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Hate crimes against Muslims dropped substantially after the Taliban lost in Afghanistan.

Uncategorized December 28, 2002 at 12:00 am

The number of hate crimes against Middle Eastern and South Asian Muslims living in the USA dropped significantly since the eviction of the Taliban and Al Qaeda from Afghanistan. Only 11 incidents, including one in New York, occurred since last November, according to New York Police Department (NYPD) and CouncilRead More

Dispute continues over Flight 587 memorial: victims’ families ask city to purchase crash site; Queens residents opposed

Uncategorized December 27, 2002 at 12:00 am

Several families of Flight 587 victims, represented by the social service agency Alianza Dominicana, are demanding that the city purchase a plot of land in Queens as the future sight of a memorial. “They speak of [the memorial] like their Ground Zero,” said Alianza Dominicana President Moisés Pérez, referring toRead More

The Korean community’s expectations for the new president

Uncategorized December 27, 2002 at 12:00 am

New York’s Korean community would like to congratulate you, Roh Moo-hyun, on your victory as Korea’s 16th president, representing the Min-Joo Party. In your declaration, you said that you want to serve the Korean people and begin a new period of compromise and conversation. The Korean community expects that youRead More

Public, political, religious and cultural life in Pakistani Brooklyn

Uncategorized December 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

Brooklyn and Queens, but particularly Brooklyn, has a flourishing Pakistani public, political, and religious culture, but to describe it, one may very well have to come up with a new sense of the public, the political, the religious and the cultural. Organizations mushroom, all headed by “leaders” of the PakistaniRead More

Poland takes action

Uncategorized December 22, 2002 at 12:00 am

The chairman of the Polish Senate wrote to U.S. Senate leaders, “I am hurt by reports of mistreatment of our citizens.” For the first time, such a strong voice comes from Poland to American authorities. On Thursday, Longin Pastusiak, chairman of the Polish senate—the fourth most powerful person in Poland—sentRead More

Indians take staunch stand against Burton’s appointment

Uncategorized December 21, 2002 at 12:00 am

There’s no way Indiana Republican representative will head the House Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia; not if Indians have anything to do with it. A slew of opposition has risen in the Indian communities across the country over the possibility of Rep. Dan Burton, reportedly a staunch anti-IndiaRead More

New strategy of self-help: Chinatown garment industry turns to China for hope

Uncategorized December 21, 2002 at 12:00 am

With the ever-prosperous Chinatown garment industry struggling on the edge, industry insiders are kicking off a new strategy to keep this so-called “sunset” industry afloat. On Jan. 4, a delegation of 15 Chinatown garment industry people will head to Hong Kong and mainland China to seek help from their homeland.Read More

Hometown black support shrinks for Lott

Uncategorized December 16, 2002 at 12:00 am

A drive through Sen. Trent Lott’s hometown quickly reveals the depth of devotion residents have for their senator. There’s the Trent Lott Middle School, Trent Lott International Airport and, at the ship yards, government-funded projects the senator secured. A week after Lott made a controversial comment about segregation, followed byRead More

Television news ignores Latinos

Uncategorized December 16, 2002 at 12:00 am

According to researchers, the explosive growth of the Latino population in the United States is not being reflected in the television news programs of the major networks and the cable station CNN. On Monday, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) released data from their study, The Network Brownout Report.Read More

Study: undocumented workers in U.S. pay $7 billion in annual taxes

Uncategorized December 15, 2002 at 12:00 am

The presence of undocumented immigrants in the United States makes a net positive contribution to the U.S. economy. That is the finding of a study conducted by the National Immigration Forum, a not-for-profit organization protecting immigrants’ rights. The study found out that undocumented immigrants pay about $7 billion annually inRead More

Russian seniors cry foul: residents complain of language barrier at subsidized housing project billed as immigrant friendly

Uncategorized December 13, 2002 at 12:00 am

Inside the front door of Viktor Bash’s apartment at the Arlene and David Schlang Pavilion in Brownsville, Brooklyn, are two pages of detailed safety instructions to be used in the event of an emergency. In the fifth-floor hall hangs a notice that a Dec. 4 tenants’ meeting has been canceled.Read More

Shipwrecked in Mumbai land in United States: Bene Israelis are Jews from India

Uncategorized December 13, 2002 at 12:00 am

Romiel Daniel, 60, a Mumbai native with light brown coloring and a lilting accent, is evidence that “wherever you go, there’s always someone Jewish,” as the refrain of an old Jewish summer camp song goes. Daniel is an outspoken educator on the rich cultural traditions linking Jews from the westernRead More

Aztec invasion in the Big Apple

Uncategorized December 12, 2002 at 12:00 am

Statistics show that the Mexican community is the third largest immigrant community in New York City. Janet Ortega, 29, belongs to a new group of Mexicans who chose the Big Apple as their new destination. She works in a restaurant on Second Avenue and 110th Street. She decided to comeRead More

Emergency Medical Services battle rages between private and public

Uncategorized December 11, 2002 at 12:00 am

There is a war between public and private Emergency Medical Service (EMS) units in the city of New York. “For-profit ambulances are companies which are loyal to a hospital, not to the public,” says Patrick Bahnken, president of the emergency medical technicians and paramedics of Local Union 2507. Bahnken says,Read More

Funding fascist Hindu organizations in the United States

Uncategorized December 11, 2002 at 12:00 am

U.S. law enforcement agencies are beginning to understand Muslim practice. They have realized that the end of the month of Ramadan is a period when Muslims give to charity. The agencies are making a systematic effort to reach out to mosques all over the United States and distribute information thatRead More