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The Vietnam War: An Interview with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Editor’s note: The Vietnam War, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, will premiere September 17, 2017 on PBS. It tells the epic story of one of the most divisive and controversial events in American history. Burns and...

Telehealth -- A "Glimmer of Hope" on Health Care Front

ORANGE, Calif. -- Lawmakers, medical professionals and other advocates for accessible health care say technology that allows providers to remotely see patients will dramatically improve the availability of medical services.A pilot program conducted at Providence Speech and Hearing Center ...

What's the 'Right' Amount of Volunteering for Older Adults?

Photo: Senior volunteers helping after a tornado. When Sara Skinner, 79, of Flagstaff, Arizona, offered herself up as a volunteer with the Senior Corps program for retirees two years ago, she described her qualifications in the present...

The Age of Anti-Aging: Media Hype and the Myth of Ageless Baby Boomers

Photo: Author Paul Kleyman at 1969’s Rolling Stones concert at Altamont. SAN FRANCISCO--As a journalist, my perspective on aging is somewhat unusual, in that in 1972, when I began writing my book, Senior Power: Growing Old Rebelliously , I...

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샌프란시스코 -- 폐지하고 교체 완료, 그렇지 않으면!트럼프 대통령이 미치 맥코넬 상원 공화당 원내대표에게 오바마케어를 폐지하라고 내린 최후 통첩은 무력을 내세운 위협 처럼 보였으며, 아직도 상원 공화당원 대다수는 ...

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'Internet Essentials' Program Tackles 'Cruel Irony' of Digital Divide

Above: Comcast senior executive VP David Cohen, seated next to retired track and field Olympian and Internet Essentials spokeswoman Jackie Joyner-Kersee. SAN JOSE, Calif. – California, despite its global reputation as a cradle for technological innovation, has...

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New Head of Leadership Conference Says Now a 'Bleak Time' for Civil Rights

Vanita Gupta, 41,took the helm as President and Chief Executive Officer of theLeadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the oldest coalition of civil rights groups in the United States, in early June. A graduate of Yale Law School who...

Super-Early Detection of Alzheimer's Made Possible by Brain Scans

"Tau tangles" and "amyloid plaques" might evoke a Medusa-like image of a head full of chaotic, snake-ridden hair. Unfortunately, these plaques and tangles represent something more real. They're the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease – brain-invading protein formations that used to...

New Head of Leadership Conference Says Now a "Bleak Time" for Civil Rights

Vanita Gupta, 41,took the helm as President and Chief Executive Officer of theLeadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the oldest coalition of civil rights groups in the United States, in early June. A graduate of Yale Law School who...

Charlottesville is the GOP's Frankenstein's Monster

There are two standard explanations given for why Trump didn’t specifically finger point the Klan and the Nazis and Vanguard America by name. One was because they are his political cheer leaders and he will do nothing to offend them....

The White Supremacists who Refused to Be Treated by An Asian American Doctor

The violent protests by Nazi sympathizers and White supremacists this weekend in Virginia ended in three dead and a number of people injured.Waiting to treat the injured was a multicultural trauma team at the University of Virginia.It was against this...

A New Generation of White Supremacists Emerges in Charlottesville

Above: White supremacists at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. The white supremacist forces arrayed in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend — the largest gathering of its sort in at least a generation —...

Sleep: Nature's Elixir for Sustaining Good Health

SAN FRANCISCO--How many hours per night do you sleep? Do you ever feel the need to take a catnap in order to make it through the day? What are the benefits of a sufficient amount of sleep? And why does...

California Kids Still Face Risks to Health Care

SAN FRANCISCO – Get repeal and replace done, or else! That ultimatum by President Trump to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ordering him to get rid of Obamacare may be mere sabre rattling, but nevertheless the majority of Republicans in...

Black CEO Quits President Trump's Manufacturing Council After Charlotteville Protest

Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman and CEO of Merck & Co. Inc., a Kenilworth, N.J., pharmaceutical firm, today resigned from President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council to protest the president’s refusal to denounce a rally organized by white nationalists in Charlottesville,...

Sen. Kamala Harris Denounces White Supremacists in Charlottesville

Sen. Kamala Harris denounced the violence carried out by White supremacists in Virginia and criticized President Donald Trump for refusing to explicitly address the issue, reports The Huffington Post. She was one of many Asian American leaders who spoke out...

Preet Bharara's Revenge Against White House

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara will be partnering up with WNYC Studios, a subsidiary of New York Public Radio, to launch a weekly show called “Stay Tuned With Preet,” reports News India Times.President Trump fired Bharara in March, even though...

Trump's Immigration Plan Would Have Kept Out My Father

Pictured above: The author with his father, mother and nephew in a booth at their Oakland Chinatown restaurant in the late 1940s. Photo courtesy of William Gee Wong collection.My father came to America from China in 1912, the 30th...

Asian Man Seen in Video Marching with White Supremacists

Next Shark has posted video taken by an ACLU eyewitness of an Asian man among the White Supremacists in Charlottsville, VA. At first the women who took the video really wasn’t sure if the man was with the marchers or...

Advocates See 'Disturbing' Rise in Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans

Above: The Interurban Trail in north Seattle • Photo by Chetanya Robinson SEATTLE, Wash. – Marcus Choi was walking his dogs in the Bitter Lake neighborhood in North Seattle when he heard a man shouting behind him. “I turn...

On Loving White People and Hating Whiteness

“There is a difference between loving white people and loving whiteness.”This is something I often say when I begin social justice conversations around topics related to race. For some, the concept is easy to process and we begin a conversation...

James Alex Fields Jr. Should be Charged with First Degree Murder

Virginia Commonwealth law is clear on what constitutes first degree murder. ”It is first degree murder to kill another by poison, lying in wait, imprisonment, starving, or by any willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing, or in the commission of, or...

A New Age of Aging: How Tech Can Ease the Trials of Getting Old

Photo: A resident of assisted living is shown experiencing virtual reality. SAN FRANCISCO--Broken hip announcements were a dark opera as I entered adulthood. Both parents. Then the parents of many of my friends and the parents of their friends’...

Seniors Dance for Health, Life,and to Beat the Blues

Photo: Ana Bonilla, Socorro Galvez, Dora Aldana, Mayra Dueas, Maria Navarro and Ana Miranda, shown left to right) participate in a seniors dance group in San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO--When a group of elderly women dance, their eyes focus on...

El baile es la mejor arma para combatir la depresión, dicen mujeres de edad avanzada

Foto: Ana Bonilla, Socorro Galvez, Dora Aldana, Mayra Dueas, Maria Navarro y Ana Miranda forman parte de un grupo de baile de personas mayores en San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO--Cuando un grupo de mujeres mayores de...

'I Can't Vote, But My Daughter Can'

Lea en espaolELIZABETH, NJ — Rossana Madeira is a wife and a mother. She is also an undocumented immigrant.But five years ago, because of the economic hardships that her family experienced, Rossana realized that she could no longer remain silent...

Warriors Planned Move to San Francisco Highlights City's Racist Past

SAN FRANCISCO – In 1971, then-Golden State Warriors owner Franklin Mieuli changed the name of the NBA franchise from the San Francisco Warriors to the Golden State Warriors. The explanation given at the time was that the new name was...

Heart of the City Farmers Market

Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market located year round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco's United Nations Plaza. Many aging and poor residents rely on it for access to fresh and...

Medi-Cal Recipients Still Fear For Their Lives

Photo by Mokoto MakahimeOAKLAND, Calif. -- President Trump has repeatedly said that despite the Republicans’ failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act , he hopes to see Obamacare collapse in the months to come. And many in California...

Eight-Year-Old Indian American Transgender Girl Sues School for Forcing Her to Identify as a Boy

Image above: Brar family photo. Nikki Brar a transgender Indian American girl, is suing her school for forcing her to identify and dressing like a boy. Photo courtesy of Public Counsel law firm.The parents of an eight-year-old...

Coachella Rising: Can Organic Farming & Unions Transform Calif.'s Hottest Farm Belt?

Photo: Jose Cruz Frias, a palmero, works in a grove of date palms. Once up in the tree, he walks around on the fronds themselves. Cruz has been doing this work for 15 years. He originally came to the...

Vietnamese Fugitive's Testimony in Hanoi Condemned as "Orwellian"

If Vietnamese agents planned a discreet operation to spirit the fugitive former oil executive, Trinh Xuan Thanh, back to Hanoi, the enterprise backfired spectacularly.They are alleged to have made their move in broad daylight at 10.40 on the morning of...

'We Should Not Be Fooled' - API Leaders Condemn New Immigration Bill

SAN FRANCISCO – Asian American leaders in San Francisco condemned a Republican bill to reduce legal immigration, saying it would “decimate” Asian American communities. The Trump administration announced its support of the bill last Wednesday, the same day it announced...