More than a week ago, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro passed away at the age of 90. While the island’s inhabitants tearfully mourned their leader, exiled Cuban communities in the US celebrated the death of a dictator. In Miami, residents took to Little Havana’s streets crying tears of joy, singing, banging pans and waving their flags. But New York, where more than seventy thousand residents are Cuban, saw mixed reactions. Danya Hajjaji has the story.
New York City’s first AIDS memorial was unveiled on World AIDS Day earlier this month. New HIV cases in the city are at their lowest rate since 1981 and no HIV positive babies were born in 2016 according to city health authorities. But while progress has been made, there’s still work to be done. Chloe Nevitt reports.
This November, attacks against the Rohingya population, a Muslim minority in Myanmar, killed 86 people, and displaced more than 30,000. And neighboring Bangladesh closed its doors to the refugees. In New York, activists have been calling for an end to the persecution. But are they being heard in Myanmar? Samira Sadeque finds out.
The French will go to the polls in April to choose a new president. As French nationals in America weigh their options and even start to organize, one candidate visited this country’s biggest French city, New York, to court votes, raise funds and boost his international profile. Jon Allsop followed his trail.
New York City is still dissecting the results of the recent presidential election here in America. Statistics show that 42% of women voted for Donald Trump. And while many assume that they come from middle America, a network of Conservative women has always existed here too. Elizabeth Baker went to meet them.
New York City has over 420,000 blind or visually impaired residents, and that’s not counting the tourists. Most of the city’s museums have some programming for visitors who can’t see the art. On International Disability Day, Sarah Gibson joined a tour for the visually impaired.
If you’re on Facebook, chances are you will never miss a friend’s birthday or anniversary. But how many of you go beyond posting on their wall and put something in the mail? Well, statistics show that lots of you do. In fact, America is the world’s second largest market for greetings cards.
Protesters may have gained a victory in the Dakota Access Pipeline battle, but many say they’re not leaving until the job is done. And for New Yorkers, the call to help is strong. Melissa Cáceres [KAH-SERRES] reports from Brooklyn, where locals are finding a unique way to get involved.