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Harlem artist's 'Foreign Postcards' divorces Arabic from fear

On any given Sunday, Jamila Hooker will be in her Harlem apartment with a magic marker in hand, making black swooping marks on postcards that she will mail to dozens, hundreds, thousands of people across the globe.All she wants in return is a photo of the recipient holding the postcard on which she...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:00am

Federal judges block Trump's travel ban

A defiant Donald Trump has pledged to appeal against a federal judge's order placing an immediate halt on his revised travel ban, describing the ruling as judicial overreach that made the United States look weak.In granting the temporary restraining order in response to a lawsuit by the state of...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 8:23am

Dozens of cities, tech companies file challenge to Trump's travel ban

With President Donald Trump's new travel ban set to take effect Thursday morning, 24 cities and more than 50 tech companies have filed amicus briefs in Seattle to challenge the restrictive executive order.The modified order now restricts immigrants from six majority-Muslim nations — Iran, Libya,...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:15pm

'Muslim slayer' threatens Brooklyn mosque

Police are investigating after a letter threatening to "kill non-whites" was sent to a Brooklyn mosque.Signed "Muslim Slayer," the note states, "I have a dirty little secret. I fantasize about killing non-whites. It really turns me on and I'm afraid you're on my list."Just in: NYPD is investigating...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:29pm

Riots, looting in Sweden after Trump's apparent claim of terror attack

Riots, looting and violence against civilians and police officers erupted in a Stockholm suburb Monday night, just days after President Donald Trump appeared to falsely claim that Sweden has seen a rise in terror attacks because of its immigration policies.The chaos began around 8 p.m. (2 p.m. EST...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 12:18pm

Lindsay Lohan thinks she was racially profiled

It seems like just yesterday we were talking about another ridiculous thing Lindsay Lohan had done — oh wait, that was yesterday.The “Mean Girls” star is at it again, and this time she’s telling us about the time she, a white woman, was racially profiled. During a visit to “Good Morning Britain,”...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:31am

WATCH: Thousands gather in Times Square as part of #IAmAMuslimToo rally

Thousands of New Yorkers are rallying in Times Square Sunday to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community.Headlined by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, the “I Am a Muslim Too” march is in response to President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on refugees and travelers from seven mostly...

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 1:08pm

What your state has been Googling since Election Day

Sorry, New Yorkers, Barack Obama can't run for president again.The folks over at real estate site Estatelycrunched the numbers from Google Trends to find out what each state has been searching since Election Day — and the results are, well, pretty hilarious.Some states are worried: Washingtonians...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8:33pm

Activist lawyers at JFK airport diner close up shop

In an airport diner, throngs of lawyers assembled to fight around the clock for detained immigrants and refugees who were blocked from entering the United States last month.Central Diner, at John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal A, was their home for the past week. But now, these teams...

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 7:57pm

New mosque rises in North Philadelphia

Turn onto North Broad Street around the corner from Joe Frazier's old gym, and emerging on the skyline is a new architectural feature: the dome of a mosque."This will be the first mosque built in Philadelphia from the ground up," said Mujeeb Chaudhary, president of the Philadelphia Ahmadiyya Muslim...

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 3:30pm

President George W. Bush’s post-9/11 remarks to Muslim community resurfaces via daughter

Amid the protests and opposition against President Donald Trump’s travel ban, poignant words about the Muslim community from the last Republican to occupy the Oval Office have resurfaced.Jenna Bush Hager posted on Twitter Tuesday a portion of a 2001 speech her father, President George W. Bush, gave...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 8:25pm

Protests on Trump's travel ban hit conservative communities too

Protests at airports in Chicago, New York and Boston may have grabbed the most headlines, but they weren't the only cities protesting President Donald Trump's travel ban on Saturday.Communities across the country stood up to protest the Jan. 27 executive order that discontinued the refugee program...

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 7:43pm

#BanStarbucks spreads on Twitter after company vows to hire refugees

On Sunday, Starbucks announced the company wouldhire 10,000 refugees worldwideover the next five years as a response to President Donald Trump's executive order banning refugees from entering the U.S.By Monday morning, calls to ban Starbucks had spread on Twitter, with users urging caffeine addicts...

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 11:20am

Businesses pledge money, support for refugeess following Trump immigration ban

Starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees in the coming years.Google says it has started a $4 million "crisis fund" to defend its employees.And the ACLU announced that over the weekend, it raised six times the amount of money it usually does in an entire year.While President Donald Trump’s...

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 9:09am

NYPD ramps up security after Quebec mosque shooting; some detainees remain at JFK

The NYPD has increased security around mosques and other places of worship after a mosque shooting in Quebec City, Canada, killed sixpeople and wounded eight.Across the five boroughs, NYPD officers are watching mosques and a counterterrorism unit has been dispatched to Quebec to learn more about...

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 7:18am

Thousands protest Trump's travel ban in Copley Square

Protesters, 20,000 strong, swarmed Copley Square Sunday to rally against President Donald Trump's executive order banning refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries.Shoults of "No ban, no wall" and "Heyhey, ho ho, Donald Trump has got to go," rang out across the square and...

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 8:27pm

Sia, Grimes, Rosie O'Donnell to match ACLU, CAIR donations

Celebrities promise to match donations to organizations fightingagainst a Jan. 27 executive order by President Donald Trump that bans U.S. entry to immigrants from seven majority-Muslin nations and discontinues the nation's refugee program.Protests popped up at international airports across the...

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 1:38pm

Boston judges temporarily block Trump's immigration ban

Federal judges in Boston haveissued a temporary stay againstPresident Donald Trump's orderblockingrefugees and nationals from seven majority Muslim countries from entering the United States.The decision, issued at 2 a.m. Sunday, imposes a seven-day restraining order on the ban on entry forlegal...

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 11:36am

Protesters crowd Philadelphia airport to fight Trump's immigration ban

Nearly 5,000 people flooded the Philadelphia International Airport Sunday afternoon to denounce President Donald Trump’s executive order indefinitely barring Syrian refugees and suspending citizens and refugees from six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for at least 90...

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 11:04am

Hundreds protest Syrian refugee family's deportation at Philly airport

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Sen. Bob Casey and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney were among hundreds who gathered at the Philadelphia International Airport Saturday night to intervene on behalf of immigrants who had been detained in the airport under President Donald Trump's executive order banning...

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 9:56am