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Only her sheitelmacher knows: Brooklyn wig-makers enlisted to tease out domestic abuse secrets

Uncategorized February 7, 2003 at 12:00 am

Shabbat is over in Flatbush, and Georgie, comb in hand, goes to work. In her makeshift salon at home, while Andreas Botticelli sings on the stereo and bewigged Styrofoam heads rest on metal poles, Georgie hovers over a client, expertly flipping the strawberry-blond locks of the customer’s sheitel, massaging theRead More

Keep the booths open: MTA plans to close token booths will hit Black and Latino neighborhoods hardest

Uncategorized February 7, 2003 at 12:00 am

Will the city’s Black and Latino communities be hardest hit by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) plans to close 177 token booths? It certainly looks like it, according to a map prepared for The New York Amsterdam News by Darlyne Lawson, vice president of the Transit Workers Union’s stations department,Read More

They would make me stand in a cage in freezing cold!’

Uncategorized February 7, 2003 at 12:00 am

‘They would make me stand in a cage in freezing cold!’ by Mohammad Azmath Jaweed, India Abroad, 7 February 2003. English language. My ordeal began on September 11th, when my friend Ayub [Syed Gul Mohammad Shah] and I set out to Texas from Newark, New Jersey. When our flight wasRead More

U.S. increasing tilt towards India

Uncategorized February 7, 2003 at 12:00 am

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in the Breakfast on the Hill initiative organized by the U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) in Washington, D.C., affirmed that the United States is increasing its tilt towards India. “At a time when the global economy is inRead More

Salvadorans take over their consulate

Uncategorized February 7, 2003 at 12:00 am

Yesterday a group of five women took over the Salvadoran consulate in New York to protest labor law violations in their country and to protest CAFTA (the Central America Free Trade Agreement). The activists, with the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), arrived at the consulate,Read More

N.J. senator comes to the rescue of WTC widow

Uncategorized February 6, 2003 at 12:00 am

Faced with the possibility of being kicked out of the United States, Filipina World Trade Center widow Tessie Molina-Forsythe and her two children have found an ally in New Jersey Sen. Jon Corzine, who has come to their rescue after learning of their deportable status. The wealthy businessman-turned-politician helped theRead More

In these difficult times

Uncategorized February 6, 2003 at 12:00 am

When the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services (JBFCS) opened a new branch in Coney Island three years ago—named the Stanley and Rita Kaplan Family Center—the prevailing mood at the presentation and in New York overall was very optimistic. The capital of the world seemed safe from harm; itsRead More

Justice or vengeance?

Uncategorized February 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

Strange Days, Indeed Immigration is not a problem to be solved. It is the sign of a confident and successful nation. And people who seek to make America their home should be met in that spirit by representatives of our government. New arrivals should be greeted not with suspicion andRead More

Can Al Sharpton win the 2004 presidential elections?

Uncategorized February 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Rev. Al Sharpton announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States the day after the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The day before, as part of the King celebration, political big wigs Sen. Hillary Clinton and Mayor Michael Bloomberg attended an event at Sharpton’s headquarters, which housesRead More

Teens make parenting a choice

Uncategorized February 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

This story was written by Oliver Conroy, 12; Nazli Kfoury, 17; Hector Rivera, 16; Anthony Rodriguez, 16 and Trent Spiner, 16. Every year 900,000 teens become pregnant. While that number is 39 percent lower than it used to be a decade ago, the number of kids becoming parents each yearRead More

War! The church prays for peace

Uncategorized February 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

The churches are doing what they do best: praying. They are taking the matter of the United States squaring off in combat against Iraq to the Lord in prayer. It’s a thin line as to whether or not the war will take place. Thousands of troops are in a stateRead More

A night spent at the Federal Building

Uncategorized February 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

It is 11:00 p.m. on Jan. 24. It is a cold night. I am sitting with Sarfaraz Amin, a young Pakistani businessman, Quraish, an official from the Pakistan Embassy, and Riaz Jafri, a lawyer on the 10th floor of the Federal Building (The third floor office of the INS, whereRead More

A new wave of arrests in the wake of registrations

Uncategorized February 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

On the day of the Superbowl, many dozens of Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and other Muslims were arrested in San Diego and other cities in California. According to the L.A. Times, the authorities refuse to release details of those arrested. For the first time, there are reports from Pakistanis about the policeRead More

American universities scrutinized for their Muslim students; Mosques will also be profiled

Uncategorized February 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

Campus police at universities, including schools in Florida, Illinois and Massachusetts, are going to help the FBI keep tabs on Muslim students. Civil liberties organizations say this will create a culture of fear among Muslim teachers and students on American campuses. They will always have to watch what they say.Read More

Forum: The self-respect and self-confidence of the community is at stake

Uncategorized February 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

At a forum organized at the offices of Sada-e-Pakistan participants, including lawyers, journalists, and business leaders, discussed challenges that the Pakistani-American community faces in these times of the Registration Law The proposal that the Mexican president made to Bush about providing amnesty to undocumented Mexicans in the United States hasRead More

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