When children are singled out because of a shared characteristic --such as race, sexual orientation, or religion -- or a perceived shared characteristic, the issue not only affects that individual but the entire community.
Minority serving institutions have a measured pulse on the challenges and needs of their students, and they deserve greater financial consideration if they are expected to contribute to the health of our nation.
Last week, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) held our first National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout. With the theme "Expanding Opportunity for AAPIs," we launched several efforts to better connect the AAPI community with the federal government.
Let's be proactive and organize our families, friends and communities to register to vote on September 25th. If we are going to make every vote count, it is crucial for communities to participate in National Voter Registration Day and turn out on November 6th.
For those who are infected with HIV, suffering alone, without the much-needed support of family and friends is extremely difficult but the fear associated with revealing their 'status' is as great as their need for support.