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The Reality Of Being A Muslim-American In A Hostile Society

Nadine Zaiour is Lebanese and Latina

Nadine Zaiour is Lebanese and Latina

 

Editor: A student participating in a  NAHJ (National Association of Hispanic Journalists) student project, Nadine Zaiour, a senior at Florida International University, is Lebanese and Latina. Following a newsroom discussion on Islam in America, she wrote this column for the NAHJ student newspaper  about her personal experiences. 

Nadine Zaiour

Special to CTLatinoNews.com

An acquaintance shared a story around the dinner table last Tuesday that really struck a nerve with me.

“I almost missed my flight from New Jersey to Fort Lauderdale; I had to request an Uber three different times until I felt comfortable with my driver, but luckily the third time was ...

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New Milestone For Connecticut’s Top Latino Cop

Lt. Colonel David Rosado, is the highest ranking Latino in the Connecticut State Police

Lt. Colonel David Rosado, is the highest ranking Latino in the Connecticut State Police

 

Bill Sarno

CTLatinoNews.com

The path that Hartford native David Rosado chose 19 years ago not only has lead to what has been recognized as a “extraordinary career” with the Connecticut State Police but also has taken him to a historic milestone for the state’s Latino community.

With his recent promotion to lieutenant colonel, Rosado, who is 44 and of Puerto Rican descent, holds the highest rank a Latino has even achieved in this law enforcement agency. In this high-level leadership post the former commercial insurance underwriter manages the field operations command, a division that employs ...

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First Hispanic Theology Conference Held At Yale

 

Conference speakers with Sergio Buezo, conference organizer.

Conference speakers with Sergio Buezo, conference organizer.

 

 Annika Darling

CTLatinoNews.com

 

As a student at Yale Divinity School (YDS) in New Haven, Conn., on course to graduate in 2017, Sergio Buezo recognized the school’s vast resources.  Yet, he said, the Latino community which is everywhere,  “has largely been ignored by Yale over the years.”

So Buezo, who has long been dedicated and passionate about working within the Latino community and uses education as his tool to make a difference, decided to utilize those resources.

The result: the first Hispanic Theology Conference this past month at the Yale Divinity School.  The conference, titled “The Grass Is Brown on this Side of ...

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