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JUSTICE FOR GRANDPA CHEN

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Posted by Emily Mei  One night in Chesapeake, Virginia, a Chinese grandpa was sitting in his minivan outside the clubhouse training his Pokemon on the smartphone virtual reality app, Pokemon Go. The grandpa, Jiansheng Chen, had just dropped off his… Read More »JUSTICE FOR GRANDPA CHEN

IN SEARCH OF SANCTUARY

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Posted by Julian Castro My story of the week was about refugees and undocumented immigrants entering America. Most of this controversy started during Trump’s  election and his new laws and plans that involve building the wall in an attempt to banish undocumented immigrants coming from the southern border between America and Mexico,… Read More »IN SEARCH OF SANCTUARY

COVERING UP THE PROBLEM

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Posted by Anna Cui  A morning talk show on Morocco’s state television broadcast a segment teaching people how to cover up domestic violence with makeup. The viewers reflected negatively which resulted in the TV station apologizing. The idea of covering… Read More »COVERING UP THE PROBLEM

API MENTAL HEALTH HEROES

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Posted by Amber Chang Arvin Temkar’s blog post, “Suffering in the Dark,” highlights the necessity of bringing awareness to people of color suffering from mental health. Temkar brings awareness to the issue through the new book released by Bruce Springsteen titled Born… Read More »API MENTAL HEALTH HEROES

#SOLIDARITYWITHBRESHA

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Tomorrow, January 20, marks the 175th day that Bresha Meadows has been in jail for defending herself and her family from her abusive father. Today is a national day of action for the #FreeBresha Campaign, a campaign demanding Bresha be reunited… Read More »#SOLIDARITYWITHBRESHA

HOW DO *YOU* EAT PHO?

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Posted by Julian Castro My story of the week was an article about a Caucasian chef announcing his judgments about how to eat pho, the famous Vietnamese noodle soup, correctly. Bon Appetit magazine was facing major criticism when the Philadelphian chef… Read More »HOW DO *YOU* EAT PHO?

LETTERS FOR BLACK LIVES

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Posted by Becky Liang Beginning July 7, 2016, hundreds of Americans collaborated on writing an open letter on a Google document addressing the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and police brutality in general. The letter stemmed from Christina… Read More »LETTERS FOR BLACK LIVES