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Batalla de Puebla Celebrations in East Harlem

Batalla de Puebla Celebrations in East Harlem

Manhattan, Mexican, Traditions May 4, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Mexicans gathered to mark the Batalla de Puebla in East Harlem on May 3, Diario de México reports.

David Chen with Board Chair Jenny Low in a recent picture. (Photos courtesy of CPC via Sing Tao Daily)

Head of Largest Chinese Services Organization Fired

David Chen, who held the post of executive director of the Chinese-American Planning Council for more than two decades, has been fired by the board. In a lengthy interview with Sing Tao Daily, he explained how his concerns for the welfare of the community have diverged from those of the board.

A Different Sort of May Day

A Different Sort of May Day

Black, Communities, Labor, Manhattan, Traditions May 4, 2015 at 3:46 pm

The Amsterdam News reports that May Day took on “a new meaning” this year with people at Union Square rallying about the issue of police brutality.

Student activists from NYC Let Them Play at the City Council hearing. (Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras via El Diario)

Students of Color Demand Access to Sports in Schools

Education, New York, Sports May 4, 2015 at 2:25 pm

For the past few weeks El Diario has been publishing several reports on the NYC Let ‘Em Play group’s fight to give minority students access to sports at school.

(Photo by Ciorra Photography, Creative Commons license)

Latinos Sue Long Island Police Department for Profiling, Theft

Crime, Long Island, Police May 1, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Twenty-one Latino immigrants filed a class-action lawsuit against the Suffolk County Police Department claiming racial profiling and theft, El Diario reports.

Supporters of Peter Liang crossing the Brooklyn Bridge (Photo via World Journal)

Liang Case Continues to Draw Opposing Views

East Asian, New York, Police May 1, 2015 at 4:15 pm

World Journal’s English edition reports on a protest in support of NYPD officer Peter Liang, while Bensonhurst Bean reports on an open letter signed by numerous Asian-American organizations saying he “must be held accountable for his actions.”

Ramatu Ahmed

A Celebration of African Women

African, Bronx, Video, Women May 1, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Ramatu Ahmed of African Life Center tells Afrikanspot about the importance of the organization’s first African Women’s Day Celebration.

Small Business Services Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer meeting with the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce recently. (Photo courtesy of SBS via Times Ledger)

Helping Immigrant Businesses in the City

Business, Immigration, New York May 1, 2015 at 2:05 pm

The city’s Department of Small Business Services will be advertising in five languages to let immigrants know about the resources and information available to help them start, operate and grow businesses, reports Times Ledger.

(Photo via Manhattan Times)

A Cleaning Company Run by the Workers

Business, Immigration, Labor, Manhattan April 30, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Ecomundo Cleaning is a worker cooperative in northern Manhattan that has enjoyed success in its first three years, Manhattan Times reports.

Congregants faced the site where Our Lady of Vilnius once stood, remembering what the 105-year-old church represented for the Lithuanian community. (Photo via The Villager)

Lithuanians Bid Final Farewell to Century-Old Church

Eastern European, History, Religion April 30, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Members of the Lithuanian community in the metro area paid tribute to Our Lady of Vilnius, the 105-year-old “spiritual and cultural home” now being demolished, reports The Villager.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors visited Brooklyn Friends School to dedicate a Peace Pole, and speak to students about the effects of atomic weapons. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Remembing Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a ‘Peace Pole’

Brooklyn, East Asian, Education, History, Seniors April 30, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Students at Brooklyn Friends School heard from Hibakusha, survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and witnessed the dedication of a “peace pole” at their school, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

At Diversity Plaza on Sunday April 26 (Photo by Pralay Rajbhandari for Queens Courier)

Raising Funds for Nepal

New York, Queens, South Asian April 29, 2015 at 4:06 pm

The devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25 is prompting many local Nepali groups to raise money to help the victims, Queens Courier reports.

Vendors rallied in front of City Hall earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of The Street Vendor Project via Mott Haven Herald)

More Street Vendors in NYC?

Business, Immigration, New York April 29, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Mott Haven Herald reports on how street vendors, many of whom are immigrants, view the city council bill to lift caps on vendor permits.

Korean Language Association co-president Young Duk Kim and secretary general Sun Geun Lee visited Korea Daily on April 23 to ask for support from Koreans. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Supporting Korean Language Teacher Training

East Asian, Education, New York April 29, 2015 at 2:37 pm

The Korean Language Association is expanding its efforts to support Korean language teacher training in the U.S., Korea Daily reports.

The gang's initials "SN" (Sombra Negra) are seen in the streets of Corona, Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Transnational Menace In Black & White

Crime, Queens, South American, Youth April 29, 2015 at 11:02 am

Sombra Negra (Black Shadow), a violent gang born in Ecuador, is also active in Queens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.