Turks in the metropolitan New York area were discouraged by the results of the recent referendum in Turkey, and expressed concern for the country’s future.
Palestinian pastor Khader El-Yateem leads in fundraising for the 43rd District City Council seat race, Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Kings County Politics report.
The Arab American Family Support Center held a panel on immigrants’ rights following the first executive order about immigrant travel restrictions, including on nationals from certain Arab countries. Ghorba News reported on the panel.
Bethlehem-born Rev. Khader El-Yateem is running for the City Council seat in his home district in Brooklyn, and hopes to work as a bridge-builder in the community.
Bay Ridge activist Linda Sarsour announced she will step down as the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York “to focus my energy on the national level,” reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Rev. Khader El-Yateem of Salam Arabic Lutheran Church in Bay Ridge has joined the race for the 43rd District City Council Seat, reports Kings County Politics.
A new poster campaign expresses support for Arab neighbors in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and elsewhere, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Outside Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport in New York, dozens of Muslim Americans gathered for the Jummah prayer, the Friday prayer service.
Before the Yemeni-owners of bodegas across the city shuttered their doors in protest of the “Muslim ban,” BKLYNER spoke to some of them in Ditmas Park for their take on the executive order.
Brooklyn’s Sahadi food emporium, described as a “bulk bin wonderland,” has won the James Beard Foundation Award, report Brooklyn Paper and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Protesters came out in force to oppose President Trump’s ban on entry into the U.S. of individuals from seven countries.
Plans for a public art commemoration of the writers of Little Syria in lower Manhattan were approved on Jan. 25.
In an opinion piece in Colorlines, Jamilah Lemieux describes her feelings about an “absence of sisterhood” with white women that is keeping her away from the Women’s March on Washington.
The Salaam Club of New York, formed by Lebanese and Syrian immigrants in Bay Ridge, will hold its annual holiday gala to mark more than seven decades since its founding, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Arab American Association of New York’s annual gala will have particular meaning this year as the organization celebrates 15 years empowering the community, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.