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Korean-Americans protest U.S. military killing of two Korean girls and demand immediate withdrawal of American troops in South K

Uncategorized August 2, 2002 at 12:00 am

The families of Hyo Soon Shin and Mi Sun Shim, two 13-year old girls crushed to death by a U.S. armored vehicle last month in South Korea, are planning to visit the United States. “We are promoting the victims’ families’ visit to let people know what really happened. It’s notRead More

Study says Asian American voters faced discrimination

Uncategorized August 2, 2002 at 12:00 am

A recently released report by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) on the New York City mayoral and City Council elections of 2001, says that there were several instances where Asian American voters faced hostile election workers and discrimination. According to the report, AALDEF monitored 35 pollingRead More

Protest against felicitation of Sadhvi Ritambra

Uncategorized August 2, 2002 at 12:00 am

A group of organizations held a protest against the felicitation of Sadhvi Ritambra at the Ganesh Temple in Queens last week. According to the organizations protesting against Sadhvi, the Ganesh Temple is a community institution and should be a place for peace and prayer, not for “fundamentalist” religious leaders likeRead More

Candy stores are another means of survival for Bangladeshis in New York

Uncategorized August 2, 2002 at 12:00 am

Running a candy store is another means of economic survival for Bangladeshis in New York. Though the candy stores, located on sidewalks of busy roads, street corners, inside the subway, or inside buildings near elevators, are not very big in size, they are profitable businesses. Some qualities of running aRead More

Word on the Street: What is the most important thing that the new education chancellor, Joel Klein, should do to improve the edu

Uncategorized August 1, 2002 at 12:00 am

“He should give those of us who take bilingual classes the same opportunities as those who take basic English, so that we can all take computer classes,” said Jennifer Mendez, 17, a student from Brooklyn. “Create more after-school activities. Improve math and English classes. Fix the schools that are old—thereRead More

Senegalese progress evident in Harlem

Uncategorized August 1, 2002 at 12:00 am

Visual echoes of Touba and its Great Mosque can be found all over Harlem, where Senegalese immigrants have settled in increasing numbers over the last decade. Several West African businesses bear the Touba’s name, perpetuating the Islamic sect Mouride brotherhood’s celebrated work ethic. Fulfilling Mouride founder Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba’s maxim,Read More

Tenants step up pressure on Pataki

Uncategorized August 1, 2002 at 12:00 am

The best strategy for rent-regulated tenants today lies in unrelenting pressure on Governor George Pataki. When the final gavel struck in the State Senate chamber in Albany and the 2002 legislative session came to a (not necessarily final) end, Pataki and other rent regulation foes must have thought that theyRead More

Widespread approval for canonization of indigenous Mexican Juan Diego

Uncategorized July 31, 2002 at 12:00 am

Yesterday, thousands of Mexicans in the Big Apple celebrated the canonization of the indigenous Juan Diego by the Pope in the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Mexicans in New York watched the ceremony on various TV channels. They gathered to watch in front of electronics store windows, restaurants andRead More

New York NAACP takes top awards in Houston

Uncategorized July 31, 2002 at 12:00 am

The New York state NAACP won three first-place awards at the 93rd annual national convention of the NAACP held in Houston, Texas, earlier this month. “We worked hard and we pushed the national priorities so as to further the freedom-and-equality mission of the association,” said the proud and beaming HazelRead More

Salsa on the platform: Julio and Lupita in the New York subway

Uncategorized July 31, 2002 at 12:00 am

Surely, you have seen them, at least once. He leads her, and she yields, following his experienced hands. Their bodies flow to the salsa rhythms from a portable stereo. Julio Diaz has been dancing with his plastic doll partner in the subway and public parks for more than 10 years.Read More

Co-op City buses pass Harlem by

Uncategorized July 31, 2002 at 12:00 am

Residents of Co-op City in the Bronx are charging New York Bus Service with racism because the company’s management refuses to make a stop on Harlem’s 125th Street en route from Co-op City to downtown Manhattan. John Hill, a resident of Co-op City, said that the community has, for years,Read More

The victims of the “War on Terrorism” are Pakistanis living here, as the crackdown against illegal immigrants continues

Uncategorized July 29, 2002 at 12:00 am

American officials are continuing their campaign against U.S.-based Pakistanis, citizens of an important American ally in the “War On Terrorism.” More than 1,700 Pakistanis have been detained in this country on immigration charges; many have been deported. The FBI and INS are focusing on Brooklyn, where Pakistanis live and theirRead More

The victims of the "War on Terrorism" are Pakistanis living here, as the crackdown against illegal immigrants continues

Uncategorized July 29, 2002 at 12:00 am

American officials are continuing their campaign against U.S.-based Pakistanis, citizens of an important American ally in the “War On Terrorism.” More than 1,700 Pakistanis have been detained in this country on immigration charges; many have been deported. The FBI and INS are focusing on Brooklyn, where Pakistanis live and theirRead More

Your Israeli moving guy’s view of the business

Uncategorized July 26, 2002 at 12:00 am

These days, the moving business in the United States is dominated by Israelis. Not long ago, an Israeli fresh out of the army who wanted to make a few bucks would arrive in New York, search through help wanted ads in the local paper and by the next day, findRead More

“No more layoffs, Bloomberg:” Public employees protest in on the steps of City Hall because the mayor’s threat that thousands co

Uncategorized July 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

The possibility of thousands of public employees losing their jobs provoked a protest yesterday in front of New York’s City Hall. The protesters expressed their feelings toward the mayor through posters. “I pay my part. Mike Bloomberg, keep the budget just,” said one. Another demanded, “Impose taxes on the richRead More