Coney Island Teens Take First Steps Into Anti-violence Movement

Instead of hanging out, 35 Coney Island teenagers spent their midwinter vacation last week learning to cope with everyday trauma and avoid dating violence.

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Bosnian Muslims: “How did we deserve this?”

Eldin Elezovic dreamed of becoming a football star while growing up in Stolac, in what was then the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and part of Yugoslavia. In June 1993, he remembers spending a hot summer’s day playing football with friends. It would be his last day of freedom for the next nine months.

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IN PHOTOS: Rise and Resist Rally Against White Supremacy

Demonstrators marched from New York City’s Grand Central Station to Times Square as part of the Rise and Resist Against White Supremacy rally on Sept. 18, 2017. The rally took place on the eve of President Trump’s first address to the United Nations General Assembly.    

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Feltman’s of Coney Island Brings Back the Original Hot Dog

There’s a new hot dog in town this Memorial Day Weekend that’s not new at all. In fact, Feltman’s of Coney Island claims to be the original hot dog. The name and recipe comes from a legendary restaurant on Coney Island that closed in 1954.

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“What Are We Going to Do with This Now?” Questions and Catharsis at the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival

On opening night of the 14th Annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) in New York City, about a dozen hesitant hands out of 200 went up when Zlata Filipović asked the audience who didn’t have roots in the Balkans. This year’s four-evening-long, 13-film festival, which is sure to be one of New York’s most intimate, celebrated its largest total attendance to date and marked a welcome moment of catharsis for the Bosnian diaspora and broader community of former Yugoslavia.

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Hate Slaying Sparks Outcry

A community response to the killing of a 66-year-old black man was held in Manhattan Friday. Timothy Caughman was stabbed to death by a white supremacist late Monday night. The suspect, 28-year-old James Harris Jackson, was charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime Thursday.

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