Post Tagged with: "Asian"

Aches and Pains Offer Window to Deeper Problems

Aches and Pains Offer Window to Deeper Problems

Treating “somatic” ailments offers a path to addressing mental illness in the Asian-American community.

(Photo by Orin Hassan, Creative Commons License)

Confronting Mental Health Issues at Stuyvesant

Asian, Best of 2014, Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks January 21, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Some students experience depression in the elite school’s high-pressure environment, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Some South Asian-American candidates, from left: Abe George, former candidate for Brooklyn district attorney; public advocate candidate Reshma Saujani; Natraj Bhushan, candidate for the 48th City Council District. (Photo montage by Chester Soria via Gotham Gazette)

South Asian Voters Hope for Landmark Year

Elections 2013, Politics, South Asian July 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm

There are currently no elected official of South Asian descent in City Council or in a citywide political position but the upcoming elections could change that. Gotham Gazette examines the challenges facing South Asians when it comes to politics, and speaks to candidates who call this year a potential “tipping point.”

Bengali-speaking voters will get ballots in their native language and interpreters at polling places on primary day. (Photo by Voices of NY)

Ballots in Bengali Debut in Primary, BOE Sued Over Compliance

Elections 2013, Politics, Queens, South Asian July 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

The New York City Board of Elections will offer ballots printed in Bengali for the upcoming September primaries but unsatisfied members of the Asian community and civil rights groups want firm assurance and have taken the BOE to court.

Who’s the Next (Non) American Big Star?

Who’s the Next (Non) American Big Star?

Culture, Featured Posts, In the News November 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

We’ve all seen the video: dark shades, slick suit, and that trademark horsey dance. PSY and his “Gangnam Style” are sweeping the United States. Now, we’re looking for the next viral international music superstar. Help us find the next non-American Idol!

Something as simple as a dress can convey a sense of culture and make you feel at home. Show us an object that allows you to hold onto home.

What Feels Like Home? Tell Us

African American, Asian, Culture, Featured Posts, In the News, Latino November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Something as simple as a musical instrument can convey a sense of culture and make you feel at home. Share with us an object that allows you to hold onto home.

An image from Voices of NY's video on the Rego Park Senior Center. (Video by Channon Hodge and Cheryl Chan)

Graying in Color: Aging Actively Among Your Own

Demographics, Social Services, Video September 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm

To serve New York City’s growing – and increasingly diverse – elderly population, senior center organizers are abandoning the “one size fits all” approach to senior care, and instead gearing programs to specific populations and cultures.

Photo via EDLP

As Asian Population Booms, Latinos Reconsider City Council Districts

Elections 2012, Latino, Politics September 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm

As we have noted, New York City’s Asian population has grown dramatically fast in a last decade — just one of the changes to the city’s population that leaves Latinos with challenges in the City Council redistricting process, El Diario La Prensa reports. They seek not only to keep their current representatives, but also to find new Latino leaders.

Photo by Guy Tsui / World Journal

In Queens, Advocates Say Council Districts Split Asian Vote

Asian, Elections 2012, Politics August 31, 2012 at 12:12 pm

At a Queens hearing on City Council redistricting, Asian-American organizations argued that Asian voting blocs have been split by district lines that break up neighborhoods, The World Journal reported.

Yasmine Hung makes a community visit (Photo via Women's eNews)

Promoting Health on Their Turf and in Their Language

Health July 18, 2012 at 12:27 pm

In developing countries, community health educators have been used for decades. The approach is now gaining ground across the United States, Women’s eNews reported, with health organizations deploying lay people from immigrant communities to spread the word about health concerns.

Monica Maldonado held a poster welcoming her nephew from Ecuador. (Photo by Humberto Arellano / EDLP)

Voices in Focus: For Some Immigrants, Fleet Week is Family Time

Culture May 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm

In the community and ethnic media this morning, we found reports on New York City’s Fleet Week festivities; an interview with an artist who focuses on Asian images of manhood; and a profile of a home broadcaster who hopes to create an NPR for Nepali immigrants.

(Photo from World Journal)

As Asian Population Booms, Chinatown Struggles

Demographics, Economy, Featured Posts April 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

New York City’s Asian-American neighborhoods are struggling with problems that include gentrification, generic commercial development and the shuttering of iconic local businesses, according to a panel of community leaders and professors who gathered last week.

Asians lose fight for Lunar New Year school holiday

Culture, Education, In the News, New York January 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm

The bills to make the Lunar New Year day a school holiday in New York State are going nowhere. The bills calling for all city school districts of cities of more than 1 million residents, with at least 7.5% of them Asian, have been introduced many times for the past six years but have never made it to floor consideration.

Asians in war of words over Queens redistricting

In the News, Politics, Queens January 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Growing Asian populations in Queens are clamoring for adequate representation in new redistricting plans.

Harlem teen fired for Asian slur

Harlem teen fired for Asian slur

African American, Asian, Culture, In the News, New York January 17, 2012 at 7:48 pm

A former wall street banker was forced to fire a 16-year-old Harlem girl after the employee identified an Asian-American customer, Minhee Cho, by the size of her eyes on a store receipt.