On the morning of January 24, 2008, dozens of US federal agents, right on cue, simultaneously raided four major museums across Southern California: the Los Angeles County of Museum of Arts (LACMA), the Pacific Asian Museum (Pasadena), The Bowers Museum (Orange County), and Mingei International Museum (San Diego) to recover looted Asian artifacts. The operation, a culmination of nearly five years of undercover work, jolted the world of antiquities.Details
Linda Sarsour, the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, was a victim of a hate crime this week that wouldn’t have occurred had it not been for the phenomenon of the terrorist group “Islamic State” (ISIS).
Sarsour, who has become a voice for Muslim Americans nationally, discussed the incident on social media.Details
DEARBORN—Muslim Americans gathered at Dearborn City Hall last Monday to condemn ISIS, and honor all the victims of the terrorist group including American journalist James Foley.
Last week a video was released of Foley being beheaded by a member of ISIS in retaliation for American airstrikes on Iraq that were launched to target the group.Details
James W. Graham’s new book — Victura: the Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea — offers new insights into the dynamics and magic of the Kennedy family and their intense relationship with sailing and the sea. Many families sail together, but the Kennedys’ relationship with Victura, the 25-foot sloop purchased in 1932 shortly after the family’s move to Hyannis Port, stands apart.Details
From tacos and tamales to falafel, pretzels and hot dogs, New Yorkers love street food. But the people who make a living cooking and selling these foods remain largely unknown.
“It’s rough for a women to sell tamales, unfortunately they are sold really cheap,” says Heleodora Vivar, who started selling tamales to immigrant workers in The Bronx in 1987.Details
Profile, Peter Schurmann When an acquaintance recently quipped that Salmon Hossein had adopted the “Taliban look” because of his newly acquired beard, it was something of an aha moment for the Bay Area native.Details
Nigerian-born singer Ehinome could be considered a powerhouse and quadruple threat as she stretches her abilities as a mother, singer, actress, model and wife to heights known only to high achievers. In a world where many can barely accomplish one, Ehinome excels in everything she does with vigor and passion, making it almost impossible to fit her in just one mold.Details
As a Korean American boy growing up in New Jersey in the 1970s, I was exposed to a tremendous amount of racism. I endured painful racial taunts and name-calling and got into more than my share of fights. Although I was born in Queens, N.Y., many kids and their parents at my elementary school considered me as an outsider, someone who didn’t belong here.Details
NEW YORK — As Carolina Solano follows the mounting crisis on the southern border, her maternal instincts tell her to protect the unaccompanied migrant children streaming into the United States from Central America.
“I just feel very sad about the children,” said Solano, an immigrant from Honduras. “It is such a huge risk … just to get reunited with their parents.”Details
Many German Jews who survived Nazi Germany and escaped to America as children preferred to forget their painful stories rather than share them. Kurt Wagner was one of them—until Steven Richards, an attorney in Chicago, met Kurt and learned that he was raised a Jew and spent time in a concentration camp while his brother was raised a Christian and joined the Hitler Youth Corps.Details