On Oct. 1, the new name of a rail line in Doraville, Ga., is currently under fire for being racially insensitive. Formerly called the Doraville to Airport Line, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) decided to give its lines color designations instead. The Doraville Line is now called the Yellow Line.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond the noisy town hall meetings, Tea Party protests and sky-is-falling speeches characterizing much of the health care debate is a less visible, but an intense push to broaden the face of the immigration reform movement.
“We were caught in the war without the presence of my father,” said Louie, whose brother, Shin Fong, died at the age of 4 due to malnutrition and lack of medical care. “My mother was devastated. It just broke her heart.”
Asian Americans around the country have made history in 2009 in their efforts to become part of the political realm.
Most people know that Asians have migrated to countries all over the world, but some are still surprised to learn that Asians live in the West Indies. Some say this is likely due to images perpetrated by the media. Vacation ads often feature white couples enjoying the tropics. Asians aren’t commonly in sight.
HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — After 52 years on opposite sides of the world, a mother and son have been reunited.
William Whitescarver — or Jo Kyung Nam — of Harrison, and his South Korean birth mother, Choi Chun-Hak of Seoul, met for the first time in more than half a century, when Whitescarver and his children traveled to South Korea in October.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — “The Future is Cao” was the widely reported subject line of a memo U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner issued the day after Republican Anh “Joseph” Cao achieved an upset victory over Democrat William Jefferson last December.
For 12-year-old Suzannah Pabla, piercing her nose was a way to connect with her roots in India. To Suzannah’s school, it was a dress-code violation worthy of a suspension. To other Indians, the incident was emblematic of how it can still be difficult for the American melting pot to absorb certain aspects of their cultural and religious traditions.
NEW YORK (AP) —A historic win for a Black woman on Staten Island and a Chinese American woman in Chinatown have helped to make election history — for the first time, people of color will hold the majority of seats on the New York City Council.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao believes that the biggest potential fight in boxing will never happen because Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants no part of him.