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New York's immigrant communities greeted the election of Sen. Barack Obama as president with a mix of elation, anticipation and curiosity. The
With the election of Barack Obama as president and increased Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress, civil liberties groups are chomping at the bit to restore constitutional rights compromised
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Fong Oi Kan wishes that she only worked five days a week. But in the midst of the worst economy in decades, she said she has to
With candidates already campaigning for the 2009 municipal elections, some residents who are not citizens want to play a more active role. This week, we report on the latest effort
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Earlier this month, dozens of protesters, many wearing facemasks emblazoned with the word "Voiceless," gathered on the steps of City Hall. Organized by the New
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A bakery in Brigton Beach, home to a large Russian community.
New York's immigrant community can now expect city agencies to speak their language.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed Executive
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In a city where more than 170 languages are spoken and over a third of residents are foreign-born, scores of New York public school students struggle
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The 2006 Save Darfur Rally in Central Park drew over 30,000 people.
Central Park holds a special place in the history of civil liberties and protest
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By and large, hospital communication services have improved for patients who speak languages other than English.
A trip to the hospital poses challenges for everyone -- stressful conditions, baffling
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Many parents in New York, particularly lower-income ones, struggle to find safe, affordable childcare. Although New York City offers low-cost or free childcare, there are not enough