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After months of campaigning by immigrant and LGBTQ rights groups, Nicoll Hernández-Polanco was freed from her detention by ICE. Her story, written by Kris Hayashi of the Transgender Law Center, is a story of a young woman who escaped the broken immigration system, and how she was criminalized and psychologically tortured simply for being young and transgender.  

Kris Hayashi | April 29, 2015 - 11:41am


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Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 29, 2014 - 4:16pm

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Richard Lui can be seen every weekday from 10am to 11am on MSNBC’s Jansing and Company. In 2007, he became the first Chinese American male to anchor a weekday national newscast on CNN’s Headline News. Think he went to journalism school? Think his parents wish he were a doctor? Think his last name is actually Lui? Wrong on all counts!

Dianne Choie | February 28, 2011 - 7:08pm

Critics at this year's New York Fashion Week seemed enamoured of Ralph Lauren’s less than pioneering embrace of one of fashion’s oldest tropes: Shanghai Chic. Critics eagerly dedicated valuable column inches to the collection, which featured all the mainstays of Asian-inspired fashion: jade jewelry, golden dragons, cheongsams. While some candidly wondered whether the designer’s invocation of China was a statement about the nation’s growing economic competitiveness, others were simply happy to break out as many tired euphemisms for “Eastern” as possible. (Not only did the “Orient Express” make several stops but East, inevitably, met West.)

Catherine A Traywick | February 25, 2011 - 1:56pm

A week and a half ago, Gawker pulled together a list of racism-related incidents on college campuses across the country that had occurred within days of each other. What seemed so troubling by the Gawker commenter reactions to this post was the sheer amount of reductionism going on: Schools in the South are bound to be racist. Schools in the Midwest are bound to be racist. Frat guys are bound to be racist. Frat guys aren't racist, they're just dumb. College racism is actually just stupidity and immaturity. And of course, racism happens on every campus, every day, all day. Why is this news?

Sylvie Kim | February 24, 2011 - 9:42am
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Wednesday February 23rd -- NYC

The Beautiful Generation Book Talk 

Cynthia Brothers | February 23, 2011 - 11:49am

Before we jump into this week in television, can we discuss how massively disappointed I am with the contestants on the new season of Survivor? Seriously, that is one white group of people.

Dianne Choie | February 22, 2011 - 10:55am
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Photo credit: JJ Casas

Calling all San Francisco Hyphenites! A reminder that A Sensory Feast with Kearny Street Workshop and SOMArts will close this week, Feb 24 to be precise. So, if you want to see a show by local AsAm artists where you can not only look at stuff, but touch and smell stuff too, you gotta do it soon.

In the spirit of a feast for all senses final blow-out, I'll cut the chit-chat. See and decide for yourself. The following are images of the show by JJ Casas and Patrick Rafanan.


Joy Tang | February 21, 2011 - 9:36pm

We're giving away three copies of the documentary film Vincent Who?, produced by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, to our readers.

Momo Chang | February 21, 2011 - 5:02pm
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Hyphen has another story on Spot.us that you can help fund. It focuses on deportations and in particular on the case of Steve Li.

Momo Chang | February 19, 2011 - 5:50pm

Thank you to the editors of the Bay Citizen, who liked our parkour story and video so much, they blogged about it using an article from New America Media, which is a content partner of Hyphen's.

Harry Mok | February 19, 2011 - 5:09pm

Despite having a lifestyle punctuated by an eco-friendly conscience (or so they believed), one desi couple became aware of the fact that their carbon footprint was among the highest in a US population approaching 300 million people.

New America Media | February 18, 2011 - 9:12am

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