Environmental Justice is Key to a Sustainable Planet

By Contributed | August 12, 2021

Rooted in Legacy: Towards A New World Beyond Borders & Across Oceans – Keynote Address to APALA Convention, Aug. 6, 2021.  By Pam Tau Lee. Editor’s Note: We are proud to post the unabridged version of PamTau Lee’s keynote address to the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance’s annual convention.  A shorter video version of this…

MOSF 16.3: Minor Feelings and Sister Outsider: A Brown Psychiatrist Thingsabouddit

By Ravi Chandra | August 7, 2021

MOSF 16.3: Minor Feelings and Sister Outsider: A Brown Psychiatrist Thingsabouddit Memoirs of a Superfan Vol. 16.3: Minor Feelings and Sister Outsider: A Brown Psychiatrist Thingsabouddit by Ravi Chandra, M.D. August 7, 2021 History’s primary transmission is in feeling. Countries, systems and families break down, or work as designed and let down, in particular, marginalized…

“Breaking Our Silence” – A Poem in Remembrance of Janice Mirikitani by Genny Lim.

By Contributed | August 4, 2021

Posted Aug. 4, 2021 Editor’s Note: Janice Mirikitani, San Francisco Poet Laureate (2000-2002) and co-founder of the Glide Foundation, joined the ancestors on July 29, 2021. Introduction to “Breaking Our Silence” by Genny Lim Janice Mirikitani’s voice embodied the courage and self-determination it took for Japanese Americans, formerly incarcerated in the US Relocation camps, to…

Hungry for Justice: How the Police-Involved Killing of a Hmong American in Rural California Sparked a Movement and is Redefining What It Means to be Asian American

By Contributed | July 28, 2021

Byline: Amanda Mei Kim, Social Movements Contributor, and Mai Vang, Sacramento City Councilmember Photos by: Channing Vang and Chewie Yang. Additional Reporting by: Sunita Sohrabji, Contributing Editor, Ethnic Media Services. Article posted July 28, 2021 YREKA, CA — On June 28, 2021, while evacuating the Lava wildfire, Soobleej Kaub Hawj, was killed at a roadblock…

Hindsight – Six films, which premiere on PBS on July 29, 2021, illuminate BIPOC life during Covid

By Eddie Wong | July 27, 2021

By Eddie Wong. Posted July 27, 2021. Like facets on a diamond, the six short documentaries that comprise Hindsight, a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) special, shine brilliantly with insights into life for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in the American South and Puerto Rico during Covid-19.  You can see these works beginning on…

Rage, Reason and The Reckoning – Why Ethnic Studies Matters

By Eddie Wong | July 26, 2021

By Eddie Wong – Posted July 26, 2021. We’re now mid-way through 2021 and the collision of rage versus reason is creating a reckoning where rain, fire, and wind signal chickens coming home to roost. There are wildfires raging in the western states and Siberia, massive flooding due to torrential rains in Germany, Belgium and…

APURA! Live Concert –  Music of Joy and Freedom!

By Eddie Wong | July 13, 2021

Posted July 14, 2021. Eddie Wong’s Intro: It’s been a long and difficult 16 months for performing artists and musicians because the pandemic shuttered venues. To their credit, actors, performance artists and musicians have worked hard to create new work and build community with peers and audiences. I’ve been following Karl Evangelista’s music ever since…

Ming’s Second Wife – A Story by Charlie Chin

By Contributed | July 12, 2021

Editor’s Note: Charlie Chin continues his monthly series of short stories with a look at a seldom discussed aspect of Chinese American life – intermarriage between Chinese men and Irish women at the turn of the century.  In this story, fate throws together partners who would be unlikely companions let alone spouses. Although this story…

HATE AGAINST ASIAN AMERICANS & ASIAN WOMEN – A Commentary by Marion Kwan

By Contributed | June 30, 2021

Anti-Asian American bashing isn’t new; this isn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last. I’m never surprised when it comes. As a Chinese and as a woman, I know. Hate and discrimination against Chinese women and girls started almost from the time of the first large arrival of sojourners from southern China to…

Blood on Gold Mountain – Two Remaining Podcasts June 30 and July 14

By Contributed | June 23, 2021

By Eddie Wong.  I’m sorry that I’m bringing you news belatedly about the groundbreaking podcast “Blood on Gold Mountain,” but better late than never as there are two remaining podcasts in the seven-part series.  The episodes will drop on June 30 and July 14. Producer Hao Huang, professor at Scripps College, wanted East Wind ezine…