Successful entrepreneurs offered advice at the Mission of the African Union to the U.N. in NYC.
A CUNY Journalism School survey finds two-thirds of real estate donors to PACs do business with NYC.
A CUNY Journalism School investigation shows that in 2013, insiders found ways to fund those they favored.
Latino leaders rejoiced when Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito became City Council speaker, the first Hispanic politician to occupy the most important seat in New York City after the mayor, El Diario-La Prensa reports.
A Latino organization expresses its discomfort at what it calls a “disturbing pattern” of “marginal inclusion” of Hispanics for top-level appointments in Bill de Blasio administration, reports Gotham Gazette.
New York City’s outgoing Comptroller John Liu is keeping all his options open after he leaves the office on January 1, reports Queens Tribune.
African-American wins in Brooklyn on Election Day ranged from City Council seats to borough and citywide positions, suggesting a community “renaissance” or at the least a “renewal,” reports The Brooklyn Ink.
Meeting with El Diario’s editorial board, three recently elected young Latinos vowed to reform New York’s City Council.
The Working Families Party had a banner election year, pushing their candidates to victory not only in citywide races but in the City Council and district attorney’s office. The success didn’t come overnight, reports Amsterdam News.
At a mock election in Jackson Heights on Election Day, legal immigrants cast their votes with the hope that next Election Day, they’ll be doing it for real.
A government that looks like the city is what Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio vowed to assemble during a reception at the “Somos el Futuro” conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, over the weekend.
Raj Mukherji, 29, became the second Indian-American elected to the New Jersey State Assembly, joining six-term Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, who was handily reelected, the News India Times reports. But the community wasn’t so lucky in other races.
An open forum addressed solutions to the affordable housing conundrum, as part of larger Talking Transition initiative.
“Engaging New York’s Immigrant Communities Through Ethnic Media” is but one of many panels to be sponsored by Talking Transition, a new grass-roots endeavor aimed at soliciting ideas from New Yorkers for the city’s new mayoral administration. The panel will be held November 12.
For many Muslims, Bill de Blasio was the first politician to address concerns of the community. Some in the Bronx spoke to the Bronx Bureau about surveillance, safety and the hope of forging a personal relationship with the new mayor.