The history of how German Jews settled in Washington Heights in the 1930s serves as a powerful reminder of prejudice and racism, and the strength and determination of immigrants.
Michael Luongo is a freelance journalist and photographer and a New York University adjunct professor teaching travel writing. He often writes on tourism rebuilding within war zones, having reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza and other conflict regions. His website is www.michaelluongo.com
To celebrate 60 years since she was born in Bay City, Michigan, take a tour of Madonna’s home state milestones and influences.
Meet the participants in downtown Detroit’s Beacon Park, as they attempted to shatter the world record for the most holiday sweaters worn in one place.
On Thursday night, Detroit’s hip-hop artists commemorated a seminal moment in the city’s music history, the 15th anniversary of ‘8 Mile.’ Eminem was mysteriously absent.
The world record-breaking gathering of 3,755 people dressed as Rosie the Riveter wasn’t just a fun game of dress-up, but a moving and serious celebration of women in the workforce.
The Detroit Riots of 1967 resulted in at least 43 deaths and a vastly changed city. 50 years later, the city's people and officials commemorated the riots and what happened next.
‘Dream Deferred: Detroit 1967’ uses eyewitness accounts to evoke the city’s notorious riots on their 50th anniversary. The racism and police brutality feels all-too-current.
Whether Omar Mateen was gay or had any kind of sexual feelings for other men, same-sex attraction in Afghanistan, where his family was from, is shrouded in its own mystery.
This weekend Argentina remembered one of the worst massacres of Jews since World War II, and the mysterious death of the special prosecutor just as he was about to accuse the country’s leadership of a cover-up.
Worshipers who queued this weekend to pay homage on her Feast Day to Mother Cabrini, the patron saint of immigrants, urged politicians to emulate her pioneering work and spirit.