As New York City Struggles to House Migrants, Local Advocates Cry Foul

Organizers say local officials have violated the city’s right-to-shelter law and doubled down on ineffective strategies for sheltering asylum seekers.

  • Aug 17, 2023
  • 2:30 PM

Groups to Protest Puerto Rican Parade Honorees in New York

Ahead of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York on Sunday, members of the Puerto Rico Not For Sale campaign are set to protest on Friday outside National Puerto Rican Day Parade Inc.’s scholarship gala at Gotham Hall in Midtown Manhattan.

  • Jun 9, 2023
  • 11:53 AM

A Migrant Family’s Journey from Venezuela to New York City

Yormaly Bulanger, a 26-year-old former accounting student from Venezuela, arrived in New York three months ago with her partner and their 5-year-old son — part of a group of 22,000 migrants, mostly Venezuelans, that have arrived in the city since April.

  • Nov 28, 2022
  • 1:44 PM

More Than 20 Years Later, New York Latino Film Festival Has Become a Key Institution (INTERVIEW)

Since its launch in 1999, the New York Latino Film Festival continues growing and features diverse creators—not just along racial and gender lines, but also in what they’re making.

  • Sep 30, 2022
  • 11:43 AM

Puerto Rican Drag Queens Build New Life in New York After María

Vena Cava and Victoria Holiday were two well-known drag queens in Río Piedras’ nightlife scene. But after Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, the two moved to New York City and began making names for themselves in the drag capital of the world.

  • Sep 22, 2022
  • 4:18 PM

On New York’s Highest Court, Unvaccinated Judge Rivera Learning the Price of Dissent (OPINION)

New York’s Commission on Judicial Conduct is considering the removal of Associate Judge Jenny Rivera from the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, allegedly for “noncompliance” with vaccination policies issued during the pandemic.

  • May 24, 2022
  • 12:43 PM

Immigrant Activist, Organizer Ana María Archila Running for Lt Gov of New York

Best known for her elevator confrontation with then-Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) after he announced his support for Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, the Colombia-born Queens activist and organizer is running for lieutenant governor of New York in 2022 alongside gubernatorial candidate Jumaane Williams.

  • Mar 8, 2022
  • 3:50 PM

Senate Responds to New Yorker Profile of Latina Staffer

The Senate returned to Capitol Hill on Monday following a bombshell report in the New Yorker that identified three top Biden White House officials as bulwarks of former President Donald Trump’s harsh enforcement policies against immigrants.

  • Feb 1, 2022
  • 5:37 PM

Jajaja: ‘Español Please’ Brings Spanish Comedy to New York

Español Please is a New York comedy circuit that relies on Spanish humor, rather than “American” jokes told in Spanish, and is showcased on mainstream comedy stages that traditionally host English-language comics.

  • Jan 12, 2022
  • 6:14 PM

Pro-Independence Puerto Ricans in New York Protest Against Debt Plan

Protestors gathered outside the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House on December 17 to confront Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and the Fiscal Oversight and Management Board at its 31st open-to-the-public meeting.

  • Jan 10, 2022
  • 1:41 PM

New York City Poised to Give Voting Rights to Noncitizens

The proposal would allow noncitizens who have been lawful permanent residents of the city for at least 30 days, as well as those authorized to work in the U.S., to help select the city’s mayor, city council members, borough presidents, comptroller, and public advocate.

  • Dec 8, 2021
  • 12:03 PM

A Closer Look at New York’s First Farmworkers Union

Unionizing offers pathways to securing many of the benefits long denied to agricultural workers, like paid time off and safer working conditions. But almost two years since they gained the right to collectively bargain, only 12 out of New York’s 58,000 farmworkers have joined a union.

  • Oct 22, 2021
  • 12:28 PM

New York’s Excluded Workers Fund Running Out of Money

After a staggering number of applications, advocates in New York are calling for more money for the first-of-its-kind pandemic relief fund for undocumented workers.

  • Oct 6, 2021
  • 10:09 AM

Surviving the Virus in New York’s Migrant Neighborhoods

In the summer of 2020, Corona, Queens was the epicenter neighborhood of the epicenter city of the global coronavirus pandemic.

  • Sep 10, 2021
  • 11:52 AM

New Yorkers to Vote in Unprecedented Mayoral Election

New Yorkers vote Tuesday in primary elections for mayor and other city offices. Eight Democrats face an election where insecurity, gun violence and economic recovery appear to be the issues of most interest. 

  • Jun 21, 2021
  • 6:02 PM

‘No Possible Peace:’ Rising Construction Worker Deaths in New York and Tennessee

Advocates and workers are demanding change after years of high fatality rates in the construction industry. What can be done depends heavily on the labor organizing landscape in each state.

  • Dec 16, 2020
  • 1:10 PM

A City Under Siege: 24 Hours in the Fight to Save New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn is dark except for the streetlamps when Carla Brown’s alarm goes off at 5:15 a.m.—much too early for an average Monday. But with the coronavirus laying siege to New York, today looms as anything but ordinary.

  • Apr 9, 2020
  • 4:12 PM

Mayor Says Virus Has Hit Black, Hispanic New Yorkers Hard

NEW YORK (AP) — New data shows New York City’s death toll from COVID-19 has been disproportionately high in black and Hispanic communities. And deaths continue to rise statewide at a record pace.

  • Apr 8, 2020
  • 2:45 PM

The Mike Bloomberg We Remember: New Yorkers of Color Pen Open Letter to Super Tuesday Voters

“We could write books that would fill libraries about the harm that Bloomberg caused New Yorkers—harm that has lasting effects to today,” the signers said.

  • Feb 25, 2020
  • 10:20 AM

How a Chilean Dog Ended Up as a Face of the New York City Subway Protests

Stickers bearing the dog’s image jumping a turnstile appeared on subway walls and trains.

  • Jan 8, 2020
  • 2:57 PM

A DEMOCRACY NOW! Report: Activists Cheer Approval of Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants in New York and New Jersey

“People in New York and New Jersey are celebrating two victories for immigrants’ rights.”

  • Dec 18, 2019
  • 5:02 PM

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