Jaya Padmanabhan

Doing the census is critical in maintaining democracy in America. (Courtesy photo)

In Brown Type: A primer on how the census impacts presidential elections

It’s urgent that San Francisco submits an accurate count

Doing the census is critical in maintaining democracy in America. (Courtesy photo)
Shyamala Gopalan Harris, left, pictured with her daughter in 2007 in Kamala Harris’ memoir, set an example and paved the way for her child’s future in public service and as a proud woman of color. (Courtesy Kamala Harris)

In Brown Type: Kamala Harris’ mother was also a trailblazer

Shyamala Gopalan Harris came from India at 19 to chart an impressive career in the U.S.

Shyamala Gopalan Harris, left, pictured with her daughter in 2007 in Kamala Harris’ memoir, set an example and paved the way for her child’s future in public service and as a proud woman of color. (Courtesy Kamala Harris)
Donald Trump’s policies have increased scrutiny of people applying for the H1-B visa, the most common visa for skilled workers. (Courtesy photo)
Donald Trump’s policies have increased scrutiny of people applying for the H1-B visa, the most common visa for skilled workers. (Courtesy photo)
This screenshot from the U.S. Census 2020 website shows the response rate to the census across San Francisco as of July 28, 2020. (Courtesy https://2020census.gov/)

In Brown Type: 2020 census count must include undocumented immigrants

Reliable reporting from nonpartisan source is essential to democracy

This screenshot from the U.S. Census 2020 website shows the response rate to the census across San Francisco as of July 28, 2020. (Courtesy https://2020census.gov/)
Police in London, a city with about the same level of crime as San Francisco, don’t carry firearms. (Courtesy photo)

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

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

Police in London, a city with about the same level of crime as San Francisco, don’t carry firearms. (Courtesy photo)
Roxie Washington (R) and Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, attend his funeral service in the chapel at the Fountain of Praise church on June 9 in Houston, Texas. (Tribune News Service)

In Brown Type: Fatherless on Father’s Day

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

Roxie Washington (R) and Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, attend his funeral service in the chapel at the Fountain of Praise church on June 9 in Houston, Texas. (Tribune News Service)
A sketch by San Francisco high-schooler Nashae Mims reflects the stress of growing up in the projects. (Courtesy photo)

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

A sketch by San Francisco high-schooler Nashae Mims reflects the stress of growing up in the projects. (Courtesy photo)
With incidents of hate against Asians and Asian Americans increasing during the pandemic, it’s time for people who witness such acts to step up. (Courtesy photo)

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

With incidents of hate against Asians and Asian Americans increasing during the pandemic, it’s time for people who witness such acts to step up. (Courtesy photo)
Kristin Houk, owner of Tato, delivering produce to Mother Brown’s, a local shelter in Bayview. Monday through Friday I pick up produce from the SF Market that is generously donated via a food recovery program. (Courtesy photo)

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

Kristin Houk, owner of Tato, delivering produce to Mother Brown’s, a local shelter in Bayview. Monday through Friday I pick up produce from the SF Market that is generously donated via a food recovery program. (Courtesy photo)
In The City, 60 percent of all health aides, 40 percent of nurses, and 30 percent of physicians and surgeons are immigrants. (Courtesy photo)

Immigrants working in health care bring a culture of caring

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

In The City, 60 percent of all health aides, 40 percent of nurses, and 30 percent of physicians and surgeons are immigrants. (Courtesy photo)
Not everyone can do their job through Zoom during the coronavirus outbreak, including the workers who pick the produce for the grocery store shelves. (Courtesy photo)

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

Not everyone can do their job through Zoom during the coronavirus outbreak, including the workers who pick the produce for the grocery store shelves. (Courtesy photo)
In uncertain times surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to consider immigration practices. (Courtesy photo)

Immigration at the time of coronavirus

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

In uncertain times surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to consider immigration practices. (Courtesy photo)
Urtnasan Enkhbat says that Mongolians are undercounted in the Bay Area. (Courtesy Jaya Padmanabhan)

Mongolians in the Bay Area are optimistic about the future

Despite challenges, recent immigrants have high aspirations

Urtnasan Enkhbat says that Mongolians are undercounted in the Bay Area. (Courtesy Jaya Padmanabhan)
Simileoluwa Adebajo working at her restaurant, Eko Kitchen in San Francisco. (Courtesy/Reeddavisphotography.com)

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.

Simileoluwa Adebajo working at her restaurant, Eko Kitchen in San Francisco. (Courtesy/Reeddavisphotography.com)
The public charge rule will most affect individuals seeking to join their loved ones as lawful permanent residents in the United States. (Karl Sonnenberg/Courtesy photo)

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

The public charge rule will most affect individuals seeking to join their loved ones as lawful permanent residents in the United States. (Karl Sonnenberg/Courtesy photo)
Janet Tom has been a librarian at San Francisco Public Library for 18 years. (Jaya Padmanabhan /Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco librarian makes a living serving her community

Janet Tom began her career as a librarian in 1999

Janet Tom has been a librarian at San Francisco Public Library for 18 years. (Jaya Padmanabhan /Special to S.F. Examiner)
“Kamala Harris and Mindy Kaling Cook Masala Dosa” in a YouTube video.

Why the Mindy Kaling-Kamala Harris cooking video lacked spice

Navigating identity politics is never easy

“Kamala Harris and Mindy Kaling Cook Masala Dosa” in a YouTube video.
Debate over the mural, “Life of Washington,” hanging at George Washington High School continued for much of 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

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.

Debate over the mural, “Life of Washington,” hanging at George Washington High School continued for much of 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People have many types of reactions when encountering others who live on the streets, from critical, to fearful, curious, removed — or compassionate. (Courtesy photo)                                People have many types of reactions when encountering others who live on the streets, from critical, to fearful, curious, removed — or compassionate. (Courtesy photo)

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.

People have many types of reactions when encountering others who live on the streets, from critical, to fearful, curious, removed — or compassionate. (Courtesy photo)                                People have many types of reactions when encountering others who live on the streets, from critical, to fearful, curious, removed — or compassionate. (Courtesy photo)
With advances in modern medicine, technology, nutrition and healthy living, more and more people are enjoying their eighth and ninth decades. (Courtesy photo)

When older residents can’t make ends meet

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

With advances in modern medicine, technology, nutrition and healthy living, more and more people are enjoying their eighth and ninth decades. (Courtesy photo)