It’s an undeniable fact that Latinos living in the United States are increasingly gaining political leverage. But it’s one thing to have power and a very different thing to use it to make progress, says columnist Mónica Gutiérrez in El Diario/La Prensa.
Residents in Upper Manhattan are split as to whether their City Council representative should know Spanish, found Northattan. Another of the publication's articles looked at how redistricting has split the Asian-American community's political clout.
Michaelle Solages became the first person of Haitian descent elected to New York State Assembly on November 6. However, instead of celebrating, the former photojournalist is helping her Sandy-stricken frustrated neighbors in Nassau's District 22, reports The Haitian Times.
On election night, an unprecedented vote took place outside of the 50 states: Almost 61 percent of Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood, the first time a clear majority voiced their desire to become the 51st state.
For many gay voters an Obama defeat would set the clock back on some important victories for the LGBT community over the last four years, including the president's endorsement of gay marriage and the repeal of the military's “Don't ask, Don't tell” policy.
“Sandy will determine Obama’s future,” was the headline of the lead article in Pakistan Post, a leading Urdu language weekly.