A panoply of stories illuminate Black History Month in the pages and on the websites of a number of publications.
The community and ethnic press writes on Kosher food, Latino vendors, human traffiking and Richard Sherman.
In a reversal of generations past, some Haitian-Americans are going to the country to help spur its economy following the 2010 earthquake, including one New Yorker interviewed by Colorlines.
Campaign promises from Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio suggest that the Central Park Five’s decade-long civil suit against the city could reach a settlement, reports Colorlines, which interviews one of the five.
Colorlines interviews filmmaker Laura Checkoway, whose new documentary “Lucky” offers a compelling look at the life of a Puerto Rican lesbian mom living in the Bronx.
An ethnic press roundup shows the many ways Thanksgiving is being observed across the NY area.
In Red Hook, Brooklyn, home to the borough’s largest housing project, a community group has assembled a wireless network that is set up and maintained by local residents, and held a training program, bringing a bit more diversity to digital innovation efforts, reports Colorlines.
Blacks and Latinos are MIA in Silicon Valley or New York’s equivalent, “Silicon Alley,” but they are leading when it comes to using smartphones and social media platforms. A Colorlines piece investigates the causes, which include a lack of connections and social capital to make it in the field.
Highlights of Saturday’s immigration rally in Queens Latino, El Diario, Colorlines and on Twitter and Instagram.
The effects of the shutdown depends on its duration but some locals are already feeling the effects.
A community organization in Brooklyn’s Park Slope is working on a series of murals to restore some of what Hurricane Sandy washed away. Groundswell is employing teenage artists from across the city to paint their Sandy stories, reports Jamilah King in Colorlines.
Civil liberty groups have filed a lawsuit against the City and the NYPD on behalf of Muslim New Yorkers caught up in the controversial police surveillance program, reports Colorlines.
A recent study has found that between 2002 and 2009, immigrants contributed a cumulative total of over $115 billion more to Medicare than they took out, reports Colorlines, while those born in the U.S. generated a deficit of $28.1 billion.
Colorlines reports that Jose Antonio Vargas, Fernando Chavez – the son of Cesar Chavez – and dozens of supporters gathered to deliver 70,000 signatures to The New York Times, calling on the publication to stop using the term “illegal immigrant.”
Worshippers, families, store owners and students shared how the tactics of the NYPD surveillance program have permeated their lives with fear and paranoia at a press conference attended by Colorlines.