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More AAPI women are becoming federal judges, but barriers remain in the rise to the bench
As the number of Asian Americans grows, so does their political influence, but advocates are continuing to push for increased representation in the pipeline toward judgeship.
Judy Chu — the first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress — reflects on history-making career
She started out in politics to better represent the Asian-American community. Thirty-five years later, she continues to fight against hate and advocate for the marginalized.
Few Marine scientists are Black. A Spelman College-OceanX effort aims to change that.
A collaboration between the historically Black women’s college and an exploration nonprofit will allow students to spend weeks at sea with experts of color on the research ship OceanXplorer.
Long excluded from the Mississippi statehouse, Black women fight on the margins for democracy
Women in Jackson have continued to support the mission of those who came before them through coalition building, political organizing and working around the clock to stop what they say is targeted legislation.
Louisiana sisters fight to protect their community's health and enslaved ancestors' history
The west bank of St. John the Baptist Parish has largely been preserved by the descendants of enslaved people. But a proposed grain facility could threaten the future — and history — of the place.
37 years and over 100 arrests: Longtime disability rights icon Anita Cameron is retiring from protests
In the wake of her last protest, The 19th spoke with Cameron about her life and the future of disabled activism.
‘Systematically erased’: Middle Eastern and North African women and LGBTQ+ Americans don’t see themselves in U.S. data
A proposal to add a new category to the census could have larger benefits for minority public health.
What it means to be Asian American in ballet — and what barriers stand in the way
Dancers and choreographers talk about yellowface in “The Nutcracker” and how a fear of pigeonholing hinders them in expanding the art.
AAPI Heritage Month: Our legacies, our experiences and our future
This month, we're telling the stories of AAPI people and how they are weaving their own stories, traditions and community into today's society.
Many AAPI people still feel unwelcome or unsafe, new surveys show
Recent surveys found that about half of Asian Americans feel unsafe and nearly 80 percent of Asian Americans, particularly young women, do not feel like they belong.