Photos of protest and activism from the last decades captured by people of color and women are on display in a summer-long exhibit at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center in Upper Manhattan, reports Manhattan Times.
Setting himself as the progressive choice for mayor, Democratic contender Bill de Blasio promised, if elected, 200,000 new units of affordable housing, a better relationship with the city's unionized workers and new health and education programs that would be funded by taxing the wealthiest New Yorkers.
Rolando Lavarro has become the first Filipino American to not only serve on City Council in New Jersey's second-largest city, but also to hold an elected position in the municipality. A Filipino Reporter editorial applauds the election results and presents a list of "demands" on the part of the community.
Issues of concern for the Latino community took center stage at a mayoral forum, organized with the help of El Diario-La Prensa. The forum touched on topics like the future of Alianza Dominicana and Bloomberg policies that cut funding to nonprofits and social services.
El Diario-La Prensa speaks to Latino New Yorkers who have not actively pursued citizenship due to weak English skills or not having the money to pay for the citizenship test. But they can seek help in overcoming these obstacles at an upcoming free forum in Queens.
Arsenio Rodriguez left his mark on salsa music and now, the late Cuban musician will leave it on a Bronx street. Hunts Point Express reports that a street in the Longwood neighborhood is now also known as Arsenio Rodriguez Way, in honor of the New Yorker's influence on the city's music scene.