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    S. Korean Youth Weigh in on ‘The Interview’

    Dec 18, 2014

    Yeojin Kim

    After threats of violence on moviegoers surfaced from a suspected North Korean-linked group, theaters this winter won’t be featuring “The Interview”. The film was a comedic assassination plot of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. NAM intern Yeojin Kim spoke to young South Koreans about Korea, “The Interview,” and the cancellation of the movie.
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    S. Korean Youth Weigh in on ‘The Interview’

    Dec 18, 2014

    Yeojin Kim

    After threats of violence on moviegoers surfaced from a suspected North Korean-linked group, theaters this winter won’t be featuring “The Interview”. The film was a comedic assassination plot of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. NAM intern Yeojin Kim spoke to young South Koreans about Korea, “The Interview,” and the cancellation of the movie.
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    A Hmong Mother’s Journey to Fresno: In Her Own Words

    Dec 11, 2014

    Chonny Vang

    As a child, the first thing I knew was that I had no father. He died in Laos during the Vietnam War, when I was little. My mom explained to me that my father was a soldier for General Vang Pao. In the beginning of the war, a bomb exploded, and shrapnel hit my father in the chest and back.
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    A Hmong Mother’s Journey to Fresno: In Her Own Words

    Dec 11, 2014

    Chonny Vang

    As a child, the first thing I knew was that I had no father. He died in Laos during the Vietnam War, when I was little. My mom explained to me that my father was a soldier for General Vang Pao. In the beginning of the war, a bomb exploded, and shrapnel hit my father in the chest and back.
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    High Schooler's Trip Was A Glimpse of the Globe

    Nov 26, 2014

    Monet Boyd

    I always wanted to travel the world, and this summer I got the chance. It was my junior year at El Cerrito High School, and a friend nominated me for an ambassador position with Global Glimpse—a non-profit that provides life-changing global education to high school students.
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    High Schooler's Trip Was A Glimpse of the Globe

    Nov 26, 2014

    Monet Boyd

    I always wanted to travel the world, and this summer I got the chance. It was my junior year at El Cerrito High School, and a friend nominated me for an ambassador position with Global Glimpse—a non-profit that provides life-changing global education to high school students.
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    Empowering New Feminists In The Central Valley, One Student At A Time

    Nov 19, 2014

    Alyssa Castro

    “Why do I want to be in a class that promotes women leadership, talks about bra burning, and perhaps discusses the overthrow of a male-dominated society?”
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    Empowering New Feminists In The Central Valley, One Student At A Time

    Nov 19, 2014

    Alyssa Castro

    “Why do I want to be in a class that promotes women leadership, talks about bra burning, and perhaps discusses the overthrow of a male-dominated society?”
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    Is Hip-Hop Being Whitewashed?

    Nov 14, 2014

    Larissa Olsen & Michelle Zenarosa

    When a photo of rappers Iggy Azalea and Macklemore hit the Internet waves with the caption “King and Queen of Rap” in September, social media went into a frenzy.
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    Is Hip-Hop Being Whitewashed?

    Nov 14, 2014

    Larissa Olsen & Michelle Zenarosa

    When a photo of rappers Iggy Azalea and Macklemore hit the Internet waves with the caption “King and Queen of Rap” in September, social media went into a frenzy.
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    Stereotypes of Asian Men On TV is No Joking Matter

    Nov 07, 2014

    Catherine Ruiz

    Thirteen-year-old Matthew Duarte, a Filipino American eighth-grader at Lindbergh STEM Academy in Long Beach, notices that there aren’t too many faces that look like him on TV. “Shows sometimes have Asian people and they are nerds, and I am not a nerd,” Duarte said. “It sucks, but it does not bother me that much because The Walking Dead has Glenn.”
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    Stereotypes of Asian Men On TV is No Joking Matter

    Nov 07, 2014

    Catherine Ruiz

    Thirteen-year-old Matthew Duarte, a Filipino American eighth-grader at Lindbergh STEM Academy in Long Beach, notices that there aren’t too many faces that look like him on TV. “Shows sometimes have Asian people and they are nerds, and I am not a nerd,” Duarte said. “It sucks, but it does not bother me that much because The Walking Dead has Glenn.”
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    Commentary: Why My Culture Is Not A Halloween Costume

    Oct 29, 2014

    Christian Muro

    In the United States, we are proud to call our country a melting pot of numerous world cultures. From an early age we are socialized to appreciate different cultures because it enriches our perspective on the world and connects us with people of different backgrounds. But when does appreciating culture cross the line to insult and appropriation?
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    Commentary: Why My Culture Is Not A Halloween Costume

    Oct 29, 2014

    Christian Muro

    In the United States, we are proud to call our country a melting pot of numerous world cultures. From an early age we are socialized to appreciate different cultures because it enriches our perspective on the world and connects us with people of different backgrounds. But when does appreciating culture cross the line to insult and appropriation?
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    Is Long Beach Segregated?

    Oct 17, 2014

    Jessica Salgado

    As a kid growing up in Central Long Beach, I never really noticed neighborhood differences. I thought every neighborhood was just like mine, whether it was in the eastside or in Belmont Heights. As I became older however, I began to notice that every neighborhood was different and had it’s own personality.
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    Is Long Beach Segregated?

    Oct 17, 2014

    Jessica Salgado

    As a kid growing up in Central Long Beach, I never really noticed neighborhood differences. I thought every neighborhood was just like mine, whether it was in the eastside or in Belmont Heights. As I became older however, I began to notice that every neighborhood was different and had it’s own personality.
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    Why I Feel Unsafe With Columbus In San Jose

    Oct 13, 2014

    Jean Melesaine

    Spent this morning in a beautiful sunrise ceremony on Alcatraz celebrating the Ohlone Natives of this Bay Area land and the indigenous people across the world. And then I saw this article, "Why Columbus Is Safe In San Jose" on my way down to work, about the statue in City Hall.
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    Why I Feel Unsafe With Columbus In San Jose

    Oct 13, 2014

    Jean Melesaine

    Spent this morning in a beautiful sunrise ceremony on Alcatraz celebrating the Ohlone Natives of this Bay Area land and the indigenous people across the world. And then I saw this article, "Why Columbus Is Safe In San Jose" on my way down to work, about the statue in City Hall.
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    Keep Out Of My Kinks!

    Jul 24, 2014

    Deonna Anderson

    The pressure on a Black woman to follow widely accepted beauty norms and standards in America is real. Black women across the globe who are returning to wearing their natural hair continue to be questioned and challenged everyday.
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    Keep Out Of My Kinks!

    Jul 24, 2014

    Deonna Anderson

    The pressure on a Black woman to follow widely accepted beauty norms and standards in America is real. Black women across the globe who are returning to wearing their natural hair continue to be questioned and challenged everyday.
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    How The World Cup Brought Residents Together

    Jul 18, 2014

    Suzan Al-Shammari

    During the World Cup, cafes and restaurants were packed, people glued to the TV screen as if it were a matter of life or death. People waved the flag of the country they supported. Some even painted their faces to show their support. Friendships were made, and hearts were broken.
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    How The World Cup Brought Residents Together

    Jul 18, 2014

    Suzan Al-Shammari

    During the World Cup, cafes and restaurants were packed, people glued to the TV screen as if it were a matter of life or death. People waved the flag of the country they supported. Some even painted their faces to show their support. Friendships were made, and hearts were broken.
    Continue to VoiceWaves
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