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California Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Bill Protecting Muslims and Sikhs

posted by Randall

Hate and extremism
By Ed Diokno

In the days before his deadline for signing bills into law, California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill AB-2845, anti-bullying legislation also known as the Safe Place to Learn Act. Current anti-bullying laws that cite bullying due to race or ethnicity will now include bullying due to “religious affiliation” … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Huff Post: Sikh Man Leads Authorities to Suspect in New York Bombing

posted by Randall

Ahmad Khan Rahami

A Sikh man from New Jersey is being hailed as a hero for alerting police to the whereabouts of the suspect in this weekend’s bombing in New York.

The Huffington Post reports Harinder Singh Bains, who owns a bar in New Jersey, spotted a man who looked like the suspect shown on the news. The … Read more


Waiting for California Gov Jerry Brown to Sign Three Bills into Law

posted by Randall
Jerry Brown

By California Air Resources Board from Sacramento, United States – Governor Jerry Brown

By Ed Diokno

We’re waiting, trying to be patient, but we can’t help that a little bit of doubt is starting to creep in.

California’s Gov. Jerry Brown has three bills on his desk, waiting for his signature. There are three that … Read more

Community Issues

Historic Bill Giving Farmworkers Overtime Equity Goes to Governor

posted by Randall

Farmworkers fight for Overtime Pay

By Ed Diokno

Larry Itilong and Cesar Chavez, the late founders of the United Farm Workers, would have been pleased.

The California Assembly passed AB1066 – the bill that gives farmworkers the same overtime rights as other workers. If signed, it would be the first in the nation. All that it needs to make it

Read more


Sikh Man Killed by Masked Gunman Remembered

posted by Randall
Toor Murder Suspect

From Phoenix Police Department

Six years after Amanjeet Singh “Sonny” Toor, 36, moved to the Phoenix from India, he was finally reunited with the wife.

Four months later, Toor’s wife, Kamaldeep Kaur, is mourning her husband’s death at the hands of a vicious masked murderer.

“This was a very hard loss for us. He was … Read more

Community Issues

Investigation reopened into Attack on Sikh Bus Driver in L.A.

posted by Randall

Balwinder Jit SinghAn investigation has been reopened in an attack on a Los Angeles bus driver who was repeatedly called a “suicide bomber” and “terrorist.”

The attack on Balwinder Jit Singh in November happened during his regular route. A passenger was charged with misdemeanor assault, but under pressure from the Sikh Coalition, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department … Read more


Blog: Sikh Protester Escorted Out of Trump Rally

posted by Len Patel

Donald Trump
By Len Patel
I have to say it. Donald Trump is becoming a mockery of himself. The presidential candidate who says he could shoot someone and not lose votes, continues to make one nonsensical remark after another.
One of the latest is his comment on Sunday as police escorted a turban-wearing … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

NBC News: Governor Nikki Haley Draws Mixed Reactions for GOP Response to SOTU Address

posted by Susan Chang
Nikki Haley

Governor Nikki Haley

Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina delivered a televised response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address (SOTU) Tuesday night. Haley is the second Indian American politician to deliver the Republican response to SOTU, according to NBC News, following Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, who took a beating for Read more

Asian Americans

Asian Americans Will Figure Prominently in President Obama’s Final State of the Union

posted by Randall

State of the Union 2016

By Ed Diokno

Tonight’s State of the Union (SOTU) will be President Barack Obama’s last.  With nothing to lose and clearly fed up with the Republican efforts to stymie his proposals, the President could make the most memorable speech of his entire two terms.

If you are familiar with previous State of the Union speeches, … Read more

Community Issues

Sikh on Board Passenger Plane Mocked as ‘Bin Laden’ Defended

posted by Len Patel
Sikh mocked as Bin Laden

Darshan Singh

This is pretty juvenile if you ask me, but unfortunately it’s also representative of the hate and prejudice being directed at South Asians in this country.

A fellow passenger sitting next to a  Sikh man  on a Jet Blue flight videotaped the man sleeping and then posted it on You Tube with the … Read more


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