Post Tagged with: "Korean Americans"

Children receiving present from Santa Claus at the 2014 Christmas event held by Good Neighbor Ministry.  (Photo via The Korea Times)

In Flushing, a Korean Pastor Readies a Christmas Party

East Asian, Queens, Traditions, Youth December 19, 2016 at 4:53 pm

For two decades a Korean pastor and his wife have arranged an annual Christmas event for children of single mothers, reports The Korea Times.

Marchers at the recent Korean Day Parade in New York (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

A Korean American Day in New York?

East Asian, New York November 18, 2014 at 3:57 pm

The City Council will soon take up Council member Peter Koo’s resolution to make Jan. 13 Korean American Day, reports The Korea Times.

Assemblyman Ron Kim (Photo from Kim's Facebook page)

‘A Korean Votes for a Korean’

The brutal attack on a Korean American taxi driver last January has spurred Korean-American politicians to be more active in representing the interests of the community and led many to push for the election of more Korean Americans to political office.

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!

Ron Kim

History Made in NYC Elections

Asian, Demographics, Elections 2012, In the News, Politics November 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Victories swept through Chinese, Korean and Albanian New Yorkers as one of their own became the first of their community to attain political office – in Congress for Grace Meng and in the State Assembly for Ron Kim and Mark Gjonaj.

Election Day Through Ethnic Media Eyes

Election Day Through Ethnic Media Eyes

Featured Posts, Media, Politics November 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Today’s ethnic newspapers, like the rest of New York’s media, focused on the elections, but with a particular twist. The Korean and Chinese papers urged their readers to support candidates poised to make history in their communities, while El Diario reported on a new poll showing immigration and jobs are the main issues driving Latinos to the polls.

Korean Matchmaker Advertisements a Front For Sham Marriage Agencies

Crime, East Asian August 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm

The Korean press has reported recently on Korean-Americans who seek their mates later in life, sometimes through marriage agencies. But some of the agencies that advertise in magazines are not legitimate matchmakers, the Korea Times reports — they are actually organizations that orchestrate fake marriages for immigration purposes, at a hefty price.

Members of a Korean adoptee's organization marched in a Korean Parade in Manhattan, New York. (Photo via the Korea Times)

Group Urges Korean-Americans to Adopt Korean Children

Culture, Immigration June 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Korea has traditionally harbored a skepticism about cross-cultural adoption, but in a departure from this attitude, Korean-Americans are increasingly turning to adoption for their own families. We translated the first part of the Korea Times’ three-part series on the phenomenon last week. The second part breaks down some of the numbers on Korean adoption.

A New Group Takes to Korean Adoption — Korean-Americans

A New Group Takes to Korean Adoption — Korean-Americans

Culture, History May 29, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Korea, a racially homogenous nation, has traditionally harbored a skepticism about cross-cultural adoption, despite being the source of much adoption from the West. But in a departure from this attitude, Korean-Americans are increasingly turning to adoption for their own families.

Korean community owns piece of NJ

East Asian, Economy, In the News, Metro Area September 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

The Korea Daily News, 31 August, 2011. Korean-Americans own six of the 10 commercial buildings on Broad Avenue in Palisades Park, and 57 percent of all the buildings on the street between Route 46 E. Edsall Blvd. All told, according to information from the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service, asRead More