We Are All Suspects Now: Untold Stories from Immigrant Communities after 9/11
By Tram Nguyen, with a foreward by Edwidge Danticat, Beacon Press, $14
Immigrant women die at the hands of their lovers more than their native-born counterparts, but the law is often more foe than friend. Now community groups are building their own protections for women, far from cops and courts.
Reading, PA opens its doors to Nuyoricans
In recent years, New York City has lost 1 in 10 of its Puerto Ricans. Where are they going? In Allentown, Pennsylvania, just ask the customers at the local C-Town.
Controversial new study finds that advocates favor white children and may be too quick to recommend foster care.
After 9/11, many New Yorkers feared hate crimes were a new epidemic. But what’s happening on the streets may be more familiar stories: fights over girlfriends, mugging easy marks and rumbles between revved-up teenagers.
The Puerto Rican Syndrome, by Patricia Gherovici.
This holiday season, more than 200,000 letters from poor
New Yorkers will plead with Santa Claus for toys, clothes, even school supplies. But how many will get what they wish for? It all depends on how visitors to a post office charity program decide who’s needy and who’s merely nice.
How the downturn is tarnishing outer-borough homeowner dreams.