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Fabiana Rosales speaks to the Venezuelan community at St. Teresa’s Church on March 26. (Photo via NY City Lens)

Venezuelans in NYC Meet with Fabiana Rosales, Wife of Guaidó

Manhattan, South American March 27, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Members of the Venezuelan community in New York felt encouraged by a visit from Fabiana Rosales, reports NY City Lens.

Cordelia Henkis, a resident of one of WIN’s shelters in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Employed but Homeless: The New Face of NYC’s Housing Crisis

Housing, New York, Women March 27, 2019 at 4:57 pm

According to a shelter organization, entire families who seek refuge in spite of having a working adult – often immigrant mothers – who cannot afford to pay rent are the new face of homelessness in New York, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Yinett Sánchez received her associate certificate in child development through ACS and CUNY. (Photo via El Diario)

ACS and CUNY Join Forces to Educate NYC Parents

Education, Labor, New York, Youth March 26, 2019 at 5:59 pm

Thanks to a partnership with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services launched in 2016, dozens of parents, many of them immigrants, have graduated from CUNY’s Child Development Associate Certificate program, El Diario La Prensa reports.

A view from the Grand Concourse of Jerome Avenue with its elevated 4 train, the Cross Bronx Expressway ramps and 174th Street. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Assessing Changes Along Jerome Avenue

Bronx, Business, Real Estate March 26, 2019 at 5:50 pm

Concerns persist a year after the City Council approved the rezoning plan, reports City Limits.

The group is calling for a focus on the issues still facing Puerto Rican residents. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Calling on the Presidential Candidates to Prioritize Puerto Rico

Politics, Puerto Rican March 26, 2019 at 5:49 pm

The Power 4 Puerto Rico coalition made its plea on the 18-month anniversary of Hurricane Maria, reports Manhattan Times.

Sam Adewumi, a Brooklyn Tech alumnus and Founder of Creative Acheivment Success Prep (CAS) tutors local students. (Contributed photo via Kings County Politics)

Bed-Stuy Test Prep Programs See Results

Brooklyn, Education March 26, 2019 at 3:53 pm

Two prep programs in Bed-Stuy, which “prove Black students can compete” when it comes to the Specialized High School Admissions Test, do more than just prepare students, writes Kings County Politics.

Algerian protesters in Union Square on Sunday. (Photo via New Morning)

At NYC Algerian Demonstration, a Hope to Return

Immigration, Manhattan, North African March 25, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Between 150 and 200 Algerians gathered on Sunday in Union Square to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and in support of unprecedented anti-government protests back home, French Morning reports.

Joan Grangenois-Thomas (center) celebrates her victory at a Port Chester restaurant. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Election Brings Diversity to Port Chester’s Council

Government, Latino, New York March 25, 2019 at 5:54 pm

In its latest municipal election, Port Chester elected a more diverse government including two new council members, an African-American woman and Westchester’s first Colombian elected official, Westchester Hispano reports.

Ifa Bayeza, the sister of Ntozake Shange, addressing the National Black Writers Symposium (Photo by Keishel Williams via Bklyner)

An ‘Unapologetically Black’ Celebration of Black Writers

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture March 25, 2019 at 5:22 pm

Bklyner reports on the National Black Writers Conference, held March 24 at Medgar Evers College, which honored the late Ntozake Shange.

(Photo via World Journal)

Liability in Chinese Bus Accident Unclear

Business, East Asian, Transportation March 22, 2019 at 5:29 pm

Following the crash of a NYC-bound bus in Virginia, World Journal finds that long-distance bus companies often involve a tangled network of entities.

José Chapa, coordinator for the Justice for Farmworkers campaign, and Salvadoran Juan Zúñiga, a field worker in East Hampton, Long Island. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Long Island Hispanic Farmworkers Demand Labor Rights

Labor, Latino, Long Island March 22, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Feeling neglected by New York lawmakers, Long Island Hispanic farmworkers demand fair working conditions and labor rights, Noticia Long Island reports.

The new building will feature church space and affordable housing. (Photo via The Bronx Free Press)

Historic Black Church in the Bronx Survives

Black, Bronx, History, Religion March 22, 2019 at 4:59 pm

After years of financial problems, the First Union Baptist Church will keep its current building and undergo construction work “thanks to a unique settlement deal,” writes The Bronx Free Press.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Nydia Velásquez are pushing for a bill that would benefit Dreamers and TPS holders. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Pelosi and Velásquez Push for DACA/TPS Bill in New York

Government, Immigration, New York March 21, 2019 at 5:55 pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Rep. Nydia Velásquez and other New York lawmakers and immigrants to call for federal protections for DACA and TPS recipients, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Sarina Prabasi talks about writing her memoir, 'The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times.' Prabasi had to balance the demands of her nonprofit career, her family and Buunni Coffee, an independent cafe chain she runs with her husband. Her memoir will be released April 9. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

‘The Coffeehouse Resistance’ in Washington Heights

Business, Culture, Immigration, Manhattan March 21, 2019 at 5:53 pm

Sarina Prabasi, the co-owner of a popular coffee shop, shares with The Riverdale Press how the Washington Heights location inspired her forthcoming memoir on her immigrant experience.

Honoring Shange at the National Black Writers Conference

Honoring Shange at the National Black Writers Conference

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture March 21, 2019 at 2:55 pm

The National Black Writers Conference to be held March 23 will honor Ntozake Shange and feature playwrights and screenwriters, reports Bklyner.