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June 5, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Hillman Foundation has announced the winners of the 2005 Sidney Hillman Awards in New York, honoring print and broadcast journalists and authors who investigate issues related to social justice and progressive public policy. This year's award winners are Jason DeParle for his book "American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare"; Sarah Karp for the article "Our Next Generation" in the Chicago Reporter; Peter G.
May 12, 1996
I was disappointed by "Riots' Effects Are Still Smoldering in Koreatown" (April 29). The article's overemphasis on the generation gap among Korean Americans suggested that the main reason first-generation merchants did not recover was due to miscommunication with the "1.5" and second generations. Hundreds of younger Korean Americans began working for their communities as a direct result of the civil unrest. We need to recognize their contributions and encourage their involvement. And to truly understand the problems of the first-generation Korean American merchant, we must dig wider and deeper, for the problems persist and the solutions lie far outside this population.
Shots were fired into the homes of two Hawaiian Gardens families this week, less than two months after one of the houses was firebombed in an apparent racial attack. Both families, tired of threats, taunts and racial graffiti, plan to move away, they said. No one was injured in the shootings. But to the two African-American families, it was a clear message. They are not wanted in this mostly Latino city, said Joyce Dennis, one of the victims.
February 20, 1985 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
Gung hay fat choy! The Chinese new year begins today, celebrated by many of the estimated 100,000 Chinese-Americans in Los Angeles County. As the year 4683, year of the ox in the Chinese lunar calendar, begins, several traditions are followed to clear out the bad luck of the old year and make way for the good luck of the new. Debts are paid, houses are swept clean and special foods prepared. Firecrackers are lighted to ward off evil spirits.
July 31, 1987
Re: "Death Squads? Could Be," Editorial, July 21: Three times in a row recently, as soon as the Salvadoran calling identified himself, my phone went dead. Whether strange coincidence or surveillance (he has spoken out about human-rights abuses in his own country), this incident gave me a small and unnerving glimpse into the ominous new intimidation confronting Central Americans in Los Angeles. The appearance of death squads on our streets is shocking but hardly surprising.
March 10, 1994
Two TV movies, two TV documentaries and one TV drama series were honored Wednesday with Imagen Awards for their positive depiction of Latinos. But the National Conference of Christians & Jews, which bestows the awards, found no motion pictures deserving of recognition. It was the sixth time in the nine-year history of the organization's Latino media image awards that no theatrical movie was honored.
November 29, 1999 | ROSIE MESTEL
World AIDS Day on Wednesday marks the kickoff of the Los Angeles "HIV. Live With It. Get Tested!" campaign for youth at risk for infection with the virus. The campaign aims to encourage children and young adults ages 13 to 24--especially those from underserved minority groups--to get free, anonymous HIV testing and counseling at one of dozens of testing sites in the L.A. area. Early testing is important, medical experts say.
Lillian Baker, a controversial conservative author and lecturer who maintained that Japanese Americans were not incarcerated in concentration camps during World War II, has died. She was 75. Baker died Oct. 21 at her home in Gardena, said a spokesman for the Americans for Historical Accuracy, which Baker founded.
April 19, 1997 | ANGELA E. OH
The spring of 1992 will remain one of the most devastating seasons in memory for Korean Americans across the country. We were unable to prevent the loss of thousands of small family-owned enterprises to racial bigotry, economic desperation, media panic and political ignorance. With the passage of time, things have changed, but without consolation or relief. Korean Americans have paid the price all racial and ethnic minorities in the United States eventually must pay.
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