Hansi Lo Wang appears in the following:
Friday, December 06, 2013
American flags are flying at half-staff in honor of Nelson Mandela. The human rights icon died on Thursday following a lengthy illness. In Washington, D.C., there has been heavy traffic around the South African embassy as mourners converge on the area.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
The debate over an immigration overhaul is at a standstill in Congress, but activists continue their push to keep the issue alive on the legislative schedule. The Senate passed a bill in June, and supporters of immigration reform are pressuring House lawmakers to take action before the end of the year.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Unlike defendants in criminal trials, defendants in U.S. immigration courts aren't Constitutionally entitled to an attorney. But New York is piloting the nation's first government-funded public defender service for immigrants facing deportation.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Unlike defendants in criminal trials, defendants in U.S. immigration courts aren't constitutionally entitled to an attorney. But New York City is piloting the nation's first government-funded public defender service for immigrants facing deportation.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Howard University has seen its share of troubles lately. Faculty recently expressed their frustration with the school's Board of Trustees with a "no-confidence" vote, weeks after the university's president announced a surprise early retirement and Moody's downgraded the school's credit rating. But school administrators remain confident in the school's future.
Sunday, November 03, 2013
The legal battle over the New York City Police Department's controversial policy took a dramatic turn last week. A federal judge had ruled the practice unconstitutional, but an appeals court put that order on hold. What will happen next will partly depend on who New York's next mayor is.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The New York state attorney general's office has opened an investigation on department stores Barneys. The retailers are in hot water after recent claims of racial profiling of African-American shoppers.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
The Lee family, long-known for selling insurance in New York's Chinatown, once helped produce, distribute and screen Chinese-language films — business ventures that descendants only recently discovered when putting together a new exhibit at the Museum of Chinese in America.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Solomon Northup, an African-American musician from New York, was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. He was eventually freed and wrote about his experience in Twelve Years a Slave, a memoir that has inspired a new film adaptation. But by the end of the Civil War, he dropped off the public record.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Although the Supreme Court ruled on her case in June, the question of who gets custody over the young girl — her biological father or the couple who adopted her — remains unsettled.
Sunday, September 01, 2013
This Labor Day weekend, more than 1,000 athletes have gathered in Washington, D.C., to play a street version of volleyball known as "9-man." The game became popular generations ago in Chinatowns across the U.S. and Canada. Only players of Asian descent are allowed to compete in the national tournament.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
President Obama's speech capped a day of festivities in Washington, D.C. that began with a march across the National Mall. That's where thousands gathered against a backdrop of tight security and rainy weather. On the white marble steps of the Lincoln Memorial, national leaders took turns addressing the crowd.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Thousands descended on the National Mall on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. President Obama will be among the speakers.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Grandparents with grandchildren were among the tens of thousands gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement's March on Washington. The rally is among many events around the nation's capital over several days marking the historic march.
Friday, August 23, 2013
The life story of Ip Man, Bruce Lee's late martial arts teacher, has been a popular subject in Chinese-language films and television. The kung fu master has been the focus of five films in the past five years, including The Grandmaster, which opens in select U.S. theaters on Friday.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Yuri Kochiyama's family was part of a generation that was rounded up by the American government and forced to live behind barbed wire during World War II. Her later chance encounter with Malcolm X in 1963 sparked a friendship that helped inspire a lifelong commitment to activism.
Friday, August 16, 2013
In Massachusetts Thursday, John Willis was sentenced in federal court to 20 years in prison for money laundering and drug charges. Willis formed unlikely ties with one of Boston's Asian gangs after joining a Chinese family and learning to speak Cantonese as a teenager.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
There's been a lot of talk about immigration reform on Capitol Hill this summer. But scam artists are not waiting for a new law to pass before luring unsuspecting immigrants with the possibility of gaining legal status. Local consumer protection agencies are trying to prevent immigrants from becoming fraud victims.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
A growing share of Latino adults — now at 82 percent — are turning to English-language news sources, while fewer consume news in Spanish, a new survey says. Researchers say demographic shifts among Latinos explain the trends.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled to finalize the adoption of Baby Veronica by her white adoptive parents. The order comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that her biological father, a Cherokee Indian, could not use the Indian Child Welfare Act to claim custody rights.