Latest Sikhism News

State Board of Ed adopts new K-12 social studies standards

Jun. 11, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's State Board of Education has approved new social studies standards for grades K-12 that include more examples and references to the roles that women, minority organizations, Muslims and African-Americans have played in history. The board voted 6-2 Tuesday to adopt the...

Services held for 4 relatives slain in Ohio; no suspect ID'd

Jun. 2, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Family and friends have held funeral services for four relatives found fatally shot in late April at an apartment north of Cincinnati. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports members of the local Sikh community were among the crowd attending a visitation at a church and...

Judge tells attacker to study Sikhs as part of sentence

May. 24, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered an Oregon man to learn about the Sikh religion and submit a report to the court as part of his sentence for an attack on a Sikh shopkeeper in Salem, a civil rights group said. Andrew Ramsey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of intimidation and assault in the...

Sikhs say Nordstrom apologized for turban, waiting for Gucci

May. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Nordstrom has apologized to Sikhs for selling a turban they found offensive, but a representative with the U.S. community's top civil rights organization said Saturday they are still waiting to hear from the Gucci brand that designed it. "We feel that companies are commodifying and...

Fun meets anti-bullying effort at annual Sikh Day Parade

Apr. 27, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Madison Avenue was awash with live Indian music, food and dancing as it hosted the city's annual Sikh (SEEK') Day Parade. Saturday's celebration came with an effort to raise funds for a national TV ad campaign aimed at combating what organizers say is the bullying of Sikh...