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After months of campaigning by immigrant and LGBTQ rights groups, Nicoll Hernández-Polanco was freed from her detention by ICE. Her story, written by Kris Hayashi of the Transgender Law Center, is a story of a young woman who escaped the broken immigration system, and how she was criminalized and psychologically tortured simply for being young and transgender.  

Kris Hayashi | April 29, 2015 - 11:41am


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Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 29, 2014 - 4:16pm

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Today is the National Day of Action for the Dream Act, to encourage Americans to call on Congresspeople and Senators to pass a ten-year piece of immigration legislation. This law would give high school students, who have lived in the United States for over five years, the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency if they spent years in US military service, or earned a college education. To contact your state's senators and your representative, please visit: house.gov and senate.gov.

Alvin Lin | November 30, 2010 - 4:28pm

Hope you all had a restful and delicious Turkeyday, my fellow TV fans! Unfortunately, national holiday = repeats and recaps, but there was a tiny bit of new television to cling onto this past week. Okay, basically one show. I still need to check out your suggestions as well (my parents' house is TV-free -- I KNOW -- so I haven't have a chance to catch up). Let's dig in!

Dianne Choie | November 30, 2010 - 2:07am

I'm standing in my kitchen with a turkey's neck in my hand, and I'm screaming.

Priyanka Mantha | November 30, 2010 - 1:08am
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What happened in the world while you were making a glutton of yourself and screaming at your relatives?

Claire Light | November 29, 2010 - 12:57am

This picture is from a Thanksgiving Day meal at the Rohwer Relocation Camp’s staff mess-hall in McGehee, AR, 1942. Though accurate population statistics were hard to come by, due to the constant movement in the internment of Japanese Americans, Rohwer is estimated to have held about 8,475 people at its peak. Almost 30 percent of those were children.

Victoria Yue | November 25, 2010 - 1:05pm
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Now through Sunday December 19th -- Los Angeles

Laughing With My Mouth Wide Open

Actress and musician Gwendoline Yeo's show, Laughing With My Mouth Wide Open, is a celebration of her cultural journey from Singapore to America, accompanied by her performance on the gu-zheng (Chinese long zither). More info here.

Cynthia Brothers | November 24, 2010 - 2:13pm

During this season's first Asian Heritage Night, there was a special Q&A session with Jeremy Lin post-game.

kevinclu | November 24, 2010 - 2:15am

We’ve learned to live permanently with Code Yellow and Orange. It is perhaps why while some are complaining, a vast many more are complacent with the new full-body scanners at airports.

New America Media | November 23, 2010 - 3:31pm

Hi, Hyphen blog fans! I'm your new guide/conversation-mate on all things Asian American on television. I thought we might get to know one another by sharing what shows and Asian American characters/contestants we've been watching -- any overlaps on our lists? Anything I'm not watching that I need to check out? Let me know in the comments.

Dianne Choie | November 23, 2010 - 1:00am
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Thanks to the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Aasif Mandvi is perhaps the most recognizable desi face on screen today.

New America Media | November 22, 2010 - 4:27pm

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