Saturday, 19 April 2014

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Opinion: Fight Financial Discrimination with the Sou-Sou

Opinion: Fight Financial Discrimination with the Sou-Sou

New York Carib News reports on the challenges facing minority entrepreneurs, and how a credit union or sou-sou might help its members.

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Opinion:  Young Immigrants Lost in Limbo

Opinion: Young Immigrants Lost in Limbo

The experience of a young Peruvian immigrant, Bard College sophomore Marco Lorenz, illustrates how slapdash federal immigration policy affects families, according to an opinion piece in La Voz.

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Opinion: Bidding Farewell to Irish Dominance in the FDNY

Opinion: Bidding Farewell to Irish Dominance in the FDNY

An opinion piece in Irish Central says it is "rightfully so" that doors will open for firefighters of color, while at the same time, recalls the historic relationship between the department and the Irish community.

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Opinion: Revisit Willets Point Development Plan

Opinion: Revisit Willets Point Development Plan

An opinion piece in the Queens Tribune suggests that the planners go back to the drawing board to redesign the Willets Point development project.

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Opinion: History and the Roosevelt Avenue BID

Opinion: History and the Roosevelt Avenue BID

Samuel Stein, writing in Zeek, draws parallels between pushcart vendors of today and a century ago in opposing the Roosevelt Avenue BID.

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Opinion: Irish Americans Shouldn’t Ignore Undocumented Latinos’ Plight

Opinion: Irish Americans Shouldn’t Ignore Undocumented Latinos’ Plight

Irish Americans who have known discrimination should be attuned to the prejudice and problems that undocumented Latinos face, Cahir O'Doherty writes in an opinion column in Irish Central.

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Opinion: Why Learn Haitian Creole?

Opinion: Why Learn Haitian Creole?

Studying Haitian Creole, or Kreyòl, gives people a way to connect or re-connect with Haiti, says Wynnie Lamour in an opinion piece in The Haitian Times.

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Opinion: End Assault on Human Rights in DR

Opinion: End Assault on Human Rights in DR

A widespread, international boycott of Dominican industry and tourism to the Dominican Republic should be undertaken until all Dominicans – including those of Haitain ancestry – are awarded full citizenship, says a Haitian Times editorial.

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Opinion: Fighting for an AIDS-Free Generation

Opinion: Fighting for an AIDS-Free Generation

Hispanic Federation President José Calderón, in an opinion piece for El Diario-La Prensa, urges at-risk Latinos to get tested for HIV.

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NY Filipinos Worry About Corruption, Reflect on Identity

NY Filipinos Worry About Corruption, Reflect on Identity

Two testimonies in The FilAm reflect mixed feelings in the community about opening their wallets and hearts.

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Opinion: ‘Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,’ Your Hypocrisy

Opinion: ‘Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,’ Your Hypocrisy

Indian Country Today celebrates the 127th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty with a scathing piece on the hypocrisy of the symbol of freedom to new immigrants, while turning a blind eye to the violent mistreatment of the Native people.

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