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In the Yellowstone Valley, a Beet Farmer With an Artist's Soul

Carrie La Seur | Posted 09.03.2014 | Arts
Carrie La Seur

It has microbreweries, artists, a cowboy hat-fixing genius, solar-powered lofts, and huge summer street events, along with homeless people, addicts, and the occasional break-in or fatal stabbing in an alley.

Curtis M. Wong

George Takei On Coming Out: 'I'm Proud Of The Fact That I Did What I Did When I Did It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices

In terms of celebrity re-inventions, George Takei has set a new precedent. The 77-year-old “Star Trek” icon has enjoyed a full-blown career re...

These Crafts Made By Japanese-American Prisoners Will Renew Your Faith In Human Ingenuity

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts

Half of the 120,000 prisoners were children. It was the start of the War Years, the turning from 1941 to 1942. Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor and Presi...

Live From the Sundance Film Festival: Monday, Jan. 20

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite between Life Itself, Steve James' documentary about the late film critic Roger Ebert, and To Be Takei, by Jennifer Kroot, about the amazingly resilient career of actor George Takei.

This Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor Honors Japanese-American Soldiers

Civil Beat | Manjari Fergusson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics

The USS Missouri Memorial Association’s annual Veterans Day sunset ceremony at Pearl Harbor will honor the 70th anniversary of the Nisei Veterans of...

Lawmaker Thinks Passing Gun Safety Laws Is Like Sending Japanese Americans to Internment Camps

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.22.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In an article on Tuesday, The Denver Post described the gun safety debate in the State House this way: "Monday's discussion in the House, while far s...

LOOK: Rare Photos Show Life In WWII Internment Camp

Posted 08.21.2012 | World

During World War II, the United States incarcerated thousands of Japanese Americans -- some for up to 4 years -- in remote camps without due process. ...

Internment Resolution

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 08.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Today the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors took a small step toward correcting a large mistake, and in doing so, we can remind ourselves that there are plenty of civil rights questions today that must be handled justly and courageously.

Teaching Untold Stories During Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Moé Yonamine | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Moé Yonamine

During this commemorative month to raise awareness of Asian/Pacific Island peoples, I draw hope from my students who are leading the way to unlearn the past and imagine a more just world for all people.

Let's Not Repeat the Mistakes of History

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

This week we commemorate the 70th anniversary of a shameful and dark chapter in American history: the forced relocation and incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent -- the vast majority of whom were citizens.

From Camp to Congress: My Father's Dream

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 01.15.2012 | Impact
Rep. Mike Honda

In a brutal irony, my father wore the uniform of the U.S. Military Intelligence Service (MIS), while his family lived behind barbed wire in a Colorado internment camp.

Obama Honors Japanese Soldier Whose Father Was In Internment Camp

Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact

Shinyei "Rocky" Matayoshi said he hoped his service in the US military would convince the American government to let his father out of a Japanese inte...

Rep. King's 2011 House Un-American Activities Committee Targets Muslim Americans

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

My father proudly served in the Military Intelligence Service. Yet when I was a child, we were confined at an internment camp simply because of our Japanese ancestry. Decades later, something similarly sinister is returning to our country.

Dear Gov. Jan Brewer: Wax On, Wax Off, Or, Welcome to Arizona, Now Go Home

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Let's be clear: The issues of a porous border, immigrants, and crime rates, have nothing to do with the latest Arizona debacle.

The US Senate Apologized for Slavery. But We Ain't Gettin' 40 Acres and a Mule!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

We can all feel relieved there is an official acknowledgment that something terrible was done to black people. Yet the reality is way too much time has passed for this apology to really mean anything.