Last week, NBC canceled a show before it even started. “Mail Order Family,” a half-hour sitcom about a widowed white father who orders a mail-order bride from the Philippines, was inspired by the life of writer and producer Jackie Clarke. Clarke, who is white, was herself raised by a Filipina mail order bride. The debate … Continue reading How NBC Almost Aired Something That’s Closer to Reality Than We’d Like to Admit
“It allows us the ability to tell our stories, have the agency to interrogate our stories through our own lens and make ourselves visible on our terms.” Continue reading Board of Supervisors Establishes SoMa as a Filipino Cultural Heritage District
“There’s so many Filipinos out there, but they’re not cooking their own food. I was like, huh? There’s a conflict here. It was an identity thing. Like is there something wrong with our food?” Continue reading Filipino-Americans Connect, Fight Stigma Against Filipino Food With Food
“The history of the Delano Manongs has been marginalized throughout history … and I feel like this renaming is the perfect time to recognize those efforts.” Continue reading How High Schoolers’ Efforts Led to the Historic Recognition of Filipino-American Leaders
“But if there has been any regret, it’s because I couldn’t talk to the people I probably should’ve talked to, about the things that might have been important.” Continue reading For Some Filipino-Americans, Language Barriers Leave Culture Lost in Translation
“You’re going to lose a lot of veterans if you wait too long. It’s our last chance to say thank you, and ‘we value your service.’ And it’s America’s way of saying it, too” Continue reading Urgency Grows in Effort to Honor Filipino WWII Vets Who Fought for U.S.
A fellow intern and I got to check out how the first all-mailed ballot election was going in San Mateo County. Continue reading San Mateo County is piloting the Bay Area’s first all-mailed ballot election
The only common ground between Proposition F supporters and opponents is their acknowledgment that short-term rentals like those found on Airbnb are here to stay. But how to regulate them? Continue reading S.F. Proposition F: How Would Short-Term Rentals Change?
“The district helps to show that, yes, we were here. We have history here in San Francisco.” Continue reading Heritage District Would Honor Filipino-Americans in S.F.’s South of Market
“This will hopefully increase access to timely and accurate information so that the Filipino Limited English Proficient community will have the same opportunity to be informed and participate as do residents who speak English as a first language.” Continue reading For First Time, Filipino Voters Get a Bilingual Ballot in San Francisco