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Selena Gomez showed her support for immigrant college students experiencing more unusual graduation ceremonies this year.Details
There’s a pattern to scams. They often thrive in extreme situations of economic boom or bust because the con artists know people would be either cavalier or desperate about money. And during this Covid-19 pandemic, the fraudsters see vulnerabilities everywhere.Details
Do you have questions about the Census? As part of Councilman Curren Price’s ongoing public education efforts, he is partnering with the Mayor’s Office of the Census to host a live discussion titled “Census 101: Making South LA Count” on Thursday, June 25 at 11 a.m.Details
Los Angeles — The Covid-19 pandemic has caused massive reversal of migration and rise in hunger worldwide. Their consequences in terms of economic and environmental fallout are felt globally, including in developed countries like the US.Details
The Africa Day Virtual Festival is a three day event comprising a Pre-Party on May 23rd, The Thread – Tastemakers Africa’s signature virtual conference going down for the third time on May 24, and Amplify Africa’s Africa Day Celebration on May 25th. The festival brings together African and diasporan leaders, thinkers, movers, and doers to connect and share ways we can win together – especially in times of crisis.Details
Every ten years the federal government of the United States allocates funding for communities resident in the US based on Census data reflective of the ethnicities of resident cities and counties. Based on the census information gathered the amount of budget allocated to various communities is based on the demographics of the residents in the district, city or countyDetails
Attempting to run a vernacular African television station in the diaspora is a challenge. It is a challenge that presents itself as a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. The plethora of issues for a television station using vernacular language are situated around message, identity, and profitability. This is the puzzle that confronts Jeremy Damaris, the owner and operator of Kikuyu Diaspora Television (KDTV).Details
Wende Chen came to the United States in 2007. Ten years later, he opened Chong Qing House, a Sichuanese eatery on Wickenden Street. It’s known for its spicy, flavorful food and liberal use of hua jiao, the numbing Sichaunese peppercorn. At dinnertime, the restaurant fills with students from surrounding colleges, local families, and Chinese restaurant owners on break.Details
LOS ANGELES, California — There are growing pressures to reopen the country’s economy and schools nationwide even though the containment of Covid-19 is still not in sight. Such decisions would pose many complications for ethnic and immigrant populations, who have already experienced healthcare disparities and socio-economic inequities prior to the pandemic.Details
Restaurant owner Eric Sansangasakun saw the novel coronavirus coming from thousands of miles away, and even then, he still wasn’t prepared for how much damage it would bring.
Like many other Asian immigrants in the United States, Sansangasakun — who co-owns Thai and sushi restaurant Gindi Thai in Burbank, California, with his brother, his sister-in-law, and a friend from Bangkok — still has loved ones back in Asia. Since January, he had been monitoring the spread of the virus across China, Taiwan, Japan, and his home country of Thailand.
A New York doctor who’s been treating coronavirus patients says she’s still reeling days after getting a devastating letter: Her green card application was denied.
“I’m putting my life on the line every day to do this, and it’s just blowing my mind right now that they are not appreciating it or they don’t see the value in what I’m offering to do,” Dr. Julia Iafrate told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday. “I’m honestly beside myself. It’s like a slap in the face.”