In the News

Why Ashcroft wants West Indian tried for murder

Uncategorized February 25, 2003 at 12:00 am

If U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft gets his way, a 32-year-old West Indian will be executed if he’s found guilty in a federal murder trial in Brooklyn. And Ashcroft seemingly wants the man’s death even though U.S. prosecutors, who report to Ashcroft, believe the case against Emile Dixon should notRead More

Sikh attorney’s right to wear turban while visiting client upheld

Uncategorized February 21, 2003 at 12:00 am

Since September 10 last year, Ravinder Singh Bhalla has been waiting to go to the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention center. He may get his wish in a few weeks, now that the Federal Bureau of Prisons has upheld his right, as a Sikh, to wear his turban while visiting his client.Read More

Congress allocates $750,000 to improve traffic in Chinatown

Uncategorized February 20, 2003 at 12:00 am

Rep. Nydia Velazquez, whose constituents include residents in Chinatown, was able to get funding of $1.65 million from Congress. She announced the plan to revitalize three areas in downtown Manhattan. The plan gave $750,000 to Chinatown to improve its traffic situation. The amount would be used to research ways toRead More

Where’s the outrage?

Uncategorized February 20, 2003 at 12:00 am

Over the past few issues of the Manhattan Times, we reported on the effects of the city’s budget gap of billions of dollars. Library services are on the chopping block. Funding for education is evaporating. City day care center directors and workers staged a one-day walk out. We also detailedRead More

Running – back home? Manipulative maneuvers by immigrants

Uncategorized February 20, 2003 at 12:00 am

Imagine that disaster has struck your home. Your home is gone. There is no bread. No water. No life. People are saving themselves in any way they can. Your family is taken in, by a relative, by a friend, or by a neighbor. He gives you shelter and food; educatesRead More

INS officer speaks to a delegation of Pakistanis: Those who do not register will experience problems exiting the U.S.

Uncategorized February 19, 2003 at 12:00 am

Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Public Relations Officer Christian Rodriguez says that the INS is not seeking to carry out mass arrests during the registration process. He said that if they started arresting every person with a minor immigration violation, they would need an office the size of a footballRead More

Jews for Israel, against the war in Iraq

Uncategorized February 19, 2003 at 12:00 am

On Saturday morning, Feb. 15, a coalition of Jewish groups gathered at the Workmen’s Circle building in Manhattan to prepare for a march to the anti-war rally near the United Nations that day at noon. While anti-war observant Jews prayed at morning Sabbath service on the second floor before joiningRead More

Phone tapping leads to cleric’s arrest

Uncategorized February 19, 2003 at 12:00 am

On Feb. 6, I heard on the radio that a Brooklyn mosque was raided and the cleric –along with several other people—was arrested. The FBI had been tapping the cleric’s phone and heard him refer to the events of September 11th without expressing remorse. He is also being investigated forRead More

Drivers should not risk their lives!

Uncategorized February 19, 2003 at 12:00 am

The recent attacks on New York City car service drivers?in which two people were killed?caused the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers to warn city authorities that they will sharply reduce service to areas with high crime rates. “We do not have any other choice,” declared Fernando Mateo, presidentRead More

Understanding black history

Uncategorized February 19, 2003 at 12:00 am

February is Black History Month, and as a student in high school I find that we don’t really learn enough about our cultures. I think there is not enough information in our history books. I have never questioned any of my teachers as to why we do not go in-depthRead More

Living 9/11 monument seeks to tip the scales in favor immigrant workers

Uncategorized February 19, 2003 at 12:00 am

If the plans unveiled last month at the World Financial Center are anything to go by, the Ground Zero site will be used to get Lower Manhattan back to business as usual: there will be a monument of some kind, but it won’t be anything like what a group ofRead More

Korean presence in American mainstream press increases

Uncategorized February 15, 2003 at 12:00 am

Korean-American immigrants have settled into a trend?expressing their views and opinions in letters to the American mainstream press. Flushing, Queens, resident Hae-sun Yum sent a letter to the editor of New York Newsday, expressing her opinions on discrimination against Asian-Americans. Newsday published the letter, titled, “Shame on You, Shaquille O’Neal,”Read More

Nigerian Airways a mess! Tales of passengers reduced to refugees in Lagos

Uncategorized February 15, 2003 at 12:00 am

Chinyere, a New York City civil servant would rather not reveal the pain and agony caused her by the incompetence of Nigerian Airways, her country’s national carrier. Pressed by African Abroad to relate it, she spoke of how her carefully planned Christmas vacation, including a relative’s wedding, was turned intoRead More

Matsui jerseys hit sports shops

Uncategorized February 14, 2003 at 12:00 am

T-Jerseys of Hideki Matsui, the new star of the New York Yankees, are selling like hotcakes since they went on sale at four public Yankees stores in New York City this month. The blue jerseys have the name “Matsui” and his number 55 on the back. It’s been reported thatRead More

Where is the OIC?

Uncategorized February 14, 2003 at 12:00 am

Ever since the start of Iraq crisis, diplomacy has been extensively used to avert a war by bringing Baghdad into complete compliance of UN disarmament resolutions. This diplomacy has been launched by different countries in their individual capacity as well as from the forums of international organizations. Some Muslim countriesRead More