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Protesting Saheed Vassell's killing by the NYPD. (Photo by Paul Stremple via Bklyner)

‘Why They Kill Us’

Black, Brooklyn, Police April 16, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A column in Our Time Press reflects on the killing of Saheed Vassell and what should be done.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Bengali New Year in Kensington

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian April 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Kensington residents celebrated the Bengali New Year with events that included a magic show and parade, and a performance by a Brazilian drumline, reports Bklyner.

Cubans dancing in Union City (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

A Documentary about NJ’s Most Populated Latino City

Culture, Latino, Metro Area April 16, 2018 at 4:18 pm

The documentary “Union City, U.S.A.” chronicles the biggest predominantly Latino city in New Jersey, sometimes called “Havana on the Hudson,” Reporte Hispano writes.  

The Queens library event on TPS. (Photo via Vishwanews.com)

Renewal of TPS for Nepal: ‘Not Enough Lobbying’

Immigration, Queens, South Asian April 13, 2018 at 5:34 pm

Nepalese are being urged to reach out to get more support from local legislators for the extension of TPS, Vishwanews.com reports.

Cynthia Nixon (Photo from video from cynthiafornewyork.com via El Diario)

Nixon Touts Sanctuary State and Driver’s Licenses For Immigrants

Elections 2018, New York April 13, 2018 at 4:25 pm

In an interview with El Diario/La Prensa, gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon says she wants to make New York a sanctuary state, pass the Dream Act and issue driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.

Terraza 7 and Mexican Folk Dancing in ‘Nueva York’

Terraza 7 and Mexican Folk Dancing in ‘Nueva York’

Latino, Mexican, New York, Video April 13, 2018 at 4:02 pm

CUNY TV’s “Nueva York” visits a popular Jackson Heights bar and a Mexican youth folk dance group, and interviews a Dreamer, and a Japanese-Peruvian composer.

Memorial service for Winnie Mandela at House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Amsterdam News)

Remembering Winnie Mandela in Brooklyn

Black, Brooklyn April 13, 2018 at 3:48 pm

A memorial at the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn celebrated the life of Winnie Mandela, and recalled her visit to Brooklyn, reports Amsterdam News.

Lawyers and leaders say that they will fight on with protests and sit-ins until ICE is kept away from the courts. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Lawyers Escalate Fight to Get ICE Out of NYC Courts

Immigration, New York April 12, 2018 at 5:35 pm

After 175 immigrants have been detained in New York immigration courts in the past year, a coalition of hundreds of attorneys is urging the state’s chief judge to stop “out of control” ICE through protests, sit-ins and complaints, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Herbert and Virginia Kee at a function of the political club they helped co-found, the United Democratic Organization, in 2015. (Photo via The Villager)

Chinatown Leader Herbert Kee Dies

East Asian, Manhattan, Social Services April 12, 2018 at 3:33 pm

The Villager describes the numerous contributions of Dr. Herbert Kee who, along with his wife Virginia, founded the Chinese-American Planning Council, the largest Asian-American social services organization.

Co-founder of the Haitian American Caucus, Samuel Pierre, addresses crowd during a 2015 rally protesting Dominican Republic’s court ruling rendering thousands of Dominican Haitians stateless. (Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre via The Haitian Times)

Opinion: Haitian Leaders in NY Rekindle ‘Glory Days’

Caribbean, New York, Opinion April 12, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Haitian community leaders are planning an April 20 march to speak out against Trump but “unfortunately for them, it will not have the intended impact,” Garry Pierre-Pierre writes in The Haitian Times.

Chirlane McCray (Photo via Kings Count Politics)

McCray for Public Advocate?

African American, New York, Politics April 12, 2018 at 11:53 am

Kings County Politics is reporting that Chirlane McCray is considering running for NYC public advocate, a position her husband Mayor Bill de Blasio once held.

Donald McCaffrey of the NYPD. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Scam Targeting Chinese Immigrants Swindled $2.5M from NYC Victims

Crime, East Asian, Immigration April 11, 2018 at 8:41 pm

Queens police alerted Chinese immigrants to an international scam that involves fake websites with photos of victims, reports Sing Tao Daily.

A Twelve-Step Plan to Desegregate NYC

A Twelve-Step Plan to Desegregate NYC

Black, Demographics, Education, Housing, New York April 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm

NYC Council member Brad Lander has co-authored a report recommending 12 steps to begin to desegregate NYC, City Limits reports.

An attendee expressing his joy at the Turban Day celebration of Vaisakhi in Times Square April 7. (Photo by Peter Ferreira via News India Times)

World Record Set at Turban Day

Manhattan, Metro Area, Queens April 11, 2018 at 4:34 pm

Turban Day is one of several events held in the New York metro area in April to celebrate the Vaisakhi festival, which marks the founding of the Sikh faith, writes News India Times.

NYC Commission on Human Rights Specialist Abraham Tejeda leading a workshop. (Photo by William Engel via Kings County Politics

Lending a ‘Legal Hand’ Against Discrimination

Brooklyn, Housing, Immigration, Queens April 11, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Kings County Politics covers legal workshops on housing offered by the volunteer organization Legal Hand.