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National party committees have pegged California's 39th district as "solidly Republican," but Jay Chen, who is running for Congress as a Democrat, sees a path to victory that draws heavily on his multicultural background.

Lin Yang | Mon, May 14th- 10:16am | 2012 elections, Blogger Column, california, Congress, House, Los Angeles, Taiwanese, Community, Immigration, Media, News & Politics, Politics, Profiles, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

A recent report from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control reveals that some nail polish manufacturers have been mislabeling what's inside those pretty bottles.

Momo Chang | Tue, Apr 24th- 12:44pm | Brazilian Blowout, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, dibutyl-phthalate, formaldehyde, nail polish, three-free, toluene, toxic trio, toxins, workers, Fashion, Gender, Health & Environment, News & Politics, Science, Social Justice

Washington, DC, celebrates the 100th anniversary of Tokyo's gift of 3,000 cherry trees as a symbol of friendship between the US and Japan. But in the midst of the festivities, let's not forget our darker history.

Victoria Yue | Wed, Apr 11th- 1:02pm | Japanese internment, National Cherry Blossom Festival, World War II, Community, Culture, Diaspora, Events, History, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

That dream of holding office may be closer than you think. In recent years, a record number of leaders has emerged from the Asian American community.

Victoria Yue | Fri, Mar 16th- 5:17am | Ed Lee, elections, immigrants, Mayoral election, US Census, Activism, Community, Diaspora, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Social Issues, Social Justice

Muslim Americans are the subject of secret surveillance, both online and off, without the knowledge of university authorities, and, in some cases, without even the knowledge of other local law...

Saif Ansari | Tue, Mar 13th- 11:36am | muslim americans, NYPD, racial profiling, ray kelly, spying, Activism, Community, News & Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

Civil rights activist Fred Korematsu became the first Asian American to be part of the National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection.

Victoria Yue | Thu, Feb 16th- 6:08am | Fred Korematsu, National Portait Gallery, Asianspotting, Culture, History, Photography, Politics, Profiles, Social Justice

In "Bad Girls," M.I.A. performs controversy for the sake of controversy and cashes in on the Arab Spring.

Thanu Yakupitiyage | Tue, Feb 21st- 7:51pm | arab spring, bad girls, m.i.a., superbowl, Activism, Music, News & Politics, Politics, Social Justice

For the API community in Arizona, SB 1070 was a wake-up call. The “illegal immigration” raised enduring, fundamental questions about who was “in” or would be cast “out” of our society.

Annie Lai | Mon, Jan 23rd- 9:38am | ACLU, arizona, sb 1070, sheriff joe arpaio, Activism, Immigration, Politics, Race, Social Justice

The Just Label It campaign wants you to know what you're eating.

Nancy Wei | Tue, Jul 9th- 7:44pm | food safety, GMO, labeling, organics, sushi, Food, Health & Environment, Science, Social Justice

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