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Yuri Kochiyama

Yuri Kochiyama ( May 19, 1921 – June 1, 2014) was a Japanese American human rights activist. She is notable as one of the few prominent non-black black separatists. 544 more words

DAILY NEWS BRIEF: Human rights activism and controversy

In the news: Google‘s featuring of civil-rights activist Yuri Kochiyama on its home page receives a host of news coverage about the bold advocate for human rights who stirred controversy with her professed sympathies for Malcolm X, Castro, and Bin Laden. 398 more words


Elementary school to be named for Japanese-American internment camp survivor

Image credit to David Brooks.

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the internment of Japanese-Americans in 1942, Saburo Muraoka was one of the 100,000 victims. Muraoka was born in Yokohama, Japan, and immigrated to the United States in 1915, where he became a successful farmer and businessman. 149 more words



This poem reminds me of my own discomfort when meeting someone new and trying to think of the best get acquainted questions. Many people do persist in clinging to misinformation when it comes to “others”. 320 more words

MUSIC MONDAY: When a Prodigy Grows Up

Violinist Midori Goto debuted as an 11 year-old, having been selected by conductor Zubin Mehta to perform with the New York Philharmonic in 1982. She gained further legendary status three years later when she… 373 more words


Rebuilding trust after World War II internment

by Jeffrey Velacion

“We were American citizens, and there were no charges, and yet because of our appearance, because of our race, we were considered a threat to national security.” 738 more words

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Lost & Found

Watch our latest short, “Lost & Found”, which tells the story of 2 boys separated by the incarceration and reunited 70 years later.

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