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Being Trans* is Not Criminal, but the US Immigration System Thinks It Is

Hyphen Blog - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:41

After months of campaigning by immigrant and LGBTQ rights groups, Nicoll Hernández-Polanco was freed from her detention by ICE. Her story, written by Kris Hayashi of the Transgender Law Center, is a story of a young woman who escaped the broken immigration system, and how she was criminalized and psychologically tortured simply for being young and transgender.  

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Mental Health Facility Closure Disrupts Lives of Its Black Patients

New America Media - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 05:15
William Robinson was afraid to leave his home on Chicago’s South Side after being robbed twice at gunpoint and kidnapped once at gunpoint.Robinson, a former automobile and property claims processor for State Farm Insurance Co., was diagnosed with schizophrenia and... Frederick H. Lowe http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Why Ho Chi Minh City Won't Appear in this Newspaper in California

New America Media - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 01:10
Nguoi Viet Daily News editor in chief Dieu Le, left, and founder and publisher Yen Do, right, in a 1987 photo at the paper’s original offices, in the Do family garage in Santa Ana, California. Credit: Courtesy of Nguoi Viet... Valerie Hamilton http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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A Growing National Alliance: African Diaspora and Immigrant Rights Groups

New America Media - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:30
Pictured above: Gerald Lenoir, the first executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI). LOS ANGELES – In April 2006, millions of people took to the streets nationwide to protest a bill that sought to criminalize undocumented immigrants... George White http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Baltimore Burns After Freddie Gray Is Laid to Rest; Mayor Issues State of Emergency

New America Media - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:09
 Freddie Gray was laid to rest Monday morning, and Monday evening Baltimore was ablaze.According to the Baltimore Sun, some 27 protesters were arrested and more than a dozen police officers were injured in separate incidents. Police confirmed to the Sun... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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University Party in Michigan Reveals Unsafe Climate For Native American Students on Campus

New America Media - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:20
It was noon on April 11, and Nathan Phillips was out collecting wood for his sweat lodge. He has one in his backyard next to a fire pit, and at least once a month he’ll have people over to pray.... Indian Country http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Baltimore Is First Big Test for Attorney General Lynch

New America Media - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:05
In the days immediately before Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as Attorney General, one of her advisors noted that she felt that law enforcement is good for minority communities. He went further and said that she feels strongly that police and minority... Earl Ofari Hutchinson http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Sandra Hernandez Takes Fizz Out of Coke-Sponsored Health Convention

New America Media - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00
When California Health Care Foundation president Sandra Hernandez was asked to give a keynote speech at the annual conference of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) March 28, 2015, she was happy about the prospect of speaking to a room... Anna Challet http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Nepal: Loss of Lives More Tragic Than Loss of Monuments

New America Media - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 14:08
 Soon after the news of the 7.9 earthquake reverberated through social media, I, like many others I knew, shared on Facebook a dramatic picture of the destruction wrought by it.It was a BEFORE and AFTER picture of Kathmandu’s historic Darbar... Sandip Roy http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=54
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Want to Help Nepal? Cancel its Debt, Says Rights Group

New America Media - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 13:24
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 2015 (IPS) - The death toll has now passed 3,300, and there is no telling how much farther it will climb. Search and rescue operations in Nepal entered their third day Monday, as the government and... Kanya D'Almeida http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Standing with Nan-Hui Against Domestic Violence

Hyphen Blog - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:24

Nan-Hui Jo faces child abuduction charges this Tuesday for fleeing from an abusive relationship. Pack the courtroom and stand with Nan-Hui.

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Police Actually Do Show Restraint—When They’re Facing Armed White Guys

New America Media - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:09
 As a ceaseless flat line of tragedies snuffs out the lives of young brothers, one peculiar parallel trend emerges: For every unarmed black man who dies at the hands of white police officers, it seems as if there’s one armed... Charles D. Ellison http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Puerto Rico Exports Its Drug Addicts to Chicago

New America Media - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:05
***This story was first published on WBEZ.org on April 10. To learn more about the 24-hour groups, scroll down. To read the story in Spanish, click here. Pictured Above: Over the summer Angel and Manuel lived together in an empty... Adriana Cardona-Maguigad http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Baltimore Cops Admit Failing to Provide Freddie Gray With Medical Treatment

New America Media - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 10:18
 In an admission that came after a week of protests demanding information about what happened during the arrest of Freddie Gray by police officers in Baltimore, Md., the police chief on Friday said mistakes were made, including a failure to... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Q&A: "Man Up" with Justin Chon

Hyphen Blog - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 02:55

Justin Chon talks screenwritng and directing for his latest film Man Up.

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Vietnamese as the 'Backdrop' & the 'Invisible' Cultural Producer

Hyphen Blog - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:04

Ina Adele Ray on bringing the backdrop to the forefront, and making invisible stories visible.

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Undocumented Immigrant Youth on Constant “High Alert” -- Study

New America Media - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:10
SAN FRANCISCO -- Fear followed Alberto Velazquez every time he left the apartment he shared with his mother and siblings in Pomona, Calif.If he saw a cop walking on the sidewalk, he said, his first instinct was to turn around... Viji Sundaram http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=68
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Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General

New America Media - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:07
Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the new attorney general Thursday, following months of delay that saw the process get hung up in partisan politics.Lynch, who will be the first black woman to hold the top law enforcement post, replaces Eric... Washington Informer Staff http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Top Environmental Agencies Release Diversity Data

New America Media - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:20
On April 22, 2015, which marked the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Green 2.0 released the names of over 25 of America’s leading environmental advocacy organizations who voluntarily submitted their diversity data to GuideStar.Among the organizations that had shared their... Andrew Lam http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=8
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A Call to End Racial and Religious Profiling: A perspective from LGBTQ South Asian, Muslim, and Middle Eastern communities

Hyphen Blog - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:45

Hyphen invites you and your community to stand up against policing and profiling. Here is how you can help.

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