Haitian Jobs Program Faces Struggles

Friday, May 28th, 2010

The White House is giving non-documented Haitian immigrants an opportunity to work legally in the U.S. following January’s devastating earthquake — but relatively few are taking advantage.

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Sojourners Seek Immigration Truth

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Every week, a group of mostly native-born Americans travel from a church in Manhattan to a detention facility in New Jersey.

They call themselves the Sojourners and their mission is to change the immigration detention experience, largely through friendship.

Through the clear security barriers that separate them, the Sojourners, part of the social justice mission at Riverside Church, develop relationships with detainees via simple conversations about life. It’s the group’s simple response to the complex political issue of immigration reform.

FBI Files: Helms Faced Threats

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

The late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, a North Carolina conservative known for opposing civil rights, was the subject of repeated threats during his tenure on Capitol Hill, according to newly released FBI files.

More than 90 percent of the pages in the files detail threats – from a student discussion overheard in a physics lab to a fully loaded .357 Magnum smuggled into a Senate hearing.

The 1,587 pages of documents also demonstrate the close relationship Helms developed with J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI. While working as a media executive before he joined Congress, Helms was deemed a “special correspondent” with increased access to the nation’s leading law enforcement agency. The file includes an appreciative note from a subsequent FBI director for Helms’ role in quashing an indictment against one of its agents.

A Sand Mandala For The Dalai Lama

Friday, May 21st, 2010

The Dalai Lama’s four-day New York City visit ends with an interfaith dialogue at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The cathedral is home to 10 monks from South India’s Drepung Loseling Monastery, who created a Sand Mandala in honor of the Tibetan spiritual leader’s visit.

The colorful mandalas, which take hours of painstaking work to construct, are destroyed as a symbol of the Buddhist belief in the fleeting nature of the material life.

Inside Brooklyn’s Bat Cave

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

A Staycation in the Park

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Celebrating Godesses of Motherhood

Thursday, May 13th, 2010