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.
New York’s young and homeless try to avoid shelters, where they may be subject to violence and abuse. Emrys Eller spoke to some of them, and people who work to help them, in this audio report.
People at Union Square talked about language, and commented on the damage and power of words used in the mainstream media.
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 Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music celebrated 10 years with performances from female reggae artists at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on April 25.
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.
Dozens of local families with disappeared members on the U.S.-Mexican border are suffering phone extortion, El Diario/La Prensa reports.