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A Malverde figurine (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Saint or Criminal Spirit? Mexican Figure Stirs Controversy in NJ Store

Metro Area, Mexican, Traditions July 25, 2018 at 9:31 am

Opinions are divided in Passaic on the sale in local stores of images of Malverde, a controversial Mexican folklore figure known as a “generous bandit” but also as a “narco-saint,” Reporte Hispano reports. 

Lucia Bradford (Photo via World Journal)

African American Teacher Finds Internet Fame Singing Chinese Songs

African American, Culture, East Asian July 25, 2018 at 9:26 am

An African American music teacher has become a celebrity on Chinese social media platforms for singing in Chinese, World Journal reports.

Ale Murphy, an activist from the Upper West Side, holds a sign equating "Broken Windows" policing with the death of Eric Garner, who was arrested for selling loose cigarettes. Murphy was among the protesters outside the office of the Manhattan Institute yesterday, where some taped red hands with the names of people killed by the NYPD to the door. (Photo by Caroline Lewis for Voices of NY)

Report: NYPD Continues to Discriminate Against Minorities

African American, Criminal Justice, Latino July 24, 2018 at 8:26 pm

A report by the Police Reform Organizing Project denounces ongoing abusive and discriminatory practices by the NYPD, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Mai Nolasco-Carranza, via Bushwick Daily)

Open Call to Mexican Artists for Bushwick Exhibit

Culture, Mexican July 24, 2018 at 8:24 pm

A Bushwick gallery will feature Mexican artists at a special exhibit in September, Bushwick Daily reports.

‘Hi, Daddy… When are you coming home?’

‘Hi, Daddy… When are you coming home?’

Immigration, Latino July 23, 2018 at 11:48 pm

As the judge’s decision approaches, the wife of Pablo Villavicencio, the pizza delivery man detained by ICE, tells El Diario about the challenges of suddenly becoming a single mother of two.

The artist Dongfan Chen and his wife, at one end of the Doyers St. mural. (Photo via World Journal)

Controversy over Public Art in Chinatown

Culture, East Asian July 23, 2018 at 11:42 pm

Public art has come to Doyers St. in Chinatown – and with some strong reactions, report both Sing Tao Daily and World Journal.

(Photo via La Voz)

When ICE Went to Mariana’s House

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican July 19, 2018 at 10:16 am

A La Voz reporter offers an intimate account of the harrowing experience of being arrested by ICE, as told by a Mexican woman in the Hudson Valley whose husband was deported.

M.F. Husain. Peasant Couple, 1950. Oil on canvas. Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, 2003. Courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. (Photo by Walter Silver via News India Times).

Asia Society Plans Indian ‘Progressive Artists’ Group’ Exhibit

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian July 18, 2018 at 2:57 pm

News India Times previews a forthcoming exhibition of the Progressive Artists Group at the Asia Society.

On July 16, the Roberto Clemente Center was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by its board of directors, patients, members of the community and elected officials. (Photo by Pedro Frisneda via El Diario)

In ‘Victory For The Community,’ LES Clinic Reopens

Health, Manhattan July 18, 2018 at 1:04 pm

The Roberto Clemente Center, a beloved Lower East Side clinic serving Hispanic residents for decades, has been renovated after being on the brink of closing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Getting Good Mexican Fare in Sunset Park – While You Can

Getting Good Mexican Fare in Sunset Park – While You Can

Brooklyn, Food, Mexican July 18, 2018 at 12:17 pm

Brooklyn Based takes a look at some Mexican eateries on 5th Avenue in Sunset Park.

At NYCHA’s Bailey Houses, Quality of Life Impacts Mental Health

At NYCHA’s Bailey Houses, Quality of Life Impacts Mental Health

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, Housing July 17, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Residents and experts discuss how living conditions in NYCHA buildings hurt mental health.

Storefront for rent, one of many, on East Broadway (Photo by via World Journal)

The Decline of East Broadway?

Business, East Asian, Manhattan July 17, 2018 at 10:34 am

World Journal takes a look at why East Broadway in Chinatown no longer attracts businesses and patrons like it did in decades past.

Sandra Martínez and her son Adrian. (Photo by C. Vivar via The Bronx Free Press)

Puerto Rican Families: Living in Limbo

Bronx, Brooklyn, Puerto Rican, Queens, Social Services July 17, 2018 at 10:02 am

The Bronx Free Press talks with families displaced to NYC by Hurricane María last fall, who are making new living arrangements as FEMA support runs out.

Guatemalan Mother Reunites with Her Three Children in NYC

Guatemalan Mother Reunites with Her Three Children in NYC

Central American, Immigration, Women, Youth July 16, 2018 at 5:27 pm

As a Guatemalan mother reunited with her three kids who had been detained in El Barrio, Mamaroneck held a vigil for another immigrant mother who took refuge in a New York church, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Letitia James Kicks Off AG Race at Bklyn HQ

Letitia James Kicks Off AG Race at Bklyn HQ

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, New York, Politics July 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Kings County Politics reports on the official launch of Letitia James’ campaign for state AG.