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July 2020 Resource Roundup: Support Black-Owned Businesses

Last month, we discussed what it means to be an ally in thought, education and action. Being an active ally is at the heart of our work as Asian Americans...

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What About Pride Month? A Conversation with Meredith Talusan

Pride Month, celebrated annually throughout June, commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. However, Pride Month 2020 feels...

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Juneteenth: One Among Untold American Histories

It’s mid-June, and while many patriotic Americans are gearing up for backyard barbecuing red-white-and-blue style, most Americans may not realize that June...

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Black Allyship @ Mochi: Mission Statement

The Black Allyship @ Mochi column is an ongoing project that urges an awareness of racial injustice in the United States, particularly the oppression of Black...

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Mom and Dad, This is What I Want to Tell You About the Riots

As news segments flash images of protesters at odds with police lines, I hold my breath. Admittedly, I hold my breath in a different way than George Floyd, the...

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“Asian Americans” on PBS: History Lesson and Ongoing Discussion

With many of us sheltering-in-place or at risk in essential job functions, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month hits differently this year. The continued...

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Ali Wong Sends Mixed Messages About Asian Representation

Ali Wong warns readers of “Dear Girls,” “I am not Maya Angelou.” The book, published last September, takes the form of letters to her daughters: with...

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Burden of Truth: A Review of Chanel Miller’s “Know My Name”

In 2016, Emily Doe set the world on fire with an emotionally raw impact statement that began with, “You don’t know me.” This year, she sheds the...

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