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Black anti-war movement launched

Uncategorized December 5, 2002 at 12:00 am

Many churches call themselves House of the Lord,” folks have said. ”But Rev. Herbert Daughtry’s truly is the House of the Lord Church!” That statement was sure lived up to on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 21 as the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Now Committee, founded by Rev. Daughtry,Read More

Redistricting: the people of Chinatown try to create its history

Uncategorized November 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

“The redistricting only happens every 10 years. Ten years is enough for a generation to grow up. So redistricting is important to the interests of a whole generation,” said Wah Lee, a staff organizer at the Chinese Staff and Workers’ Association (CSWA), when she called on Chinatown residents to attendRead More

A constantly evolving identity

Uncategorized November 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

Over roughly a half century, more than two million Haitians have either found refuge or were born in the United States. America is the first place Haitians turn to as they flee the dictatorship in and misery of their homeland, the poorest in the West. Although the Haitian community hasRead More

Sharpton calls for peace during the holidays

Uncategorized November 20, 2002 at 12:00 am

Few voices from the activist community have been as unyielding in their opposition to the Bush administration’s war plans against Iraq than the Rev. Al Sharpton. The minister pushed his stance against that potential conflict up another notch on Monday, when he met with Iraqi UN Ambassador Mohammad Aldouri. PromptedRead More

Filipinos fear the INS invitation may result in arrest, deportation

Uncategorized November 3, 2002 at 12:00 am

“How can we walk into the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) without fear, when people of color on the subway or in their homes were being questioned and arrested?” This reaction was one of several Filipinos to the “invitation” from an INS official for Filipinos to go freely to theRead More

Different than 11 years ago: how Israelis are preparing for war

Uncategorized October 31, 2002 at 12:00 am

It smells of rubber in the mortuary. Brown boxes are piled up to the ceiling and the smell of the gasmasks comes through the packaging. The army has built this site at a former cemetery north of Tel Aviv, which has been closed for years. It is here, next toRead More

A look inside the last male bastion: The barbershop

Uncategorized October 22, 2002 at 12:00 am

On a Monday afternoon in Flatbush, Nicolas Jean-Jacques walked into Titi’s Barbershop on Nostrand Avenue and declared that he would never come back to the shop if Ernst “Titi” Daphnis, 53, who had been on the phone for some time, did not start cutting his hair soon. “I’ve been walkingRead More

Agreement reached between Koreans and Mexicans

Uncategorized September 18, 2002 at 12:00 am

State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced yesterday an agreement between Korean greengrocery owners and Mexican workers to improve working conditions at delis around New York. The agreement, or “Code of Conduct” guaranteed workers minimum wage, paid vacation and sick days, lunch hours, holidays, and the right to organize a union.Read More

Life in the shadows: Haitian refugees strive for the American dream

Uncategorized September 17, 2002 at 12:00 am

In September 1991, Daniel fled Haiti after he was beaten with a gun during one of the many confrontations that took place between paramilitary groups and Haitian residents. With only the desire to survive and find a better life pushing him on, the fisherman and farmer boarded a rickety boatRead More

Butt out, Bloomy: Bar owners slam smoking ban; vow to fight Bloomberg plan

Uncategorized August 20, 2002 at 12:00 am

Irish bar owners are hopping mad and banding together citywide to tell New York’s mayor to butt out of their businesses and not to impose a smoking ban on their premises. Last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans for a tough new law banning smoking in bars, company cars andRead More

American Muslims must communicate with other communities

Uncategorized June 19, 2002 at 12:00 am

We don’t know how much the world has changed since September 11th, but that change is upon us is indisputable in our everyday lives. Every official, from the President to the employees of every federal and state agency, is working in the post September 11th context. It is their dutyRead More

Welfare Reform and Immigrants

Uncategorized February 21, 2002 at 12:00 am

The law that Democratic President Bill Clinton signed under pressure from the Republican Congress on August 22, 1996, was elegantly named “Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act.” Before Clinton signed it, the Democrats focused on incentives to hire welfare clients and thorough assistance for families moving to paid employment.Read More

“Pi&241;ero” is another Hollywood sucker punch to Latinos

Uncategorized February 9, 2002 at 12:00 am

Hollywood has hit Latinos with another sucker punch in this disjointed and undeveloped portrait of a psychopath. Worse than West Side Story, Badge 353 and Fort Apache, Pi?ero takes us on a walk on the wild side of hell without so much as a whisper of the rampant rumors ofRead More

"Pi&241;ero" is another Hollywood sucker punch to Latinos

Uncategorized February 9, 2002 at 12:00 am

Hollywood has hit Latinos with another sucker punch in this disjointed and undeveloped portrait of a psychopath. Worse than West Side Story, Badge 353 and Fort Apache, Pi?ero takes us on a walk on the wild side of hell without so much as a whisper of the rampant rumors ofRead More

Terror Debate Seen as more vibrant in India than US

Uncategorized December 14, 2001 at 12:00 am

While governments in both the United States and India have a history of assuming more powers in perceived emergencies, New Delhi appears savvier about the consequences of such powers than Washington. Such an inference can be drawn from the level and intensity of debate engendered in the two countries theRead More