In the News

Tommy Ong, a Vietnam War-era veteran, at a Veterans Day parade in a Chinatown. (Photo courtesy of Tommy Ong via The Villager)

Remembering Chinese-American Vets in Chinatown

East Asian, History, Manhattan January 28, 2019 at 3:40 pm

The Villager pays a visit to the American Legion Lt. B. R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291 on Canal Street, home to more than 500 members including 46 World War II veterans.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams (center) with Lurie Favors (right), at the New York City Black Leadership Action Coalition for Census 2020 at Medgar Evers College, as they jointly launched the Brooklyn Complete Count Committee. (Photo by Erica Sherman/Brooklyn BP’s Office via BK Reader)

A Brooklyn Push to Fill Out the Census and ‘Check Black’

Black, Brooklyn, Demographics January 25, 2019 at 4:51 pm

Lurie Daniel-Favors, who leads the Brooklyn Complete Count Committee for the upcoming Census, speaks to BK Reader about getting as many residents as possible to fill it in, and the “Check Black” campaign started in response to a major change on the survey.

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announcing a new campaign to return stolen wages, with
Consul General of Ecuador Linda Machuca (in red patterned dress) at left. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Campaign Seeks to Convince Fearful Immigrants to Claim $2.5M in Stolen Wages

Business, Immigration, Labor, New York January 25, 2019 at 4:47 pm

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer launched a campaign to return over $2.5 million in unclaimed stolen wages, targeting mostly Hispanic workers who are often too afraid to claim them, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo courtesy Richard David)

Teaching Indo-Caribbean History

Asian, Caribbean, History, Queens January 25, 2019 at 4:08 pm

A new class on Indo-Caribbean history starts Jan. 26 at York College, reports QNS.

Venezuelan gathering in front of the statue of Simón Bolívar in Central Park South. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Venezuelans Gather in US Cities to Support Opposition Leader

Government, South American January 24, 2019 at 4:13 pm

The Venezuelan community took to the streets in several U.S. cities in support of self-appointed President Juan Guaidó, and thanked President Trump for his endorsement, report El Diario La Prensa, Diario Las Américas and El Diario de El Paso.

BRIC TV

Los Hacheros: Cuban Sound Meets NYC Jazz

Brooklyn, Culture, Latino, Video January 24, 2019 at 3:16 pm

Meet Los Hacheros, a diverse Brooklyn-based band inspired by Latin and jazz music, in this BRIC TV video.

Olivert Saldivia, a Dreamer member of Make the Road New York arrived to Albany early in the morning to witness the big day. (Photo via El Diario)

‘A Dream Come True’: Emotional Scenes at NY DREAM Act Vote

Education, Government, Immigration, New York January 24, 2019 at 2:55 pm

New York Dreamers and activists woke up early and traveled to Albany en masse to cheer as the State Senate finally approved the New York State DREAM Act, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo courtesy Gov. Cuomo's Office, via Gotham Gazette)

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.

Nassau University Medical Center (Photo by Sullynyflhi from Wikimedia Commons via Long Island Wins)

ICE to Move to Nassau Hospital

Health, Immigration, Long Island January 23, 2019 at 5:24 pm

In what is described by Long Island Wins as an “outrageous move,” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is allowing ICE relocate to a building at the Nassau University Medical Center.

A troupe of artists from the Urban Bush Women will examine beauty, race, and identity through the lens of hair at “Hair and Other Stories,” opening at Bric Arts Media on Jan. 31. (Photo by Hayim Heron via Brooklyn Paper)

Telling ‘Hair and Other Stories’ in Brooklyn

Black, Brooklyn, Culture January 23, 2019 at 5:16 pm

“Hair and Other Stories,” a theatrical performance on beauty standards in relation to race and class, premieres later this month at BRIC House, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Under the city's plan, the north and south towers of the Manhattan Detention Center (24 White Street, right, and 125 White Street) would be demolished and replaced by a jail as tall as 50 stories. (Photo by Carl Glassman via Tribeca Trib)

Planning for Jails to Replace Rikers

Criminal Justice, New York January 22, 2019 at 5:22 pm

Planned buildings are “way too tall,” says the head of the commission that recommended that Rikers be closed, Tribeca Trib reports. And City Limits reports on the Neighborhood Advisory Councils that will be weighing in.

Parents and students participate in a traditional dance at an anti-bullying form at the Mexican American Students Alliance on Jan. 13. (Photo by Jaya Sandaresh via Mott Haven Herald)

A Call to Fight Bullying Through Education

Bronx, Youth January 22, 2019 at 4:45 pm

At a forum organized by the Mexican American Students’ Alliance, parents in the South Bronx want a culturally-sensitive curriculum to counter widespread bullying in schools, reports Mott Haven Herald.

La Cumbiamba eNeYé (Courtesy photo via El Diario)

Flushing Town Hall Celebrates 40th Anniversary to the Beat of Cumbia

Culture, Queens, South American January 22, 2019 at 4:15 pm

Flushing Town Hall will celebrate 40 years to the rhythm of Colombian cumbia by local band La Cumbiamba eNeYé, El Diario La Prensa reports.

A panorama view of the kick off of Peace Week on the steps of City Hall. (Photo by Sonia Colon via Kings County Politics)

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. in 2019

African American, Culture, History, LGBTQ, New York January 18, 2019 at 5:48 pm

Community media outlets cover events to be held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Peace Week to the city’s largest public celebration, which will feature #MeToo founder Tarana Burke.

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.