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Reparations dialogue opens in city and state government

Uncategorized July 3, 2002 at 12:00 am

Recently, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) took time out from his busy schedule on Capital Hill to join lawmakers for a public hearing on a reparations resolution before the New York City Council. Sponsored by Councilmen Bill Perkins and Charles Baron, the measure seeks to institute laws that would allow opportunitiesRead More

Starting a petition for legal status for undocumented immigrants

Uncategorized July 3, 2002 at 12:00 am

Whenever I hear the words “undocumented immigrants,” or “illegal immigrants,” I am reminded of my friend from high school. Like many other high school students, my friend and I enjoyed our teenage years together. During our senior year, however, I discovered that he was an undocumented immigrant. My friend, whoRead More

A cash boost for immigrant groups

Uncategorized July 2, 2002 at 12:00 am

Speculation is mounting within the Irish community that the Irish government will invest significant funding into U.S.-based immigrant advice centers as part of a worldwide strategy to cater to the concerns of Irish citizens abroad. The U.S. branch of a task force set up by the Irish government in October,Read More

From subway stations to Carnegie Hall

Uncategorized July 2, 2002 at 12:00 am

When world-renowned Chinese artist and collector C.C. Wang stepped out of Carnegie Hall, his smiling face told all. “It was great,” said the 96-year-old painter, whose works are collected by the Metropolitan Museum. “I have lived in New York for several decades. This is one of the most impressive CarnegieRead More

City budget targets poor, middle class, while rich continue to evade taxes

Uncategorized July 1, 2002 at 12:00 am

With the budget deal done, politicians in the city have time to catch their breath after the election and post-election blur combined with the budget process. The freshmen on the city council saw what numbers look like in the real world, and were happy just to get through it, savingRead More

City Tech’s valedictorian delayed college for seven years to care for siblings and daughter

Uncategorized June 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

While growing up in Jamaica, West Indies, Cheryl Sparkes was often told by her teachers and family that education was the key to achieving goals. That was fine with her; she hated missing school so much that she cried when she had to be absent. But her love of learningRead More

Ghana tops U.S. visa lottery

Uncategorized June 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

Acquiring a U.S. entry visa is regarded by many as a very difficult procedure. So the presentation of an opportunity like the lottery is very welcome in Ghana, as in many other Third World countries. Once in the United States, those who were able to acquire the work permit soonRead More

Intermixed marriages: A success story

Uncategorized June 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

Intermixed marriages: A success story, by Irene Plagianos, The National Herald, 30 June 2002. English language. “If you marry a Greek, you become Greek,” my mother, a Russian Jewish native of Brooklyn, recently told me. After 25 years of marriage, I’m sure those are the sentiments that my father, aRead More

City Tech's valedictorian delayed college for seven years to care for siblings and daughter

Uncategorized June 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

While growing up in Jamaica, West Indies, Cheryl Sparkes was often told by her teachers and family that education was the key to achieving goals. That was fine with her; she hated missing school so much that she cried when she had to be absent. But her love of learningRead More

The state of New York’s Bangladeshi landlords

Uncategorized June 28, 2002 at 12:00 am

The state New York’s of Bangladeshi landlords, Weekly Thikana, 28 June 2002. Translated from Banlga by Moinuddin Naser Many Bangladeshi landlords who live in Queens and Manhattan face growing dilemmas. They have problems making their mortgage payments because their tenants are not paying their rent on time. Therefore, they sometimesRead More

“We all left Israel”

Uncategorized June 28, 2002 at 12:00 am

At a recent meeting in support of Israel, I was struck by a question posed by one of the active participants as he pontificated from his podium. “What kind of patriot are you if you’ve left Israel, and live in America?” What are the motives of people who leave theirRead More

The state of New York's Bangladeshi landlords

Uncategorized June 28, 2002 at 12:00 am

The state New York’s of Bangladeshi landlords, Weekly Thikana, 28 June 2002. Translated from Banlga by Moinuddin Naser Many Bangladeshi landlords who live in Queens and Manhattan face growing dilemmas. They have problems making their mortgage payments because their tenants are not paying their rent on time. Therefore, they sometimesRead More

"We all left Israel"

Uncategorized June 28, 2002 at 12:00 am

At a recent meeting in support of Israel, I was struck by a question posed by one of the active participants as he pontificated from his podium. “What kind of patriot are you if you’ve left Israel, and live in America?” What are the motives of people who leave theirRead More

U.S. to send home 52 illegal Filipinos: Chartered jet leaves California Sunday

Uncategorized June 27, 2002 at 12:00 am

Fifty-two Filipinos will be deported on June 23, for violating United States immigration laws. They will be shipped out of the country to the Philippines by a special chartered flight arranged and paid for by the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) from El Centro, California. It is expected to beRead More

Rights for homosexual couples including marriage

Uncategorized June 26, 2002 at 12:00 am

The rights of homosexual couples, legally recognized in other states of the nation, could be accepted in New York City upon approval of new local legislation. The measure known as Intro 144-A, presented yesterday before the General Welfare Committee of the City Council, would permit homosexual couples to enjoy theRead More