New York

Cayuga Lake is the longest of central New York's glacial Finger Lakes.

A leadership dispute flares in Cayuga Nation amid evictions, arrests and demolitions

The Cayuga Nation has ordered a series of demolitions and evictions over the last few years in western New York, which has stirred controversy within the community. 

A leadership dispute flares in Cayuga Nation amid evictions, arrests and demolitions
A person paints a sign that says "I can't breathe" on a wall with a purple background.

Public art honoring Egyptian American Moustafa Kassem sends universal human rights message

Public art honoring Egyptian American Moustafa Kassem sends universal human rights message
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Travel takes on new meaning in this jazz pianist’s latest album

Travel takes on new meaning in this jazz pianist’s latest album
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer announces to a group of asylum-seekers that they will be crossing illegally into Canada as they wait in line to to enter at the US-Canada border in Champlain, New York, August 7, 2017.

Canada judge rules sending asylum-seekers back to the US violates their rights

Canada judge rules sending asylum-seekers back to the US violates their rights
Ysabel Turner created an altar in her 2018 exhibit at the New York City Aperture Foundation.

For this Latina artist in New York, goodbye to all that Goya

For this Latina artist in New York, goodbye to all that Goya
Visitors look at a memorial at the site of the arrest of George Floyd, who died while in police custody, in Minneapolis, June 14, 2020.

Why many in public health support anti-racism protests — with some precautions amid coronavirus

Many health care workers say the pandemic and systemic racism are intertwined. But they stress the need for people to take precautions as COVID-19 continues to spread.

Why many in public health support anti-racism protests — with some precautions amid coronavirus
Un grupo de mujeres sonrien y miran a un politico hablar.

Las mujeres latinas: La clave para ganar el voto latino en las presidenciales de 2020.

El camino hacia la victoria en las elecciones presidenciales de Estados Unidos en noviembre no puede permitirse ignorar el voto latino. El poder del voto de las mujeres latinas, no obstante, va más allá de sus votos individuales: es probable que alienten a sus amigos y familiares a votar también.

Las mujeres latinas: La clave para ganar el voto latino en las presidenciales de 2020.
Niagra Falls waterfall with a few tourists in the distance

Niagara Falls is off-limits to Americans as US-Canada border remains closed

Usually, tens of thousands of Americans take advantage of the fact that Canada is an easy border crossing away. But things are not normal this year. The city of Niagara is deserted and hotel owners wonder if they'll be able to pay their bills this summer.

Niagara Falls is off-limits to Americans as US-Canada border remains closed
Latino leaders and immigration reform supporters gather at the University of Colorado to launch a voter registration campaign to mobilize Colorado's Latino, immigrant and allied voters on Oct. 28, 2015.

The key to winning the Latino vote in 2020? Latinas.

The path to victory in the US presidential election in November cannot afford to ignore the Latino vote. But Latinas' voting power goes beyond their individual votes: They’re likely to encourage friends and family to vote, too.

The key to winning the Latino vote in 2020? Latinas.
Filipino nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York City, pose with donated food from Meals to Heal, a Filipino American community initiative.

Little Manila's 'Meal to Heal' effort brings food to Filipino health workers

Because so many Filipino Americans are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, it has taken a devastating and outsize toll on their community. A new initiative in New York City is bringing free meals to hospitals and health facilities heavily staffed by Filipinos — while also raising funds to help keep community restaurants afloat.

Little Manila's 'Meal to Heal' effort brings food to Filipino health workers
Harjot Singh Khalsa (left) and Rajkaranbir Singh are hosts of Punjabi Radio USA, which provides valuable information to immigrant workers.

Immigrant ‘digital first responders’ provide vital services. They're in a financial crisis. 

The news media has become a vital resource during the coronavirus pandemic — especially outlets serving immigrant communities. But those organizations are suffering from the same financial crisis bigger media outlets are experiencing. 

Immigrant ‘digital first responders’ provide vital services. They're in a financial crisis. 
Personal protective equipment brought to the US through an operation run by Harvard Business School student Sophie Bai.

Harvard grad student creates a new PPE supply chain from China to Boston

The coronavirus pandemic is creating an insatiable demand for medical and personal protective equipment (PPE) that has overwhelmed the world market. China has ramped up the production of needed supplies by bringing new manufacturers online. In an international marketplace where companies, federal and state agencies are fighting for equipment, Harvard business student Sophie Bai and her colleagues are creating a new supply chain.

Harvard grad student creates a new PPE supply chain from China to Boston
Nasim Almuntaser stands inside his packed bodega filled with products.

Without protective gear, NYC bodega workers risk their lives

Hundreds of Yemeni bodega workers in New York City are on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight, just like doctors and nurses. Many deal with shortages of face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. Now, there is a community campaign to bring safety kits to them.

Without protective gear, NYC bodega workers risk their lives
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks to the media at the State Department in Washington, March 5, 2020.

Activists sue Pompeo over commission they say could undermine human rights

The lawsuit asks that the Commission on Unalienable Rights be folded, that its records be made public, and that the Trump administration be barred from taking recommendations from the body.

Activists sue Pompeo over commission they say could undermine human rights
dancers

New York's Roper Records provided the soundtrack for generations of dancers across the globe

During its nearly half-century run, Roper Records released hundreds of high-quality records, cassettes and CDs, which it distributed via mail order to dance professionals in the US and internationally.

New York's Roper Records provided the soundtrack for generations of dancers across the globe