Articles tagged activism
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Malcolm Lives in Harlem

By Sarah Moawad | September 25, 2018 | Open City

A community’s struggle to define and uplift the legacy of Malcolm X.

Just When You Thought You Were Safe

By Ashley Somwaru | September 4, 2018 | Open City

Under Trump, there are no closed deportation cases.
Only deportation cases.

Bay Ridge Loses a Primary
but Gains a Movement

By Aber Kawas | August 29, 2018 | Open City

In his last sermon in Bay Ridge, Fr. K reminds an energized community that theirs is not a one-person movement.

When Home is Where the Battle Is

By Rahima Nasa | June 17, 2016 | Open City

How does one deal with anti-blackness within the family? One Bengali writer is finding out the hard way.

Little Pakistan’s Mission Man

By Chaya Babu | December 12, 2014 | Open City

Community organizing can be lonely work when you’re battling ghosts from a violent past

The Counterculturalists: Alex Hing

By Esther Wang | October 9, 2014 | Open City

Red Guard founder Alex Hing talks 1960s radicalism, sympathizing with North Korea and that infamous punch.

Everybody Knew Him

By Eveline Chao | January 26, 2014 | Open City

“He could’ve walked into Harlem and everybody knew ‘im. He could walk into Spanish Harlem, everybody knew him. The gangsters knew him and respected him because he stood up to them…”

Daylight for the Basement: Chinatown Activists Reunite

By Esther Wang | December 10, 2013 | Open City

“…the union guys were really worried. They were literally pissing in their pants…15 minutes later, it seemed like 15,000 women came out of the woodwork. Literally. From the buildings in Soho. They just couldn’t believe it.”

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