In Red Hook, Brooklyn, home to the borough’s largest housing project, a community group has assembled a wireless network that is set up and maintained by local residents, and held a training program, bringing a bit more diversity to digital innovation efforts, reports Colorlines.
Blacks and Latinos are MIA in Silicon Valley or New York’s equivalent, “Silicon Alley,” but they are leading when it comes to using smartphones and social media platforms. A Colorlines piece investigates the causes, which include a lack of connections and social capital to make it in the field.
Highlights of Saturday’s immigration rally in Queens Latino, El Diario, Colorlines and on Twitter and Instagram.
The effects of the shutdown depends on its duration but some locals are already feeling the effects.
A community organization in Brooklyn’s Park Slope is working on a series of murals to restore some of what Hurricane Sandy washed away. Groundswell is employing teenage artists from across the city to paint their Sandy stories, reports Jamilah King in Colorlines.
Civil liberty groups have filed a lawsuit against the City and the NYPD on behalf of Muslim New Yorkers caught up in the controversial police surveillance program, reports Colorlines.
A recent study has found that between 2002 and 2009, immigrants contributed a cumulative total of over $115 billion more to Medicare than they took out, reports Colorlines, while those born in the U.S. generated a deficit of $28.1 billion.
Colorlines reports that Jose Antonio Vargas, Fernando Chavez – the son of Cesar Chavez – and dozens of supporters gathered to deliver 70,000 signatures to The New York Times, calling on the publication to stop using the term “illegal immigrant.”
Worshippers, families, store owners and students shared how the tactics of the NYPD surveillance program have permeated their lives with fear and paranoia at a press conference attended by Colorlines.
Reactions from Colorlines, Gay City News, Irish Central, The Epoch Times, Diario de México and Amsterdam News indicate that while immigrants and advocate groups are glad the issue is finally reaching the table, there remains a long way to go.
A study by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund based on Election Day exit polls found that Asian Americans overwhelmingly voted for Barack Obama and as many as 96 percent of Bangladeshi Americans went for the president.
The anonymous billboards in the gentrifying neighborhood voice issues of racism against African Americans. With a new topic every month, each billboard is accompanied by an online post that provides evidence to back up the campaign’s blunt messages.
Following the announcement of the 2012 Oscar nominations, the community and ethnic press zoomed into the stories of nominees from their respective communities, or of films that were particularly relevant to their readers. From “Life of Pi” to a documentary about ACT UP to criticism of slavery-themed films.
The federal government issued 204,810 deportation orders to undocumented parents with U.S. citizen kids between July 2010 and September 2012, reports Colorlines.com.
“Papers: Stories by Undocumented Youth” compiles the stories of undocumented young people between 10 and 32 years of age, in hopes of giving a human angle to the controversial issue, reports Colorlines.