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Los Angeles does it again: $15 an hour!

The nation's largest local government voted to raise the minimum wage for county employees and workers employed in the unincorporated areas -- 1.2 and 1.6 million workers.


Today: Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

"The rich heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders spans the world and the depths of America's history."


Mother arrested while standing and waiting for family

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.


Asian Pacific rights group elects first openly gay chair

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."


New push underway for immigration reform legislation

President Obama, the Democratic leadership, and the immigrant rights movement are planning a new push for immigration reform legislation in Congress.


Undocumented activists block another deportation bus

Yesterday, a bus filled with dozens of immigrants en route to deportation ran into an unexpected roadblock: a group of undocumented activists and allies.


Indefatigable peace leader readies for big teleconference

Judith LeBlanc has been working non-stop over the last 10 years to end U.S.wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Are Asian American voters being ignored?

A poll of Asian Americans revealed that neither Democrats nor Republicans are doing much to tap into one of the fastest growing populations.


Is Ben & Jerry’s fortune cookie ice cream insulting or not?

Some doubt the fortune-cookie ice cream is really a problem, but others say it reflects how little most Americans know about Asian Americans.

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