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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.

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.

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.

All Americans: Members of the New York Police Department’s Muslim Officers Society and the Islamic Circle of North America on Friday announced the results of their donation drive to aid Puerto Rican hurricane victims. (Photo by Caleb Caldwell)

NYC Muslim Groups Help Puerto Ricans

New York, Police, Puerto Rican November 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

The NYPD’s Muslim Officers Society, together with the Islamic Circle of North America, organized a relief effort for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Nina Macapinlac at ‘Marcos is No Hero’ rally outside the Philippine Consulate building on Fifth Avenue. (Photo via Facebook)

NYC FilAms on Duterte’s War on Drugs

New York, Southeast Asian November 9, 2017 at 5:32 pm

Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to the Philippines, Filipino-Americans weigh in on President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, in a story from The FilAm.

The Friends of Sironka Dance Troupe brought the beauty of their Maasai heritage to Bailey’s Café on Malcolm X Blvd. in Bedford-Stuyvesant. (Photo: Ron Howard via Our Time Press)

A Kenyan Dance Troupe Performs in Bed-Stuy

African, Brooklyn, Culture November 3, 2017 at 4:24 pm

An Our Time Press story on a performance by the Friends of Sironka Dance Troupe of southern Kenya comments on the personal significance of the show for its reporter.

M.S. 51 in Park Slope is one of the most selective middle schools in District 15. (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat)

Efforts to Diversify NYC Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Manhattan November 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Chalkbeat and The Villager report on plans to promote racial inclusion in two school districts.

The statue of a young girl in traditional Korean clothing sits in the Museum of Korean American Heritage in Manhattan as a memorial to “comfort women.” It has become a symbol for human rights everywhere, especially women and girls, whom scholars say are most vulnerable to exploitation. (Photo by Annabelle Blair via Times Ledger)

First NYC ‘Comfort Women’ Statue Unveiled

East Asian, Manhattan, Queens October 24, 2017 at 4:24 pm

The Korean American Association of Greater New York installed the city’s first comfort women statue at its Museum of Korean American Heritage in Manhattan, reports Times Ledger.

To keep himself in shape, Konstantin continues to work out. Photo from the personal archive. (Photo from personal archive via Forum Daily)

From USSR Olympic Swimmer to NYC Coach

Asian, New York, Sports October 23, 2017 at 3:54 pm

Konstantin Petrov, a former member of the USSR Olympic swim team and now program director and head coach at MatchPoint NYC, tells his story to Forum Daily of establishing a career in the city training students, including an Olympic athlete, in swimming.

South Street Seaport (Photo via The Indian Panorama)

Diwali Celebrated Across the NYC Area

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian October 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm

See how Hindus across the tri-state region marked Diwali during the month of October, in a roundup of stories from the Indian press.

Activists denounce illegal NYPD surveillance. 
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists Alert that NYPD and ‘La Migra’ Share Data on Alleged Gang Members

Immigration, New York, Police October 19, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Pro-immigrant advocates warn that the police and immigration authorities are exchanging a database that “criminalizes” communities of color and undocumented immigrants, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Wearing the Catalan flag in Washington Square Park on Oct. 7 (Photo by Talib Visram for Voices of NY)

NYC’s Spaniards Debate Catalan Independence Movement

Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York, Western European October 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Catalan-born New Yorkers differ over whether the region should secede from Spain.

‘Going In’ on Muslim Life in NYC

‘Going In’ on Muslim Life in NYC

Muslim, New York, Video October 12, 2017 at 5:27 pm

In the inaugural episode of “Going In with Brian Vines,” the BRIC TV host attends an Eid celebration and spends a day with the country’s largest Muslim civil rights organization.

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.

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.