Archive for the ‘Ethnic News’ Category

The Ippies – Another Story, More to Come

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Ippies Audience

Mario Scott

Mario Scott



2013 Ippies for Excellence in Ethnic, Community Journalism in NYC Area

Friday, March 29th, 2013

The Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism held the 11th awards ceremony last night, March 28.

Ippies Audience

In a glittering ceremony, the newly-minted Center for Community and Ethnic Media tonight honored members of the independent ethnic and community media. This was the 11th annual presentation of the IPPIES Awards and the second hosted by CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Several stories are in the works.


The Central Park 5

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
This picture of Yusef Salaam is one of the most haunting pictures of the century.

This picture of Yusef Salaam is one of the most haunting pictures of the century.

Everyone should see this Ken Burns documentary at least once on the big screen. Then a few times on the screens at home. And recommend to families and friends and neighbors.


Former WORD Writer’s New York Times Piece

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Trial Puts Morocco’s New Charter Under Spotlight

CASABLANCA — In a packed courtroom, Mouad Belrhouat, 24, an anti-monarchist rapper who performs as El-Haqed, or The Spiteful, was convicted last Thursday of assault and sentenced to prison and a fine.

Article by Aida Alami 

NYPD Spying on Hunter-CUNY Muslim Clubs

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The WORD’s Senior Editor Colleen Siuzdak is running down this story first reported by Leonard Levitt on his NYPD Confidential, about New York’s Finest (several of whom have been indicted in a ticket-fixing scandal; check out NY Daily News, Your Free Press, Huffington Post, Hizb ut-Tahrir America, et. al).



Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Several days ago, New America Media invited this writer to attend a meeting of New York City-based ethnic journalists who would be talking about their articles for the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Asked about my plans – this writer hadn’t been planning to share –  he spoke in tongues, that is, his response was as articulate as a person speaking with his tongue flailing the roof of the mouth and the sides of his teeth, upper and lower.  Caught off guard, he couldn’t articulate, didn’t enunciate.

What follows is what  might have been said or referred to if this writer had had the presence of mind many wish for when a signature moment beckons them to rise to the occasion:  From the Center for Constitutional Rights regarding a panel discussion, September 12: The 9/11 Decade and the Decline of U.S. Democracy.


New America Media: Advice for Reporting on Quake and Tsunami in Japan

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Advice for Reporting on Quake and Tsunami in Japan

Editor’s Note: New America Media correspondent Yoichi Shimatsu was asked to write a comprehensive guide to covering Japan’s triple tragedy—earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown danger—by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma [] at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A veteran environmental issues writer and editor, Shimatsu filed this illuminating article. More than a professional “Tip Sheet,” it includes insights about the concerns and dangers triggered by the disasters in Japan.

Read entire article here.

IPPIES Journalism Awards Dinner 2011

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011