S.F. Board Unanimously Passes ‘Comfort Women’ Memorial Resolution

Nichi Bei Weekly, News Report, Tomo Hirai , Posted: Oct 06, 2015

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to pass a resolution urging the creation of a memorial in San Francisco for the so-called “comfort women” of World War II.

Black Women Face Increased Violence


Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Sep 30, 2015

According to the report, 11 times as many Black women were killed by a man they knew than by a stranger in 2012. More than half (56 percent) were married to or in relationships with the men who murdered them.


Gay Activist Experiences Ugly Side of Silicon Valley Welcome for PM Modi


New America Media, First Person, Mohammed Shaik Hussain Ali, Posted: Sep 29, 2015

Setting foot in the United States of America, I assumed that I was away from all of the hypocrisy that I had to deal with in India.


Kelly Gissendaner Again Exposes the Gender Quirk in the Death Penalty


New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Sep 29, 2015

Just about the only time that an execution will raise more than eyebrow is when a woman is scheduled to be put to death. This was certainly the case with condemned Georgia murderer Kelly Gissendaner.


Sikhs Offered $10,000 to Ask Modi a Tough Question


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 28, 2015

Hundreds of Sikh, Muslim and LGBTQ demonstrators protested Modi's visit to Silicon Valley this weekend.


Central Valley Youth Say Pope's Message 'Already Having an Impact'


YouthWire, Commentary, Various Authors, Posted: Sep 25, 2015

In the Central Valley of California, youth say the message of the Pope on climate change, LGBT rights and immigration has already begun to influence communities.


Lessons From Saudi Diplomat Case: Should Working for Envoys Come with a 'Slave' Warning?


New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 11, 2015

The Saudi Arabian mission has rejected the charges as false and unproven. There’s not even a pretence of conducting their own inquiry.


Comparing Kim Davis to Rosa Parks is the Ultimate Insult


New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Sep 10, 2015

There is no greater idiocy and insult then to compare Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis’s defiance of the law to civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

NC Teen Charged as Adult Faces 10 Years in Prison for Having Naked Photos of Himself and Teen Girlfriend


The Root, News Report, Posted: Sep 09, 2015

Cormega Copening, 17, could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and forced to register as a sex offender for having naked photos of himself and his 16-year-old girlfriend.


Proposed S.F. Memorial for WWII Sex Slaves Causes Division


Nichibei, News Feature, Tomo Hirai, Posted: Sep 05, 2015

A proposal to create a memorial in San Francisco for the so-called “comfort women,” has created a controversy within the city’s Japanese American community.

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