Thursday, 2 October 2014

Brazilians Follow Elections Back Home Closely

But Brazilians voting in NY and NJ are discouraged about their choices.

‘Carnival Portraits’ Brings Caribbean to Queens

A York College exhibit displays the work of two photographers who've captured Caribbean carnivals for 25 years.

A Taste of the ‘Creativeness of Brooklyn’

Visitors wrote secrets on a walkway and played sounds with a finger sensor.

A Life Measured in Two-Year Increments

As the Obama administration delays executive action on immigration reform, a DREAMer is left in limbo.

Pakistan’s Political Divide on Display in NYC

Opposition and government supporters staged noisy rallies as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed the U.N.

‘Little Liberia’ Market Suffers on Staten Island

The spread of Ebola in Liberia is disrupting trade and keeping customers away.

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Parents Battle DOE Over Special Ed

Parents Battle DOE Over Special Ed

Parents have trouble negotiating the DOE bureaucracy in NYC to ensure that their disabled children get the "free and appropriate" education they deserve, City Limits reports.

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Celebrating Ntozake Shange’s ‘For Colored Girls’

Celebrating Ntozake Shange’s ‘For Colored Girls’

A three-gallery exhibit in Harlem celebrates the 40th year of Ntozake Shange's "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf," according to separate reports in Amsterdam News and The Uptowner.

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Chain Store Debate Grows, Again, Out of Williamsburg

Chain Store Debate Grows, Again, Out of Williamsburg

As national retailers take over Williamsburg streets, a Brooklyn Brief article considers both sides of the chain store debate and the often conflicting conclusions.

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For Latinos, Political Power in NYC Is a Family Matter

For Latinos, Political Power in NYC Is a Family Matter

Many Latinos have a career in public office thanks to their families’ political dynasties, El Diario reports.

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Modi Promises Lifetime Visa for Indian Americans

Modi Promises Lifetime Visa for Indian Americans

Indian Prime Minister Modi's promise to change visa policy and his vision for the country's future have energized the community in the U.S. But the enthusiasm has not dampened the spirits of his critics, reports Gotham Gazette and News India Times.

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Petition to Name Latino NYPD Deputy

Petition to Name Latino NYPD Deputy

Hispanic City Council members, Latino unions in the NYPD and the editorial page of El Diario are asking that another Hispanic is chosen as deputy commissioner after Rafael Piñeiro's retirement.

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Painting Without a Brush

Painting Without a Brush

A video report from SinoVision takes viewers to "The Grid," an exhibition of Beijing artist Li Daiyun, who relinquished control to the paint, letting it find its own direction.

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Conflicts Continue over LICH Future

Conflicts Continue over LICH Future

Community members are upset over a judge's ruling that will now allow NYU Langone Medical Center to hire whomever it wants for the walk-in emergency center at LICH, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

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‘Casa Purchase’ Comes to Westchester

‘Casa Purchase’ Comes to Westchester

Casa Purchase looks to strengthen relations between the school and the Latino community in Westchester County, reports Westchester Hispano.

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Jewish Community Debates Suicide, Quietly

Jewish Community Debates Suicide, Quietly

While there is more awareness of mental health issues in the Jewish community, there is still some reluctance to deal with issues such as suicide directly, because of concerns about stigma and Jewish law, reports Tablet Magazine.

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Women March in NYC Against Domestic Violence

Women March in NYC Against Domestic Violence

Over 300 women marched, dressed in wedding gowns, in the 14th Annual Brides' March against domestic violence last week, El Diario reports.

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