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The worst is yet to come, medical exports tell reporters at Ethnic Media Services Briefing
The United States, currently leading the world in the number of people infected with coronavirus, is at the crest of fully experiencing the pandemic, a panel of medical experts and community health advocates told reporters March 27. Read more here.

Pacific Islanders promote their own identity in 2020 census – separate from wider Asian category
Despite mounting worries over the COVID-19 pandemic, more than a dozen Pacific Islander activists and media representatives gathered in San Mateo March 14 to anchor an online conference about the 2020 census and their collective stake in an accurate count.... Click here to read more.

Civil rights leaders encourage diverse California communities to 'sanitize and self-respond'
In the time of Coronavirus, the state's diverse communities are told that participation in the U.S. Census is still crucially important, aside from safe and secure....Read more here.

Civil rights groups offer toll-free multilingual census hotlines for questions, concerns
As the 2020 Census gets underway, a group of four civil rights organizations is providing telephone hotlines in a range of languages to give people information and, when needed, legal referrals if they’re unsure about filling out the questionnaire....Read more here.

Federal Trade Commission lists biggest scams targeting U.S.
A veteran lawyer for the Federal Trade Commission briefed ethnic media reporters on 2019’s biggest frauds, what the agency is doing about them and some things everyone should know to protect themselves from becoming victims.
....Read more here.

Making your vote count on Election Day
Are you registered to vote in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election? The deadline to register on-line or by mail was February 18, 2020. However, don’t despair, if you missed the February 18, 2020 voter registration dead-line
....Read more here.

Fight over public charge rule change is not over; advocates seek to calm fears
Advocates gathered on a teleconference call for ethnic media on Jan. 31 agreed that despite a Supreme Court ruling earlier in the week that lifted an injunction blocking its implementation, the fight over the Trump administration's effort to change the public charge rule will continue.
....Read more here.

Facts to know about Census 2020 to avoid census frauds and scams
The 2020 Census will not start in the U.S. until next spring – specifically on April 1, 2020.  But the scams around the census have already begun, leaving federal and local officials to get accurate information out about the census and about some of the scams that are already taking place.
....Read more here.

DACA beneficiaries could stay in the U.S. for years
While hundreds of thousands of immigrants with DACA permits await the decision of the Supreme Court on the future of the program, lawyers and immigrant advocates argue that the vast majority of them have sufficient legal rights to remain in this country for several years and maybe, indefinitely.....Click here to read more.

Proposed public charge rule has huge chilling effect on immigrants
Federal courts have temporarily blocked the public charge rule change from going into effect, but its chilling effects continue to reverberate.... Read more by clicking here.

Need a job after Black Friday shopping? Census Bureau is recruiting!
The U.S. Census Bureau is now recruiting hundreds of temporary census takers in the Bay Area in advance of its Nonresponse Follow Up (NRFU) Operation for the 2020 Census....Read more by clicking here.

Candidate Filing Period Closes Friday, December 6 for the Presidential Primary Election
Individuals interested in running for office in San Mateo County in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election have until the close of business on Friday, December 6, 2019, to file candidacy papers....Read more by clicking here.

City of East Palo Alto made a sad announcement
The City of East Palo Alto regretfully announces the passing of Bernardo Huerta. Mr. Huerta was surrounded by his family and friends in his final moments after courageously battling lymphoma and finally resting on November 26, 2019....Read more by clicking here.

Vape stops here
As a parent of high schoolers, I care deeply about the health and well-being of our youth and how they manage their stress. Through the San Mateo County Tobacco Education Coalition, I have learned the tobacco industry uses fruit- and candy-flavored tobacco products to target young people.....Read more by clicking here.

New state law restricts payday and other 'Debt Trap" loans
On Oct. 10, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 539. The legislation puts restrictions on predatory lending practices in California he says “creates debt traps for families already struggling financially.”....Read more by clicking here.

 

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The Power of 2020
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From left, Pam Jones, Julie Shanson, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Tracy Clark are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on Thursday, February 27, 2020. See a brief description of the show below.

Many are beginning to think that our current year -2020- is different from recent past years. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, show guests give their views about the year and what they think it offers. Get more information about this show by clicking here.

 

Explaining the 2020 Census

Explaining the 2020 Census TV Show
From left, Walter Manuofetoa, Jonathan Garcia, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Ruben Avelar sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on February 13, 2020. See more information about this show below.

You've probably heard of the 2020 Census. But, how much do you really know about it? On this new edition of Talking with Henrietta, you'll be able to get important information about how this year's upcoming census relates to you. Get more details here.

Improving Literacy Levels
Photo from show on improving literacy levels
From left, Azalea Renfield, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Ilona Merli are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on January 30, 2020. Dr. Karla Prince-Cheng, who is not shown in this photo, contributed to the show discussion by phone. For more information on this show, see below.

It might be shocking to hear that 32 million Americans can't read. Why is this the case? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here for more information about this show.

 

Big Changes in the News Industry
Photo from show on changes in the news industry
From left, Astrid Marie Casimire, Emily Mibach, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Gennady Sheyner are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on January 9, 2020. For more information on this show, see below.

There are big changes taking place in the news industry. What type of changes and how do they affect us? We discuss some of these changes and the effect that they have on the news on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here for more information about this show.

Climate Change: What Can You Do About It?
Show on climate change
From left, Ariane Erickson, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Violet Saena are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on December 12, 2019. See additional details below.

Is there really anything we can do, as individuals, about climate change? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Get more information about this show here.

 

Ethnic Media: Who Produces It and Why
Photo of guests on show about ethnic media
From left, Vandana Kumar, Sandy Close, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Diana Ding are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their discussion on Thursday, November 14, 2019. See more details about this show below.

Ethnic media! You’ve probably heard the term. But do you know what it is and why it exists? We discuss this multifaceted subject on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. See more about this show by clicking here.


Assistance for Victims of Violence
Photo of Jerry Chang and Henrietta J. Burroughs
From left, Robin Yeamans, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Margaret Petros sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on October 24, 2019.   A brief description of the show is below.

What is being done to provide the victims of violence with financial and emotional support? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here to get more information about this show.

 

 

 

 

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