Black, White, Brown
All adoptive parents face different challenges raising their kids. Race, race relations and civil rights issues in transracial families can be a touchy issue, where the right answer isn’t always black or white.
Astoria’s Republicans adrift in sea of foreign-born Democrats
Astoria votes overwhelmingly democratic. For republicans here, the fight isn’t just about overcoming odds, but reaching out to a foreign-born populace.
Muslim community turns to private education to retain Islamic culture
New York’s melting pot quickly Americanizes many immigrant cultures. Private schools in Queens offer Muslims an option when it come to retaining Islamic tradition.
Despite Ground Zero, Astoria exemplifies tolerance
Small examples of religious tolerance exist despite the ongoing national and often international turmoil dominating the airwaves. Astoria, Queens, is home to 23rd Avenue, a stretch of road on which both a mosque and a church reside within a block of each other.