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'She's opening gates for my race:' Akron's Black and Indian American communities celebrate incoming VP Kamala Harris

June 9, 2020


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July 10, 2020

Column: Yesterday’s refugees are today’s Americans. We should be welcoming more of them.

OCTOBER 23, 2020

Akron Beacon Journal

Documentary highlights Asian American voters in battleground states

AUGUST 28, 2020

Hindered by pandemic, community groups try to save Cleveland’s census response

FEBRUARY 11, 2020


Coronavirus Is Fueling Prejudice, Asian-American Group Says


Akron, OH – Even when Rot Sorn, owner of Lyeh Thai in Akron, lived in Thailand she was in the food industry. She owned her own restaurant, worked as the head chef, and sold prepared food in the local market to make ends meet. When she resettled in the United States she was able to use her skills and work as a sushi chef in Hudson. “I made sushi for 10 years,” Sorn explained. “It was hard though.”

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