In the News

Forum: The self-respect and self-confidence of the community is at stake

Uncategorized February 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

At a forum organized at the offices of Sada-e-Pakistan participants, including lawyers, journalists, and business leaders, discussed challenges that the Pakistani-American community faces in these times of the Registration Law The proposal that the Mexican president made to Bush about providing amnesty to undocumented Mexicans in the United States hasRead More

The Bronx’s gang alternative

Uncategorized February 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

How do you keep youth and adults from joining or staying in gangs? The Latino Pastoral Action Center (LPAC), located at Jerome Avenue and 170th Street in Highbridge, has an answer. Thanks to Adrian Bordoni and two other staffers, LPAC (pronounced “elpac”) started a gang intervention program that works withRead More

AIDS continues to increase in Korean community

Uncategorized February 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

The number of Korean-Americans infected with HIV or suffering from AIDS is on the rise. According to government sources, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Philippino, and Vietnamese AIDS patients in North America have steadily been on the rise, comprising only 1.2 percent of all AIDS patients in 1993, but increasing to 3.1Read More

With war on Iraq imminent, Korean community’s anxiety increases

Uncategorized February 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

After hearing news that the United States was planning to deploy additional long-range bombers and an aircraft carrier near the Korean Peninsula, Mr. Kim, 34, who lives in Astoria, Queens, quickly called his family in Korea. “I wake up numerous times during the night thinking about a possible outbreak ofRead More

International conference protests oppression of minorities in Bangladesh: anti-conference rally outside

Uncategorized February 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

Abdul Gaffar Choudhury, a prominent writer and columnist, said, “the violation of human rights in Bangladesh is such that there is no time to relax. Go back to Bangladesh armed to protect human rights.” He made the statement in a speech to an international conference protesting the human rights violationsRead More

The point of no return? High costs of living shock returning Irish

Uncategorized February 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

For many young Irish immigrants, America is a stop on the way to owning a home back in Ireland. Most young Irish people come to American to earn a lot of money very quickly so that they can get a head start on their peers and own their own homeRead More

The Policemen’s KKK: Investigating the “Lords of Discipline” in New Jersey

Uncategorized February 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

Everything began, apparently, with the discovery of a T-shirt in a sergeant’s locker in the Tuckerton, N.J., police station. On the shirt was printed the words “Lords of Discipline,” a secret society within the ranks of New Jersey police. It is often spoken of, but no one has yet beenRead More

Latinos ask for interpreters in order not to die’

Uncategorized February 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

The lack of interpreters in Columbia Presbyterian Hospital’s emergency room caused a “delay of nine hours to attend my husband, who later died,” Maria Rodriguez said yesterday. Rodriguez, a Dominican resident of Washington Heights, said she arrived at the hospital around dawn with her husband in July 1999, but couldRead More

FDA’s proposed regulation for registering food facilities makes waves in Korean-American business community

Uncategorized February 2, 2003 at 12:00 am

As part of the Federal government’s effort to protect the nation’s food supply against terrorist acts, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a proposed regulation that would require all manufacturers of food for U.S. consumption to register with theRead More

A mother’s ordeal

Uncategorized February 2, 2003 at 12:00 am

In the biting cold of winter, Virginia Alvarez held back her tears on the day she was seeing her son off to war. At 3:00 a.m. last Wednesday, the 52-year-old Jersey City woman couldn’t do anything but say a prayer as her son Matt, 20, breezed through the subzero weatherRead More

INS judgments have not stopped, but a slowdown is possible

Uncategorized January 31, 2003 at 12:00 am

The INS Division of Immigration Services confirmed that talk of a cessation in judgments is untrue. Nevertheless, processing of some naturalization cases and status adjustments will slow. A memorandum sent to INS service facilities erected an additional roadblock in the verification process. The INS is now required to wait forRead More

Maxim gets physical with Gandhi

Uncategorized January 31, 2003 at 12:00 am

The February issue of Maxim, the leading monthly men’s magazine, depicts Mahatma Gandhi being beaten, throttled, punched, head butted, kicked and stomped—all in the name of a workout and fitness feature. Titled “Maxim’s Kick-Ass Workout,” the three-page feature has illustrations of a well-built Caucasian man in a muscle t-shirt kneeingRead More

A place for Dominican women: The Center provides services to Dominican and Latina women in Washington Heights

Uncategorized January 31, 2003 at 12:00 am

In Washington Heights, there are numerous organizations and institutions that offer aid and services to the Dominican community in the area. Unfortunately, many Latinos don’t benefit from these services because they are unaware of them. The Center for the Development of Dominican Women is one such organization. “The Center,” asRead More

Vandalism strikes Brooklyn; communities unite after latest in series of bias crimes

Uncategorized January 31, 2003 at 12:00 am

A day after hundreds of people crowded into an auditorium at the Kings Bay Y in Brooklyn last week to unite against hate, 11 cars on the streets of nearby Midwood were painted with swastikas. The Sabbath vandalism was the latest in a series of hate crimes in southern BrooklynRead More

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister M. Morshed Khan spoke at meeting about registrations

Uncategorized January 31, 2003 at 12:00 am

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister M. Morshed Khan spoke to Bangladeshis in New York, saying that the people of Bangladesh were worried at the sad and sudden news about being included in the Special Registration program. The Bangladeshi community held the meeting on Jan. 26. People from all walks of life participated.Read More