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.
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.
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.
Feet in 2 Worlds goes on a tour of the south side of Williamsburg with Ramon Peguero, head of Los Sures. The 41-year-old non-profit helps longtime Latino locals with affordable housing and also strives to keep the community's history and culture intact amidst heavy gentrification.
After a tough year, the newly reopened Bronx Community Pride Center held its first press conference where local officials and advocates discussed the recent spike in violence against the community, reports Hunts Point Express.
Speaking at the first in a series of Q&As with mayoral candidates at CUNY, Bill Thompson promised that if elected mayor, he will build a diverse administration and nearly triple the money the city spends in ads in community and ethnic publications.
After moving to the South Bronx about 30 years ago, Troy Lancaster started his own protest: "To create beauty" out of the "ugliness that was left behind" from the 1970s. He started cleaning up and eventually helped create a nature oasis, as profiled by Epoch Times.