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A Prominent Political Leader is Murdered in Mexico

An important political and social leader in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero has been murdered. Authorities confirmed Sunday the death of Ranferi Hernandez Acevedo, whose body was found in a burning vehicle with those of his wife Lucia Hernandez...

Senior Medicine: When 'More' Isn't Better

As much as a fifth of United States medical care is unnecessary. This represents $250 billion annually—and perhaps more important, it means patients are undergoing hundreds of thousands of procedures and prescriptions that have no benefit, and quite possibly cause...

The Fight to Protect Voting Rights Continues #StayWoke

We all know the power of the vote.One person, one vote serves as the basic ethos and measurement of any democratic nation. Without true voter protection, integrity and universal access, America’s light on the hill dims.Since Shelby V. Holder dismantled...

Jessica Sanchez Takes Knee During National Anthem

Speaking in a soft tone, Filipina and Mexican American Jessica Sanchez took to Facebook to defend her decision to take a knee at the end of her performance of the National Anthem before the Oakland Raiders-Los Angeles Charges games in...

Officer Slain in N.O. East Wanted to Make a Difference

The New Orleans Police Department lost one of its own during an early-morning shooting Friday, October 13, that claimed of life of three-year veteran Marcus McNeil, a 29-year-old husband and father of two.The fatal shooting occurred shortly after midnight near...

Puerto Rican Imams Step Up for Puerto Rico

Disappointed, pained, hurt, heartbroken, concerned, frustrated, helpless, desperate, angry, and powerless; these are just some of the words that Puerto Ricans living in the United States use to describe how they feel about the events unfolding on the island in...

Financial Circumstances Have People Over 50 Working Longer

Today’s life expectancy rate for United States citizens stands at 76.5 and 81.2 years for men and women, respectively, according to recent data provided by the world’s leader of medical research, Imperial College London.But before we celebrate, it’s important to...

Stacey Abrams Wants to be America's First Black Female Governor

The GOP has held a tight grip on the governor’s mansion in Georgia since 2002, when Sonny Perdue, promising to restore the Confederate battle cross to the state flag, defeated Democratic incumbent Roy Barnes to become the first Republican to...

California Slaps Surcharge On ACA Plans As Trump Remains Coy On Subsidies

California’s health exchange said Wednesday it has ordered insurers to add a surcharge to certain policies next year because the Trump administration has yet to commit to paying a key set of consumer subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.The decision...

Piece of Japanese American History Destroyed by California Wine Country Fire

The fire that has ripped through California’s wine country and claimed over two dozen lives has destroyed an area made known worldwide by the early “wine king” of the state, Kanaye Nagasawa.Among the hardest hit areas is Fountain Grove in...

Anti-Trump Billboard Unleashes Stream of Hate

CHICO, Calif. -- The brief appearance of a billboard that depicted President Trump as a Hitler-esque figure has unleashed a wave of hateful, threatening messages directed at a Chico woman and her vintage clothing store.Nicholle Haber, owner of “Rouse &...

For Small Biz Owners, Taxes Are Priority in NJ Gov's Race

BELLEVILLE, N.J. -- A month before the governor's election, Freddy Durán, a New Jersey resident and small business owner, says he has not yet decided which candidate to vote for.For Durán and many of other small business owners in the...

Stockton, California's Little Manila Center Vandalized

STOCKTON, California – A vandal or vandals tore down window posters and painted racially charged words on the storefront of the Little Manila Center in this city.Police are investigating the vandalism as a possible hate crime because the words “white”...

Major Push for Dream Act by 150 Dreamers

FRESNO, Calif. -- Almost two decades ago, América Yareli Hernández was working as a waitress, cleaning toilets and living in constant fear as an undocumented resident.Last week , Hernández rubbed shoulders with some of the nation’s most powerful lawmakers...

Labor Union Files Complaint Against Dallas Cowboys Owner

Local 100 of the United Labor Union that represents workers in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones because he threatened to bench any players who took...

Generational, Race Gaps Divide Voters in New Jersey Governor's Race

Editor's Note: Mike Smith is a 38-year-old resident of East Orange. Like a lot of voters in New Jersey, he’s skeptical about the two candidates running to replace outgoing Governor Chris Christie. He says the two contenders – Republican...

For One Entrepreneur, American Dream Means Helping Immigrants Live With 'Pride and Dignity'

Photo: Tommy Xie and Qiong Shi in Xie's New Jersey showroom. When New Jersey resident Tommy Xie first arrived in the United States, he was 17, alone and had not a penny to his name. Today he owns two businesses,...

Asian American City Council Candidate Branded with 'Foreigner' Label

An undercurrent of racism has surfaced against an Asian American candidate running for City Council in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.Hongbin Gu, 49, was barely a month old when her parents were sent to a labor camp during the Cultural Revolution...

Philippine Pres. to North Korean Leader: Stop Threatening the World

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday called on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to stop threatening the world.Duterte made the call as he urged the Philippines’ allies to show solidarity to stop the Kim from playing with “dangerous weapons.”Leaders of the...

Why I'm Protesting Betsy DeVos

On Friday, October 13, I will be in the streets protesting Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, because I believe in freedom and equal opportunity for all students, regardless of skin color. I also have experience with fascist leaders...

IBM Workers Based in India Outnumber Those in the U.S.: NYT

IBM’s workforce is now dominated in India, surpassing the number of employees it has in the United States.The South Asian country is home to roughly 130,000 employees for the Armonk, N.Y.-based computing company. That figure surpasses the number of employees...

Airbnb Campaigns to Increase Diversity on Its Platform

Above: Feature photo: Janaye Ingram, the director of national partnerships for Airbnb , and actor and humanitarian Danny Glover want to educate Blacks about the economic benefits of hosting on Airbnb. Airbnb, the housing marketplace that connects travelers with hosts...

'We Are All Excludeds' - Ethnic Media Panel Discuss New Exhibit on Japanese Internment

 Above: Kenji Taguma , editor-in-chief of the Nichi Bei Weekly, explains how the internment experience fostered a committment to inclusion among Japanese Americans during a panel discussion at the Presidio Officers' Club in San Francisco on Oct. 5. At left...

The City That Bears the Brunt of the National Terror Watchlist

DEARBORN, Mich. — There’s a running joke here that has residents talking to an omnipresent Uncle Sam.Off-color or politically contentious remarks — whether uttered at work, school, the hair salon, the grocery store, the masjid or the shawarma place —...

Trump's Imminent Withdrawal from the Iran Deal Will Endanger the World

President Trump is about to take action that will withdraw the United States from the “Iran Nuclear Deal”. On October 15, Trump will reportedly “decertify” American participation in this historical agreement. This action is dangerous. This action will endanger the...

Trump's Immanent Withdrawal from the Iran Deal Will Endanger the World

President Trump is about to take action that will withdraw the United States from the “Iran Nuclear Deal”. On October 15, Trump will reportedly “decertify” American participation in this historical agreement. This action is dangerous. This action will endanger the...

Teachers Report Weaker Bonds With Students of Color

Teachers say that they have weaker relationships with children of immigrants and teens of color, a new study has found.“Teachers’ relationships are hugely important for all students, but particularly so for groups that are marginalized. Yet, the students who could...

Indian American Bankers Nandita Bakhshi, Ranjana Clark Among Most Powerful Women in Banking

American Banker on Sep. 25 announced its 15th annual ranking of the Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance, with two Indian Americans featuring in the list.Making the 25-person list that recognizes the most influential female leaders in the banking...

'Ending Ageism' Author Tells Readers 'How Not to Shoot Old People'

Photo: This student at Nicaragua’s Free High School for Adults wrote her “dream” on this sign -- “to arrive at getting a diploma.” So far, 1001 students, some in midlife, have graduated showing opportunity can bring a sense of progress...

Gov. Brown Signs SB 54 into Law

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law a bill that goes further than any other legislation in the country toward creating a statewide sanctuary policy. SB 54, by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, limits...