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COVID-19 has a destructive impact on women in many ways 
Most of us are already familiar with the impact that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on countries around the world. We get news daily about how it has led to hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide,.... Read more by clicking here.

Is there more Covid cash coming to help Californians?
Gov. Newsom presented his May Revision budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year to the California State Legislature last week on May 14....Read more by clicking here.

Fighting against hate crimes targeted at Asian Americans in the aftermath of COVID-19
When it comes to being the victims of hate crimes, few if any ethnic groups are exempt. Nearly 400 participants from across the U.S. took part in an online meeting to address the anti-Asian hate crimes that are increasing throughout the country.....Read more by clicking here.

Help defeat COVID-19
COVID-19 hit the Bay Area on January 31 in Santa Clara County. Nearly three months later, the “novel Coronavirus” that originated in China has caused a statewide shut-down unprecedented in living memory....Read more by clicking here.

Tracking California’s census response rate – who’s ahead and who’s behind?
Less than a month after the first invitations to participate in the 2020 census were mailed out, 44.8% of California’s known households have completed the questionnaire, putting the Golden State just slightly behind the country’s 45.1% rate.....Read more by clicking here.

DACA and TPS recipients qualify for federal coronavirus relief
Undocumented immigrants affected by the coronavirus are not at risk of being arrested by immigration agents when they request medical services, while access to health will not be considered a public charge when applying for a permanent residency or certain non-immigrant visas....Read more by clicking here.

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.

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Achieving Balance and Well-being during the Coronavirus
Participants on show on balance and well-being
From top left going clockwise: Greg Thompson, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Gabriella Anya Bucio, Dr. Mary Bains, Crystal Crowley and ShaRon Heath are shown during the May 7, 2020 recording of their discussion on the Talking with Henrietta television show.  See more below.

If you or someone you know are currently stressing out during our COVID-19 pandemic, then you'll want to see this new edition of Talking with Henrietta. Find out how you can see the show by clicking here.

 

Census 2020 and the Coronavirus

From top left, Melissa Vergara, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Alisi Tulua, below, and Megan Gosch, bottom far left, are shown during the recording of their discussion on the Talking with Henrietta television show on April 16, 2020.   A brief description of the show is below.

Census 2020 outreach activities are changing because of the coronavirus pandemic? Find out how on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here to get more information about this show.

 

The Power of 2020
Photo from the show discussion - Power of 2020
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.

 

 

 

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