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Pataki nixes education for welfare recipients

Uncategorized January 8, 2003 at 12:00 am

Welfare advocates agree that real welfare reform occurs when recipients have access to education and job training so that they can effectively compete in the job market. While Gov. George Pataki says that it’s important to strike an appropriate balance between the educational needs of public assistance recipients and theRead More

Deadline to sign greengrocery owner’s Code of Conduct extended by two months

Uncategorized January 8, 2003 at 12:00 am

The deadline to sign the Code of Conduct for Korean deli owners has been extended to Feb. 28. The original deadline was Dec. 31, 2002. New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, in an exclusive interview, explained that the Code of Conduct was designed after considering the position of bothRead More

Africa 2002: A review of the good, the bad and the ugly

Uncategorized January 8, 2003 at 12:00 am

The events at the end of 2002 in Africa made me very proud to be an African. We as Africans can look at one another, smile and give ourselves high-fives. We achieved what America has yet to achieve, a free and fair election. It was an election free of “chads,”Read More

One last thing about “Gangs”

Uncategorized January 7, 2003 at 12:00 am

Heard enough about Gangs of New York yet? No? Good, because I have one more thing to say about this epic, which has split critics and fans so evenly that the New York Post did a feature recently on just how many people love and hate this film. Personally, IRead More

Lafayette High student charged with school hate crime

Uncategorized January 7, 2003 at 12:00 am

Yesterday, Brooklyn authorities decided to charge the suspect in the Lafayette High School student assault with a hate crime after a long interview with the victim. The victim, a 12th-grader Chinese immigrant, Siukwo Cheng, was accompanied by State Assemblyman William Colton and volunteers from the Brooklyn United Chinese Association; theyRead More

Americans concerned with Koreans’ Anti-American’ feelings

Uncategorized January 6, 2003 at 12:00 am

Provoked by recent conflicts between North Korea and the United States and anti-American demonstrations in South Korea, American people are expressing an anti-Korean response. Korean Americans are increasingly worried about this issue. This problem escalated during the North Korean nuclear crisis, as the U.S. media contrasted the gravity of threatsRead More

Chang-rae Lee weighs in on the state of Korean-America on the 100th anniversary of first Korean-American immigration

Uncategorized January 6, 2003 at 12:00 am

At the age of 37, the Korean American author Chang-rae Lee already has two successful, award-winning novels under his belt: “Native Son” and “A Gesture Life.” He is acclaimed within the American literary circles and is a professor in the Humanities and Creative Writing Program at Princeton University. Lee immigratedRead More

Two neighborhood institutions celebrate 90th birthdays

Uncategorized January 6, 2003 at 12:00 am

Two venerable institutions celebrated 90th birthdays at a gala event on Dec. 28 at the Cornerstone Center on Bennett Avenue. The first, an apartment building—550 Fort Washington Avenue, one of the first tenant-owned buildings in the city and a beacon of non-profit housing and tenant’s rights; the second, one ofRead More

They don’t deserve it

Uncategorized January 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

The difficult times for America’s seven million Muslims are not over. For them, things just took a turn for the worse as we enter 2003. Just a few weeks back, it was unsurprising to see the painful and, at times, humiliating profiling of people of Middle Eastern and South AsianRead More

City Council redistricting: They’re Dividing Us’

Uncategorized January 2, 2003 at 12:00 am

Last Friday morning, in front of City Hall and in the middle of the pouring rain, more than 70 of our fellow countrymen gathered – former victims of the ghettoes and concentration camps, war veterans, businessmen, public figures, and members of the press. Among them were Oleg Gutnik, Mark Davidovich,Read More

Conflict in Fort Greene over $650 million BAM-LCD cultural district proposal

Uncategorized January 1, 2003 at 12:00 am

Fort Greene, a community suffering from the most chilling and inevitable side effects of revitalization, including skyrocketing housing costs and widespread displacement of residents and businesses alike, is engulfed in yet another clash in the area’s ongoing battle to stabilize. Residents, community and religious leaders, local politicians and business ownersRead More

Tracing the history of Japanese Americans: a digital project

Uncategorized January 1, 2003 at 12:00 am

In Seattle, there is a project underway called the Densho Project. “Densho” means “to pass on to the next generation” in Japanese. By communicating to future generations the experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II, in their own voices, the Densho Project promotes basic human rights like freedom andRead More

A whole new game: Hideki Matsui strives to be a “Yankees star”

Uncategorized January 1, 2003 at 12:00 am

A whole new game: Hideki Matsui strives to be a “Yankees star,” Yomiuri America Online News, 1 January 2003. Translated from Japanese by Brian Byun “Godzilla” has come to the Majors. Outfielder Hideki Matsui, 28, who decided to join the New York Yankees, has come to the United States toRead More

East and West Coast join hands to improve Chinese political status

Uncategorized December 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

“The geographic distance between East Coast and West Coast is 3,000 miles, but there is no distance between the Chinese communities on both coasts,” Wilma Chan, the California Assembly majority leader said yesterday. Ms. Chan, who came to New York for her 2004 California senatorial campaign made this statement whenRead More


Uncategorized December 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

Captured on camera, NYPD Sgt. Stanley George would have seemed like a hero in a volatile action movie: On his first day at a new job, he was escorting prisoners to be arraigned in court at 8:45 am on September 11, when the Twin Towers which loomed above started exploding.Read More