Chinese Americans enrich U.S. perceptions as ‘loyal’ Americans

Chinese Americans enrich U.S. perceptions as ‘loyal’ Americans

Min Zhou – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA, U.S.: Last  July 2011, former Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke became the first Chinese American to be appointed US Ambassador to China, after having been nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by Congress. His appointment was truly a history-making event for Asian Americans. As a […]

Cracking through the myth about Muslim men in America

Cracking through the myth about Muslim men in America

Nadia S. Mohammad  – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) New York, N.Y. UNITED STATES: “Terrorist.” “Jihadist.” “Misogynist.” “Brown.” “Bearded.” “Un-American.” These are the terms and images often associated with Muslim men in America. A compilation of autobiographical essays by Muslim American men, All-American: 45 American Muslim Men on Being Muslim, presents a series of personal accounts that […]

U.S. policy changes on birth control puts women at odds

U.S. policy changes on birth control puts women at odds

Christina Caldwell – WNN Opinion (WNN) U.S.: With the recent escalation of governmental policy changes along with impassionate and contentious political debates regarding the major issue of birth control in America, it is hardly unfathomable to know that $5 billion was spent on contraceptives in the US alone for the fiscal 2011 year. This number […]

Equal Rights Amendment must pass to insure human rights for U.S. women

Equal Rights Amendment must pass to insure human rights for U.S. women

Sandy Oestreich – WNN Opinion (WNN) St. Petersburg, FLORIDA, U.S.: “What war on Women?” some ask with a smirk. It’s not as if it’s enough that there’s been a steady drumbeat of regulations and legislation that increasingly restrict and demoralize half the U.S. population, American women. No, now they’ve come for the ultimate victory, women’s […]

U.S. FBI works to stop discrimination of Muslims

U.S. FBI works to stop discrimination of Muslims

Nadia S. Mohammad – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) New York, N.Y.: New York, New York – As the American public reads of yet another report released on governmental surveillance of Muslim American communities, it is refreshing to know that for the first time since the 9/11 attacks, the US Senate Judiciary Committee, along with various state legislatures […]

Native American women have little recourse against attackers

Native American women have little recourse against attackers

Katie Reilly with Marielle DeJong – WNN Opinion (WNN/PM) Washington, DC, U.S.: As a result of the unprecedented rates of violent crimes against Native American women, there has been an increase in legislation dealing with criminal investigations and legal procedures on Native American reservations. For example, the Stand Against Violence and Empower Native Women Act (SAVE […]

Iran, Israel and U.S. moves from war rhetoric back to diplomacy

Iran, Israel and U.S. moves from war rhetoric back to diplomacy

Barbara Slavin – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES: After months of sabre-rattling rhetoric by Iran, Israel and the United States, there seems to be a collective, and welcome, time out. Since President Barack Obama’s 4 March speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), all sides have been stressing non-military means to […]

Stopping global prejudice of Muslims through the lens of American civil rights

Stopping global prejudice of Muslims through the lens of American civil rights

Anya Cordell – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) Chicago, ILLINIOS, U.S.: Martin Luther King, Jr., the renowned American civil rights activist, said, “Men hate each other because they fear each other, they fear each other because they don’t know each other, and they don’t know each other because they are often separated from each other.” Americans commemorated […]