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Cancer Patient Makes it to the Polls

Gladys Kamara, a 56-year-old woman with cancer, said that not even her deteriorating health would keep her from the polls. Healthcare, she said, is one of the reasons she is so adamant to vote. Reporting by Shaukat Hamdani

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Radio Show: Option Other

A New York Torch radio show on religion in New York City. Monday, October 8, 2012, 4:00 p.m. EST. TEAM: Executive Producer: MaryAlice Parks Managing Editor: Stephen Jiwanmall Senior Producer: Rebecca Sanchez Director: Colleen McKown Technical Director: Shaukat Hamdani Playback Producer: Lorelai Germain Hosts: Ntshepeng Motema and William Denselow Newscasters: Michael Orr and Nia Phillips Day […]

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Islamic Dress Unveiled: Update on Hijab Fashion

MaryAlice Parks – Syrian-American beat reporter On any given day, 22-year-old Ruann Ibrahim looks stylish. One day it’s a flowy knit dress with an oversized cardigan and white, pashmina headscarf. The next, it’s skinny jeans with a skirt on top, pinned up for “funkiness.” A dark headscarf from jersey-material to match, draped loosely with pieces […]

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Tibetans Protest for Religious Freedom

McKown Tibetansv4 by Colleen McKown On November 8, China’s Communist Party will choose a new leader for the first time in a decade. Tibetans are challenging expected leader Xi Jinping to improve human rights in Chinese-ruled Tibet. Protesters gathered at the Chinese embassy in New York last week. Colleen McKown reports.    

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Nations United Through Sport

by Colleen McKown, Indian Beat Reporter — On the international cricket stage, rivalries between national teams can be intense. The India-Pakistan rivalry is among the greatest in sports. Games between the two teams have incited riots, flag burning and fights in the stands. In the New York-based Commonwealth Cricket League, however, Indians and Pakistanis play […]

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Syrian Protest Unites and Divides Bay Ridge

MaryAlice Parks, Syrian Beat Reporter~ “One, two, three, four. Bashar Assad out the door.” Their chanting could be heard blocks away. “Five, six, seven, eight. Stop the killing, stop the hate.” Over 200 people gathered on Saturday in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, home to one of the largest Arab-American communities in New York City, to show […]

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