Post Tagged with: "Nydia Velázquez"

Protest against DACA decision in front of Trump Tower. (Photo by Mariela Lombard
via El Diario)

Legal, Legislative Battles Brew in New York After DACA Decision

Government, Immigration, Latino September 6, 2017 at 5:19 pm

As several local elected officials and pro-immigrant organizations announced they will take President Trump’s DACA decision to court, New York’s Hispanic representatives in Congress vowed to work on a legislative alternative, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Carlos Menchaca on May 13 at the event where he announced his re-election campaign. (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Menchaca Announces Re-election Bid

Elections 2017, Government, Politics May 16, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Supporters of Carlos Menchaca gathered in a Sunset Park restaurant on May 13 as the City Council member kicked off his re-election bid, reports Kings County Politics.

Carlina Rivera (Photo via El Diario)

Housing and Immigration, Priorities For Latina Running For City Council

Latino, Manhattan, Politics, Women March 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm

City Council candidate Carlina Rivera, of Puerto Rican heritage, seeks to bring on a new generation of Latina leaders in the city, as 3 of 4 Latina council members end their term this year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

[Left-Right] Randy Peers, Chief Executive Officer of OBT, Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz, Ingrid Lewis-Martin, senior advisor to Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry City, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, Council Member Carlos Menchaca, Senator Martin J. Golden, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, and Dr. Russell Hotzler, President of City Tech. (Photo by Donny Levit / Sunset Park Voice)

Innovation Lab Opens at Industry City

Brooklyn, Technology, Youth April 12, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Industry City’s Innovation Lab opened on April 7, with high hopes that it will help youthful job seekers gain the tech skills they need for good jobs, Brooklyn Daily and Sunset Park Voice report.

New York City Asian-American Democratic Club leaders together with elected officials at the first meeting. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

New Political Club Advocates for Asian Americans

Asian, Brooklyn, Politics April 11, 2016 at 5:06 pm

The New York City Asian-American Democratic Club looks to increase the community’s political clout in a borough where the East Asian population has steadily grown in a number of neighborhoods. Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Kings County Politics report on the club’s inaugural event.

Protesters walked the streets of Brooklyn to demand more protection for tenants. (Photo by Ramón Vera via El Diario)

Tenants Demand Stronger Laws to Avoid Evictions

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino April 1, 2016 at 2:16 pm

Hundreds of residents marched in Bushwick to ask the state legislature to strengthen rent control laws and eliminate legal loopholes that allow for displacement, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Yungman Lee Opens Campaign Headquarters in Chinatown

Yungman Lee Opens Campaign Headquarters in Chinatown

East Asian, Elections 2016, Manhattan, Politics March 4, 2016 at 5:45 pm

Yungman Lee hopes to boost political participation in the Chinese community ahead of the Democratic primary in which he’s challenging Rep. Nydia Velázquez in a district that includes Chinatown and Sunset Park, Sing Tao Daily reports.

At the rally on Dec. 5, from left to right: Indo-Caribbean artist and activist Simone Devi Jhingoor, Public Advocate Letitia James, MOIA Commissioner Nisha Agarwal and Indo-Caribbean community advocate Vishnu Mahadeo (Photo by Anand Mohanlall via Sadhana Facebook page)

#WeAreOne Protests Hindu Flag-Burning

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Queens, Religion, Voices' Picks December 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Politicans and community leaders gathered in Woodhaven to protest the Hindu flag-burning that occurred in front of the home of an Indo-Caribbean family.

Yungman Lee (Courtesy of Yungman Lee for Congress)

Yungman Lee to Challenge Velázquez for Congress

Brooklyn, East Asian, Elections 2016, Manhattan, Politics, Queens December 2, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Banker and lawyer Yungman Lee will challenge Nydia Velaquez for her congressional seat in the Democratic primary in June, and hopes for Asian support from the 7th district, which spans parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Competing campaign flyers on a storefront window in Chinatown. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Assembly District 65 Candidates Wooing Voters with Tricks

East Asian, Elections 2016, Manhattan, Politics September 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm

The competition for Sheldon Silver’s seat in lower Manhattan is strong, and some candidates are resorting to questionable tactics, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Photo by Aura Bogada via Colorlines)

Hundreds Attend Sunset Park Town Hall

Brooklyn, Police October 3, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Local politicians and police department representatives were on hand to hear residents voice concerns about police brutality, Colorlines reports.

Melissa Mark-Viverito with Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario/La Prensa)

Actress Miriam Colón to Be Honored in Puerto Rican Day Parade

Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican May 14, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Grand Marshals Melissa Mark-Viverito and Nydia Velázquez and honorees of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 8 were announced, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Margarita Rosario called the appointment of NYC Police Commissioner William J. Bratton “poor judgment.” (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Some Latinos Question Choice for NYPD Commissioner

Government, Latino December 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm

While a number of Latino legislators supported Bill de Blasio’s choice of William J. Bratton as the new police commissioner, community leaders expressed disappointment that first deputy commissioner Rafael Piñeiro was not selected, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

(Photo by Heather Martino)

Deputy Mayor Liu? Chinese Media Dissects Defeat

East Asian, Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics September 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Papers analyze the forces that contributed to John Liu’s loss and suggest employment options for his future.

(Photo by Pamela Granda)

Menchaca Becomes First Mex-Am. Elected in NYC

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Featured Posts, LGBTQ, Mexican, Voices' Picks September 11, 2013 at 11:28 am

Carlos Menchaca beats three-term incumbent in Brooklyn to become city’s first Mexican-American elected official.