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In a Hawaiian-only prison in Arizona, getting in touch with their roots is one way inmates get by.

Toshio Meronek | Mon, Apr 8th- 2:10pm | arizona, CCA, Corrections Corporation of America, Delbert Wakinekona, Hawaii, Issue 26, Saguaro Prison, Activism, Culture, Diaspora, History, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

High Tech, Low Life, directed by Stephen Maing, is a documentary trailing two of the first citizen journalists and bloggers in China.

Lisa Wong Macabasco | Sun, Mar 17th- 12:58pm | CAAMFest 2013, citizen journalism, Steven Maing, technology, Activism, Film, Film Festivals, Media, Reviews, Social Issues, Social Justice

The recent wave of immigration monopolizes the narrative of South Asians Americans. Early immigrants from East Bengal (present-day Bangladesh) built richly diverse communities and organized across racial lines more than half a century ago....

Nadia Hussain | Mon, Feb 4th- 3:44am | Coalition, Education, Harlem, muslim, south asian, Across the Desk, Community, Culture, Diaspora, Immigration, Politics, Race, Social Issues

Islands in the Sand

Written by Toshio Meronek

Toshio Meronek | Thu, Jun 20th- 11:55am | Hawaii, prison, Feature, Issue 26: The South - Spring 2013, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

"I had a great life but I must leave." These were the last words written by David Q. Phan, a 14-year-old Vietnamese American junior high school student from Taylorsville, Utah, before he committed suicide. A grieving family -- and multiple...

Terry K Park | Fri, Jan 25th- 1:15pm | Blogger Column, bullying, queer, suicide, Utah, vietnamese americans, Activism, Business, Community, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

The 2012 election revealed that although Muslims are voting, they are not organized to the degree in which they can advocate for policies that protect and benefit their communities.

Nadia Hussain | Fri, Dec 28th- 10:06am | Election, Muslims, Activism, Community, Diaspora, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

An elementary school in South Sacramento is home to the only Hmong dual-language immersion program on the West Coast.

Momo Chang | Fri, Jan 4th- 5:21pm | dual language immersion, Education, Hmong immersion, Lee Yang, Sacramento, Susan B. Anthony Elementary, Culture, Diaspora, History, Immigration, Parenthood, Social Issues

Hollywood creates a very unlikely plot line that turns fears over economic competition into fears about national security.

Lin Yang | Mon, Dec 10th- 10:32am | China, fear, globalization, Hollywood, korea, Culture, Film, Media, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues

From November 15-17th, Baltimore hosted the Applied Research Center's 2012 Facing Race conference.  Fourteen hundred...
Nina Reyes | Fri, Dec 7th- 8:15am | Community, Culture, Diaspora, Events, Media, Networking, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Reviews, Social Issues, Social Justice

I cried on the first day of school. I'm not talking about pre-school, or even elementary school. I cried on the first day of my junior year in high school. Let me explain.

Terry K Park | Tue, Nov 27th- 2:18am | Blogger Column, Epik High, Kpop, Tablo, TaJinYo, Culture, Diaspora, Essay, Media, Music, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues

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