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Bangladeshis split on the lines of free speech

Despite the continuous spate of blogger killings in Bangladesh, free speech activists in New York find themselves battling an apathetic ethnic media

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Haitian-Americans climb up the greasy pole of politics in New York

A year after Rodneyse Bichotte became the first Haitian-American woman elected in New York state, she’s learned the sometimes delicate balancing act that’s needed to represent a diverse constituency.

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Embracing English in a Russian haven

Once a week, several Brighton Beach residents gather to practice a neighborhood rarity: English.

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Haitian diaspora prepares for presidential election

Haitians in the diaspora think that only their increased involvement in the country’s politics will produce progress. But they don’t have the right to vote in the country’s Oct. 25 election, and few expect that to change any time soon.

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Jubilation as New York schools close on Muslim holiday. But what next?

The two most sacred Muslim holy days are now New York City school holidays, but activists say it is just a modest step toward further inclusion of a community facing continued suspicion in America.

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Not all Russians are from Russia

Brighton Beach is considered the Russian capital of the United States, but not every Russian is from Russia. Even so, Ukrainians, Azerbaijanis and other immigrants from the former Soviet Union embrace the Russian label.

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One City, Many Cultures

Global City NYC reporters explore religious, culinary and cultural traditions in the city’s ethnic neighborhoods.

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White Russian Nostalgia for Their Ancestors’ Homeland

New York is home to White Russians, many of whom are deeply nostalgic for a country they have never seen — the Russian homeland of their ancestors.

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Coming to America

New York City is an ethnic mosaic, the adopted home to newcomers from around the world. Global City NYC reporters tell the stories of how a few of these New Yorkers immigrated to America.

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A Haitian-American Filmmaker’s Journey Towards the American Dream

Perri Pierre began his filmmaking career with a story about a Haitian-American trying to find out his mother’s fate in Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake.

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