Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Latina Immigrants: The New Ambassadors of Islam

By Wendy Diaz, New America Media/The Muslim Link SOMERSET, N.J. — Tucked away in a quiet rural neighborhood in Somerset, New Jersey is an old brownstone that houses the New Jersey Chapter of the Islamic Center of North America’s (ICNA) WhyIslam Project. Within its confines, in a second floor office decorated with rose-colored walls, sits

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

News Taco’s 9/11 Coverage

Today as we remember those we lost on 9/11, here are a few remembrances from our News Taco community: 9/11 Is No Excuse for Bashing Muslims The September 11 Lessons I’ve Learned Experiencing The Post-9/11 New York...

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Experiencing The Post-9/11 New York City

I moved to New York City the summer after 9/11, though I was actually born in Brooklyn, but raised in Miami, so it was a return of sorts. The city was still visibly stunned and the country...

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The Growth Of Islam Among Latinos

By Jameelah Xochitl Medina Re-visiting the Past: Ancestral Memory of Islam Although many U.S. Americans of all ethnicities are embracing Islam, I often wonder if ancestral memory plays a role in the number of Latino/as embracing the faith...

Monday, April 11th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Gas, Burkas, Earthquakes, Budgets And Libya

Gas prices keep inching toward $4 nationwide, albeit in some places it already costs more than that for a gallon of gas. Unrest in the Middle East is being blamed for the rise. Drivers are starting to...

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Pigs Feet, Bad Storms, Border Violence, Radiation And More

New York Rep. Peter King – R was sent a bloody pig’s foot with a note containing anti-Semitic sayings yesterday. He’s the same guy who went on a witch hunt for Muslims last month. At least 6 people...

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Oil, Jobs, Muslims, Walmart And Radiation

President Obama is set to cut U.S. oil imports by 1/3 over the next decade due to unrest in the Middle East and rising prices. There were 201,000 jobs added to the private sector this month, according...

Friday, December 10th, 2010

NPR Manufactures Latino Muslim Terrorist Story

NPR, while capable of some incredible journalism, did a half-assed job of trying to create a trend story this week that implied Latino Islam converts were somehow more dangerous or prone to terrorism than other Muslim extremists....