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Our writer Nadia Hussain recaps her experience as a California delegate at the Democratic National Convention, where she hobnobbed with leaders, pundits, and celebrities and nominated President Barack Obama to run for a second term.

Nadia Hussain | Mon, Sep 17th- 10:23am | convention, Democratic, Election, Obama, Activism, Community, Networking, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues

The political discourse in the US fuels the fear of Muslims. Policies such as the Patriot Act, and more recently the National Defense Authorization Act, have contributed to this environment, as have speeches and stances taken by elected officials...

Nadia Hussain | Mon, Aug 20th- 1:38am | 9/11, muslim, shooting, Sikh, wisconsin, Activism, Community, Culture, Diaspora, History, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

Some advocates still have concerns that the government will fail to protect applicant information and put many applicants and their families at risk for deportation. Regardless of these risks, many advocates are encouraging more people to...

Erin Pangilinan | Wed, Aug 22nd- 1:34pm | deferred action, deportation, undocumented, Activism, Community, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice, University/Academics

Long marginalized by the political establishment, Muslim Americans are standing up and sending a sizable elected delegation to this year's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.

Nadia Hussain | Fri, Jul 27th- 12:55pm | 9/11, charlotte, convention, Democratic, Election, muslim, Activism, Community, History, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Justice

In 1993, the California legislature had zero Asian Americans among its 120 members. That same year marked the launch of the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE), a nonprofit founded to address this lack of representation...

Alec MacDonald | Wed, Jul 11th- 5:40am | celebrities, entertainment, Los Angeles, voting, Activism, Community, Media, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues

The life of Richard Aoki, the former Black Panther and Asian American leader, was more nuanced than his hardline image makes it seem.

Momo Chang | Fri, Jun 29th- 8:58am | Asian American Political Alliance, asian american studies, Black Panther Party, Diane Fujino, Education, Ethnic studies, Third World Liberation Front, UC Santa Barbara, West Oakland, Across the Desk, Activism, Books Section, Community, Culture, Gender, History, Politics, Race, Social Justice

Nate Shinagawa could become the youngest Congressman in DC, bringing the challenges of rural New York to our nation's capital.

Anonymous | Tue, Jun 26th- 9:02pm | Congress, Democratic, Education, Election, Ithaca, New York, primary, Race, Community, News & Politics, Politics, Profiles, Race, Social Issues

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