MIGRANT ISSUES ONCE AGAIN

Posted by Nicholas Chung October 13th, the migrant caravan has now reached the Mexico-United States border. The group is mainly made up of migrants trying to escape from the dangers in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. In addition, there are also smaller groups of migrants heading towards the border who are currently sheltered in Guatemala[…]

NIA WILSON

Posted by Vivian Wu Nia Wilson. Nia Wilson. Nia Wilson. We must to speak her name. Loudly and proudly. A beautiful young black woman was murdered on the night of July 22, 2018. She had dreams to reach and goals to achieve. She was filled with passion, love, and kindness. As a recent graduate from[…]

TRUMP’S ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY SEPARATES MIGRANT FAMILIES

Posted by Kathy Liang and Amber Chang Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images From mid-April to the end of May, Trump’s zero-tolerance policy has separated over 2,000 children from their families. The policy calls for criminally charging all adults and asylum seekers for illegally crossing the border. Adults with children have their kids taken[…]

YAC PRESENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO CITY YOUTH CONFERENCE: ONE CITY, ONE VOICE!

Posted by Amber Chang, Hua Wei, Javier Acosta, and Michelle Lu On May 19th, YAC attended the San Francisco City Youth Conference at Balboa High School. The conference was organized by students who wanted to share their voices to their peers about the social/political issues concerning our nation today. During the conference, I had the[…]

YAC PARTICIPATES IN YOUTH TOGETHER’S LISTENING CAMPAIGN

Posted by Amber Chang and Kathy Liang The members of the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) were invited to participate in Youth Together’s listening circle held at Eastside Arts Alliance as part of their Listening Campaign. Youth Together is a group of passionate people who want to address educational inequities by developing multiracial youth leaders and[…]

IS #CHINESELIVESMATTER JUSTIFIED?

Posted by Kathy Liang In the month of April, 2017, a United Airlines plane, headed for Louisville, just finished its boarding process. They needed four volunteers to leave the plane in order to create space for United employees. An airline supervisor had announced that if four passengers did not leave, the plane would not go[…]

API MENTAL HEALTH HEROES

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 to Run. The book describes Springsteen’s journey through clinical depression. Temkar explains that although it[…]

LETTERS FOR BLACK LIVES

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 Xu who was concerned about possible negative reaction from the Asian American community reminiscent of[…]

PETER LIANG WAS RIGHTFULLY CONVICTED

  Posted by Sherrie Saechao In November 2014, Akai Gurley was wrongfully shot to death by a Chinese American NYPD officer, Peter Liang. Instead of following protocol, he and his partner bickered about who was gonna call it in. He stated that he was supposedly not properly trained by the institution and was abandoned. This week, a[…]

DO VOTING ID LAWS HURT OUR COMMUNITY?

Posted by Lauren Balleza Question: Are the assaults on voting rights addressing legitimate abuses within the system or are they attempts to disenfranchise large groups of minorities/poor groups? Facts: The fifteenth amendment, part of the Bill of Rights, was placed in sole purpose of voting rights. This amendment prohibits state and federal government to deny[…]