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The Citizen: Sotomayor's Impact

Jun 01, 2009

White House photo (c) Pete Souza CONFRONTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE While domestic violence exists throughout American society, it presents a particularly daunting problem in immigrant communities. Cultural mores, language barriers and fear


The Citizen

Apr 20, 2009

Image (cc) New York City Council With the U.S. Census -- the decennial count of all of us -- slated for next year, New York officials already are taking steps to


The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage

Apr 17, 2009

Image (cc) CarbonNYC A participant at the November 2008 Gay Marriage Rally in New York City "Civil rights don't wait for the right time. I hope we've cleared that up once and


The Citizen

Mar 21, 2009

Photo (cc) Lissame More than half of all New York City public school students are immigrants or the children of immigrants, and one out of four is not a native English


The Citizen

Feb 23, 2009

Photo (cc) megapickle Chinese New Year was one of the few bright moments in this season's economic gloom. The appointment of upstate U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill Hillary Clinton's Senate seat


The Citizen

Jan 21, 2009

Photo (cc) niznoz As Barack Obama assumes office, New York immigrants have lost jobs and seen their incomes drop. With the recession reverberating throughout the economy, immigrants have reduced the amount


Delivering Better Pay

Dec 08, 2008

  Image from Manhattan Neighborhood Network Students protest outside of Saigon Grill on University Place, May 4, 2007. Republic, a popular restaurant that serves Asian noodle by Union Square, is not your typical