Citizens Outraged as the Deaths of Black Women Soar

Citizens Outraged as the Deaths of Black Women Soar

Amid the bustling streets of Washington, D.C., in the midst of Monday morning traffic, a growing body of protesters could be heard for blocks.

“Change the game, time is coming! Change the game, we’re getting ready!” they sang.

The Reverend Jamal Bryant, pastor of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, led just under 200 people in a peaceful assembly with a strident demand. They want the U.S. Department of Justice, under the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, to take over the investigation into the death of Sandra Bland.

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Breaking Interracial Dating Boundaries: Embracing AMWF Couples and Curing Yellow Fever

Breaking Interracial Dating Boundaries: Embracing AMWF Couples and Curing Yellow Fever

Yellow fever has long persisted in western culture with the view of Asian women as exotic, feminine, submissive and overly sexualized. This can be seen and has been discussed in numerous research studies, books, blogs and shows, which looked at the objectification and fetishization of Asian women by non-Asians. While not all non-Asian men who date Asian women are part of this yellow fever stereotype, there is still an overwhelming bias for relationships and marriages between white men and Asian women. An article in the April 2011 issue of National Geographic Magazine breaks this down by showing gender and race within interracial marriages for the year 2008 (data from the Pew Research Center).

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TPS Registration Deadline for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone is August 18, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, is the deadline for eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in one of those three countries) to register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This deadline marks the end of DHS’ 90-day extension of the initial registration period. The TPS designations for these three countries run from Nov. 21, 2014, through May 21, 2016.

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It’s Not About Planned Parenthood

It’s Not About Planned Parenthood

Attacks on abortion providers are nothing new. For decades, anti-choice extremists have used harassment, intimidation, misinformation, and even murder to terrorize abortion providers and try to prevent them from caring for their patients. This latest campaign of manipulative media and cyberattacks, coupled with calls to defund Planned Parenthood, is intended to scare, shame, and shut down health care providers that women and families rely on.

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2015 ARAB AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS HIGHLIGHT EXCEPTIONAL YEAR OF LITERARY ACHIEVEMENT

Dearborn, Mich. (Aug. 10, 2015) – In an unprecedented decision, judges for the 2015 Arab American Book Awards have selected multiple winners in the fiction category.

The two winners – Laila Lalami’s The Moor’s Account and Rabih Alameddine’s An Unnecessary Woman – represent not only the best in Arab American writing, but also have been widely lauded in mainstream literary circles. The novels were recognized earlier this year as finalists for the National Book Award (Alameddine) and the Pulitzer Prize (Lalami), among other distinguished awards.

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Filipina American Vies For CA State Assembly

Filipina American Vies For CA State Assembly

SAN FRANCISCO — When Mae Cendaña Torlakson arrived in the United States to be with her family, she left behind a promising life as a recording rock artist in her native Philippines. Now, she’s deep into California politics, and gunning for a seat in the State Assembly.

Last week, the Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus announced its endorsement of Torlakson, describing her as an “impressive candidate” and a “respected community leader” with more than 15 years of experience working on education and environmental issues in the state.

It was 1988 and, as she landed her first job as a store manager of Duty Free at San Francisco International Airport, her biggest rock hit, “Hoy Lalake” (Hey Man) — considered by many as an early contribution to women’s liberation movement in the Philippines — was still riding the airwaves back home.

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Call for California Asians and Hispanics to Show United Front on Health4All

Call for California Asians and Hispanics to Show United Front on Health4All

SAN FRANCISCO — Even as health care advocates are celebrating California’s recent “landmark victory” in getting its undocumented children health care, Latino and Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities should show a united front and make sure that all of the state’s undocumented residents get the same benefit, urged Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens.

“The API and Latino communities have similar backgrounds and we both believe in giving back to community,” said Lara at an ethnic media briefing hosted by New America Media on July 21, 2015, with his “partner in crime” as he referred to Assemblymember Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, at his side. “We’re fighters. There’s something in our DNA that wants us to go forward.”

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Indian American Elders in U.S. Recreate Home From Florida to California

Indian American Elders in U.S. Recreate Home From Florida to California

TAVARES, Fla.–“I am domesticated, broken, tamed,” Arun Pancholi said. But as he speaks, his cheeks break into playful dimples. With a baseball hat stylishly cocked on his head, he looks like a mischievous middle-schooler. “I am on the inside,” he says with a twinkle in his eye, “I am done for.”

“Inside” is the Indian American retirement community of Shantiniketan in Tavares, Fla., where Pancholi has been living with his wife Usha for the last two years.

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The Latin Side of 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival

The Latin Side of the Central Avenue Jazz Festival

Los Angeles- Summer attire is appropriate for this time of year. The temperatures keep rising as the long days of summer continue. Attendees at the Central Avenue Jazz Festival felt like we were in the Caribbean.

This weekend, Saturday, July 25th and Sunday, July 26th, the most historic and hottest jazz festival was held in Los Angeles. The 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival was held on the streets, outside of the world famous Dunbar Hotel. Back in the day, the Central Avenue Jazz Festival was the premiere location of African American urban history and culture on the West Coast.

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Re-registration Deadline for Somalia TPS is July 31, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015, is the deadline for current Somalia Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries to re-register for the 18-month extension of TPS that runs from Sept. 18, 2015, through March 17, 2017. The law requires USCIS to withdraw TPS for failure to re-register without good cause. Therefore, if you fail to re-register by this deadline, you may lose your TPS and your work authorization.

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