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For Some Indian Immigrants, Caste Discrimination and Stigma Persists

For Some Indian Immigrants, Caste Discrimination and Stigma Persists

On a crisp October evening in 2001, Meena was cutting onions and potatoes in her tiny kitchen, sweat dripping down her face as she tried not to accidentally touch the stove. Her husband was watching an old Indian soap opera in the living room, lounging on a faded pink velvet couch, tired from the day’s […]

City Council, NYPD Spar Over Police Reform Plan

City Council, NYPD Spar Over Police Reform Plan

New York City council members and senior police officials argued Tuesday in a virtual meeting over a dozen bills intended to restructure the department in response to racial justice protests. In a heated, four-hour Public Safety Committee hearing, lawmakers and police attorneys had one of the first public debates on the subject of police reform. […]

Stadiums and Arenas to Reopen Under New York Guidance

Stadiums and Arenas to Reopen Under New York Guidance

Fans will once again be allowed to attend professional sports games and entertainment performances in New York at limited capacity, beginning before the end of the month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The first game affected will be on Feb. 23 when the Brooklyn Nets will host the Sacramento Kings at the Barclays Center, Cuomo […]

A Loving Teacher

For those who worked with Fatima Schmidt for the past 15 years, walking by her fourth-grade classroom of Public School 333 in the Hunt’s Point section of the Bronx, will never be the same. She died on April 13th from COVID-19. She was 57. A curly short-haired woman, with light brown skin, and brown eyes […]

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