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NYS Lags on 2020 Census Prep

Communities, Government, Immigration January 23, 2019 at 5:29 pm

New York State missed a deadline the legislature set for a report that would outline recommendations for achieving an accurate count in the 2020 Census, and an official state commission has yet to be formed, Gotham Gazette reports.

On Jan. 15, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (woman with a red jacket in a front row) and Assemblyman Ron Kim (man with a blue tie in a front row) were delivering a proclamation to honor Korea’s March first Independence Movement and Yu Gwan-sun. (Photo via The Korea Daily)

Proclamation Marking Korean Independence Movement Adopted in NYS Legislature

East Asian, Government, History January 18, 2019 at 5:18 pm

Members of the Korean community applauded the adoption of a resolution that designates March 1, 2019 in honor of the centennial of the March 1st independence movement, report The Korea Daily and The Korea Times.

Bajeko Sekuwa is a new restaurant in Queens serving the growing Nepali community. (Photo via vishwanews.com)

Tracking Changes in NYC’s Asian Populations

Asian, East Asian, New York, South Asian, Southeast Asian January 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The Asian American Federation released demographic profiles of 12 Asian populations in NYC.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza (Photo by Alex Zimmerman via Chalkbeat)

New York State Releases List of Struggling NYC Schools

Education, New York January 17, 2019 at 6:34 pm

Chalkbeat reports on the 124 NYC schools just listed by New York State as needing comprehensive support and targeted support.

Mónica Martínez (wearing blue) with her family after becoming the first senator of Salvadoran descent in the New York State. (Photo from Sen. Martínez's office via El Diario)

Mónica Martínez: A Salvadoran-American in Albany

After her historic swearing-in ceremony as the first Salvadoran-American in the Albany legislature, state Sen. Mónica Martínez talked with El Diario La Prensa about her agenda, which included education, the environment and immigration issues.

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

Bronx, Brooklyn, Communities, Health, Manhattan, New York, Queens, Staten Island January 11, 2019 at 5:50 pm

NYC’s Health Department released the 2018 Community Health Profiles, which showed improvements in some measures – but room for further improvement in others.

Roberto Malofsky, 58, with his dog Butch. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Ben Carson’s Visit Goes Unnoticed by NYCHA Residents

Housing December 19, 2018 at 4:01 pm

As city officials scramble to prevent a federal takeover of NYCHA, pessimistic residents found the visit of HUD Secretary Ben Carson on Tuesday meaningless, El Diario La Prensa reports.

City Hall in NYC/ (Photo: By Christopher Lee via Documented)

Reviving a Muni-Based Health Care Option for NYC’s Uninsured and Undocumented

Health, Immigration, New York December 19, 2018 at 3:12 pm

Documented explores how some are trying to revive a municipal-based health care plan for the uninsured in NYC.

Many immigrants move to New York because they believe they will be protected despite lacking legal immigration status. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Sharp Increase of Undocumented Immigrant Arrests in NYC  

Immigration December 18, 2018 at 3:54 pm

New York City officials and immigration activists expressed dismay at an ICE report that recorded a 35-percent increase in undocumented immigrant arrests this year, El Diario La Prensa reports.

A demonstration by the Fair Play Coalition led by Councilman Antonio Reynoso demanded equitable access to after-school sports instruction. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latino and Black Students Demand Equal Access to Sports in NYC Schools

Black, Latino, Sports, Youth December 13, 2018 at 4:37 pm

Members of the Fair Play Coalition, who sued the DOE arguing that New York City high schools discriminate against Black and Latino students by not offering enough sports teams, rallied at City Hall, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

National Domestic Workers’ Alliance (NDWA) helped Silvia Reyes, an immigrant woman who works as a nanny, understand her rights as a worker. (Photo courtesy of NDWA via El Diario)

NYC Domestic Workers’ Struggle Goes National

Labor, New York December 10, 2018 at 3:36 pm

Domestic workers in New York who have mobilized to fight against labor abuse are encouraged by a proposed national bill of rights on the issue to be introduced by Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Anna Kaplan (Photo via annafornysenate.com)

‘From Tabriz to Albany’ – LI’s New State Senator

Government, Long Island, Women December 5, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Born Anna Monahemi in Iran, Democrat Anna Kaplan will represent Long Island’s 7th district in the NYS Senate, Tablet reports.

Writer Roberto Quesada gets ready to help fellow Hondurans traveling in migrant caravan. (Photo via El Diario)

Hondurans in NYC Organize to Help Compatriots in Caravan

Central American, New York December 5, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Hondurans in the tri-state area are organizing to help their compatriots at the U.S. border with food, clothing and legal services, as well as to prepare to greet the ones who make it to New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Members of Desis Rising Up and Moving march during a protest related to the Trump administration's family separation policy. (Photo by Max Siegelbaum via Documented)

Community Orgs Await NYC Dollars for 2020 Census Outreach

Immigration, New York December 3, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Community organizations say the city hasn’t allocated funds to them to help with outreach for the 2020 Census, Documented reports.

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (Photo by Cyril Josh Barker via Amsterdam News)

NYS Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins Makes History

African American, Government, New York, Women November 29, 2018 at 5:19 pm

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins will become the first woman to lead a New York state legislative chamber. She speaks to Amsterdam News.