Jaya Padmanabhan

In Brown Type: Do San Francisco cops need guns for everyday policing?

SFPD motto seems to be ‘iron in peace, iron in war’

In Brown Type: Fatherless on Father’s Day

“What do you want people to know?” asked Eva Pilgrim, an anchor…

In Brown Type: Lessons of trauma color the experiences of black children

A high schooler’s artwork frames this moment of disrepair in the country

In Brown Type: History repeats as Asians bear the brunt of coronavirus rage

Our best defense against the virus of animosity is to present a collective front, in defiance of division, whether we are Asian or not

SF restaurants turn to helping others during coronavirus crisis

Local chefs survive pandemic by cooking for people in need aided by angel investor Twitch CEO Emmett Shear

Immigrants working in health care bring a culture of caring

In early December last year, my mother fell and sustained multiple injuries…

In Brown Type: Don’t leave immigrants and communities of color behind

Despite our continued investment in cutting edge technology and science, we don’t quite know why this virus has such diverse effects on the human body

Immigration at the time of coronavirus

Now’s the time to safeguard all people, regardless of the papers they carry

Mongolians in the Bay Area are optimistic about the future

Despite challenges, recent immigrants have high aspirations

Trump’s travel ban ignores the Nigerian success story

Adebajo left Nigeria to come to America in 2016, when she turned 21, to enroll in the University of San Francisco for a master’s in International Economics.

In Brown Type: New immigration rule is shortsighted

On January 27, the Supreme Court, in a narrow 5-4 vote, gave the go-ahead to the Trump administration to implement its public charge rule

San Francisco librarian makes a living serving her community

Janet Tom began her career as a librarian in 1999

Why the Mindy Kaling-Kamala Harris cooking video lacked spice

Navigating identity politics is never easy

Top 10 reasons San Francisco will remember 2019

History books will find this 19th year in the third millennium to be notable on several accounts.

In Brown Type: What our gazes say about how we view homeless people

In this neighborhood, he stood out, and I saw cars slow down as they passed him by.

When older residents can’t make ends meet

In less than 10 years I will be part of the elderly population.

What’s in your happiness cocktail?

When I consider what makes me consistently and iteratively happy, I’d say it’s when I come up with novel ideas and find words to frame them.

San Francisco high schoolers examine perspectives that harm

It is only through self-examination can we reckon with how different groups are affected in different ways by commonly heard narratives.

What the PG& E blackouts taught us about disruptions, good and bad

The dictionary defines disrupt as causing “disorder or turmoil in,” originating from the Latin word disruptus, in the mid 1600s, meaning to burst asunder.

Don’t aggregate Asians into one category in the 2020 Census

A member of the Asian American Coalition for Education has launched a campaign to remove sub-Asian race options in the 2020 census.