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.
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.
Amada Sahar Quezada, a Dominican woman who converted to Islam after 9/11, speaks out against prejudice and misinformation, in Queens Latino.
In response to President Trump’s executive orders, volunteers distributed leaflets outside subway stations to inform Muslims and immigrants about the city’s legal and social services.
Many immigrants fear that their being Hispanic and Muslim makes them an easier target for discrimination and even hate crimes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Outside Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport in New York, dozens of Muslim Americans gathered for the Jummah prayer, the Friday prayer service.
Latino bodega employees supported the demonstration against the president’s anti-Muslim measures, saying that it is necessary to join in to stop the current government’s abuse, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
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.
An opinion piece in The Forward argues for intersectional values, and support of activist Linda Sarsour, in the fight against xenophobia, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment.
Protesters came out in force to oppose President Trump’s ban on entry into the U.S. of individuals from seven countries.
News of Donald Trump’s anti-immigration and anti-refugee executive orders brought thousands of protesters to Washington Square Park on the night of Jan. 25.
Le’Jemalik, opening soon in Bay Ridge, will give peace of mind to women who wear a hijab, according to Brooklyn Reporter.
Children of different faiths gathered at the Madina Masjid on Jan. 8 to play games and eat pizza, to demonstrate in the wake of Donald Trump’s election win, that it’s possible to unite and play together.
Protesters at the NYC Department of Education headquarters said the department should do a better job of ensuring that schools are a sanctuary from “the Trump effect” for immigrant students, students of color and LGBT students, Amsterdam News reports.
In Brooklyn, residents protested anti-Muslim graffiti at a local train station, reports Ditmas Park Corner.