Offering Hope and Inspiration During a Time of Crisis

By Kathy Ko Chin | I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and well, as we wish that for all people around the world at this moment in time. Unfortunately, the pandemic is hitting us hard, even if we or our loved ones aren’t sick, this pandemic is affecting all of us. The world is adjusting to a completely new normal. It won’t be the same as what was before.

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 Language barriers hamper coronavirus response

By J. Edward Moreno and Rafael Bernal | Non-English-speaking communities are increasingly concerned that coronavirus information is being communicated to them after the rest of the country and in less detail, creating a divide that could put minority groups at greater risk of contracting the virus.

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 ‘They Did Not Realize We Are Human Beings’

By Dan Diamond | DUBUQUE, IOWA —The half-dozen Marshall Islanders wandering this outdoor farmer’s market in a tight pack, more than 6,000 miles from their tropical, nuclear-scarred homeland, stick out with their colorful dresses, their banter in a foreign language, even their flip-flops on this cold, rainy morning.

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