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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

Time for parade to act on NY Post

Uncategorized November 19, 2002 at 12:00 am

The New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee enjoy a cozy relationship with the New York Post, allowing the paper to run a lucrative advertising supplement on March 17 in return for giving them the lineup of the march. In so doing, they deprive every other newspaper, except the IrishRead More

Art project maps the G to save it

Uncategorized November 17, 2002 at 12:00 am

Tamara Gubernat distributes postcards. Throughout the second half of November and the first weeks of December, from Monday to Friday, Tamara is out distributing postcards with photographs of the neighborhoods crossed by the G train. The evening of Friday, Nov. 15 , was not a nice one for walking. PenetratingRead More

A Muslim sues Marriott International Inc., for discrimination

Uncategorized November 15, 2002 at 12:00 am

A communiqué from the Council of American-Islamic Relations, received by Al-Manassah Al Arabeyah, reports that a Muslim employee living in the state of Virginia is suing Marriott International Inc., a hotel company, for acts of racial and religious discrimination. In his suit, the young Muslim demands financial and moral compensationRead More

Garifunas: One of ours

Uncategorized November 15, 2002 at 12:00 am

If you pay close attention while walking down the streets of the South Bronx, you may notice a different type of Central American immigrant—the Garifuna. Garifunas are an African-descended group that populates the Atlantic coasts of Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Belize. They share a common history and culture, and, unlikeRead More

Mistry cancels U.S. book tour; cites racial profiling

Uncategorized November 15, 2002 at 12:00 am

Indo-Canadian writer describes security inspections at U.S. airports as degrading; says he felt like a second-class citizen Last week, celebrated author Rohinton Mistry canceled his book tour of the United States midway through on grounds that he felt racially profiled at airports. The Canadian author’s decision is part of theRead More

The brutal reality

Uncategorized November 15, 2002 at 12:00 am

Last week, I went into a coffee shop in Queens to try the Cuban sandwich advertised as the “new menu sensation.” It wasn’t very good and I let the waitress, María, know. María is from Mexico and has lived in the Bronx for six years. She speaks very little English,Read More

Jews, Latinos set to launch a formal dialogue

Uncategorized November 15, 2002 at 12:00 am

Reaching across an economic gap and a sharp divergence in communal priorities, top Jewish and Latino groups plan to set up a formal structure for intergroup dialogue. The organization, called the Latino Jewish Leadership Council, is to be launched officially in February during a meeting of Jewish and Latino congressmenRead More

When a child emigrates

Uncategorized November 14, 2002 at 12:00 am

Gabriela, 15, has been in the United States for several months. She complains of apathy, fatigue, a general weakness, headaches, an ache in her heart, a lump in her throat, and a lack of interest in socializing with peers. She misses Poland, her friends and school she left behind. SometimesRead More

Let’s make Flushing clean: Korean-American Association of Flushing runs regular cleaning campaign

Uncategorized November 14, 2002 at 12:00 am

Korean-American Association of Flushing is leading a street cleaning campaign. On Nov. 13th, at 7 a.m. the Korean-American Association of Flushing started cleaning the area from Union Street at Northern Blvd. to Roosevelt Ave. They decided to clean the area on a regular basis, with help from Korean churches. ToRead More

Iraq war may cripple the Caribbean

Uncategorized November 13, 2002 at 12:00 am

A new war in the Middle East could cripple some Caribbean economies, particularly those dependent on migrant earning and those with a low tolerance for spikes in oil prices, says the Florida-based Caribbean-American Political Action Committee (CAPAC), a think tank group of migrant academics. Dr. Marcia Magnus, president CAPAC andRead More

The politics and economics of Haitian refugees

Uncategorized November 12, 2002 at 12:00 am

Last week, as more than 200 Haitian boat people ran aground in Miami, activists quickly framed the story as one of Haitian vs. Cuban treatment. It is a good story and one that needs to be told. It is unfair that Haitians are sent back and Cubans are allowed toRead More

A fight between the U.S. and Canada over proposed U.S. visa rules; charges of racial profiling are aired

Uncategorized November 12, 2002 at 12:00 am

Ordinarily, many of the disputes between the U.S. and Canada don’t catch and hold the attention of West Indians living in the various provinces of the Dominion of Canada. But Jamaicans, Trinidadians, Guyanese, Bajans, Grenadians, Antiguans and others are sitting up and wondering about the outcome of a serious battleRead More

Nice guy finished second

Uncategorized November 8, 2002 at 12:00 am

He’s visited Israel several times and was the first state comptroller to invest state pension funds there. And he has been as staunch a supporter of Jewish causes as he has been an ally to top Jewish elected officials and community organizations. But on Tuesday, Democrat H. Carl McCall’s effortRead More

A certificate of authenticity for Italian restaurants, new initiative presented in New York by Italian authorities

Uncategorized November 8, 2002 at 12:00 am

White truffles, the “Piedmontese diamonds,” have arrived in New York. In addition to bringing these rare fruits of the earth here from the town of Alba, Italy, the promoters have come with an initiative aimed at guaranteeing the authenticity of Italian restaurants. This initiative, as explained yesterday to the AmericanRead More