Absurd and humiliating acts of police overreach have become familiar; there are incidents of false arrests, harassment, and use of force against innocent victims by the police daily.
Each community has a stake in immigration reform, he said, from family reunification to visa programs. "We as a coalition have been finding ways to raise our voices."
President Obama, the Democratic leadership, and the immigrant rights movement are planning a new push for immigration reform legislation in Congress.
Yesterday, a bus filled with dozens of immigrants en route to deportation ran into an unexpected roadblock: a group of undocumented activists and allies.
Judith LeBlanc has been working non-stop over the last 10 years to end U.S.wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A poll of Asian Americans revealed that neither Democrats nor Republicans are doing much to tap into one of the fastest growing populations.
Some doubt the fortune-cookie ice cream is really a problem, but others say it reflects how little most Americans know about Asian Americans.
It seems too many "clever" media and advertisers think the way to respond to Asian Americans is with a joke, an ethnic stereotype or a plain old slur.
"It will take all of us to change things in corporate America," APALA President Luisa Blue said.
In a ceremony marking several "firsts," Jean Quan, a former labor organizer and school board and city council member, was inaugurated Oakland's 49th mayor Jan. 3.