He was going for a long time. It was time, indeed well past time. But still the heart catches when the news finally comes. Waking up to a world without Nelson Mandela is not unimaginable. We have come perilously close to it over and over again. The idea of Nelson Mandela was strong. But the reality of Nelson Mandela had been on life support for a long time. Now only the idea remains. Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013. "He was, and by the time of his death was universally held to be, a great man; he may well be the last of the great men, as the concept of greatness retires into the historical shadows," writes JM Coetzee.
Who are some of the first superheroes that come to your mind? Superman, Spiderman, Batman, the Hulk, Ironman, Captain America... and what do they have in common? They're all white dudes. Comic companies are trying to diversify their superhero ranks. There have been non-white characters, and even a few Muslim heros. Marvel Comics announced a new superhero comic book series featuring Kamala Khan: a Muslim, Pakistani 16-year-old who lives in New Jersey. She'll be taking on the name of Ms. Marvel, after the former Ms. Marvel, who is now going by Captain Marvel.
Despite the negative stereotypes surrounding Saudi Arabians, many Saudis in the United States are university students. Saudi presence on American campuses has grown significantly over the past seven years. Saudis amount to 4.5 percent of international students in the country. In universities throughout Michigan, Saudis rank fifth in the number of international students. They make up 5 percent of the State's foreign student body. In 2006, the Saudi Higher Education Ministry established a scholarship program to send students to universities abroad.
Koream Magazine, News Feature, Young Rae Kim It was Christmas Day, 2011, and Jeremy Lin was alone on a plane flying back home to Palo Alto, Calif. The second-year NBA player had just been placed on waivers again, this time by the Houston Rockets. Two days later, Lin learned that he had been picked up […]
Love InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women,” a compilation of personal essays, was released last year and garnered positive reviews. Building on the popularity of that first volume, editors Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi set out to compile a second collection, focusing on Muslim men and their personal love lives.
SAN FRANCISCO — A week after Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, one of the strongest tropical cyclones in recorded history barreled through central Philippines, Filipino-American community members gathered at the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco for a mass dedicated to the victims of the monster storm, and the recent earthquake that struck the same region. Consular officials also briefed everyone on the disaster response to date.
Nina Sharmin has set up shop in a restaurant in Los Angeles' Little Bangladesh neighborhood on most recent Wednesdays. Deshi Food and Groceries is a favorite stop among South Asian immigrants who live in this part of the city. They come to feast on Bengali food, while news from their native country streams across a grainy TV screen. But Sharmin isn’t here to eat. The health advocate is here to become a familiar face, so she can talk to people about healthcare.
Ed. Note: In September former secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano took over as president of the University of California, the first-ever woman to hold that position. She now heads a $24 billion system of 10 campuses, five medical centers and three national laboratories. In an interview with New America Media, Napolitano says it was the promise of the California dream, which is really the “American Dream on steroids,” that drew her to the state. The interview was conducted by Peter Schurmann, NAM education editor, and Jacob Simas, videographer/youth media coordinator.
25th Annual Miss Asia USA and Mrs. Asia USA Cultural Pageants on Saturday, November 9, 2013 Virgelia Villegas, President of Virgelia Productions, Inc., proudly announces that the 25th Annual Miss Asia USA Cultural Pageant, the 9th Annual Mrs. Asia USA Cultural Pageants will be held at the beautiful Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in the city of Redondo Beach. Attendees will be treated to an eye-popping celebration of Asian cultural unity as lovely Delegates compete for the prestigious titles of Miss Asia USA and Mrs. Asia USA. As in previous years, the Asian communities have shown their strong support as the Pageant performances are "sold out." Virgelia noted, "As we celebrate a remarkable milestone, the silver anniversary of Miss Asia USA, our mission has remains steadfast. Miss Asia USA and Mrs. Asia USA are presented each year to unite the numerous Asian communities through a celebration of the culture, beauty, elegance and talents.
New America Media, Commentary, Juan Rocha Exile is the state or a period of forced absence from one’s country or home. One synonym for exile is deportation. Last year the United States government deported more than 400,000 people; though all of them were born outside the United States, many of them arrived as children and knew […]