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).
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As part of the free piano lessons he offers to low-income students in Brooklyn and Yonkers, Phedy Pierre also provides mentoring.
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.
Chinese in New York City, who lived through the Cultural Revolution in China, recount their experiences on the 50th anniversary of the movement.
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.
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.
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.
Designer Danica Zheng, born in Singapore of Chinese origin, brings her artistry to the New York fashion scene.
The Irish Arts Center distributed thousands of free books around NYC to show another side to St. Patrick’s Day.
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.
Bangladeshis in NYC talk about what International Mother Language Day means to them.
The 10th Annual Youth Empowerment Summit on Staten Island advises and honors youth in the borough.
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.
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!, the first professional company devoted to stepping, gave high-energy performances at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.