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Ingrid Stewart (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

A Home Skincare Business, Thanks to a Micro Loan

Ingrid Stewart used a $1,200 micro loan to start a home business as an aesthetician. She got the help through the Trillion Dollar Women’s Investment Group (TDWIG).

Phedy Pierre

Haitian Musician Gives Back to the Community

As part of the free piano lessons he offers to low-income students in Brooklyn and Yonkers, Phedy Pierre also provides mentoring.

Spreading Love on the Streets of Bed-Stuy

Spreading Love on the Streets of Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video July 6, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Avenue Music Group’s pop-up summer series “Spread Love” uses an old-school form of music to spread positive messages as part of a campaign to fight violence.

A Chinese Tragedy Remembered in NYC

A Chinese Tragedy Remembered in NYC

East Asian, Featured Posts, History, New York, Video May 26, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Chinese in New York City, who lived through the Cultural Revolution in China, recount their experiences on the 50th anniversary of the movement.

South Bronx Mosque Hopes for New Home

South Bronx Mosque Hopes for New Home

Bronx, Featured Posts, Muslim, Video April 11, 2016 at 2:39 pm

As the West African community has grown in the South Bronx, so too has the number of worshippers at Masjid Ebun Abass. Now they’re raising money for a new home.

Meet Mujeres en Movimiento, Latina Activists in Queens

Meet Mujeres en Movimiento, Latina Activists in Queens

Featured Posts, Latino, Queens, Video March 29, 2016 at 3:14 pm

The group Mujeres en Movimiento exercises together, has argued in favor of a new bike lane in Queens, and has been tapped by City Council member Julissa Ferreras to be on the advisory board of the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Alliance.

Reaction to Pakistani Bombing

Reaction to Pakistani Bombing

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, South Asian, Video March 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm

The Pakistani community in NYC, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, reacted to the news of a suicide bombing in Lahore which killed more than 70 and left scores injured.

Designing Fashion in New York

Designing Fashion in New York

East Asian, Featured Posts, Video March 28, 2016 at 12:02 pm

Designer Danica Zheng, born in Singapore of Chinese origin, brings her artistry to the New York fashion scene.

Spreading Irish Literature Citywide

Spreading Irish Literature Citywide

Brooklyn, Culture, Video, Western European March 24, 2016 at 11:47 am

The Irish Arts Center distributed thousands of free books around NYC to show another side to St. Patrick’s Day.

Christine Colligan: Speaking Up for Koreans in NYC

Christine Colligan: Speaking Up for Koreans in NYC

East Asian, Featured Posts, New York, Video March 21, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Christine Colligan, co-president of the Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York, became an advocate for the Korean community in NYC not long after a chance meeting.

Marking International Mother Language Day

Marking International Mother Language Day

Bangladeshis in NYC talk about what International Mother Language Day means to them.

On Staten Island, a Decade of Empowering Youth

On Staten Island, a Decade of Empowering Youth

Black, Caribbean, Featured Posts, Latino, Staten Island, Video, Youth March 8, 2016 at 1:57 pm

The 10th Annual Youth Empowerment Summit on Staten Island advises and honors youth in the borough.

Opposing Views on the Liang Conviction

Opposing Views on the Liang Conviction

Brooklyn, East Asian, Featured Posts, New York, Police, Video February 22, 2016 at 1:09 pm

A rally at Cadman Plaza on Feb. 20 was one of several held around the country in support of Peter Liang in the wake of the former NYPD officer’s manslaughter conviction in the death of Akai Gurley in 2014.

Tibetan New Year

Tibetans Celebrate the New Year in Manhattan

Asian, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video February 17, 2016 at 1:13 pm

Tibetans celebrated Losar, the Tibetan New Year, at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in midtown Manhattan, with speeches and performances and a visit from the prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile.

Step Afrika! in Brooklyn

Step Afrika! in Brooklyn

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video January 28, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Step Afrika!, the first professional company devoted to stepping, gave high-energy performances at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.