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Chinese Newspapers Wage ‘Old-Fashioned Media War’

Chinese Newspapers Wage ‘Old-Fashioned Media War’

East Asian, Featured Posts, Media, Video, Voices' Picks January 24, 2014 at 5:29 pm

…both – but for many of them, it’s more convenient to understand the simplified Chinese,” said Guo. Mingpao, a free newspaper similar to Metro, is distinct because of its business model, said the paper’s chief reporter Elaine Fan. The paper sells ads at a lower price than its peers to stay afloat. Fan said she likes that Mingpao appeals to a different set of readers than World Journal. “I believe free daily newspaper is the trend of today,” said…

Theodore Menis has been the president of the Olympiakos Fan Club in Astoria since it began in 1995. (Photo by Rachel Sapin)

At Greek Soccer Fan Club, Talk Drifts to Economy

Featured Posts, Queens, Sports March 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Outside the Olympiakos Fan Club of New York’s red window frames in Astoria hang three flags: one Greek, one American, and the third a red-and-white flag depicting a statuesque man crowned with laurels, the insignia of Greece’s beloved soccer team, Olympiakos. The flags, fluttering gently in the wind on the last weekend in February, represent the three worlds that the men inside the memorabilia-draped…

Where are the leaders? Struggling Haitians ponder their future and question the leadership in the land of opportunity

Uncategorized April 22, 2003 at 12:00 am

…“As far as follow-up, it’s the responsibility of the people who were there to stay in touch with presenters, the people with the information, and evaluate how that information could benefit them in the future,” Villain said. Paul-Parks said the challenge for NCHR lies in figuring out a balance between being a catalyst and actually taking leadership. “This is a conversation that was starting and now we can work on these issues,” Paul-Parks said….

Lake Atitlán with the volcanoes San Pedro and Toliman, from "Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams" (Photo by Fran Antmann)

A Lens on the Healers of Guatemala

…ix decades. The villagers honored them at a soccer match that featured a moment of silence in his honor. And Fran Antmann soon met the healers known as curanderos and the renowned bone-setting hueseros, a subject of Benjamin Paul’s research. “I was captivated by the scene, by San Pedro, and by Lake Atitlán, and over the next seven years, I returned to the village six times. Working in the spirit of Benjamin Paul, I met and photographed many of…

Paul Robeson Theatre (Photo by Alexander Rabb, Flickr Creative Commons License)

In Fort Greene, a Black Theater Falls Victim to Gentrification

African American, Brooklyn, Culture May 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

…ould have been part of a board.” And as cultural institutions seek to diversify their boards, qualified black candidates are often enticed by more prominent institutions. “If they get a call from the [BAM] Harvey, versus the Paul Robeson Theatre, they’re going to go where it’s more prestigious,” said [Voza] Rivers, [founder of the New Heritage Theatre Group, the oldest black theater group in New York City, and chairman of the Harlem Arts…

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Brooklyn K-Pop Fan Meets Her Idols in Korea

Culture June 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm

As Voices has reported, a Brooklyn girl who adores the Korean pop music known as “K-pop” had her wish granted recently when she was offered a trip to Korea to meet her favorite K-pop stars from the band SHINee. Donika Sterling suffers from a progressive nerve disorder, and made the trip last week, courtesy of Herbert Black, the president of American Iron & Metal. The below is a translated account of the meeting from News Kann….

A memorial garden remembering Korean War hero Leonard LaRue will be built behind a statue of Jesus Christ at St. Paul’s Abbey in Newton, N.J. Left to right: Yeonghyun Baek, president of 1492 Green Club, Fr. Prior Samuel Kim of St. Paul’s Abbey.
(Photo via Korea Daily)

Remembering a Hero to Korean Refugees

East Asian, History, Metro Area September 14, 2016 at 4:25 pm

…s in a massive rescue that came to be known as the “Hungnam Evacuation” – and still remains the largest humanitarian rescue in history.] Since 1954, Captain LaRue lived his life as a Benedictine monk, Brother Marinus, at St. Paul’s Abbey in Newton, New Jersey until his death at 87 on Oct. 14, 2001. Now, nearly 15 years later, St. Paul’s Abbey, where his body was buried, is preparing a memorial garden to commemorate his humanitarian legacy. “This…

WNYC Highlights Ethnic Press Coverage of Ryan, Deferred Action

Elections 2012, Immigration, In the News, Politics August 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm

…ack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan. Here’s her roundup of coverage of both issues, which also ran on It’s been a week since the announcement of Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick, Paul Ryan, and like the mainstream press, the ethnic press has been busy analyzing his choice. El Diario La Prensa asserts in Spanish that “Ryan is not very friendly to Latinos.” Medicaid and Medicare are big issues for…

2013 Ippies Honor Best of Community, Ethnic Media

2013 Ippies Honor Best of Community, Ethnic Media

Featured Posts, Media, Voices' Picks March 29, 2013 at 7:26 pm

…ce in the Best Overall Design of an Online Publication category, with Jacqueline Adams. (Photo by Skyler Reid)’s Sharon Brown with her award. (Photo by Skyler Reid) Ippies Ippies Sinovison’s Fan Bu with Jacqueline Adams. (Photo by Skyler Reid) Aleksandra Slabisz, Tomasz Deptula from Nowy Dziennik pose in a photo with Jacqueline Adams. (Photo by Skyler Reid) Ippies Ippies Ippies Ippies Sinovision’s Fan Bu,…

French expats Amélie Wisniak (right) and Tamara Prud’homme (left) co-founded, a site that connects sports fans to bars broadcasting their favorite games.

French Expats Kick Off Sports Bar Search Engine

Featured Posts, Sports, Voices' Picks, Western European January 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm

…g fans of French and Mexican teams, as well as college sports enthusiasts. “Our main focus is on people not from New York, trying to watch their game in a nice environment. Someone who’s from France like me for example, or a fan of college football or basketball,” she said. “It’s about communities and passion and joy.” Miguel Mendez said that he started using SportChaser based on a friend’s recommendation. A Pittsburgh Steelers fan, Mendez said…

Mets fans are thrilled to see their team make it to their first World Series in 15 years. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinos Cheer Mets, and Latino Roster  

Dominican, Latino, New York, Queens, Sports October 23, 2015 at 5:02 pm

…cted that the Mets would lose in the first round of the playoffs and then in the Division Series. “They keep saying that, but we keep proving them wrong.” His friend Warner Troncoso, born in the Dominican Republic and a Mets fan since the 1990s, said that he is loyal to the team regardless of how far they get. “We knew this would come because they have been harvesting their players to get where they are now,” said the fan. “When a Latino does a…

First Haitian American NYS Civil Judge Inducted

First Haitian American NYS Civil Judge Inducted

Brooklyn, Caribbean December 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm

…tian American to be elected as a New York State civil court judge from the 2nd Municipal district was inducted Dec. 17 at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, reports Sherley Boursiquot in The Haitian Times. Attorney Dweynie Esther Paul ran unopposed, but said that she had run as though the race had eight competitors. “I still worked just as hard in the race because I was only competing against myself, my standards and expectations that I know that God…

The Vulcan Society holds test prep classes for the FDNY firefighter entrance exam. (Photo by Bill More via Amsterdam News)

Test Prep for Minority FDNY Applicants Ignites Tension

African American, Labor March 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm

…nority applicants. Amsterdam News reported on what triggered the discord between FDNY Captain Paul Washington — who holds some of the prep classes and was a former Vulcan Society president — and FDNY Deputy Chief Paul Mannix: Last Wednesday, Feb. 29, white prospective firefighters arrived at a tutoring class at M.S. 72 in Queens being held by the Vulcan Society. As the Vulcans’ reserved space in the school began to fill up, white…

Teetering Support for an NYPD Inspector General

Teetering Support for an NYPD Inspector General

…keeping practices on intelligence gathering, have access to the same personnel and documents as the NYPD, promote transparency and regularly report to the mayor and the City Council. But according to NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the role of investigating and overseeing police conduct is already in good hands. In an email, Browne said that there’s not one police department in the country that has as much oversight as the NYPD, and the…

A scene from the on-location musical, "The News." (Photo by Michael Hickey via The Jewish Week)

Songs and Photos Capture Immigrant Tales of Long Ago

Culture, History, Immigration, Manhattan May 20, 2014 at 11:15 am

…dents, as well as her thoughts on the relevance of the century-old stories nowadays. Also get more details on the musical – just one more show left – and the couple’s company, Downtown Art. Meanwhile, in February 2002, Paul Margolis went to the south side of Ellis Island, where abandoned structures from years long gone lie, decaying with time. There, the documentary photographer took haunting shots of the old hospital wards, the quarantine…