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Korean families breaking under financial pressure

Uncategorized March 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

One of the more serious effects of the long-term economic depression facing Korean families in New York is the increasing divorce rate. According to Korean counseling organizations, the economic downturn that began after last year’s terror catastrophe of September 11th added to the serious societal problems felt by many KoreanRead More

“Fantstico” joins the terrorists

Uncategorized March 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

Last Sunday, indignation was the major response of Brazilians living in and around New York City, as they watched the most ridiculous reporting that the Brazilian TV newsmagazine “Fantástico” produced in its history. Titled “Fear in New York,” Fantástico and reporter Zeca Camargo traveled more than 6,000 miles to stirRead More

Loans help Bronx small store owners expand

Uncategorized March 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

Loans help Bronx small store owners expand, by Erin Arnold, Highbridge Horizon, 11 March 2003. English and Spanish languages. Leonor Chavez couldn’t have opened Diana’s Party Supplies and Flowers without it. Rosa Oviedo never would have gotten her restaurant, Tropigood, off the ground without it. And Leon Barber never wouldRead More

Korean language schools pass to second generation leadership

Uncategorized March 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

Korean language schools in the New York and New Jersey area are undergoing a shift in management from first to second generation leaders. The new management groups are composed of second generation Korean-Americans. Also, the principals and CEO of the Council of the Northeast Area Association of Korean Language SchoolsRead More

In Flushing, fight between peaceful unification activists and dissidents causes professor’s death

Uncategorized March 10, 2003 at 12:00 am

Members of the Rescue Wang Bingzhang Committee, (RWBC) a Chinese political dissidents organization, and members of New York Association for the Peaceful Unification of China (NYAPUC), a pro-Chinese government organization, clashed in front of the Flushing Library over differing political opinions on March 9. The excitement in mood drove aRead More

Korean families employ Hispanic nannies

Uncategorized March 7, 2003 at 12:00 am

Many Korean households in New York, New Jersey and Long Island with both parents working are increasingly hiring Hispanic women as housekeepers, nannies or babysitters through local employment agencies. The young Korean families, with both partners in their 20s or 30s are very pleased with their employees. Korean parents employingRead More

Chicken, chai, three cheers for cricket

Uncategorized March 7, 2003 at 12:00 am

Johannesburg was the neutral venue for the volatile India-Pakistan cricket match, but nothing beat seeing the match live through the night at a small venue that labels itself as ‘India-Pakistan-Bangladesh’ in Manhattan, with a sizeable crowd from all the three countries wildly cheering the teams. On Lexington Avenue, where SouthRead More

Don’t go out without making appointment with Canada immigration

Uncategorized March 7, 2003 at 12:00 am

Don’t go out without making appointment with Canada immigration, Bangla Patrika, 7 March 2003. Translated from Bangla by Moinuddin Naser. Hundreds of people converged on the Canadian border in a bid to cross from the United States to Canada. Many of them, directed back to the United States authorities byRead More

Martnez and Espaillat together again: Two Dominican politicians work together to solve problems in their communities

Uncategorized March 6, 2003 at 12:00 am

City Councilman Miguel Martínez and State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat avowed today that they are working together to better educational programs, propel economic development and create a cultural center in the communities of Washington Heights, Inwood, and Marble Hill. “Because we represent the same communities—myself through City Council District 10 andRead More

Man beaten after assailants learned he was Muslim and Pakistani

Uncategorized March 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

Zulfiqar Ahmed, 33, was assaulted in a parking lot outside a Pathmark grocery store in Essex County, N.J. He went grocery shopping with his wife and children and, inside the store, realized he had left his wallet in his car. In the parking lot, two white men approached him, askedRead More

An open letter to Saddam Hussein

Uncategorized March 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

Once more, I call on you, with our countries on the verge of war, just as I did 12 years ago. Once more, we face a war of terrible consequence. Once more, I appeal to you to act now to avoid the impending catastrophe. Twelve years ago, on the eveRead More

The role of religion in the Bush administration’s rush to war

Uncategorized March 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

If one thinks about the religious beliefs of Bush and other administration officials? John Ashcroft, for example?one wonders if we are going to war for reasonable ideas. President Bush himself is a born-again Christian. Those Christians believe that the end of the world is near. They also believe in theRead More

“Call it what you want, the INS doesn’t work”: For many immigrants the change has not improved the agency

Uncategorized March 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

Even though the Immigration and Naturalization Services has changed its name, its services will not change, according to government officials. On March 1, the INS was dissolved and its personnel and offices became part of the recently created Department of Homeland Security (DHS). But many immigrants believe the change hasRead More

Influx of Chinese-Americans into New Jersey neighborhoods with high Korean-American concentration

Uncategorized March 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

An influx of Chinese-Americans is being observed in Fort Lee, Palisades Park and Ridgefield, N.J.—all neighborhoods with very high concentrations of Korean-Americans. Chinese-Americans are moving into Fort Lee, one of the first towns in this trend, at a rate of approximately 4 percent increases annually. In the Palisades Park area,Read More

Immigrants protest lack of services

Uncategorized March 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

Hundreds of immigrants stood at the steps of City Hall to ask Michael Bloomberg to address a basic needs: interpreters in hospitals and other health care facilities. A measure presented to the City Counsel over a year ago asked that all clinics and service centers provide information in various languagesRead More