Chris Christie Says Immigrants Should be Tracked Like FedEx Packages

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 31, 2015 12:48PM

The New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate said that if he wins the election, he'll hire FedEx founder to train immigration officials.

Topics: /NOW, Immigration, Politics

10 NOLA Groups Truly Doing the Work When the Cameras Aren't On

by Words by Rosana Cruz. Graphics by Aura Bogado on Aug 28, 2015 1:17PM

For many of us living in the Gulf Coast, the pomp and circumstance around Katrina at 10 has been difficult to stomach. Here are 10 local groups that define what it truly is to fight for the city.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, Labor, Immigration, History, Politics, Native Affairs, Health, Environment, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Ricky Martin Op-Ed: Latinos Must Unite Against Donald Trump

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 28, 2015 12:33PM

Ricky Martin took to the Internet to rally Latinos against Donald Trump's presidential bid.

Topics: /NOW, Immigration

Attorney Barred From Visiting Clients in Immigration Detention Centers

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 28, 2015 11:33AM

Nonprofit Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement says its visitation rights were revoked because of advocacy efforts.

Topics: /NOW, Immigration

Ex-Das Racist Member Heems Inks Deal For Life Story-Informed Sitcom

by Sameer Rao on Aug 27, 2015 11:48AM

Heems announced the deal with 20th Century Fox yesterday via his Twitter.  

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Immigration, Media

9 #MyAsianAmericanStory Tweets That Hit Real Close To Home

by Sameer Rao on Aug 27, 2015 11:18AM

The hashtag, started by an Asian-American teen in response to Jeb Bush’s racist “anchor babies” comments, is full of poignance and levity in equal measure. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Schools & Youth, Immigration, History, Media

Judge Rules Federal Government Must Release Children From Detention Centers

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 26, 2015 4:30PM

Judge says government can only hold minor children in family detention centers for 72 hours.

Topics: /NOW, Immigration

VIDEO: Sesame Street's Sonia Manzano and Daniel José Older in Conversation

by Sameer Rao on Aug 26, 2015 1:02PM

The woman best known as Maria from “Sesame Street” speaks with the author of “Salsa Nocturna” about her new memoir. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, Immigration, History, Media

‘Visions From The Inside’ Turns Letters From Detained Immigrants Into Transformative Art

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 20, 2015 3:09PM

Fifteen artists came together to provide a peak inside American immigrant detention centers.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Immigration

Shaquille O'Neal to Appear on Next Season of 'Fresh Off the Boat'

by Sameer Rao on Aug 17, 2015 2:02PM

O'Neal's appearence was announced by producer Melvin Mar at the Asian American Journalists Association's annual conference in San Francisco this weekend. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Immigration, Media