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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.

Midwood Magic: A Coney Island Philanthropy of Hope

By Humera Afridi | July 26, 2018 | Open City

Seeking a panacea from life’s turmoils, immigrants flock to an unassuming Sufi in Brooklyn.

‘Norte’ from the Philippines: A View from New York

By Nita Noveno | July 24, 2018 | Open City

Is the lack of agency in the movie’s characters a reflection of centuries of colonialism? A Fil Am writer explores.

Tying a Future Together in America

By Ashley Somwaru | July 9, 2018 | Open City

An Indo-Carib couple’s tale: When pursuing dreams give way to raising a family in NYC

How to Start Your Family Roots Search

By Huiying Bernice Chan | July 3, 2018 | Open City

Here are some tips from a Chinese American New Yorker who went to Toisan, China to trace their parents’ roots.

A Die-In to Stop the Killings

By Noel Pangilinan | June 25, 2018 | Open City

How lying down, getting up and marching on Madison Av is a metaphor for the fight vs. tyranny in the Philippines.

Apply for One of Two Open City Fellowship for Fall 2018

By The Asian American Writers' Workshop | May 29, 2018 | Open City

The deadline for submission has been extended to July 23, 2018. Both the Neighborhoods Fellowship and the Muslim Communities Fellowship start on September 18, 2018.

When Convictions Follow
Immigrants for Life

By Roshan Abraham | May 22, 2018 | Open City

They served their sentences and have rejoined society.
But are convicted immigrants not good enough to stay?

Anatomies of Displacement

By Raad Rahman | May 8, 2018 | Open City

Mapping the geography of personal and political histories

Nepalis Fight for TPS

By Pearl Bhatnagar | April 19, 2018 | Open City

A community braces for a decision that could change thousands of lives in the U.S. and Nepal

Sweeping Away Evil in Chinatown

By Huiying Bernice Chan | March 29, 2018 | Open City

How do Chinatown leaders work towards community preservation in the Year of the Earth Dog?

The Nostalgia of Ordinary Objects

By Nadia Nooreyezdan | March 16, 2018 | Open City

When home is a place you’ve never been, can you visit it through objects?

America Made Me Muslim

By Raad Rahman | March 15, 2018 | Open City

When a singular aspect of your identity is politicized, how do you cope with Islamophobia in Trump’s America?

To be Muslim, Black, and Undocumented

By Sumaya Awad | March 6, 2018 | Open City

How Trump’s threat to end DACA almost extinguished one DREAMer’s hope of becoming a teacher

Undocumented in the 80s

By Roja Heydarpour | February 12, 2018 | Open City

How does living without papers in the U.S. in the 1980s compare to today? Spoiler alert: It wasn’t that bad then.

What it’s Like to Live in the Country
That’s Bombing Your Own

By Sumaya Awad | January 30, 2018 | Open City

With bombings in their own country and threat of travel ban and revocation of their TPS, how do Yemenis in the U.S. cope?

Working Together As One Hand: Arab Women Rise [Part 3]

By Humera Afridi | October 12, 2017 | Open City

Negotiating a new identity in a new country amid sisterhood and community.

A New Resistance in Brooklyn’s
‘Little Palestine’

By Sumaya Awad | October 6, 2017 | Open City

Bay Ridge group pushes back vs. Islamophobia
sans politicians and beyond electoral cycles.

A Filipino Pop-Up Library in Queens

By Yasmin Adele Majeed | September 26, 2017 | Open City

From Bulosan to Hagedorn, this mobile library celebrates Filipinx American literature

Your Kids Need Hub! They Need Love: Arab Women Rise [Part 2]

By Humera Afridi | September 14, 2017 | Open City

Arab mothers and grandmothers in Bay Ridge discover that in a new country, there are new ways to care for their families, their community, and themselves

Immigration of the Dead

By April Xu | September 8, 2017 | Open City

Rather than fly to China to visit their departed loved ones, a growing number of Chinese Americans are opting to bring their family members’ remains to the U.S.

These Streets are Ours Too: Arab Women Rise (Part 1)

By Humera Afridi | September 1, 2017 | Open City

Arab mothers and grandmothers in Bay Ridge speak out and fight back.

1948

By Malaika Tapper | August 29, 2017 | Open City

An 11-year-old boy was forced to grow up fast when occupying Israeli soldiers seized his tiny Palestinian village.

Dragon Ladies

By Mike Hong | August 11, 2017 | Open City

They had to endure racial and gender injustices. But these three are now the faces of the growing political clout of Asian American women.

From Prison Chaplain
to Imprisoned Chaplain

By April Xu | July 14, 2017 | Open City

One moment he was ministering to Muslim prisoners at Guantanamo. The next, he was arrested, detained and threatened with execution.

When the First Generation Dies

By Roja Heydarpour | June 29, 2017 | Open City

Faced with the sudden death of a loved one, Muslim immigrants — after a secular lifetime in America — cross this final frontier of assimilation.

The Ice Cream That Never Melts

By Rong Xiaoqing | June 26, 2017 | Open City

This Chinatown ice cream shop refuses to melt, despite pressure from past gang violence and heat from present gentrification debates.

The Battle for Chinatown

By Rong Xiaoqing | June 2, 2017 | Open City

Two contending schools of thought on rezoning continue to divide Chinatown. And the neighborhood might be running out of time.

Stumping for Trump

By Mike Hong | May 10, 2017 | Open City

They are not non-college, white, working-class men, but they campaigned and voted for Trump.

Collateral Damage

By Sarah K. Khan | April 25, 2017 | Open City

“Surviving Surveillance, Catering to America”: A mother copes with the unjust arrest and incarceration of her son.

The First Chinatown on the East Coast

By April Xu | April 7, 2017 | Open City

Several Chinese workers who helped build the Central Pacific Railroad found refuge in Belleville, NJ.

Wall to Wall

By Rong Xiaoqing | February 21, 2017 | Open City

Why Donald Trump is so wrong about comparing his planned U.S. border wall with the Great Wall of China.

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