Assemblyman Nader Sayegh Passes Bill Providing Sick Leave and Benefits for Those Directly Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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ALBANY, NY — March 19, 2020 — Assemblyman Nader J. Sayegh (D-Yonkers-AD90) announced that he helped pass legislation that provides sick leave and other benefits to all New York employees who are subject to a mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation due to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The legislation is the result of a three-way agreement between the Assembly, …

Nader SayeghAssemblyman Nader Sayegh Passes Bill Providing Sick Leave and Benefits for Those Directly Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

OCA Condemns Harmfully Stereotyping and misleading Information Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates – Westchester & Hudson Valley Chapter released the following statement yesterday in response to racist and xenophobic remarks made over the past days by various parties. In particular, OCA condemns the anti-Asian and anti-Chinese sentiments in COVID-19 public information talks recently given by Dr. Harish Moorjani. Dr. Moorjani’s false narrative …

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OCA – WHV 13th Rising Stars Concert
By EDWARD LAM

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OCA Westchester & Hudson Valley Chapter Embracing the Hopes and Aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — February 15, 2020 — The OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates Westchester and Hudson Valley Chapter invites everyone to attend the 13th Rising Stars Concert on Saturday, April 4, 2020, from 2-4:30pm at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 53 Croton Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514. The …

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By EDWARD LAM

Islamists Find an Excuse to Run Rampant in India
By TAREK FATAH

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Whether it is France or Nigeria, Italy or Myanmar, the presence of militant Muslims is a serious cause of concern to all — most of all to Muslims who want freedom from Islamists, be they inspired by Iran, Saudi Arabia or Pakistan. If one were to watch India through the lens of its social media and the statements made by …

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By TAREK FATAH

MLK – The Conscience of a Nation
By BOB WEIR

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FLOWER MOUND, TX — January 19, 2020 — Every year, during the celebration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, I’m reminded of a dreadful day so many years ago. April 4, 1968 is a day I’ll never forget. I was working the four-to-midnight shift with my partner, Leroy Spivey, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. We were …

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By BOB WEIR

Why Not Diwali Holiday? Hindus Ask Valley Stream School District

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Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Diwali holiday in VSCHSD would be a step in the positive direction in view of presence of a substantial number of Hindu students in the District; as it was important to meet the religious and spiritual needs of Hindu pupils. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of …

eHeziWhy Not Diwali Holiday? Hindus Ask Valley Stream School District

The Other Genocide of Christians: On Turks, Kurds, and Assyrians
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM

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One of the most refreshing aspects of Resolution 296—which acknowledges the Armenian Genocide, and which the House recently voted overwhelmingly for—is that it also recognizes those other peoples who experienced a genocide under the Ottoman Turks.  The opening sentence of Resolution 296 acknowledges “the campaign of genocide against Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites, and other Christians.” And that …

Raymond IbrahimThe Other Genocide of Christians: On Turks, Kurds, and Assyrians
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM

Happy Kwanzaa
By City of Mount Vernon Mayor-elect SHAWYN PATTERSON-HOWARD

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A Dear Friends Message MOUNT VERNON, NY — December 26, 2019 — For over a half-century, African Americans have come together in observance of Kwanzaa, a seven-day celebration of the principles at the core of our heritage and culture. Through family and community gatherings, we study and uphold the Ngozo Saba, or ‘seven principles of African Heritage’, Umoja–Unity, Kujichagulia–Self Determination, …

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By City of Mount Vernon Mayor-elect SHAWYN PATTERSON-HOWARD

Cuomo Signs Legislation Establishing 400 Years of African-American History Commission

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Establishes a Commission to Commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the Arrival of Enslaved African People in the English Colonies and Recognize African-Americans’ Contributions to New York ALBANY, NY — December 14, 2019 — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday signed legislation (S.3204/A.7667) to establish the 400 Years of African-American History Commission. The Commission will develop and carry out activities throughout New York …

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Turkey: Reliving the Glory/Gory Days of Jihad
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM

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Turkey’s little remarked on but ongoing mistreatment of historic churches is increasingly reflective of that nation’s growing sense of Islamic supremacism. Before the Turks invaded it, Anatolia (present day Turkey) was an ancient Christian region; a large chunk of St. Paul’s epistles were sent to or dealt with its churches, including the seven of the Apocalypse.  With the Turks’ conquest, …

Raymond IbrahimTurkey: Reliving the Glory/Gory Days of Jihad
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM