Art / Immigration / Politics

Artist converts her Mott Haven home into art gallery

Marco Saavedra leads an artist talk and workshop in his first solo show in an apartment “gallery” in Mott Haven.

“Some of the artists have never had the opportunity to actually teach about their work or share their work with a larger audience,” said Blanka Amezkua.

Immigration / Politics

Elected officials rail against Trump’s threatened cuts

Rep. Jose E. Serrano, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Councilman Rafael Salamanca on the steps of the State Supreme Court building on the Grand Concourse on Jan. 26.

Elected officials say they will protect New Yorkers’ interests if Donald Trump carries out threats to cut off funding to the Big Apple because of its status as a sanctuary city.

Education / Immigration

Young immigrants worry about future under Trump

Cecilia Arias and Shanjida Choudhury, both seniors at Fannie Lou Hamer High School, pose under a banner that reads "No Human Is Illegal!"

During his campaign, the president-elect vowed he would terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided work papers, and eliminated the threat of deportation, for some undocumented students.


Festival brings a taste of Ghana to Crotona Park

Festival brings a taste of Ghana to Crotona Park

Africans from across the city celebrated Ghanaian culture at the 7th annual Afro Cultural Parade and Festival in Crotona Park on Aug. 13.

Immigration / Politics

Mexican activist returns after two-year ban

Angelo Cabrera speaking at CUNY Xpress

Angelo Cabrera co-founded the Mexican American Students Association in 2001 as a response to proposed New York state legislation that would have made undocumented students pay out-of-state tuition. Now he’s back, following a two-year ban from the U.S.

Crime / Immigration

Murdered immigrant driver is mourned

Mourners at a Morrisania mosque pray for livery driver Aboubacar Bah

The murder of a Guinean cabbie killed on the job in Hunts Point brought out an overwhelming show of support and solidarity from countrymen and fellow drivers in Morrisania.

Government / Immigration

Campaign Finance Board denies Arroyo funds

Campaign Finance Board denies Arroyo funds

But incumbent says she will continue fundraising One local politician is conspicuously absent from the latest list of candidates getting public funds to run for office. For the second time in two weeks, on Aug. 15 the city’s Campaign Finance Board denied City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo’s request for […]