The Bangladeshi population in the southeast Bronx leaped 137 percent in the last decade. Mohammed Mujumder, who arrived in the U.S. 22 years ago, advises recent immigrants on everything from finding a job to applying for government health benefits.
Ugandan Protests Reach New York
Ugandans, in New York and in Africa, are trying to bring attention to the murder of David Kato. The activist was slain in Uganda four months after he and other gays and lesbians were outed by a local paper. A demonstration in Manhattan earlier this year – which drew more than 200 protesters, including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn – was organized by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) to pressure the Ugandan government to launch a full investigation into Kato’s murder.