Zahra Ahmed


Fashion and Faith

Brooklyn fashion designer elevates modest culture.


Modesty in modern-day America

Muslim women explain what modesty means to them.


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.

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.

NewsSpecial Reports

9/11 Anniversary: Firefighters shut out of memorial service

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

PoliticsSpecial 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.