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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

Blog Posts

The life of Richard Aoki, the former Black Panther and Asian American leader, was more nuanced than his hardline image makes it seem.

Momo Chang | June 29, 2012 - 9:02am

In anticipation of our 25th Issue/10th Anniversary celebration, Hyphen talks with hip-hop emcee Mandeep Sethi, who will be performing alongside DJ DELROKZ at Hyphen's Generations: 25/10 bash on Saturday, June 30, at SOMArts in San Francisco.

Hyphen Events | June 28, 2012 - 12:03pm

The Good Daughter is that rare memoir so rich in detail and dialogue that one feels as if they are voraciously flipping through a fiction novel -- dramatic and sweeping, Lili’s life rivals that of a Dickensian orphan child.

Maurene Goo | June 28, 2012 - 8:08am

An advisor to the recent Pew report on Asian Americans explains why Pew's 'Tiger Mom' and 'model minority' messaging towards news media does more harm than good.

Karthick Ramakrishnan | June 27, 2012 - 8:40am
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Nate Shinagawa could become the youngest Congressman in DC, bringing the challenges of rural New York to our nation's capital.

June 26, 2012 - 8:26pm

Assemblyman Upendra Chivikula holds the title of being the first Indian American in the New Jersey state legislature and the fourth Indian American to be elected to a state legislature. Now he has his sights set on Congress.

Nadia Hussain | June 26, 2012 - 6:30pm

Eddie Ahn | June 26, 2012 - 8:00am

In anticipation of our 25th Issue/10th Anniversary celebration, Hyphen talks with musician, scholar, educator, and community leader Senbei a.k.a. Colin Ehara, who will be performing at Hyphen's Generations: 25/10 bash on June 30 in San Francisco.

Senbei answered some questions over email about how his relationship to hip-hop began, how he perceives his role as an Asian American hip-hop artist, and who and what inspires him. 

Joy Tang | June 25, 2012 - 4:01pm

Remembering Vincent Chin, and the persistent questions his murder raises.

Chris Fan | June 25, 2012 - 1:04pm
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Eddie Ahn | June 25, 2012 - 8:00am

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