Mexicans gathered to mark the Batalla de Puebla in East Harlem on May 3, Diario de México reports.
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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.
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.
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.
Twenty-one Latino immigrants filed a class-action lawsuit against the Suffolk County Police Department claiming racial profiling and theft, El Diario reports.
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 of African Life Center tells Afrikanspot about the importance of the organization’s first African Women’s Day Celebration.
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.
Ecomundo Cleaning is a worker cooperative in northern Manhattan that has enjoyed success in its first three years, Manhattan Times reports.
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.
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.
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.
Mott Haven Herald reports on how street vendors, many of whom are immigrants, view the city council bill to lift caps on vendor permits.
The Korean Language Association is expanding its efforts to support Korean language teacher training in the U.S., Korea Daily reports.
Sombra Negra (Black Shadow), a violent gang born in Ecuador, is also active in Queens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.