Ravinder Bhalla became New Jersey’s first Sikh mayor after a swearing in ceremony Monday, reports NJ.com.
His stunning election victory came just days after anonymous racist flyers were distributed branding him as a terrorist.
“What a long way we’ve come,” he said in his inaugural address. “This past election was a model of … Read more
Gurbir Grewal, a Sikh American, has been nominated for New Jersey attorney general by governor-elect Phil Murphy. American Bazaar reports, if the New Jersey Senate approves his nomination, he will be the first South Asian American attorney general in New Jersey, and the first Sikh attorney general in the nation. His … Read more
NorthJersey.com reports the demand from a coalition of 10 groups came a week after the organizations expressed concerns about allegations the teacher had told students she hates Koreans.
“The Korean-American community in Bergen … Read more
The resolution by Sapana Shah recommends that police in Edison not cooperate with enforcement of federal immigration laws … Read more
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Demonstrators this morning braved the snow and the frigid cold in Elizabeth, New Jersey to block the Elizabeth Detention Center in protest of what they say are the arbitrary deportation quotas of the Obama administration.
The temperature at 9 a.m. Eastern in Elizabeth was 33 degrees.
Police used electric chain cutters to … Read more
Anyone who watched the Republican National Convention in 2012 saw a sea of white delegates. It was quite a contrast to the party the Democrats put on which looked more like the colorful tapestry which makes up the United States of America.
The Grand Old Party is in desperate need of an image make over … Read more
A memorial to comfort women may be built in Glendale Central Park in the city of Glendale, CA, reports the LA Daily News,
It would be the first such memorial on the West Coast. . The other is in Palisades Park, New Jersey and another is being considered Ft. Lee, New Jersey … Read more
Asian Americans remain the fastest growing population in the United States, reports the Press of Atlantic City.
Nationally, the number of people describing themselves as Asian or Asian American grew by 6 percent from 2010 to 2012.
The numbers from the American Community Survey show there are 18.9 million … Read more
A controversy between Japan and Korea is making its way into at least three New Jersey school districts with large Korean populations, reports North Jersey.com.
The Korean American Association of New Jersey has petitioned administrators at, Ft Lee, Leonia and Palisades Parks to purchase text books which refers to the Sea of Japan also … Read more