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NAACP vital amidst terror war

Uncategorized July 16, 2002 at 12:00 am

While the Bush administration is engaged in its global war against terrorism and implementing measures that threaten civil liberties, the NAACP is holding its 93rd annual convention this week, where the theme this year is “Freedom under Fire.” Julian Bond, NAACP chairman, said that freedom is shrinking as fear expands.Read More

Corporate scandals rock Ireland, United States

Uncategorized July 16, 2002 at 12:00 am

There are striking similarities between the recent financial scandals in Ireland and the United States which have made such a deep impact on both sides of the Atlantic. In Ireland, a group close to former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Charles Haughey that came to be known as the “golden circle” helpedRead More

Controversies over Boricua voter registration drives: Leaders accuse Puerto Rican Governor Sila Calderon of favoring Pataki

Uncategorized July 16, 2002 at 12:00 am

Without the presence of New York Democratic Puerto Rican politicians, Puerto Rico Governor Sila Maria Calderon initiated a voter registration campaign. Jose Rivera, state assemblyman and president of the Bronx Democratic party, said he did not help launch the campaign because Governor Calderon did not directly contact Puerto Rican civic,Read More

Korean supermarkets struggle for survival as another Han Arem Market opens in Flushing

Uncategorized July 12, 2002 at 12:00 am

As Han Arem Market, one of the biggest Korean food retail stores in the United States, prepares to open its new branch in Murray Hill, Flushing, many Korean supermarkets have begun a bitter struggle for survival in this heavily Korean-populated area. Indeed, cutthroat competition seems unavoidable. Han Arem plans toRead More

American Muslims ambivalent celebrating July 4th

Uncategorized July 11, 2002 at 12:00 am

Americans fought a war against the English colonial power and some the values they fought for are contained in the Declaration of Independence: “All men are created equal and they are endowed…with certain unalienable rights…life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” It is this declaration, written by Thomas Jefferson, thatRead More

This is the limit: Christie Whitman may pollute New Jersey

Uncategorized July 11, 2002 at 12:00 am

“Shame on you, Christie Whitman,” thundered Rep. Frank Pallone (D- Long Branch), at a Washington press conference. New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, Sen. Jon Corzine and Sen. Robert Torricelli denounced Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Christie Whitman’s actions against the state where she was once governor. McGreevey, Corzine and TorricelliRead More

Excerpts from “Bosnian Diaspora in the United States: Possibilities and Perspectives”

Uncategorized July 10, 2002 at 12:00 am

In the United States and Canada, every successful venture in business, politics, and even the arts, depends on a good marketing strategy. The Bosnian immigrant community must learn from this model and promote and better organize its diaspora. Thanks to our public relations disorganization, every day we lose a largeRead More

Excerpts from "Bosnian Diaspora in the United States: Possibilities and Perspectives"

Uncategorized July 10, 2002 at 12:00 am

In the United States and Canada, every successful venture in business, politics, and even the arts, depends on a good marketing strategy. The Bosnian immigrant community must learn from this model and promote and better organize its diaspora. Thanks to our public relations disorganization, every day we lose a largeRead More

Groups continue to fight the living wage battle

Uncategorized July 9, 2002 at 12:00 am

It is not uncommon to see Haitian women, some of them dressed in the white nurse uniforms, running for the No. 35 bus on Church Avenue in the early morning, when the sky is still that dark blue slowly giving way to light. For 15 years, Lerette Cazeau has beenRead More

New Jersey cleaning company hangs Polish students out to dry by reneging on promised summer work

Uncategorized July 9, 2002 at 12:00 am

For the first few weeks in July, three Polish students wandered around New York after a New Jersey-based company, which promised them work and a place to live, left them with nothing. The students have been saving money by barely eating, but the company’s boss claims he didn’t promise themRead More

A day in the life of Alejandra

Uncategorized July 7, 2002 at 12:00 am

When called for a job, Alejandra Garcia gets up fully energized, earlier than usual. She wears sporty clothes and her most comfortable shoes. Alejandra, 34, cleans her employers’ homes before her own. She is a domestic employee whose weekly salary ranges from $50 to $200, depending on the number ofRead More

Hospitals in Bergen County expand Korean translation services and increase Korean-American medical staff

Uncategorized July 5, 2002 at 12:00 am

As the number of Korean patients rapidly increases, hospitals in Bergen County, New Jersey, are setting up hubs to provide services in Korean and secure Korean medical staff. Because most Koreans do not have medical insurance and have trouble using hospital facilities due to the language barrier, the hospitals willRead More

Bitter taste: Kosher food company bucks government order

Uncategorized July 5, 2002 at 12:00 am

In Hebrew, “Tuv Taam” means good taste. But many of the kosher food company’s workers say its most important product is bad faith. Last week, the 10-month-old labor conflict at the Williamsburg-based appetizer and frozen food purveyor entered a new phase when Tuv Taam’s management let a government-set deadline slipRead More

“We’ve been threatened”: The Workplace Project in Hempstead advocates on behalf of Latino day laborers

Uncategorized July 5, 2002 at 12:00 am

“Angry because we support the workers’ claims to be paid, the contractors have gone to the extremes of threatening us with bats and guns,” said Nadia Marin-Molina, director of the Workplace Project, located in Hempstead, Long Island. Every Wednesday evening, the Project’s Day Laborers Coordinator Carlos Canales meets with workersRead More

Legal immigrants sue for rights to food stamps

Uncategorized July 5, 2002 at 12:00 am

At the end of June, a coalition of social advocates filed a lawsuit demanding New York State authorities guarantee all poor documented immigrants receive food stamps. The plaintiffs accuse the New York food stamps program (FAP) of unconstitutional discrimination against needy legal non-citizens of the United States. A state lawRead More