Post Tagged with: "hate crimes"

City Launches New Anti-Bias Campaign

City Launches New Anti-Bias Campaign

Communities, Immigration, Media, New York May 23, 2017 at 4:49 pm

New York City is launching a new anti-discrimination campaign, #YouHaveRightsNYC.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Break-in at Mexican-Owned Firm in NJ Investigated as Hate Crime

Crime, Latino, Metro Area May 19, 2017 at 5:10 pm

A Mexican-owned warehouse was ravaged in what appears to be a white supremacist attack in Clifton, New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

Naira Berríos and her friend Gabriela Andrade were attacked at a Queens McDonald's for being transsexual. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Violence against LGBT Community on the Rise in NYC

Crime, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens April 12, 2017 at 10:20 am

An attack on two transgender Latinas in Jackson Heights highlights an increase in hate crimes against the LGBT community after Trump got elected, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Dr. Sudhir Parikh speaks on the role of the media in helping reduce hate crimes, as Rampal looks on, along with other panel members. From left: moderator Dr. Kavita Gupta, Hirsh Vardhan Singh, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Rampal, Dr. Parikh, Dia Mathews and Woodbridge Councilman Viru Patel.

Indian-American Panel on Fighting Hate Crimes

Crime, Metro Area, South Asian March 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm

At a discussion in Edison, New Jersey, panelists called on the community to speak out against hate crimes and emphasized educating the public to prevent such attacks, reports News India Times.

Srinivas Kuchibhotla (Image from Remembering Srinivas Kuchibhotla Facebook page)

South Asian Americans and Hate Crimes

Immigration, Muslim, South Asian March 7, 2017 at 6:21 pm

A political scientist discusses recent crimes against South Asian Americans in News India Times.

Sujeet Rajan (Photo via News India Times)

Opinion: Exhorting Indians to Fight Racist Attacks

Crime, New York, Opinion, South Asian February 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Sujeet Rajan, executive editor of Parikh Worldwide Media, warns of a risky time for non-whites and urges action against racism in News India Times.

The planned New York Wheel on Staten Island. (Courtesy of design firm Perkins Eastman)

2017: A Year of Challenges for New Yorkers

Another election, new urban projects, and social, immigration and housing battles – El Diario La Prensa offers a list of challenges and goals for New York City in 2017.

Windsor Terrace and  Kensington neighbors rally at the Ft. Hamilton Pkwy F/G, December 12. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

‘Grandmas Against Islamophobia,’ and Others, in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Muslim December 12, 2016 at 5:06 pm

In Brooklyn, residents protested anti-Muslim graffiti at a local train station, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

Activist Ali Najmi (left), Assembly member David Weprin (looking down), Public Advocate Letitia James (second row, center) and Council member Barry Grodenchik (center) are joined by community members at a Nov. 16 press conference calling for unity. (Photo courtesy of City Councilman Barry Grodenchik via QNS)

Queens Muslims See an Uncertain Future

Elections 2016, Muslim, Queens November 18, 2016 at 6:06 pm

In stories from Queens-based papers, Muslim leaders and public officials in the borough addressed the spate of bias attacks and other concerns in the aftermath of the presidential election.

(Photo via News India Times)

NYC Honors a Sikh Actor and Designer

Government, Immigration, South Asian October 26, 2016 at 3:32 pm

During Diwali celebrations, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared Oct. 19 to be Waris Ahluwalia Day to honor the 42-year-old actor and designer, reports News India Times.

In the wake of the killings of a Queens imam and his assistant, Brooklynites rallied. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

‘Muslim Lives Matter’ – Communities React to Killings

Brooklyn, Muslim, Queens, South Asian August 16, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Ditmas Park Corner and Queens Chronicle report on Muslim community members in Brooklyn and Queens reacting to the killings of an imam and his assistant over the weekend.

Elected officials, community leaders  and members of the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force met at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association on April 22. (Photo by Tina Yang via Ming Pao Daily)

Forum about Hate Crime Held in Chinatown 

Crime, East Asian, Police May 2, 2016 at 5:34 pm

Recently elected officials, community leaders and representatives of the NYPD’s hate crimes task force met in Chinatown to discuss hate crimes against members of the Chinese community, reports Ming Pao Daily.

The Caribbean Equality Project was the first LGBTQ group to participate in the Phagwah Parade in Queens on March 26 (Photo courtesy of CEP)

The Caribbean Equality Project: Amplifying LGBTQ Voices

Caribbean, Featured Posts, LGBTQ, Queens, Voices' Picks April 7, 2016 at 3:01 pm

A new organization, the Caribbean Equality Project, aims to empower LGBTQ people of Caribbean descent and origin in the New York area.

“We liberated Europe. We did everything possible to defeat the Nazis, and we thought that anti-semitism will go away. This unfortunately did not happen,” said Leonid Rozenberg, an artillery officer in the Soviet Army during WWII and president of the American Association of Invalids and Veterans of World War II, at the rally. (Photo by Alex Ellefson via Sheepshead Bites)

Anti-Semitic Incidents Prompt Protest at Brooklyn Holocaust Memorial

Brooklyn, Jewish March 14, 2016 at 1:24 pm

Hundreds attended a March 13 rally at Holocaust Memorial Park to call for justice following a spate of alleged anti-Semitic hate crimes, reports Sheepshead Bites.

Enrique Jervez (left), from HANAC, and Félix Valenzuela at a U Visa information session. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Hate Crime Victims Apply for U Visa

Crime, Immigration, New York August 13, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Undocumented immigrants who have suffered hate crimes in New York, like Félix Valenzuela, are applying for a visa usually granted to survivors of domestic violence, El Diario reports.