China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen."
In setting tight limits on how far electoral reforms can go in Hong Kong, Beijing issued its firmest reminder yet that it's still in charge despite the substantial...Read more
Choices: We make them every day, every second. We choose what to wear, whom we affiliate with, how we act and react. Most people don’t seem to realize it, but where you are in your life as a young adult is no longer from the trickle effect of the hand that you were dealt as a child.
It is the direct result and culmination of all the choices that you have made up until this point in...Read more
International students enrich U.S. colleges and universities, but “only recently, however, have local leaders begun to appreciate that students from fast-growing foreign economies can also be important anchors in building global connections between their hometowns abroad and their U.S. metropolitan destinations,” said Neil Ruiz, author of a new report released today by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, The Geography of Foreign Students in the United States: Origins and Destinations. As Ruiz said, “With knowledge of both...Read more
Some of the biggest banks -- including JPMorgan Chase -- were recently hacked. The attackers used never-before-seen malware to break into the banks' computer systems, according to someone with direct knowledge of the investigation. And the hackers got in deep enough to delete or manipulate bank records.
Does this affect me?
As a consumer, not yet. Customer bank accounts are often insured by the bank in the event of a cyberattack. Check with your bank.
But business...Read more
Several recent high-profile cases involving cops who have shot civilians have acquainted us with the nuances of self-defense, deadly force and the standard of "reasonable fear of imminent great bodily harm or death."
This is the threshold for justifiable homicide for civilians, and so far it has also been the focus of the inquiry into whether Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson acted appropriately in firing his gun in the direction of Michael Brown and killing...Read more
Pennsylvania agreed to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, joining 26 states and the District of Columbia.
Federal regulators accepted a modified proposal from Gov. Tom Corbett (R) that will offer an estimated 500,000 low-income individuals subsidies to purchase private insurance. The plan allows some low-income individuals to be charged premiums for coverage, and permits the number of available benefit plans to be reduced from 14 to two -- a "high-risk" option and...Read more
“The data on income and poverty show the dual-nature of how our community is doing,” said University of California Riverside Public Policy Professor Karthick Ramakrishnan about the Income and Poverty fact sheet he co-authored for the Center for American Progress and AAPIData.
“On the one hand, you have high-skill immigrants and their children who are doing very well in terms of income. At the same time, we also have many others, particularly refugee populations and many...Read more
I had nine different jobs by the time I was 23. I didn’t know if I was doing something wrong and I could not stand the stigma that surrounds being a Millennial job hopper.
I never left a job because I was…
There are some surprising trends related to New Yorkers applying to or entering medical school, based on data outlined in the Aug. 21 Pulse Extra. While the portion of minority students in medical school has generally risen over the past…
Every time someone uses statistics about the Asian-American community to tell black people, “Stop complaining, look at this other minority group and how successful they are,” I die a little inside. So you can imagine how I felt last night…
After months of auditions, six finalists will perform in Kollaboration New York’s annual, city-wide showcase, hoping to simultaneously further their careers and continue a tradition of introducing new talent from the Asian-American community to the mainstream music industry.
Kollaboration New York,…
An obvious way for everyone to help right the wrongs of Ferguson is to oppose voter ID laws, which are designed to suppress the black vote nationwide.
When a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson,…
There have been scores of aftershocks from Sunday's 6.0 earthquake in Napa County, and experts said the small quakes will continue for days.
In general, the likelihood of big aftershocks goes down with time, as does the chance of a larger…