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Tung Thanh Nguyen, MD, recently resigned along with nine others from President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to protest the new administration’s policies that they claimed have adversely affected Asian Americans and people of color. Nguyen is a professor at the UCSF School of Medicine and the Chair of PIVOT— The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization. NAM editor, Andrew Lam, interviewed him on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the executive order that led to Japanese American internment camp.Details
On the eve of the inauguration for one of the most divisive presidents ever to take office, hate crime researchers are advising journalists to keep a close eye on the intersection of crime and hate speech in their communities.
“Research has shown that in the wake of a catalytic incident, such as 9/11, [it] can create a correlation of a spike in hate crimes,” said Brian Levin, criminal justice professor at California State University, San Bernardino, and director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.Details
The Immigrant Magazine stands in solidarity with the call for February 16 to be “A Day Without Immigrants” #DayWithoutImmigrants, #UnDiaSinInmigrantes. We stand with our undocumented, illegal, DACA, DAPA, queer and Muslim immigrant communities who despite their struggles and challenges manage to contribute enormously to the strength of the USA.Details
What is it like to be an immigrant in America these days? Is it still worth coming, you ask, and is the American dream still possible?
Your questions gave me pause. Who from Vietnam, after all, would have thought to ask them a few years back? Didn’t the American dream, or rather the dream of coming to America, cause the movement of millions in our homeland, and stir the soul of many millions more? It breaks my heart then to hear that you might not come. It is to me the worst news yet about my adopted country.Details
ince Trump’s inauguration, our communities have been met with the exacerbation of raids, Muslim bans, hate crimes and criminalization. Trump has unleashed vicious attacks against indigenous, Black (im)migrants, refugee, Muslims, women, and LGBTQI+ communities and other oppressed communities. The groups in attendance will elevate the voices of the undocumented, Black, Brown, trans, queer, and Muslim communities who are leading the way in the resistance, declare that Los Angeles is a sanctuary city for all, and demand that the City take concrete steps to protect and promote the welfare of Angelenos.Details
Los Angeles- Councilmember Jose Huizar presented the tremendously popular Night on Broadway, which took over Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The weather Gods like down favorably on Night on Broadway. This event was held on a bright sunny, beautiful Southern California afternoon/evening. Fritz Coleman said that it was going to be like this.Details
Los Angeles- The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza celebrated a milestone, Saturday, February 4, 2017. The occasion was the 70th Anniversary of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
Every occasion of this caliber calls for some top notch entertainment. Ground breaking recording artist and producer Terrace Martin kicked off the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 70th Anniversary celebration with a free performance.
The show got underway with DJ Francesca Harding holding it down superbly on the ones and twos with some soulful sounds that had the crowd bopping and swaying in their seats.Details
The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) announced that Ncredible Entertainment’s KING OF THE DANCEHALL, written and directed by Nick Cannon, will screen as the Opening Night Film at PAFF 25. The film will screen Thursday February 9 at 8pm at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) headquarters at 7920 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California.Details
For the last decade Tiwa has thrilled audiences and radio stations with her own brand of music a combination of Afro and Western pop known as afro-pop. She is likened to global artists like Beyonce, and is quite the diva now ruling not just the African music scene but poised to invade Hollywood.
This Friday Savage will be introducing herself by celebrating her birthday with her Los Angeles fans that have long waited for this moment.
In 2017, we’ll be inching, and in some cases taking giant leaps, toward increased disruption in business and technology – inevitably leading to career disruptions for many people. More than the rapid changes we’ve seen in the last decade, we’re poised to see some sudden, dramatic changes that can affect your career and ultimately your bottom line.Details