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Copycats, mainstream United States and Africans

Uncategorized September 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

Copycats, mainstream U.S. and Africans, African Abroad, 30 September 2002. English Language. Let us begin by admitting that many African immigrants in the United Sates are here to stay. Even though this is very difficult to say within our culture, yet it must be said that many will also dieRead More

Winds of change blow in El Barrio

Uncategorized September 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

The winds of renovation are in the air in East Harlem. They gust into our daily lives as a group of workers pours asphalt on Park Avenue while others put the finishing touches on the new, luxury laundromat on 116th Street; nearby buildings are being restored and new restaurants areRead More

Connecticut DMV rescinds turban removal requirement for drivers’ license photos

Uncategorized September 27, 2002 at 12:00 am

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Connecticut has withdrawn a recently introduced policy that required Sikhs to remove their turbans before being photographed for a driver’s license. The withdrawal came following complaints by members of the Sikh community. Initially, the department changed its policy to require a letter fromRead More

Ties with other ethnic groups should be strengthened

Uncategorized September 27, 2002 at 12:00 am

“How we Korean Americans Participate Appropriately in the Social Sphere in the U.S., the Immigrant’s Country” was the topic of a seminar called “Practicing Right Living” sponsored by the New Jersey Women’s Service Center. The participants in this seminar unanimously agreed that enhancing their understanding of other ethnic groups andRead More

Surprise! U.S. Jewry may be growing: leading demographer finds 6.7 million Jews, up 18 percent over 1990 poll

Uncategorized September 27, 2002 at 12:00 am

On the eve of a much-anticipated national Jewish population survey, a leading demographer has found that there are 18 percent more Jews in America than earlier reports have stated. In a new national survey to be released this week, Gary Tobin, president of the San Francisco-based Institute for Jewish CommunityRead More

Violence dresses up as a bride: Hundreds of women wearing wedding dresses march in protest of abuses

Uncategorized September 27, 2002 at 12:00 am

Dressed as brides and widows, but wearing sneakers for the walk, hundreds of women marched yesterday in New York to protest the increase in domestic violence and to commemorate the third anniversary of the death of Gladys Ricart. Known as the March of the Brides, the event was organized byRead More

Musharraf, in his visit to the United States, says nothing about the plight of undocumented Pakistanis living here

Uncategorized September 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

The Ashraf Jahangir Qazi, the Pakistani High Commissioner, said that Musharraf met with Bush for half an hour, and one thing they talked about was student visas for Pakistani students. Student visas are not an issue for ordinary Pakistanis, they are an issue for the elite. Only the children ofRead More

The special relationship between America and Pakistan

Uncategorized September 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

In one of her poems, Sylvia Plath talks of a foot that was trapped in a black shoe for “thirty years, poor and white, barely daring to breathe or achoo.” That foot is Pakistan, which has suffered for thirty years in the black shoe of American-sponsored military dictatorships. Similar American-boughtRead More

Bush’s “Manifest Destiny”

Uncategorized September 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

After months of intense work, President Bush formalized his vision for America and the rest of the world. Under this worldview, the United States reserves the right to attack its adversaries preemptively and vows never to allow any country to challenge America’s military and economic superiority. Scary, isn’t it? EntitledRead More

Ten Boston Irish deported; caught on border train by INS

Uncategorized September 24, 2002 at 12:00 am

Ten Irish nationals were deported this week after being caught under a little known Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) law in Buffalo, New York. The group of camogie players and supporters were traveling back from Chicago following the North American Gaelic Athletic American finals two weeks ago, when they wereRead More

Poll: No Jewish-GOP Surge; As elections near, Gallup survey shows little shift rightward post September 11th

Uncategorized September 20, 2002 at 12:00 am

With midterm congressional elections only weeks away, Republican leaders continue to hope that President George W. Bush’s strong pro-Israel positions and leadership in the war on terror will entice Jewish voters to the GOP side of the aisle. But a new Gallup Poll splashes cold water on those hopes. AccordingRead More

Twenty-one-member Jewish delegation meets with Indian prime minister

Uncategorized September 20, 2002 at 12:00 am

Delegations of prominent New York Jewish organizations met with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee last week, and spoke of the urgent need for the democracies of India, the United States and Israel to come together, especially in the context of fighting terrorism. The organizations which met with Vajpayee at theRead More

President of Ecuador visits New York

Uncategorized September 20, 2002 at 12:00 am

New York: On Sept. 18, the Ecuadorian president, Gustavo Noboa, received the Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Disability Award for his work helping the handicapped. Many famous people were present at the ceremony, including the granddaughter and great-granddaughter of former President Roosevelt. One of them lived in Ecuador for a yearRead More

Pataki snubs Harlem’s black Republicans

Uncategorized September 18, 2002 at 12:00 am

Harlem’s black Republicans got a big snub recently from Governor George Pataki as they re-launched their organization in the community. Pataki failed to honor an invitation to the occasion, even though he assured the group that he would. Instead, the governor designated his daughter, Emily Pataki, chair of People forRead 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