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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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The Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA) is now accepting applications from youth of South Asian descent for Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS), taking place in Oakland from July 22 to 26.

Saif Ansari | May 31, 2011 - 12:30pm

The Soonest, formed from a mutual love of lo-fi sounds, moody melodies and Mission burritos, brings their indie rock hotness to our SF Bittersweet Issue party this Friday.

Hyphen Events | May 31, 2011 - 11:20am

Getting things started on So You Think You Can Dance, almost the end of America's Best Dance Crew, plus some singin' and faux ninja-in'.


Dianne Choie | May 31, 2011 - 10:01am
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This political firebrand volleyed with Malcolm X and gained national notoriety when he died in her arms after being shot at a rally.

Judy Lei | May 27, 2011 - 12:25pm
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An intimate memoir challenges our memory of Iris Chang, the late author of The Rape of Nanking; and Lu Chuan brings the massacre to contemporary film.

Tammy Kim | May 27, 2011 - 7:27am
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When I present at conferences about Asian Americans and mental illness, I try to give the Asian Americans + Mental Illness 102 presentation. A lot of mental health professionals get Asian American 101, where they're taught about how Asians face the model minority stereotype, and how Asians like acupuncture with their therapy, and how the Virginia Tech shooter was Asian.

Marissa Lee | May 26, 2011 - 1:19pm
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Exhibit on historical Asian American representation in comics, APA visionaries, a celebration to close out APIA Heritage Month, and more.

Cynthia Brothers | May 25, 2011 - 11:13am

There is a ghost, a yekshi, that haunts the well behind the temple. So confides an older cousin to eleven-year-old Rakhee Singh, the narrator and protagonist of Kamala Nair's wistful debut novel, The Girl in the Garden.

Jane Y. Kim | May 25, 2011 - 9:07am

Hyphen profiles Bethany Li, a founding member of the National Asian American Student Conference (NAASCon), for our continuing celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Lisa Wong Macabasco | May 25, 2011 - 8:50am

What Yang misses in calling these the values and behaviors of Asian people -- is how very American they are. In the sense that they are behaviors an Asian person may ‘select for,’ in an American context that encourages and rewards them (to a point). 

erin K Ninh | May 24, 2011 - 4:54pm
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