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Bryan Gerhart

Today's Love: South Asian Americans Share Impact of 9/11

Today’s Love: South Asian Americans Share Impact of 9/11

by Bryan Gerhart on September 9 2011, 6:00PM

Three thousand miles away from Ground Zero, the South Asian Network of Southern California opened a space for community dialogue and healing.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Headed Back to Class? We've Got Songs to Start the School Year Off Right

Headed Back to Class? We’ve Got Songs to Start the School Year Off Right

by Bryan Gerhart on September 2 2011, 9:00AM

Whether you’re nostalgic for your playground days or worrying about how to pay back student loans, we’ve got a playlist that will help ease you into another school year.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Back to School

Report: Bullying Stunts Academic Performance of Kids of Color

Report: Bullying Stunts Academic Performance of Kids of Color

by Bryan Gerhart on August 25 2011, 9:13AM

Now, advocates and parents search for answers.

Topics: Bullying, Schools & Youth

Flo Kennedy Loved Activism, Justice -- And Wordplay

Flo Kennedy Loved Activism, Justice — And Wordplay

by Bryan Gerhart on August 24 2011, 5:00PM

Flo Kennedy, the feminist, Civil Rights advocate, lawyer, and activist passed away more than 10 years ago, but time still hasn’t caught up to where she was when she left.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Beyond Music, Nick Ashford Impressed His Peers With Love

Beyond Music, Nick Ashford Impressed His Peers With Love

by Bryan Gerhart on August 23 2011, 2:52PM

The celebrated musician passed away at the age of 69.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Feds Probe Los Angeles Sheriff Racial Profiling in White Suburbs

Feds Probe Los Angeles Sheriff Racial Profiling in White Suburbs

by Bryan Gerhart on August 23 2011, 10:51AM

Antelope Valley deputies are accused of profiling and harassing public housing residents in an effort to chase away a growing black and Latino population.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Economy

Nivea Apologizes for Ad Telling Black Men to 'Re-civilize' Themselves

Nivea Apologizes for Ad Telling Black Men to ‘Re-civilize’ Themselves

by Bryan Gerhart on August 19 2011, 9:49AM

The company’s “Re-civilize yourself” campaign rightfully struck a chord.

Topics: Media

Bollywood Legend Shammi Kapoor's Love for the Limelight Lives On

Bollywood Legend Shammi Kapoor’s Love for the Limelight Lives On

by Bryan Gerhart on August 16 2011, 4:23PM

The pioneering actor passed away recently at age 79.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Herman Cain's Campaign Days Are Numbered

Herman Cain’s Campaign Days Are Numbered

by Bryan Gerhart on August 16 2011, 3:26PM

According to a former staffer, Cain’s presidential hopes might have been influenced more by the glory than the job description.

Topics: Politics

Black Journalists Scold BBC for 'Stunning Lack of Sensitivity' in London Riots

Black Journalists Scold BBC for ‘Stunning Lack of Sensitivity’ in London Riots

by Bryan Gerhart on August 16 2011, 2:44PM

The scathing letter says the world’s largest news network should have a better analysis around race.

Topics: London Riots, Media

Hate Crimes Against Latinos Are on the Rise in California

Hate Crimes Against Latinos Are on the Rise in California

by Bryan Gerhart on August 16 2011, 10:00AM

But in tough economic times when scapegoating is too easy, what are lawmakers doing to stop it?

Topics: Immigration

Filipina Grandma Reads 'Go The F*ck To Sleep'

Filipina Grandma Reads ‘Go The F*ck To Sleep’

by Bryan Gerhart on August 15 2011, 3:24PM

Imagine your grandma read you the summer’s most profane children’s book. Yeah, we love it, too.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Arizona Border Fence Causes Flood and Self-Destructs--as Predicted

Arizona Border Fence Causes Flood and Self-Destructs—as Predicted

by Bryan Gerhart on August 12 2011, 5:30PM

Environmental experts had warned Border Patrol that the fence would cause flooding and threaten local wildlife, among other things. Homeland Security ignored the experts on this issue, too.

Topics: Immigration

Quick Retribution in London Threatens Due Process for Thousands

Quick Retribution in London Threatens Due Process for Thousands

by Bryan Gerhart on August 12 2011, 3:52PM

Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to ignore “phony concerns about human rights.” The courts appear to be eagerly taking his cue.

Topics: Global Affairs, London Riots

Whole Foods Denies Caving to Right-Wing Pressure During Ramadan

Whole Foods Denies Caving to Right-Wing Pressure During Ramadan

by Bryan Gerhart on August 12 2011, 10:10AM

The chain’s unprecedented campaign to mark Ramadan with a line of foods that meet Islamic dietary laws turned ugly when it appeared to back down in the face of anti-Muslim bloggers.

Topics: Media

New York's Queer APIs Shower for Love

New York’s Queer APIs Shower for Love

by Bryan Gerhart on August 11 2011, 6:04PM

The Big Apple stands up for Hong Kong’s queer community.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Does Al Jazeera's American Debut Give Hope For Media Diversity?

Does Al Jazeera’s American Debut Give Hope For Media Diversity?

by Bryan Gerhart on August 3 2011, 11:18AM

“It’s very easy for people to get lulled into a false sense of ‘us vs. them,’ ” says Free Press’ Dave Saldana, “when it’s you and me talking about them and not you and me talking with them.”

Topics: Media

Study: Undocumented Students' Jarring Transition to Workforce

Study: Undocumented Students’ Jarring Transition to Workforce

by Bryan Gerhart on August 2 2011, 10:21AM

As students lobby for the second half of the California DREAM Act, which would give undocumented residents access to financial aid, a new study shows how complicated achievement can be in the land of opportunity.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Latina Moms Show Love for Their LGBT Kids

Latina Moms Show Love for Their LGBT Kids

by Bryan Gerhart on July 28 2011, 5:56PM

Follow this series of three incredible woman who show the true power of acceptance.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Goodwin Liu's CA Supreme Court Nod Could Mean Big Win For Civil Rights

Goodwin Liu’s CA Supreme Court Nod Could Mean Big Win For Civil Rights

by Bryan Gerhart on July 28 2011, 10:10AM

But that doesn’t mean the law professor’s appointment sits well with everyone. Even some progressives.

Topics: Politics

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