Alleged racist incidents at Aliso Niguel High School are a reflection of nationwide polarization and division

By Deepa Bharath – Orange County Register It was supposed to be just a football game between Aliso Niguel and Santa Ana high schools, but … Read More

US city turns down funding to counter extremism

By Umar Farooq – Anadolu Agency The office of the mayor of Los Angeles turned down a $425,000 grant from the federal government to counter a … Read More

LA mayor turns down $425K in federal funding to counter violent extremism after opposition from civil rights groups stalls process

By Deepa Bharath – The L.A. Daily News Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office has turned down a $425,000 federal grant to counter violent extremism … Read More

Rights coalition sues for transparency on ‘extremism’ program

By Asian American Press The City of Los Angeles is set to receive a $425,000 grant from the federal Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program supposedly … Read More

Los Angeles Is About to Vote Over Whether to Surveil Muslim Americans

By Massoud Hayoun The Los Angeles City Council is set to vote Tuesday over whether to move forward with a federally funded surveillance program targeting Muslim Americans that … Read More

Local Muslims Denounce Supreme Court Decision Affirming Trump’s Muslim Ban

By Gabriel San Ramon For days, Muslim-Americans in Orange County anticipated the United States Supreme Court ruling on President Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban with the … Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds ‘Muslim Travel Ban’

By City News Service A number of Southland civic leaders expressed disappointment after the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, upheld President Donald Trump’s executive … Read More

Southland leaders react after Supreme Court upholds travel ban

“This ban and the ones before it have not contributed to an increased safety for Americans. They have only propagated unwarranted fear and mistrust of … Read More

Supreme Court travel ban ruling prompts different visions of America

By Roxana Kopetman “It is a very sad day for all of us,” said Laboni Hoq, litigation director for Asian-Americans Advancing Justice. at a news … Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Trump Travel Ban

The current version is indefinite and now applies to travelers from five countries with overwhelmingly Muslim populations — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. It … Read More