Community organizers and preservationists say Chinatown needs special zoning to maintain its character and long-term residents. They want 50 percent of units in new housing developments to be set aside for low income tenants.
Almost a third of all immigrants living in the United States hail from Asia, but their voices are often left out of the immigration debate.
The redrawing of electoral districts is always a political power play. This year, Asian American activists in New York want to ensure that the community’s political influence is not dissipated by district lines.
In this Food in Two Worlds podcast you’ll hear how Jackson Heights’ restaurants and food shops tell the stories of South Asian immigrants in New York.
At first, immigrants were underrepresented–some say excluded–at the protests on Wall Street, but now they are arriving in droves.
In this Fi2W podcast, reporter Aswini Anburajan interviews Vandana Makker, one of the founders of the performance series Yoni Ki Baat on the importance of exploring women’s sexuality through a cultural and immigrant lens.
Streetwise New York offers tours of “old and new immigrant New York.” We sent reporter Cristina DC Pastor and audio producer Dimple Patel to check out the tour in the city’s largest borough.
A labor violation by Maryland’s Prince George’s County Public Schools has resulted in an ugly confrontation with the U.S. Department of Labor, and some 800 Filipino teachers are caught in the crossfire.
A project that sends English-speakers from the U.S. to teach in rural India attracts financial contributions from Indian immigrants, but it’s non-Indians who sign up to do the teaching.
The Federal Communications Commission may begin accepting new applications for LPFM licenses next year. But the level of awareness of this communications resource is “pretty low” in immigrant communities.