Tram Nguyen

Tram is the author of We Are All Suspects Now: Untold Stories from Immigrant Communities after 9/11 . She is former editor of ColorLines magazine and now works at the California Reinvestment Coalition.

As the Court Decides Health Reform, East Oakland Fights for the Basics

by Tram Nguyen on May 22, 2012 9:21AM

Once home to good manufacturing jobs, East Oakland today is a microcosm of the structural components of racial health disparities. One community-led health project could be a model for the future.

Topics: Health, Dispatches

Pushed Out and Pushing Back in New Orleans

by Tram Nguyen on Apr 7, 2010 12:00PM

Housing crisis? Corporate giveaways? It's already happened in the Big Easy. There, out of demolitions and displacement, has come a new demand: housing as human right.

Topics: Katrina Recovery, Economy

They Can’t Go Home Again

by Tram Nguyen on Jun 30, 2009 12:00PM

Former New Orleans residents are priced out of the city’s new housing market.


Growing Power

by Tram Nguyen on Sep 30, 2008 12:00PM

Will Allen, a 2008 Colorlines Magazine Innovator, was recently awarded the "genius grant" $500,000 as a 2008 MacArthur Fellow.


Who Gets to Attend College?

by Tram Nguyen on Sep 4, 2008 12:00PM

Blacks and Latinos are locked out, but prep classes may counter the racism of low expectations.


Ratner's Work Connects Racial Justice and Civil Liberties

by Tram Nguyen on Dec 5, 2007 8:08AM

It may be baffling to some people why the American public hasn't become outraged by the fact that our government conducts torture in our name, even in the wake of Abu Ghraib and the transformation


The War on Immigrants

by Tram Nguyen on Nov 8, 2007 2:23PM

Daisy's post yesterday made me think about the war on terror and the national security state in relation to the immigration debate.


Honoring an Investigative Journalist

by Tram Nguyen on Oct 11, 2007 6:10PM

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Bush and the "Boat People"

by Tram Nguyen on Aug 24, 2007 9:10AM

It seems like the disaster in Iraq has compelled Bush to play amateur historian again.


No Sanctuary: Elvira Arellano Deported Without Son

by Tram Nguyen on Aug 20, 2007 12:45PM