Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Moroccan Poet Gives Reading in New York

Rachida Madani’s collection "Tales of a Severed Head" begins where One Thousand and One Nights left off.

Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Muslim and civil rights groups were pleased, but some have lingering worries about the NYPD.

Buddhist Temple Hopes to Draw Young Cambodians

Cambodians come to Wat Jotanaram for prayer, meditation, language instruction and meals.

Being Muslim in Post-9/11 New York

Panelists discussed the importance of dialogue to overcome prejudice in a diverse city.

Cross-cultural Poetry Readings Come to Queens

A Romanian American, featured in this video, recited her poetry recently at a bookshop.

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Fraudulent Asylum Claims in Chinatown Will Continue

Fraudulent Asylum Claims in Chinatown Will Continue

Even the recent conviction of an immigration lawyer won't close off the fraudulent use of political asylum claims on behalf of Chinese immigrants, predict experts in World Journal.

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El Barrio Mourns Former Neighbor Cheo Feliciano

El Barrio Mourns Former Neighbor Cheo Feliciano

Residents of East Harlem, where singer Cheo Feliciano lived decades ago, were saddened by the news of the Puerto Rican salsero's sudden death last Thursday, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Cultural Conflicts Test Korean Marriages

Cultural Conflicts Test Korean Marriages

Different upbringings and cultural backgrounds complicate marriages between Koreans and Korean-Americans raised in the U.S., reports The Korea Times.

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New Yorkers Missing Out on Deferred Action

New Yorkers Missing Out on Deferred Action

Many young immigrants qualify for the DACA program but have not applied for various reasons, reports Gotham Gazette.

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New York’s Little Colombia Remembers ‘Gabo’

New York’s Little Colombia Remembers ‘Gabo’

On the day Gabriel García Márquez died, the news spread quickly in Little Colombia in Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Fighting to Stay off the Streets

Fighting to Stay off the Streets

Former gang member Fernando “Ponce” Laspina heads El Maestro Cultural and Educational Center the South Bronx, which strives to keep young people out of trouble, reports Hunts Point Express.

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New Head to Redirect Embattled El Museo del Barrio

New Head to Redirect Embattled El Museo del Barrio

The new executive director of El Museo del Barrio, Jorge Daniel Veneciano, talks about his plans to invigorate the embattled institution as it approaches its 45th anniversary, in this Q&A with El Diario/La Prensa.

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Korean Assaulted by McDonald’s Manager Sues for $10M

Korean Assaulted by McDonald’s Manager Sues for $10M

Community leaders say the attack by a McDonald's manager demonstrates how poorly Koreans are treated and that the lawsuit should raise awareness of such mistreatment, The Korea Times and Korea Daily noted in their coverage.

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Marching to Raise Nonunion Wages in Chelsea

Marching to Raise Nonunion Wages in Chelsea

SEIU Local 32BJ, representing doormen and other building employees, marched in support of underpaid nonunion workers in luxury buildings along the High Line, Chelsea Now reports.

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Celebrating Craft Beer in Queens

Celebrating Craft Beer in Queens

For the first time, Queens breweries will promote their craft beer through events at restaurants and bars throughout the borough, Queens Courier reports.

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Indian-American Brooklynite Wins Pulitzer for Poetry

Indian-American Brooklynite Wins Pulitzer for Poetry

Vijay Seshadri won the Pulitzer Prize for his collection of poems, "3 Sections." News India Times talks to the poet and professor about his multicultural background and how it influences his writing.

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