Tag: News


The U.S. Olympic Team Tells the Story of Immigration, Offers a Vision of Unity

Erwin de Leon sees not only athletic excellence, but a model for what America can look like as a multicultural and pluralistic society.

A Lot Like You

35th Annual Asian American International Film Festival Highlights New Filmmakers

Asian Americans attempting to balance the different facets of their ethnic heritage is a significant theme at this year’s festival being held in New York City.


A Small Puerto Rican Gem Buried in the Lower East Side

Make sure to see the “I’d Still be Puerto Rican Even If Born On the Moon” exhibit on the Lower East Side before it closes on July 25.


A Massive Wave of Caribbean Art Comes to New York

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World is an ambitious exhibit spread across three museums consisting of over 500 paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and multimedia projects by over 350 artists.

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Maggi: The Local Seasoning from Everywhere

Immigrants from all over the world call Maggi seasoning a “taste of home.” Reporter Aurora Almendral reveals the power of the brown sauce and its surprising history in this radio story for our partner, PRI’s The World.

Aurora Anaya-Cerdo

A Spanish Language Bookstore Opens In ‘El Barrio,’ Aspires To Be Community Center For Latinos

The opening of La Casa Azul is the result of an eleven-year odyssey for its owner, Aurora Anaya-Cerda, who hopes the bookstore will become a neighborhood institution.

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A New Kind of Comic Book Superhero? José Busca Legalizarse

A new graphic novel features an unlikely hero — an undocumented immigrant who battles fraudulent immigration services.

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Commentary From a Filipino Fan: No regrets, Jessica Sanchez

Elton Lugay was crushed when he watched Jessica Sanchez narrowly miss the American Idol crown, but says he would support her–and any Filipino who has genuine talent–again in a second.

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Filipino Blogger’s Forecast: Jessica Sanchez Will Win American Idol

Elton Lugay does the math, and predicts that Jessica Sanchez will be crowned the next American Idol. We bring you this report from our partner, The FilAm.

An image from Julio Salgado's Undocuqueer series

I am UndocuQueer – A Young, Undocumented, Gay Artist Advocates for the DREAM Act

Julio Salgado uses visual art to raise awareness about the challenges of being undocumented and gay.