Immigrant media guru struggles with Kikuyu vernacular African media in the diaspora

Immigrant media guru struggles with Kikuyu vernacular African media in the diaspora

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).

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For some Chinese immigrants, the American coronavirus experience feels like déjà vu

For some Chinese immigrants, the American coronavirus experience feels like déjà vu

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.

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How The Reopening Of The Economy And Schools Would Impact Communities Of color And Immigrants

How The Reopening Of The Economy And Schools Would Impact Communities Of color And Immigrants

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.

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The Path to Survival Is Even More Complicated for Immigrant-Owned Mom-and-Pop Restaurants

The Path to Survival Is Even More Complicated for Immigrant-Owned Mom-and-Pop Restaurants

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.

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While she treated coronavirus patients, the US denied her a green card

While she treated coronavirus patients, the US denied her a green card

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.”

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Health Insurance and Workers’ Compensation Benefits Available Now for Communities of Color and Minority-Business Owners

Health Insurance and Workers’ Compensation Benefits Available Now for Communities of Color and Minority-Business Owners

LOS ANGELES, California — Frontline healthcare providers and essential workers, including undocumented immigrants, now have rights to safe working environments, insurance protection and benefits, and workers’ compensation for Covid-19.

Congress has also passed a second stimulus package of $480 billions for small businesses with a special attention to minority owners.

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These Founders Overcame Their Immigration Struggles To Start Their Companies In The U.S., And You Can Too

Over the past couple of years, the government has been waging a war against immigrants. What was once a word used to describe the foundation of our nation’s identity has slowly evolved to become one used as a political weapon.
Immigration has never been easy, which is why it tends to self-select for those who are more persistent, resilient, and entrepreneurial than the average person. Because of the most recent display of hostility towards immigrants this month, I thought it may be appropriate to share the stories of founders who have worked through immigration-related struggles in order to build and grow their companies in this country.

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Ethnic Populations: The Most Vulnerable Group Who Are Doing Some of The Most Essential Works in America

Ethnic Populations: The Most Vulnerable Group Who Are Doing Some of The Most Essential Works in America

LOS ANGELES, California —As soon as some states have released their preliminary data on the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths, this information reveals a picture that many have anticipated and feared from the beginning: the vulnerability of ethnic communities in this pandemic.

And therein lies the rub: ethnic and immigrant populations, deemed as the most vulnerable link in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic, are also the workforce responsible for many of the essential works in healthcare, food production, sanitation, and delivery. In other words, they help keep the society safe and functioning while being the least protected.

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President Trump Signs,”Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak”

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted the livelihoods of Americans. In Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 2020 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak), I declared that the COVID–19 outbreak in the United States constituted a national emergency, beginning March 1, 2020.

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