Archives for October 2020

NIKKEI Q: Trump and queers

In 2018, Colorado State University political scientist Ernesto Sagás noted that with the legitimization of “bad hombres, shithole countries, (and) nasty women” coming from the White House, we need ethnic studies “now more than ever.” For sure, President Donald Trump’s administration’s assault on the well-being of immigrants, people of color, and women have been well […]

Artist and activist traci kato-kiriyama overcomes breast cancer

LOS ANGELES — traci kato-kiriyama, director and co-founder of Tuesday Night Project, which presents Tuesday Night Café, the longest-running Asian American-produced public arts series in the country, was extremely busy as an award-winning artist, community organizer and cultural producer when she faced a big jolt — she was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2016. […]

Caregiver stress and support

Family caregiving spans across all generations and communities, including, but not limited to baby boomers, Gen X, Gen Z, millennials, LGBTQ+ and the silent generation. According to AARP’s “2020 Report on Caregiving in the U.S.,” more than one in five Americans have cared for an adult or child with special needs at some time in […]

New online exhibition highlights LGBTQ Japanese American pioneers

A new online historical exhibition hosted by J-Sei aims to shake up the notion of who the Issei were by exploring queer Japanese Americans prior to 1945. Stan Yogi and Amy Sueyoshi, co-curators of the exhibit, discussed their efforts in an exhibit opening hosted via Zoom by J-Sei, a multi-generational Japanese American organization based in […]

Let’s Talk … About thriving in the pandemic

It was March, seven long months ago when COVID-19 was acknowledged as a pandemic. When the shutdown was announced most of us thought we could just hold our breaths, make some minor adjustments and things would get back to “normal” within a reasonable period of time. But here and now, the numbers of people contracting […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: For amber waves of grain

I’m sure by now you’ve heard the general nutrition recommendation to include more whole grains in your diet to improve your health and well-being. (You could start by consuming more Cheerios or whole wheat bread). Whenever we consume whole grains, the additional fiber in the grain takes longer to digest so that the absorbable part […]

Harris’ VP run could draw more Asian Americans to Biden

TOKYO — The political influence of Asian Americans continues to grow in the United States and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s pick of Sen. Kamala Harris, a woman of Asian and African descent, as his running mate for the Nov. 3 election is perhaps the most notable evidence of the trend. According to the Pew […]

S.F. Board unanimously approves CAREN Act outlawing racist emergency calls

San Francisco supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance Oct. 20 outlawing racially motivated 911 calls. The Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act, also known as the CAREN Act, was authored by Supervisor Shamann Walton in July and aims to prevent false emergency calls made with the intent to discriminate against a person’s race, sexual orientation, nationality, […]

Hate is here to stay

President Donald Trump and his xenophobic agenda may be voted out of office Nov. 3, but a panel of civil rights advocates predicts that bias-related crimes and incidents will continue to be on the rise. Asian Americans have experienced the biggest increase in bias-related incidents, but the President’s implicit “permission to hate” has impacted all […]

SF: Supes, district attorney denounce recent Tenderloin attacks that left elderly women injured

Following the arrest of a man in early October in connection with two separate unprovoked attacks on elderly Asian women in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, city leaders on Oct. 8 denounced the attacks. On Oct. 5, officers arrested 34-year-old Michael Turner of San Francisco on suspicion of elder abuse, aggravated assault and battery in connection […]

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