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Eid al-Adha Celebrations in Queens

Eid al-Adha Celebrations in Queens

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Queens, Religion November 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

…Ibrahim – known as Abraham to Christians and Jews – to sacrifice his son on the order of Allah. (Photo by Nabil Rahman) Hundreds of colorfully dressed worshipers in Queens came together for Eid prayers on Oct. 26. (Photo by Nabil Rahman) Unable to fit inside Masjid Al-Mamoor of the Jamaica Muslim Center, an overflow crowd of hundreds prayed outside on 168th St. between Gothic Drive and Highland Avenue. (Photo by Nabil Rahman) Muslims wear their…

Photo by Saikat Mojumder via Eyes on Bangladesh website

Photo Exhibit Puts Bangladeshi Identity in Focus

Culture, Featured Posts, South Asian, Voices' Picks March 21, 2014 at 6:31 pm

…erience hosting exhibitions or fundraising. They all have full-time jobs. The team behind “Eyes on Bangladesh” speaking at a press conference on March 20, 2014. From left to right: Thahitun Mariam, Ayesha Akhtar, Nabil Rahman, and Jafar Ahmed. Team member Shajia Rahman was not in attendance. (Photo by Antonia Massa/Voices of NY) But two and a half months later, the final pieces of their exhibition, “Eyes on Bangladesh,” are falling…

The cast of the New Brooklyn Theatre production of "Rachel," a play written in 1920, which draws parallels between the lynchings of that time and racially-motivated violence happening today. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

Rachel’: Drawing Parallels Between Lynchings and Today’s Killings

Black, Brooklyn, Culture July 30, 2015 at 1:14 pm

…I’m interested in revisiting old plays to see how some of the specifics have changed, but racism as a dominating structure has not changed.” The actress who plays the title character, Santoya Fields, says she identifies with Rachel and some of the issues with which she is struggling. Go to Brooklyn Daily to find out why Fields says that. “Rachel” is one of two plays by African-American female writers being featured at the New…

Bangladeshi photojournalist killed and four others hurt when attacked by a group of Hispanic men in Brooklyn

Uncategorized August 16, 2002 at 12:00 am

…being beaten mercilessly. They were later admitted to Jamaica Hospital. According to Khaled, Rahman, who worked at a local establishment, was walking home on Forbell Street. “We got him,” Khaled heard someone scream and then Rahman was hit with a bat. Before his death, Rahman screamed, alerting the surrounding area. His body reportedly fell to the ground after one blow. The assailants fled the scene before the police arrived. Rahman’s body was…

Mohammed "Khokon" Rahman hosts a World Cup viewing at his restaurant in Parkchester. [Photograph by Chris Crowley]

A Bangladeshi ‘Living Room’ in the Bronx

Bronx, Business, Demographics, Food, Housing, In the News, South Asian August 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm

…sident of the Bangladeshi Society of the Bronx, during a casual meeting in Neerob that led to the possibility of producing television programs that are made for and by Bangladeshis of New York. New York-based photojournalist Nabil Rahman (no relation) also received support from Neerob and its owner while raising funds for his photo exhibition “Eyes on Bangladesh.” Besides looking after his family and other businesses, Rahman spends…

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

Elections 2012, Featured Posts, Politics, South Asian, Video September 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm

…this burgeoning community to lend their voice to [the] political process,” she said in an email. Facing An Uphill Battle Mujumder hands out business cards to a woman selling saris at a Bangladeshi festival in May. (Photo by Rachel Sapin) Sitting amidst a row of identical-looking brick houses in Parkchester, Mujumder’s sign advertising his tax, immigration and legal services office hangs from his white porch rail. Every Saturday, he offers a…

Photo by Nabil Rahman

How to Become Punjabi in New York City

…hnic identities were deemphasized in favor of a more pluralistic Indian one. At home, my parents never spoke Punjabi to me though they did so — with fluency and aplomb — with their parents whenever we visited them. (Photo by Nabil Rahman) I never felt much of a pull to the region of my family roots, either. Amritsar, with its Golden Temple, revered by Sikhs worldwide, did not exert a strong hold on me. Punjab smacked of the rustic, the…

In Astoria, A Spot Where Food and World Peace Mix

In Astoria, A Spot Where Food and World Peace Mix

…Bourdain in 2007. Bourdain described El Sayed as “chef, restaurateur, intellectual, food historian, and force for good in the world.” “Nobody is the center of attention here, except for our food, of course.” (Photo by Nabil Rahman) Dressed in his usual white button down shirt and black apron, El Sayed’s voice is that of a longtime smoker, his smile that of a man who has found his life’s purpose. Kabab Café is a simple place, it only…

Adaline Walker-Santiago (left), joins Mohammed Mujumder (second from left), one of several members of the Bronx’s Bangladeshi community calling on anyone with information on the disappearance of Mahfuza Rahman, to come forward. (Photo by Adi Talwar via Norwood News)

Community Searches for Missing Bangladeshi Mother

Bronx, South Asian March 18, 2016 at 3:19 pm

…ing on Dec. 8. And they want to hear those answers from her husband Mohammad Chowdury who took their 9-year-old daughter and flew to an unknown destination in his native Bangladesh a week after security at Bellevue Hospital, Rahman’s employer, reported her missing. Mahfuza Rahman Norwood News’ David Cruz reports on a rally in front of the couple’s now abandoned house in Bedford Park: Mohammed N. Mujumder, a lawyer immersed in the Bronx’s…

Angry Bangladeshi community rallies after Mijanur Rahman’s murder, proposes renaming Forbell Avenue to Mijanur Avenue

Uncategorized August 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

Bangladeshis in New York rallied for peace on Aug. 18 after the murder of renowned Bangladeshi photojournalist Mijanur Rahman. He was killed by a group of Hispanic men on Aug. 11 in Brooklyn. Many Bangladeshis and members of other community organizations attended the Sunday peace rally. The sentiment was, “Mijan we have not forgotten you—we will never forget you.” The rally was held at the corner of Eldert Lane, and Liberty and Glenmore…

Live Radio Show to Cover ‘All Corners of the World’

Live Radio Show to Cover ‘All Corners of the World’

…klyn, who delivered a witty essay about mustaches and what it symbolizes in South Asian and Middle Eastern cultures. The hodgepodge of guests hopes to mirror the ethnically diverse residents who call New York City home, said Nabil Rahman, a graduate of the CUNY J-School who is the video producer for the show. “We try to cover all corners of the world,” he added. “We’re celebrating their lifestyles.” In 2010, 40 million foreign-born people lived…

Fear of U.S.-based Bangladeshis rises as protesters attack American businesses in Dhaka

Uncategorized April 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

…tion we’re seeing,” he said. “Especially, the incidents in Bangladesh may adversely effect the Bangladeshi community living in America. Protest organizers in Dhaka should keep this in mind, and so should the government,” Mr. Rahman said. Mr. Rahman urged the people of Bangladesh to refrain from actions which might jeopardize the expatriates, since expatriates are a major source of foreign currency. If expatriate Bangladeshis are affected in any…

Competing factions misinform FBI and Anti-Terrorist Task Force, who raid Pakistani mosque and find nothing.

Uncategorized January 22, 2002 at 12:00 am

…ho was praying at the time—into custody. “All of a sudden the FBI guys entered into the mosque and handcuffed all of us, laid us down on the floor of the mosque and searched almost all the parts of the mosque,” said Ateeq ur Rahman, one of the imam’s sons who was arrested. “Meanwhile, the other team of FBI brought the imam to the mosque and federal agents interrogated all of us. After completing the search, the federal agents declared the mosque…

On Saturday, community leaders and activists spoke to a packed house at an event in Parkchester commemorating 41 years of Bangladeshi independence from Pakistan. (Photo by Rachel Sapin)

Voices in Focus: A South Asian American Population Explosion

Demographics, Politics March 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

…hic shifts for South Asian Americans were on our mind this morning, and all over the community and ethnic media: * The Bangladeshi population in Bronx Community District 9 has more than doubled in the past 10 years, reported Rachel Sapin, who attended a celebration of Bangladeshi independence in Parkchester on Saturday — the first of kind for the neighborhood — and took the photo above at one of the neighborhood’s gatherings. *…

Police clear the intersection where the bomb detonated. The Erawan shrine is a popular destination for both tourists and local Thais. (Photo courtesy of Maher Sattar)

Field Report: Shock and Confusion Over Bangkok Bombing

Featured Posts, New York, Southeast Asian, Voices' Picks August 19, 2015 at 4:25 pm

…o their aid. But at the blast site, the streets were mostly empty. By 1 a.m. I was back home. ***** Reaction to the blasts have been a mix of shock and anger. “This just isn’t something you expect to happen in Bangkok,” said Rahman, who was in the taxi near the blast. Rahman, who is from Bangladesh, has spent the past two-and-a-half years in the city. “I’ve always felt safe here.” Art Suriyawongkul, a Bangkok resident, posted on Facebook saying…