Police are investigating accusations from an Uber driver that a passenger put a gun to his head, reports WQAD.
“I hate Turban people,” Gurjeet Singh quoted his passenger as saying.
Singh says the passenger began questioning him about his citizenship status, even asking him “Do you serve … Read more
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
Sophia Vuelo has become the first Hmong judge in the state of Minnesota and just the third in the country.
In Yuba City near Sacramento, Preet Didbal will soon be the first Sikh woman to become mayor in the United States.
Didbal who is Indian American was appointed by the city council and … Read more
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By Tanvil Wattal
Acts of bigotry have taken the news by storm with events such as the White nationalist attack in Charlottesville. Canadian politician Jagmeet Singh was the target of such hatred during his campaign to head the New Democratic Party.
CNN reports that a women confronted him … Read more
Karna Ray videotaped the man walking away from the scene and posted the video on Facebook.
In the video, the man is seen casually strolling down the street with … Read more
A 19-year-old Washington man has been charged for first degree murder in a murder the victim’s parents say was motivated by racial hatred.
22-year-old engineering student Gagandeep Singh was stabbed to death Monday in Kootenai, Idaho. Singh, who was a part time taxi driver, picked up Jacob Corban Coleman up from Spokane International … Read more
Poet Rupi Kaur is only 24 years old, and she’s already spent a year on the NYT Best Sellers list with her book of poetry Milk and Honey. She’s going on global poetry tours. She’s changing lives with her words. With the gritty subject matter … Read more
The target of a news article from the conservative publication Campus Reform was subjected to online harassment after he was identified as the professor who flipped the bird to Trump tower.
The only problem-it wasn’t him, according to Chronicle.com
The article was prompted by the selection of Professor Simran Jeet Singh to … Read more
33-year-old Harpreet Singh Khalsa was arrested Monday outside a grocery store in Catonsville, Baltimore for carrying his kirpan, a small dagger worn by Sikhs as a religious symbol.
Khalsa, born Justin Smith, converted to Sikhism 9 years ago and has worn his kirpan every day since. All followers of the Sikh religion are required to … Read more