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Living 9/11 monument seeks to tip the scales in favor immigrant workers

Uncategorized February 19, 2003 at 12:00 am

If the plans unveiled last month at the World Financial Center are anything to go by, the Ground Zero site will be used to get Lower Manhattan back to business as usual: there will be a monument of some kind, but it won’t be anything like what a group ofRead More

Korean presence in American mainstream press increases

Uncategorized February 15, 2003 at 12:00 am

Korean-American immigrants have settled into a trend?expressing their views and opinions in letters to the American mainstream press. Flushing, Queens, resident Hae-sun Yum sent a letter to the editor of New York Newsday, expressing her opinions on discrimination against Asian-Americans. Newsday published the letter, titled, “Shame on You, Shaquille O’Neal,”Read More

Nigerian Airways a mess! Tales of passengers reduced to refugees in Lagos

Uncategorized February 15, 2003 at 12:00 am

Chinyere, a New York City civil servant would rather not reveal the pain and agony caused her by the incompetence of Nigerian Airways, her country’s national carrier. Pressed by African Abroad to relate it, she spoke of how her carefully planned Christmas vacation, including a relative’s wedding, was turned intoRead More

Matsui jerseys hit sports shops

Uncategorized February 14, 2003 at 12:00 am

T-Jerseys of Hideki Matsui, the new star of the New York Yankees, are selling like hotcakes since they went on sale at four public Yankees stores in New York City this month. The blue jerseys have the name “Matsui” and his number 55 on the back. It’s been reported thatRead More

Where is the OIC?

Uncategorized February 14, 2003 at 12:00 am

Ever since the start of Iraq crisis, diplomacy has been extensively used to avert a war by bringing Baghdad into complete compliance of UN disarmament resolutions. This diplomacy has been launched by different countries in their individual capacity as well as from the forums of international organizations. Some Muslim countriesRead More

At Flushing’s 40th Road, police and day laborers play hide and seek

Uncategorized February 13, 2003 at 12:00 am

During recent months, the NYPD has been arresting people for loitering in the streets in Flushing. This is worrying many Chinese who are accustomed to seeking temporary jobs at Flashing’s 40th Road. Flushing’s 40th Road is known to many Chinese in the construction industry as the “Flea Market of Workers.”Read More

Russian speakers sue Board of Elections

Uncategorized February 13, 2003 at 12:00 am

A group of Russian-speaking Brooklyn voters has gone to federal court with a class action lawsuit against the New York City Board of Elections. Dora Danishevskaya, Moisei Zilberman, Mikhail Zeltsman, Ada Coton, Lev Krivoshein and other plaintiffs are charging the Board with direct violation of their civil rights. In theRead More

Media “experts” on Islam and Muslims miss the point

Uncategorized February 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

Lisa Gabriel from Ohio called into a talk show on the day that the topic was “Islam and Muslims.” She asked, with indignation, “how come everywhere in the world it is Muslims who are terrorists?” She listed the attack on the World Trade Center, on the theater in Moscow, onRead More

Pakistani embassy officials say minor registration relief may be on the way

Uncategorized February 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

Minor visa violations will not cause hardship, and the deadline may be extended, according to Pakistani embassy officials familiar with the details of Pakistan Foreign Minister Mian Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s meetings with John Ashcroft and Colin Powell. However, undocumented Pakistanis are still panic-stricken. They fear that though they may notRead More

Registration and professional advice

Uncategorized February 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

Khalifa Amjad, an owner of a restaurant Khan Barbeque in Chicago, went for registration with his son, and both were arrested. I accompanied a friend to the INS office, where he was going to arrange bail. We found the INS officials helpful. They said they had not received Amjad’s fileRead More

Farewell United States, all hope is with Canada? Church groups in Canada help Pakistani refugees

Uncategorized February 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

Pakistanis fleeing the United States into Canada at the border at Niagara Falls are finding refuge at Viva Locasa, a church within U.S. territory, a 15 minute-drive from the Canadian border. Most of the refugees are in terrible need since they left everything behind in their panicked flight. At theRead More

New Jersey fires all employees at Newark DMV

Uncategorized February 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

On Feb. 4, as part of the fight against fraud, all the employees at the Department of Motor Vehicles — DMV, on Frelinghuysen Avenue in Newark, were dismissed. Lack of attention “There was clearly a lack of attention paid to what was going on there. Because of this, we choseRead More

Haitian refugees need equal and fair treatment

Uncategorized February 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

With days to spare before his wife gives birth, Haitian asylum seeker Rameau Thomas won his case last week, but not his freedom. A passenger aboard the crowded Haitian refugee boat that landed in Miami on Oct. 29, Thomas remains detained at the Krome Avenue detention center because the ImmigrationRead More

Increase of loan rejection rate is causing difficulties in Korean-American business community

Uncategorized February 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

As the harsh post-September 11th economic environment continues, late and delinquent credit card and mortgage payments increased, followed by a deterioration of business and consumer credit. As a result, banks and finance companies are now rejecting over 30 percent of loan requests. Consequently, Korean-Americans seeking financing to start new businessesRead More

Community mourns: Killer’s bullet claims man’s life

Uncategorized February 7, 2003 at 12:00 am

Jewel will never see his newborn son in his homeland. He will never again meet his beloved wife. A killer’s bullet split his skull. Alamgir Jewel, 37, the owner of Dhaka Grocery, in Hillside, was shot in his left eye by a Black miscreant last Monday evening. The killers attackedRead More