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Opinion: Thank You, President Obama

By David Muhammad New America Media The night, eight years ago, that Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States was euphoric. At an election watch party in downtown Washington, DC—when the screens...

Opinion: Empowering kids to combat the ‘Trump Effect’

By Anna Challet New America Media With the "Trump effect" – the spreading of the president-elect’s discriminatory rhetoric toward immigrants, women, and other groups – finding its way into schools, many parents are grappling with the...

Opinion: How Undocumented Immigrants Can Prepare For A Trump Presidency

By Erin N. Marcus New America Media Donald J. Trump’s campaign vows to detain and deport “anyone who illegally crosses the border” and revoke DACA, the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, have sown...

Opinion: What Immigrant Communities Can Do to Prepare for Trump

By Elena Shore New America Media Two days after Donald Trump’s victory, immigration experts told reporters to keep a close eye on the president-elect’s transition team and his appointments to key government positions, for clues as...

Helping Parents See Themselves as Educators

New America Media Peter Schurmann There’s a dramatic shift happening in early learning. Whereas once the classroom was seen as the center of a preschooler’s education, today there is growing recognition that the role of...

Opinion: Candidates Shouldn’t Overlook Asian American Voters this November

By Andrew Lam New America Media Did you know that, after English and Spanish, the third most popular language spoken in New York is Chinese? That’s according to a report by Slate in 2014. In California, and Nevada,...

Asian Americans, Growing in Numbers, Show Political Clout at the DNC

By Anthony Advincula New America Media As Asian American elected officials and community leaders took the stage in Philadelphia at the Democratic National Convention, they demonstrated the formidable presence and political force of Asian American voters...

Opinion: No Justice, No Peace in America

Many Americans know that there’s little justice to be had in the court of law for victims of police violence, but in the court of opinion the American justice system has already been found guilty.

SCOTUS decision on immigration ‘not the end of the road’

Immigrant rights advocates say the Supreme Court ruling on two programs that would have granted temporary deportation relief for millions of undocumented immigrants is a setback. But, they insist, it is not the end of the road.

Opinion: Dear Mr. President, Human Rights Should Not Be Mere Lip Service

While U.S. interests will always trump its ideals when it comes to foreign policy, its failure to balance the two will no doubt someday lead to tragedy. Human rights, after all, are not a mere diplomatic tool.