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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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New hat business continues trend of community representation

Young Dominicans in Upper Manhattan are making and buying hats that show “uptown pride.”

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Straight talk about curls and corporate culture

Long, thick, curly hair can hold back Dominican women in offices where “professional” means straight hair.

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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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Indian curry, made by Bangladeshi hands

Most Mid-range Indian restaurants in New York city, have a Bangladeshi touch to it

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Muslim activists cheer as court reinstates lawsuit against NYPD’s spying

A federal court ruling says the Constitution doesn’t tolerate blanket surveillance solely on the basis of religion.

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In a changing Harlem, West African vendors struggled to preserve business

In Harlem, some longtime West African vendors are threatened as construction encroaches on their locations.

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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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