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Community groups are skeptical of whether the Affordable Care Act (healthcare reform law) can resolve the information and language barriers that have stifled access to healthcare for many AAPIs in the past.

Nadia Hussain | Fri, Jun 21st- 1:39am | healthcare, obamacare, Community, Health & Environment, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Social Issues

Hyphen magazine sits down with Ro Khanna -- who is trying to unseat Congressman and fellow Democrat Mike Honda in 2014 -- to talk politics, campaigning, and whether challenging the AAPI community’s elder statesman is a wise thing to do.

Lin Yang | Wed, May 29th- 8:21am | california, Congress, Election, indian, Accessories, Community, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Social Issues

Today would've been David's 15th birthday. To commemorate his birthday, Hyphen Magazine has created an online memorial, which includes a letter from the Phan family, a gallery of letters from classmates and teachers, and a request...

Terry K Park | Mon, May 20th- 5:22pm | bullying, David Phan, queer, Vietnamerica, Activism, Community, Culture, Diaspora, Immigration, News & Politics, Photography, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

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

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