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Fighting Complacency on Same Sex Marriage

Jan 08, 2010

Photo (cc) carbonNYC Protestors rallied in support of same-sex marriage in Times Square last fall. "Rally, times square @ 6!" read the enthusiastic text from my boyfriend Joel. In response to my


City's Muslims Report Harassment by Police

Jan 04, 2010

Photo (cc) //www.flickr.com/photos/57121341@N00/1265484066/" target="new">threecee Coming from a family with members who work in law enforcement, Yasmin Nasser used to look at police officers as honest, upstanding and there to protect all


School Holiday Issue Sends Muslims to City Hall

Nov 23, 2009

Photo (cc) Adrian Miles Evening prayers at a midtown mosque. Many Muslim parents want the religion's holiest days to be included in the list of school holidays. Isabel Bucaram of Astoria, Queens,


The Citizen

Nov 16, 2009

Photo liunyc2009 While turnout may have been low and much of the electorate disengaged, this year's city elections reflected gains for immigrants in New York. John Liu, who moved to Queens


Making New York 'Immigrant Friendly'

Oct 25, 2009

Photo from nyc.gov by Spencer T Tucker Bloomberg upgraded the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to become a charter agency, which provides direct access to the mayor. He appointed Fatima A.


Bloomberg's Calmer -- But Still Divided -- City

Oct 13, 2009

Photo (cc) ClixYou A mosaic at Lenox Avenue and 125th Street in Harlem, a neighborhood rapidly changing through housing development. This is one in a series, to run between now and Election


The Citizen

Sep 08, 2009

Photo by New York Immigrant Coalition A rally for immigrant health and labor reforms on May 1st in Madison Square Park With Congress mired in the debate over health care, changing the


Museum of Chinese in America Gets a New Home

Aug 24, 2009

Photos by Larry Tung Images from exhibits at the Museum of Chinese in America A first-generation American born to immigrant parents from Shanghai, China, Helen Zia did not learn Chinese growing up


The Citizen

Jul 13, 2009

Photo (cc) gordonnews The neglected issue of immigration law reform may be about to move front and center again. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, who will try to steer the