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Rev. Kevin McCall leads M.S. 35 students along Fulton Street on their way to Restoration Plaza for a rally. (Photo by Justin Hicks via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Marking Black History in NYC

African American, Black, History, New York February 8, 2019 at 5:28 pm

NYC media outlets cover stories and events centered around Black History Month – from a push to add African-American history to the school curriculum to an often ignored part of LI history, and a historical rundown of fighting for civil rights in Queens.

Bay Ridgite Jerome Walford wrote and drew the comic “Nowhere Man,” and edited an anthology of work by immigrant comics creators, titled “Gwan.” (Photo by Kevin Duggan via Brooklyn Paper)

On Representation and the Black Comix Expo

Black, Brooklyn, Media February 8, 2019 at 3:48 pm

Brooklyn Paper speaks to Jerome Walford and BRIC TV interviews Ashley Baccus-Clark, both of whom discuss representation ahead of this weekend’s Black Comix Expo.

Members of the community and ethnic media and students from the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY ask questions of candidates for New York City Public Advocate during a Center for Community and Ethnic Media panel discussion moderated by Errol Louis. (Photo ©Skyler Reid/skyreid.com)

A Public Advocate Forum for Community and Ethnic Media

Black, Featured Posts, Latino, New York, Politics February 7, 2019 at 9:54 pm

Four candidates for NYC Public Advocate discussed a wide range of issues before an audience of the community and ethnic media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Kadiatou Diallo (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Remembering Amadou Diallo 20 Years Later

Bronx, Police February 7, 2019 at 6:01 pm

In an Amsterdam News story, Kadiatou Diallo reflects on the death of her son Amadou at the hands of police and how “the community is still going through the same things 20 years later.”

Couple Noel and Greeta Brown at their Bedford-Stuyvesant eatery, A&A Bake & Double and Roti Shop, which was recently awarded the James Beard Foundation’s American Classics awards. (Photo from A&A Bake & Double and Roti Shop via Caribbean Life)

Trinidadian Eatery in Brooklyn Receives National Award

Brooklyn, Food February 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

A Trinidadian eatery in Bedford-Stuyvesant that specializes in roti has received an America’s Classics award from the James Beard Foundation, reports Caribbean Life.

The 2010 Grand st. fire. (Photo via World Journal)

Victims of Grand Street Fire Receive Compensation after Eight Years

East Asian, History, Housing, Manhattan February 7, 2019 at 4:33 pm

After eight years, victims and their families received compensation for the fire that engulfed their homes on Grand Street, World Journal reports.

During the #HereToStay rally, recently elected State Senator Jessica Ramos spoke about the bill she introduced to protect the undocumented population.(Photo courtesy of Make the Road)

Immigrants Protest in the State’s Capital for Respect and Dignity

Long Island, Metro Area February 6, 2019 at 6:12 pm

Hundreds of immigrants and activists from all over the state gathered in Albany to ask Gov. Cuomo and the legislature to advance the pro-immigrant platform #HereToStay, Noticia Long Island reports.

The bronze statue of Sun Yat-sen was permanently placed in Columbus Park and was named "Sun Yat-sen Square" in that section of the park. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Mayor’s Makeup Gift to Chinatown: A Permanent Home for Sun Yat-sen Statue

East Asian, Manhattan February 6, 2019 at 5:25 pm

Announcement of a resolution of a years-old problem gave Mayor Bill de Blasio an opportunity to make amends with the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Flower bouquets at the 90 St/Elmhurst Ave station. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Shocked By Gang Killing, Fearful Elmhurst Residents Lay Low

Crime, Latino, Queens February 6, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Hispanic Elmhurst residents, shocked at Sunday’s brazen daylight murder at a subway station, say they “stay neutral” for fear of gang retaliation, El Diario La Prensa reports.

NYU's Lipton Dining Hall now fully halal. (Photo from the Islamic Center at NYU via The Villager)

Halal Dining Hall Opens at NYU

Food, Manhattan, Muslim February 6, 2019 at 1:20 pm

NYU has opened its first dining hall to serve entirely halal food, reports The Villager.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (center left) and Council member Paul Vallone (center right) with Korean organization leaders including Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York Co-president Christine Colligan, Korean American Association of Greater New York President Minsun Kim and Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York Executive Director Linda Lee in the front center. (Photo courtesy of Vallone's office via QNS)

Johnson Proposes ‘More Specialized High Schools’

East Asian, Government, Queens, Social Services February 5, 2019 at 5:15 pm

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson joined Queens Council member Paul Vallone at a meeting with Korean-American leaders to address community issues such as education and small businesses, report QNS and Queens Chronicle.

New York State Senate Majority Leader Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, swearing in Sen. Kevin Thomas with his wife Rincy beside him. (Photo via Sen. Thomas' office)

Kevin Thomas, First Indian-American State Senator, Takes Office

Elections 2018, Government, Long Island, South Asian February 5, 2019 at 4:48 pm

Desi Talk interviews Kevin Thomas, the first Indian American member of the New York State Senate and one of the newly-elected Democratic senators who reflect the changing demographics of Long Island.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC ‘Neighborhood Support Teams’ – Soon to Come to the Bronx?

New York February 5, 2019 at 3:01 pm

The city is accepting applications to create Neighborhood Support Teams, a program created in 2016 to better address quality of life concerns of local community boards. After the positive outcome of the East Harlem NST, Bronx residents hope to start one as well, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Ilhan Omar at the  Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA) Gala on Saturday, February 2. (Photo by Ala'a Assamawy courtesy of the Yemeni american Merchants Assn., via Bklyner)

Ilhan Omar in Brooklyn: On Being ‘a Muslim Unapologetically’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Politics February 4, 2019 at 11:04 pm

Minnesota’s new Somali-American representative, Ilhan Omar, addressed the Yemeni American Merchants Assn. Feb. 2, reports Bklyner.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, left front, and Chancellor Richard Carranza, center front, were joined by other elected officials at P.S. 128 in Washington Heights to announce an expansion of pre-K dual language program. (Photo by Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office, via Chalkbeat)

NYC Will Add More Dual Language Pre-K Programs

Education, New York February 4, 2019 at 10:34 pm

Chalkbeat details the city’s plan.