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MEDIA MIX: Stories from emerging communities

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas is crowdfunding for a new media platform “EmergingUS” and making his appeal: “It’s time to hear new stories. Challenge old narratives. 139 more words


NOTABLE ESSAYS: On Solidarity, Invisibility, and Satire

Racial and ethnic identity politics make for difficult conversations these days. Quick and sharp responses to offensive language in the media are multiplied and repeated, then  become trending topics in brief social media outbursts. 584 more words

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MUSIC MONDAY: Dancing with a Young, Gifted, and Brown Soul

Joe Bataan’s music career, which peaked in the late 1960’s, experienced a recent resurgence after he was featured in a 2015 indie documentary “We Like It Like That.” 449 more words


NEWS ROUNDUP: Brussels bombing, campaign outreach, military and faith

This week’s news includes a report on a victim of the Brussels airport attacks, a Texan who had just celebrated her wedding anniversary. For the race to the White House, the Clinton campaign hired the deputy director of the White House’s AAPI Initiative to become its outreach director to Asian Pacific American voters. 214 more words


HISTORICAL NOTE: Starting the Delano Grape Strike

To protest the poor working condition of farm workers, Filipino American grape workers, members of the union Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) led by labor organizer Larry Itliong, initiated a strike on September 8, 1965 against the Delano grape growers in California. 552 more words


MUSIC MONDAY: Musical rite of passage in California

H.P. Mendoza wrote and Richard Wong directed the independent film “Colma: The Musical” which has become a cult classic ten years after its release in 2006. 222 more words


FOODIE FRIDAY: Cooking with the White House Executive Chef

As Executive Chef of the White House, Cristeta Comerford determines the food that will be served for President Barack Obama’s family and at state dinners, like during the recent state visit by the new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 446 more words