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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.

Eugene, who has been sleeping on the subways, many nights, for five years. (Photo by Emrys Eller for Voices of NY)

Where the Young and the Homeless Sleep

Featured Posts, New York, Social Services, Youth May 1, 2015 at 12:55 pm

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.

After Freddie Gray’s Death: A Message for Mainstream Media

After Freddie Gray’s Death: A Message for Mainstream Media

African American, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Media, Police, Video April 30, 2015 at 8:16 pm

People at Union Square talked about language, and commented on the damage and power of words used in the mainstream media.

(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.

Women of Reggae Take Brooklyn Stage

Women of Reggae Take Brooklyn Stage

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video April 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm

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.

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.

(Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario/La Prensa)

Families Of Disappeared Immigrants Suffer Extortion

Crime, Immigration, New York April 28, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Dozens of local families with disappeared members on the U.S.-Mexican border are suffering phone extortion, El Diario/La Prensa reports.