Newest Americans

Issue 03

Spring 2016

Hijabi World

What wearing the hijab means for Muslim Jersey girls.

Words: Dina Sayedahmed, Hamna Saleem
Visuals: Ed Kashi, Julie Winokur


The Ironbound’s Immigrant Ministry

“In an immigrant community, people are afraid to speak up. That’s when I put on my collar and be there.”

Words: Cynthia Mellon
Visuals: Maciek Nabrdalik



For people who straddle two worlds, sometimes illumination comes in flashes.

Words: Shaleena Koruth
Visuals: Ed Kashi


American Sueño: Here & Not

In the third installment of this series, Marisol's father has an encounter with the law that could threaten his status.

Visuals: Gareth Smit, Ron Haviv, Rachel Dennis


From Where I Stand

The second installment of an audio essay series by journalism students in response to the prompt, “From Where I Stand . . .”

Sound: Khadijah bint Costello, Josh Spear, Zeinab Said


Face of a City

The second installment of a graphic novel exploring Newark through the eyes of an Asian-American student who arrives in the city to attend college.

Words: Alex W. Yoe
Visuals: Alex W. Yoe


Maid in the USA

A continuing series about the domestic labor that makes all other work possible.

Words: Shana Russell


Stories from the global city

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We are a multimedia collaboratory of journalists, media-makers, artists, faculty and students telling the stories that radiate from the most diverse university in the nation. Based in Newark, NJ, a city shaped by migration, our project affords a glimpse into the world of the newest Americans and a vision of our demographic future.

Newest Americans is produced by the Center for Migration and the Global City, and faculty in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at Rutgers University Newark in partnership with VII Photo and Talking Eyes Media. We have a large body of contributors and co-conspirators who are credited in the masthead and at the end of each story.

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