Why We Must Stop the Assault on Our Fundamental Values

Why We Must Stop the Assault on Our Fundamental Values

SAN JOSE, Calif. – President Trump’s executive order to ban immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries for at least 90 days and to indefinitely ban Syrian refugees from entering the United States is an unprecedented assault on fundamental American values of justice and freedom. It has already set off a chain reaction of broken promises and calamitous uncertainty throughout the world.

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New Terms for Nafta?

Trucks lined up to cross to the United States from Mexico on January 25, 2017, on the outskirts Tijuana. Guillermo Arias/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Last week, President Trump made good on his promise to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership, formally abandoning the 12-nation trade agreement. During his campaign, he also ran against the North American…

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Why Couples Should Diet Together (Valentine or Evergreen)

It’s been well-proven that “social dieting” makes weight loss more fun and successful—especially with programs that include elements like the spirit competition, teamwork, encouragement and, of course, gentle peer pressure (you don’t want to mess things up for your other half, after all). Such programs, like the cash-and-camaraderie-fueled challenges that couples can partake in with HealthyWage, are not only a powerful and effective weight loss method, but also an exciting means to bring a couple closer together…and even subsidize their date night outings with monetary rewards realized for pound shedding success.

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Mexico Hits Trump's Wall; Why this is "a rejection of the neighborhood itself"

Mexico Hits Trump’s Wall; Why this is “a rejection of the neighborhood itself”

SAN FRANCISCO — When President Trump signed an executive order to build a border wall, he unleashed a political crisis in Mexico.

With a stroke of the pen, the NAFTA nations — the U.S., Canada, and Mexico — went from being the “three amigos” to “frenemies.”

As recently as October 2016 Mexico’s ambassador was confident Donald Trump would not be elected president. “It’s not going to happen,” Miguel Basañez told me at the time.

But it did happen — and Mexico’s hope that it could work with Canada to present a united front against the Trump administration came undone when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was informed that Trump would work out “a bilateral agreement” with Canada alone to salvage the mutual benefits both countries derived from NAFTA.

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Happy Chinese New Year 2017, the year of the Rooster

Chinese Immigrant Communities Celebrate New Year 2017, The Year Of The Rooster

TIM, Entertainment This year, our fellow Chinese immigrant communities will be celebrating the Chinese New Year – The Year of the Rooster, which will be celebrated for a two-week period stretches from Saturday January 28 to February 15th, 2017. Known as the Spring Festival, it is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, and so changes…

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Why Muslim Americans Must Shed Sense Of Entitlement To Be Full Participants In American Democracy, Women's March, San Jose

Why Muslim Americans Must Shed Sense Of Entitlement To Be Full Participants In American Democracy, Women’s March, San Jose

Chanting, “This is what democracy looks like,” I joined 25,000 of my fellow Americans in downtown San Jose, Calif., as part of the worldwide Women’s March on January 21 to assert our rights against the unacceptable presidency of Donald Trump. We were among the more than 2 million women, men and children who rallied in almost 700 marches in 50 states and 32 countries in the world’ s seven continents to demonstrate against the harrowing possibility of fascism taking root in the “land of the free and home of the brave.”

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County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Presides Over 25th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit

County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Presides Over 25th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit

Los Angeles-Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and The Empowerment Congress presented the 25th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit-Lessons Learned: 25Years of Empowerment and Leadership. This enormous and significant event was held on Saturday, January 14, 2017, on the campus of University of Southern California, Bovard Auditorium.

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Media in the Age of Trump

President-elect Donald Trump’s news conference on Jan. 11 was contentious. Justin Lane/European Pressphoto Agency Donald J. Trump canceled campaign credentials for news organizations that wrote critically of him. He taunted one reporter so badly the Secret Service offered to escort her out of his furious rally. He said he would expand libel laws. His staff…

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