New York

seniors on the street

New York City’s older Chinese American population faces increasing housing challenges, poverty

In the Chinese American community in New York City, almost half of older adults are living in poverty, and paying rent is tough. Particularly given the gentrification of New York City’s traditional Chinatown in lower Manhattan. Some agencies are trying to help them.

soldiers in rehab center

Wounded Ukrainian soldiers start new journeys on prosthetics

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

Conflict & Justice
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

Human rights
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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


A Canadian judge ruled the bilateral agreement between the US and Canada violates asylum-seekers’ rights because of what happens after people are turned back to the US.

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

Artist Ysabel Turner says she realized years ago that she needed to divorce her Puerto Rican identity from the Goya brand. She used her photographic series to do just that.

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.

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.

Every 30 Seconds

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.

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.