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Rally denounces U.S. Intervention’ in Philippines

Uncategorized May 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

Some 40 people held a peaceful rally in front of the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan late Monday afternoon to protest what they claim is the United States’ military “intervention, puppeteering and profiteering in the Philippines” which may lead to the reopening of US bases there. The demonstrationRead More

Jewish-Latino meeting towards a better future

Uncategorized May 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

Yesterday a meeting was held by the leaders of the Jewish and Latino communities in the name of promoting togetherness. Open to the public, the purposes of the meeting were to have an open discussion, promote solidarity, and to share experiences to strengthen Jewish-Latino relations. The event, organized by TheRead More

Businessmen are starting up and winning

Uncategorized May 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

If anyone thinks that being a businessman is child’s play and sheer pleasure, I dare say he is greatly deluded. Running your own business or being responsible for an important department in a large company or bank is difficult, crucial work. Besides having to work hard, manage people and skillfullyRead More

Schools of the new millennium

Uncategorized May 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

High school education in New York was one of the most neglected issues even before the current financial crisis of the city. New problems that were even more urgent piled on top of old ones that had yet to be solved, and it seemed the latter would be put onRead More

If you are a Pakistani in America you have to become Pakistani American

Uncategorized May 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

Pakistan Association of North America had a lively annual convention in Chicago where speakers said provocative things about a PakAmerican identity. Post 9/11 the Pakistani communities in different American cities are very anxious about civil liberties and their future in the society. Ifti Nasim, a Chicago based Urdu poet andRead More

Republican Party recruits Chinese candidates to run for upcoming City Council elections

Uncategorized May 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Republican Party in New York City has decided to nominate Chinese Americans to run in areas with large Chinese American communities during this year’s city council election. It hopes to fight for a seat in the city council for a Chinese American candidate. According to sources in the RepublicanRead More

Espaillat elected president of the Black and Hispanic Caucus

Uncategorized May 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

Yesterday, Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat became the first Dominican to be elected president of the State Legislature’s Hispanic, Puerto Rican, and Afro-American Caucus. This caucus represents 41 state senators and assemblymen. Espaillat agrees that his election represents the union of Afro-Americans and Hispanics in the legislature whose goal is to createRead More

America will not be a land of our dreams unless we make it one

Uncategorized May 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

Watching my kid play a video game, where the player had a big hammer and his work was to crush the heads of snakes that were emanating from everywhere, reminded me of President Bush playing at perpetual war. His hammer is his foreign and domestic policy and the snakes areRead More

Schumer to help Pakistani doctors obtain work permits

Uncategorized May 28, 2003 at 12:00 am

In a public meeting organized by the Pakistani American Association, which was attended by Senator Charles Schumer, Dr. Asim Malik pointed out the problems facing young Pakistani doctors in the United States. When Pakistani doctors come to the United States, pass their board exams, apply and then obtain residencies inRead More

$70 billion suit against apartheid

Uncategorized May 28, 2003 at 12:00 am

The man who helped Jewish holocaust survivors receive $1.25 billion is at it again: this time on behalf of victims of the South African racist apartheid regime. Ed Fagan, the controversial lawyer, says he is fighting to secure billions of dollars for South African blacks. He is suing about 34Read More

Talk of the community

Uncategorized May 23, 2003 at 12:00 am

A servant of the Bangladeshi consulate in Los Angeles has left the house. The departure of Jashim, 38, raised a lot whispering in the community. Dispelling all notions, Consul General M.A.K Mahmud told Thikana that Jashim started a propaganda campaign against him in order to gain permanent residency in theRead More

Ethnic outreach campaign to curb money laundering: Aim is to make ethnic groups aware of new regulations governing money service

Uncategorized May 23, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Treasury Department has unveiled a nationwide ethnic outreach campaign to educate people about new regulations governing money services businesses (MSBs). This is a part of the Bush administration’s efforts to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crimes. Federal regulations governing money transfers have been in force inRead More

Shopping while black

Uncategorized May 23, 2003 at 12:00 am

Though it has been several months since Sharon Simmons-Thomas was anywhere near Macy’s department store in Midtown Manhattan, she still seemed a bit harried recalling an incident there. ”It’s hard to put in words what happened to me,” she began, holding back tears that would flow after the press conferenceRead More

Those people

Uncategorized May 22, 2003 at 12:00 am

It has come to my attention that you’re struggling with being called an Arab American. You’re not alone. Some of us will only admit to being Arab American when left with no alternative. You just want to be left alone and think that, if nobody knows who you are, you’llRead More

Hispanics prefer to be spoken to in their language

Uncategorized May 22, 2003 at 12:00 am

Hispanics prefer to be spoken to in their language, by Fernando Aquino, El Diario/La Prensa, 22 May 2003. Translated from Spanish by Hillary Hawkins. For those who do not know why Anglo-Saxon politicians make an effort to speak, or pretend they speak Spanish, herein lays the answer. The Tomas RiveraRead More