Jaya Padmanabhan

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.

Language used as a weapon to exclude at U.S. borders

Research found that the asylum seekers came from 28 different countries, and spoke 36 different primary languages.

Legacy Film Festival brings fresh take on aging

The films are about resiliency, hope, and overcoming loneliness.

African immigrants struggle to find place in US

Being refused simple services and then having to apologize for the imposition of our presence, “that’s part of being black,” Adoubou Traore said.

The anatomy of a young man’s rage

About a year ago, I met a twenty-something man, whom I’m going to call Z, who talked to me about his rage.

Can tasks really be shared equally in a family?

The collective peace of a family depends on each individual’s happiness quotient within the unit.

Punjabi Indians are increasingly crossing borders to seek asylum in the U.S.

In 2019 there have been over 7,000 Indians in deportation proceedings in courts across the nation.

Estimate of a 2020 census undercount is growing

Census advocates in California and elsewhere are working to remediate the atmosphere of fear and suspicion.

How chasing dragonflies relates to Trump’s merit-based immigration proposal

During summer holidays, my brother and I would come home from our respective Catholic boarding schools and spend lazy days reading and exploring.

Ed Lee: The Man Behind the Mayor

“My dad was a behind-the-scenes guy … when he decided to run, it was one of the greatest decisions he made.”