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Bengali Harlem: Author documents a lost history of immigration in America
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By Moni Basu, CNN

(CNN) – In the next few weeks, Fatima Shaik, an African-American, Christian woman, will travel “home” from New York to Kolkata, India.

Racial profiling at US airports? Here’s an app for that
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By Robert MacPherson (AFP), Apr 30, 2012

WASHINGTON — Travelers who suspect they are victims of profiling by security screeners at US airports can now lodge a complaint in minutes, thanks to a smartphone application released on Monday.

Historic painting of African American sold as Philly history museum raises funds
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The striking portrait of Yarrow Mamout, an elderly Muslim and former slave living in Washington, is the most recent in a string of art and artifact sales made by the history museum, largely to finance its $5.9 million building renovation project.

The Daily Show: Allah in the Family
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Allah in the Family

The Daily Sow: Aasif Mandvi hopes to change America’s perceptions of Muslims by starring in the Qu’osby Show. (05:46)

Carson: Time To Cool Rhetoric
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INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indianapolis, said the mass shooting in Arizona that critically injured a colleague underscores a need to tone down the contentious rhetoric associated with political debate. As one of two African-American and Muslim members of Congress, Carson said he’s no stranger to political hatred and threats, 6News’ Jennifer Carmack reported.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: NPR Staffing Decision 2010
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The Best F#@king News Team is there as NPR brings a tote bag full of David Sedaris books to a knife fight with Fox News. Also, what happens when Team Black faces Team Muslim? (09:52)

NPR fires Juan Williams over anti-Muslim remarks
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NPR said in a statement that Williams’s remarks – including that he gets “worried” and “nervous” when he sees people dressed in Muslim-style clothing on airplanes – “were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR.”

Keith Ellison: Should We Fear Islam?
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Keith Ellison discusses the interesting if seriously flawed show that Christiane Amanpour held this past week. He rips into the format and discusses what would happen if we replaced Islam with Black or Jewish and proceeds to call for a heightened more intelligent discourse.

Broadway and the Mosque
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The Times reported that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Muslim leader behind the project, who has led services in TriBeCa since 1983, said he wants the center to help “bridge and heal a divide” among Muslims and other religious groups. “We have condemned the actions of 9/11,” he said.