Articles written by: Zahra Ahmed

Muslim fashion designer Nailah Lymus. Photo by Zahra Ahmed
Features

Fashion and Faith

Brooklyn fashion designer elevates modest culture.

Modesty in modern-day America
Features / Multimedia

Modesty in modern-day America

Muslim women explain what modesty means to them.

India’s skin-lightening market — worth $432 million in 2010 — is growing at 18 percent a year. Fair & Lovely, its most popular fairness cream, claims to make skin fair and improve dark patches, dullness and suntans. Photo by Zahra Ahmed.
Features

Skin lightening treatments fading for children of South East Asian immigrants

Southeast Asian immigrants’ first-generation American children have become less color-conscious than the countries their families hail from.

Live Blog

Southeast Asia’s ugly obession with fair skin

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Live Blog

NYC Elections:de Blasio Win Could Mean Big Change for NYC Schools

Reports have been swirling around that NYC mayor-elect Bill de Blasio might appoint Randi Weingarten, union head of the American Federation of Teachers, as the city’s new schools chancellor. On Election Day, New Yorkers take their thoughts to twitter and the web.

From left to right: Abbie Haklay, Ilene Haklay, Arthur Phillips and Joan Phillips, cheering on runners on the Upper East Side. Photo by Zahra Ahmed.
Special Reports

NYC Marathon: Back to tradition on the Upper East Side

As a symbol of support, the Boston Marathon’s yellow line ran alongside the familiar blue line that guides runners along their trek in New York.

9/11 Anniversary: Firefighters shut out of memorial service
News / Special Reports

9/11 Anniversary: Firefighters shut out of memorial service

Limited space has allowed only victims’ families to take part in the service/

NYC Primary: The Muslim vote
Politics / Special Reports

NYC Primary: The Muslim vote

The inability of the Muslim community find an acceptable candidate had led to indifference when it comes to politics.