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Feb 14 On Valentine’s Day, Stand Up For Love. Join One Love Movement to End Deportation!
Pang Houa Moua

One of the toughest challenges that the Southeast Asian American community faces is the detention and deportation of Southeast Asian American mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters. One Love Movement, started by a group of Philly volunteer organizers who want to educate their community about deportation, recently launched their new website last week. We wanted to find out more, so we caught up with advocate and One Love Movement co-founder, Mia-lia Kiernan.

Feb 4 In Honor of Lunar New Year/Tet...
Pang Houa Moua

In honor of Lunar New Year/Tet, we asked our staff:

  • What does Lunar New Year and/or Tet mean to you?
  • How do you celebrate Lunar New Year/Tet: Are there special foods you eat? Special traditions that you observe? Special clothes you wear?
  • What is your favorite memory from celebrations in the past?

For those of us on staff who don't traditionally celebrate Lunar New Year or Tet (the ethnic Hmong, Mien, Tai Lue, and Cambodian Americans), this was a real eye opener. Read on...

Dec 23 2010 Census Population Count Released! What the Data Means and What to Expect
Riamsalio Kao Phetchareun

Everyone talks about the Constitution and the freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, and freedom of religion, but I don’t think the right to be counted (via the U.S. decennial census) gets enough banter. Like all of our favorite Articles, the census is written into the constitution and has lasting political importance. 

Dec 20 Congress Approves the Middle Class Tax Relief Act
Ivy Ngo

Last week, the House passed the Middle Class Tax Relief Act, a bill that would extend the Bush tax cuts for an additional two years. The House vote came one day after the Senate approved the $858 billion plan by a margin of 81 to 19. 139 Democrats and 138 Republicans voted in favor of the bill - one of the highest showings of Congressional bipartisan agreement since President Obama took office in 2009.

The bill itself can be considered a mixed bag, a combination of good and bad provisions.

Dec 16 The Crisis in American High Schools
Fay Saechao

High school dropout rates and academic achievement gaps in America will continue to increase if our elected representatives in our respective states or Washington, D.C. fail to address the problem.

The lives of young people in America and the economic  future of this country are at stake and something needs to be done.