New York City Department of Health, led by First Deputy Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot (fifth from left in blue jacket and khakis), at the airport before leaving for Puerto Rico. (Photo via El Diario)

NYC Health Experts Head to Puerto Rico

Health, New York, Puerto Rican November 29, 2017 at 4:07 pm

While staff from the New York City Department of Health arrived on the island on Tuesday, New York’s governor announced the deployment of electric utility experts, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Bronx Borough  Board met Nov. 27 to discuss the Jerome Avenue Rezoning.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Jerome Ave. Rezoning Approval by Bronx Board – with Provisos

Bronx November 29, 2017 at 3:52 pm

The Bronx Borough Board approved the Jerome Ave. rezoning plan – with strings attached, reports Norwood News.

Borough President-Adams taking a bite out of swiss chard grown at the hydroponic farm at PS-56 (photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Growing Produce in Brooklyn Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Food, Health, Youth November 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Council member Laurie Cumbo announced a new school-based greenhouse project, Kings County Politics reports.

NYSAMC members with Public Advocate Letitia James on a construction site. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

NYS Minority Contractors Group Marks 20th Anniversary

Brooklyn, Business, New York November 29, 2017 at 3:13 pm

The New York State Association of Minority Contractors (NYSAMC) will mark its 20th anniversary with a dinner awards gala on Nov. 30, reports Kings County Politics.

Witnesses said Chinese girls jumped from there. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Massage Parlor Worker Dies in Police Raid

Business, East Asian, Queens November 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

In reporting on a massage parlor worker who jumped to her death during a police raid in Flushing, Sing Tao Daily looks into the background of the Chinese immigrant and how some massage parlors affect area businesses.