Post Tagged with: "Bangladeshis"

Mary Jobaida (Photo courtesy of Jobaida's campaign via QNS)

First Primary Challenger in Queens District in a Decade

Politics, Queens, South Asian May 3, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Citing a need for a “true, democratic process,” Mary Jobaida is running in the 2020 Democratic primary for the 37th Assembly District seat currently held by longtime incumbent Catherine Nolan, reports QNS.

‘Fighting for Justice’ in Ozone Park

‘Fighting for Justice’ in Ozone Park

Crime, Muslim, Queens, Video July 31, 2018 at 11:44 am

CUNY TV’s “Short Docs Web Series” speaks to multimedia journalist Anuz Thapa about his new documentary, “Fighting for Justice,” on the aftermath of the murder of Imam Maulana Akonjee and his assistant Thara Uddin in 2016.

Mohammed Faisel (rght) founder of The Money Hub, and Joshua Varghese, the organization’s chief technology officer. (Photo via Forest Hills Times)

‘Making Financial Literacy Cool’

Asian, Business, Queens May 14, 2018 at 4:06 pm

A Bangladeshi American, inspired by some life lessons, is promoting financial literacy by making it “cool” for students, reports Forest Hills Times.

Supporting Muslim Youths in Brooklyn

Supporting Muslim Youths in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Muslim, Youth May 4, 2018 at 12:39 pm

In a video from BRIC TV, a Bangladeshi American reflects on being Muslim in Brooklyn and running a youth support group.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Bengali New Year in Kensington

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian April 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Kensington residents celebrated the Bengali New Year with events that included a magic show and parade, and a performance by a Brazilian drumline, reports Bklyner.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via BKLYNER)

Congregation Wants Kensington Mosque Reopened

Brooklyn, Muslim, South Asian December 5, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Bklyner reports that the congregation of Masjid Nur Al-Islam in Kensington is taking legal action to unlock the doors of the mosque and take it back from the man with the keys – their former imam.

Jackson Heights Islamic Center and Mosque President Mirza Rahman. (Photo by Richard Loria via Queens Chronicle)

Bangladeshis Help the Rohingya: ‘It Is Only Natural’

Queens, South Asian November 22, 2017 at 12:26 pm

The Bangladeshi community in NYC is raising money, and awareness, in support of the Rohingya, reports Queens Chronicle.

Talukder came to the United States in the 1980s, when he was still a teenager, and qualified for the late amnesty program for green cards in 1990, he said. He later filed for asylum after receiving death threats from the Jamaat Islami Party, a fundamentalist party, while visiting Bangladesh, he said. (Photo by Katie Honan via City Limits)

Bangladeshi Father in Queens ‘Fears the Worst’

Immigration, Queens, South Asian November 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Riaz Talukder “fears the worst” ahead of his ICE check-in on Nov. 20 after agents told him last month “to return with a passport and a plane ticket back to Bangladesh,” writes City Limits.

Shiblu Ahmed (in plaid shirt), the son of Thara Uddin, at the vigil remembering Uddin and Imam Maulama Akonjee. (Photo by Anthony O’Reilly via Queens Chronicle)

Two Deaths in Ozone Park – A Year Later

Crime, Muslim, Queens August 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm

One year after the killing of Imam Maulana Akonjee and Thara Uddin in Ozone Park, Queens, the imam’s son and others in the community have only one question, reports Queens Chronicle.

Chickens, drained of blood, are washed in scalding water.

Madani Halal: After the Founder’s Death  

Featured Posts, Food, Muslim, Queens, South Asian February 23, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Butcher Imran Uddin continues to serve customers at Madani Halal, founded by his recently deceased father, while he contemplates his future role in the Bangladeshi community of Queens.

Serazulislam Khan (right) speaks at a forum in Norwood intended to engage the growing Bangladeshi community. (Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Bronx Officials Reach Out to Bangladeshi Community

Bronx, South Asian April 27, 2016 at 12:15 pm

Representatives from borough and city departments, including the NYPD and district attorney’s office, met with members of the growing Bangladeshi community in the Bronx to encourage the community to get involved, reports Norwood News.

Young celebrants at the Pohela Boishakh festivities in Jackson Heights on April 14. (Photos by Aantaki Raisa for Voices of NY)

Bengali New Year Marked in Queens

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Traditions, Voices' Picks April 18, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Celebrants gathered in Diversity Plaza in Queens to mark Pohela Boishakh, the Bengali New Year.

Reading with the First Lady of NYC

Reading with the First Lady of NYC

Culture, Immigration, New York, South Asian April 12, 2016 at 2:54 pm

A debut novel by a Bangladeshi American is the first choice for the new book club launched by Chirlane McCray, first lady of NYC.

Adaline Walker-Santiago (left), joins Mohammed Mujumder (second from left), one of several members of the Bronx’s Bangladeshi community calling on anyone with information on the disappearance of Mahfuza Rahman, to come forward. (Photo by Adi Talwar via Norwood News)

Community Searches for Missing Bangladeshi Mother

Bronx, South Asian March 18, 2016 at 3:19 pm

The Bangladeshi community in the Bronx is spreading the word on the disappearance of Mahfuza Rahman and they want answers from her husband who has left the country, reports Norwood News.

Community leader Mian Quadry spoke at the event. (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

Bangladeshis in Kensington Talk It Out After the Election

Brooklyn, Elections 2016, South Asian November 14, 2016 at 5:49 pm

A forum in Kensington organized by Bangladeshi community leaders and Council member Brad Lander gave locals an opportunity to process and speak their thoughts in the aftermath of the election, reports Ditmas Park Corner.