Post Tagged with: "children"

(Photo by Ivan Pentchoukov via Epoch Times)

Refugee Kids Put Past Behind for Graduation

Education, Immigration August 20, 2013 at 11:26 pm 0 comments

Kids from refugee and asylum-seeking families recently graduated from the Refugee Youth Summer Academy, a program that immerses the children in an American educational experience, reports The Epoch Times.

Independent bookstore and community space Word Up in Washington Heights gets a new lease on life. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Community Bookstore Back ‘Up’

Culture, In the News, Manhattan June 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm 0 comments

Independent bookstore Word Up has signed a new lease on life in Washington Heights, reports Manhattan Times. The bookstore and community space has struggled to fill the dearth of bookstores in Upper Manhattan.

ICE agents escort man after an arrest in Detroit. (Photo provided by ICE via Colorlines.com)

Parental Deportations Leave Thousands of American Children in Limbo

Communities, Crime, Immigration December 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

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.

How to Turn Your Kids into Gourmets

How to Turn Your Kids into Gourmets

Food, Health, Western European December 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm 2 comments

Should American Parents take inspiration from France for education? That’s what Karen Le Billon thinks after living one year in France and teaching her daughters new eating habits, reports France-Amerique. No more snacks and whining. Now they have dinner at the table and taste everything.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes refutes critics in sex abuse allegations (Photo by Shulamit Seidler-Feller, via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Figures in Orthodox Sex Abuse Controversy Speak Out

Crime, Politics, Religion May 31, 2012 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

The child sex abuse scandal that has rocked Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community has once again grabbed headlines in the Jewish press, which ran interviews with a rabbi whose organization has been accused of blocking criminal investigations, and with Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, whose response to the sex abuse scandal has come under criticism.

Harlem resident and firefighter Khalid Baylor is one of a crop of non-white new recruits to the FDNY. (Photo by DNAinfo/Jeff Mays)

Voices in Focus: FDNY Exam Draws Record Number of Minorities, Women

Crime, Culture May 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

New details in the ongoing story of sex abuse in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities; a record number of aspiring women and minority firefighters; a dogged principal takes on a troubled school; an immigrant sports fan muses over racism in the stands; and two public art projects that address immigrant workers’ rights.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says the ‘tight-knit’ nature of the Orthodox community makes it impossible to disclose the identities of abuse suspects without also identifying their victims. (KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE)

Newspaper Presses For Names of Orthodox Sex Abuse Suspects

Crime, Opinion May 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm 1 comment

The Jewish Daily Forward continues its call for the release of the names of Orthodox Jews charged in sex abuse cases. Brooklyn prosecutors have refused to release the names of Hasidic suspects, arguing that the community’s close ties make it easy to identify victims of abuse.

Chinese Community Urged to Learn About Child Abuse

Culture, East Asian, In the News April 23, 2012 at 11:19 am 0 comments

In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, World Journal ran an article that urged the Chinese community to educate themselves about child abuse and stay involved in their children’s lives.

Avrohom Mondrowitz (left) is in Israel, while Attorney Michael Lesher (right) seeks documents related to his case.

Child Abuse Case Tests the Freedom of Information Law

Brooklyn, Crime, Politics, Religion February 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm 0 comments

A decades-long investigation into allegations of child molesting against an Orthodox rabbi has also ignited a battle over New York’s Freedom of Information laws that may have ripple effects nationwide.

The ReelAbilities festival features films about people with disabilities. In ‘Ocean Heaven, Wen Zhang plays an autistic young adult.

Voices in Focus: Child Sex Abuse Victims Fear Deportation in L.A. Case

Culture, Immigration February 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

Lawyers for the families of victims in a growing Los Angeles school sex abuse scandal say that they’re afraid to speak to the police for fear of deportation.

Calvin Alfarius and his sister, Samira, represent the country of Indonesia in Danny Goldfield’s “NYChildren” exhibit, currently on view at the future site of Park51.

Children of the world at Park51

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan October 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

“NYChildren,” an exhibit of photographs of immigrant New Yorkers, is on view at the site of the Islamic community center.

Razin Ahmed, left, and Rizneylin Batista Diaz lead the gathering in the Pledge of Allegience with Tim Houghton of the New York Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Queens welcomes newest Americans

Immigration, In the News, Queens October 3, 2011 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Queens Center Mall welcomed America’s youngest new citizens in the 11th annual swearing-in ceremony. Thirty children from the ages of 5 and 15 pledged their allegiance to America, sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and listened to a video message from President Obama.