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Blog posts

  • Discontinuity in How We Value Immigrant Labor

    National Immigrant Heritage Month is an opportunity to recognize the exceptional historic contributions immigrants have made in this country, or perhaps for some, even grapple with anti-immigrant attitudes and rhetoric that continue to marginalize and scapegoat those communities.

  • Rachel Reads: Ooh! She Got Money!

    Black women face a unique struggle at the intersection of race and gender as it pertains to advancing their professional careers. They are systematically held at specific positions or levels in the workplace, and not always given opportunities to advance. My story is similar.

  • The Biden Administration’s First 100 Days and Their Impact on Women

    In many ways, Biden has women — and especially women of color — to thank for his victory in the 2020 election. And by selecting the first woman and person of color to serve as Vice President and nominating a record number of women, including nine women of color, to his cabinet, the Biden Administration has signaled a willingness to prioritize women and the issues that impact us.

  • Choosing Health Equity: How COVID-19 Exposed America’s Health Inequities – and What We Can Do Now To Make Changes

    A conversation with Earl Shellner, Patient Advocate and Advisory Council member

  • Anti-Asian Sentiment in America Is Not New

    When I briefly heard a report on television about the shootings that took place last week at three spa locations in Atlanta with no detail about who the victims were, I was first angry about the persistent gun violence plaguing this country.

  • The COVID-19 vaccine is here, but what does this mean for pregnant people?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in nearly 50,000 cases and more than 60 deaths among pregnant people across the United States. And these numbers will surely increase as infections continue to surge over the winter months.

  • What This Historic Day Means to Me

    Kamala Harris is the first woman, Black, Asian American vice president-elect! I have chills.

  • It is Latinx Heritage Month and WE have Demands!

    “Poderosos” is a Spanish word often used in the Latinx community to describe our power and strength. It is a word that characterizes our resilience in a country where we often experience discrimination and alienation.

  • National Partnership Staff
    Join us in the Strike For Black Lives

    Today is the Strike For Black Lives, a historic day where we unite to fight for a world where Black lives are valued and Black workers can build economic power. Thousands of workers are striking and demanding justice today.

  • Coming Out, Chosen Family and Celebrating Pride

    When I came out as queer, as a freshman in high school, I did not understand how diverse, complex, and historical the LGBTQ+ community was. I came out in the months in which Obergefell v. Hodges was argued in front of the Supreme Court, and LGBTQ+ equality was becoming a mainstream discussion in the United States.

  • Juneteenth: A Symbolic Day Representing Black Emancipation

    What is Juneteenth and why should you celebrate?

  • #BlackLivesMatter = #DefundThePolice

    Earlier this month, the National Partnership participated in #BlackoutTuesday, interrupting our business as usual to amplify other voices instead of our own. We believed it was a good and important thing to do. And we did it with sincerity and humility. In hindsight, we also did it without fully understanding the meaning of our words.

  • Back to Our Roots: Pride, Protest, and Black History

    This year’s Pride Month comes at a time of national and global unrest. In April and May, Pride parades, festivals and other celebrations nationwide set for June were cancelled due to COVID-19 social distancing measures.

  • It’s Past Time to Protect Our Nation's Marginalized Communities

    Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month presents an opportunity to reflect on the rich history and contributions that my community has made to our country and consider what kind of a world we are creating for future generations