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Former gang member begins a new life with support of Korean-American community

Uncategorized July 18, 2002 at 12:00 am

A young Korean-American former gang member imprisoned in 1991 for kidnapping will be released on parole, thanks to the petitions of Korean-Americans. Soon-ho Lee (not his real name), will begin his new life on September 3. Lee, whose parole was approved last September by the New York State Board ofRead More

City settles brutality claim; transgendered woman, family, friends awarded $360,000

Uncategorized July 18, 2002 at 12:00 am

The Bloomberg administration settled a lawsuit filed by a Bronx transgendered woman and her family, who charged they were brutalized when the police arrived at their home in response to a 911 medical emergency call in 1998. While the settlement divided $360,000 among four members of the family they remainRead More

Harriet Tubman Avenue: City Council renames Harlem’s St. Nicolas Avenue in honor of famed abolitionist

Uncategorized July 18, 2002 at 12:00 am

What’s in a name? A lot, as the City Council meeting on July 10 showed. Several bills related to the renaming of departments and 13 different public places. One bill called for the changing of the name of the Organized Crime Control Commission to the Business Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission.Read More

Twelve Filipino-Americans join NYPD

Uncategorized July 18, 2002 at 12:00 am

At least a dozen Filipino-Americans were among the 2,000 new recruits sworn in on July 2 to the New York Police Department (NYPD) by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly. Nearly half of the recruits are minorities. The class is one of the most ethnically diverseRead More

Harriet Tubman Avenue: City Council renames Harlem's St. Nicolas Avenue in honor of famed abolitionist

Uncategorized July 18, 2002 at 12:00 am

What’s in a name? A lot, as the City Council meeting on July 10 showed. Several bills related to the renaming of departments and 13 different public places. One bill called for the changing of the name of the Organized Crime Control Commission to the Business Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission.Read More

Hunger memorial

Uncategorized July 16, 2002 at 12:00 am

The Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City will be unveiled Tuesday, July 16, at 11 a.m., by President Mary McAleese of Ireland, New York Governor George Pataki, and other Irish and Irish-American dignitaries. Members of the public will be allowed to visit the site immediately after the ceremonial opening,Read More

NAACP vital amidst terror war

Uncategorized July 16, 2002 at 12:00 am

While the Bush administration is engaged in its global war against terrorism and implementing measures that threaten civil liberties, the NAACP is holding its 93rd annual convention this week, where the theme this year is “Freedom under Fire.” Julian Bond, NAACP chairman, said that freedom is shrinking as fear expands.Read More

Corporate scandals rock Ireland, United States

Uncategorized July 16, 2002 at 12:00 am

There are striking similarities between the recent financial scandals in Ireland and the United States which have made such a deep impact on both sides of the Atlantic. In Ireland, a group close to former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Charles Haughey that came to be known as the “golden circle” helpedRead More

Controversies over Boricua voter registration drives: Leaders accuse Puerto Rican Governor Sila Calderon of favoring Pataki

Uncategorized July 16, 2002 at 12:00 am

Without the presence of New York Democratic Puerto Rican politicians, Puerto Rico Governor Sila Maria Calderon initiated a voter registration campaign. Jose Rivera, state assemblyman and president of the Bronx Democratic party, said he did not help launch the campaign because Governor Calderon did not directly contact Puerto Rican civic,Read More

Korean supermarkets struggle for survival as another Han Arem Market opens in Flushing

Uncategorized July 12, 2002 at 12:00 am

As Han Arem Market, one of the biggest Korean food retail stores in the United States, prepares to open its new branch in Murray Hill, Flushing, many Korean supermarkets have begun a bitter struggle for survival in this heavily Korean-populated area. Indeed, cutthroat competition seems unavoidable. Han Arem plans toRead More

American Muslims ambivalent celebrating July 4th

Uncategorized July 11, 2002 at 12:00 am

Americans fought a war against the English colonial power and some the values they fought for are contained in the Declaration of Independence: “All men are created equal and they are endowed…with certain unalienable rights…life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” It is this declaration, written by Thomas Jefferson, thatRead More

This is the limit: Christie Whitman may pollute New Jersey

Uncategorized July 11, 2002 at 12:00 am

“Shame on you, Christie Whitman,” thundered Rep. Frank Pallone (D- Long Branch), at a Washington press conference. New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, Sen. Jon Corzine and Sen. Robert Torricelli denounced Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Christie Whitman’s actions against the state where she was once governor. McGreevey, Corzine and TorricelliRead More

Excerpts from “Bosnian Diaspora in the United States: Possibilities and Perspectives”

Uncategorized July 10, 2002 at 12:00 am

In the United States and Canada, every successful venture in business, politics, and even the arts, depends on a good marketing strategy. The Bosnian immigrant community must learn from this model and promote and better organize its diaspora. Thanks to our public relations disorganization, every day we lose a largeRead More

Excerpts from "Bosnian Diaspora in the United States: Possibilities and Perspectives"

Uncategorized July 10, 2002 at 12:00 am

In the United States and Canada, every successful venture in business, politics, and even the arts, depends on a good marketing strategy. The Bosnian immigrant community must learn from this model and promote and better organize its diaspora. Thanks to our public relations disorganization, every day we lose a largeRead More

Groups continue to fight the living wage battle

Uncategorized July 9, 2002 at 12:00 am

It is not uncommon to see Haitian women, some of them dressed in the white nurse uniforms, running for the No. 35 bus on Church Avenue in the early morning, when the sky is still that dark blue slowly giving way to light. For 15 years, Lerette Cazeau has beenRead More