Hansi Lo Wang http://wkms.org en New York's 'Night Of Birmingham Horror' Sparked A Summer Of Riots http://wkms.org/post/new-yorks-night-birmingham-horror-sparked-summer-riots It was called "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1964/07/20/violence-flares-again-in-harlem.html?_r=0" target="_blank">New York's night of Birmingham horror</a>."<p>Just over two weeks after the <a href="http://apps.npr.org/behind-the-civil-rights-act/#/annotations" target="_blank">landmark Civil Rights Act</a> was signed into law in 1964, violence erupted in the streets of New York City, lasting a total of six nights. It was the first in a series of riots that would come to define the later years of the 1960s civil rights movement. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:54:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 42216 at http://wkms.org New York's 'Night Of Birmingham Horror' Sparked A Summer Of Riots 'Without Tommy, There's No Ramones' http://wkms.org/post/rock-icon-tommy-ramone-was-ahead-his-time Punk rock music has lost one of its earliest pioneers.<p>Tommy Ramone <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/12/330893277/tommy-ramone-last-original-member-of-the-ramones-dies-at-62">died of cancer on Friday</a> at his home in Queens, N.Y. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:52:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 42041 at http://wkms.org 'Without Tommy, There's No Ramones' Language Barriers Pose Challenges For Mayan Migrant Children http://wkms.org/post/language-barriers-pose-challenges-mayan-migrant-children Among the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who have come from Central America this year are children who speak little or no Spanish. Many are from Guatemala's indigenous communities, who speak more than 20 different Mayan languages.<p>Rafael Domingo, 16, grew up in Guatemala speaking Q'anjob'al, sometimes referred to as Kanjobal. The youngest son of a single mother, he rode a bus, walked for miles and crossed a river before he was stopped at the Texas border.<p>"It was so difficult to come to this country," Domingo says through an interpreter.<p>His journey in the U.S. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 41751 at http://wkms.org Language Barriers Pose Challenges For Mayan Migrant Children The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before http://wkms.org/post/map-native-american-tribes-youve-never-seen Finding an address on a map can be taken for granted in the age of GPS and smartphones. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:44:43 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 41565 at http://wkms.org The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before 50 Years Ago, Freedom Summer Began By Training For Battle http://wkms.org/post/50-years-ago-freedom-summer-began-training-battle Idealism drove hundreds of college students to Mississippi 50 years ago.<p>In 1964, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/08/02/206813091/to-60s-civil-rights-hero-math-is-kids-formula-for-success" target="_blank">civil rights activist Bob Moses</a> led the campaign to register black voters and educate black children in that state. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:57:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 41302 at http://wkms.org 50 Years Ago, Freedom Summer Began By Training For Battle Descendants Of Chinese Laborers Reclaim Railroad's History http://wkms.org/post/descendants-chinese-laborers-reclaim-transcontinental-tracks East finally met West 145 years ago on America's first transcontinental railroad.<p>The symbolic hammering of a golden spike at Promontory Summit, Utah, completed the connection between the country's two coasts and shortened a cross-country trip of more than six months down to a week.<p>Much of the building was done by thousands of laborers brought in from China, but their faces were left out of photographs taken on that momentous day.<p>Over the years, one photograph in particular from May 10, 1869, has taken root in U.S. Sat, 10 May 2014 21:23:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 40484 at http://wkms.org Descendants Of Chinese Laborers Reclaim Railroad's History The Harlem Hellfighters: Fighting Racism In The Trenches Of WWI http://wkms.org/post/harlem-hellfighters-fighting-racism-trenches-wwi The 369th Infantry Regiment served 191 days under enemy fire in Europe. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:58:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 39625 at http://wkms.org The Harlem Hellfighters: Fighting Racism In The Trenches Of WWI Changing Demographics A Factor In Rhode Island's Gubernatorial Race http://wkms.org/post/changing-demographics-factor-rhode-islands-gubernatorial-race Parades, social clubs and awards dinners are part of the routine of political campaigns everywhere. But if you're running to be Rhode Island's next governor, then there's one more stop you just can't miss.<br /> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:36:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 39205 at http://wkms.org Changing Demographics A Factor In Rhode Island's Gubernatorial Race To Play The Part, Actors Must Talk The Talk — In Chinese http://wkms.org/post/play-part-actors-must-talk-talk-chinese The success of the Netflix series <em>House of Cards</em> lies in the details.<p>The show has consulted with <a href="http://www.boston.com/business/innovation/blogs/inside-the-hive/2014/02/21/house-cards-called-boston-hacker-gregg-housh-give-series-tech-authentic-touch/vJL9SCuowDJ7VlyE0BgC2O/blog.html" target="_blank">computer hackers</a> and <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/02/19/house-of-cards-writer-on-china-u-s-and-power/" target="_blank">political scientists</a> on storylines. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:40:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 38942 at http://wkms.org To Play The Part, Actors Must Talk The Talk — In Chinese Asian-American Contestant, 'Villain' Of 'Jeopardy,' Set To Return http://wkms.org/post/asian-american-contestant-villain-jeopardy-set-return If there are any unwritten rules to playing <em>Jeopardy!</em> Arthur Chu may have broken them all.<p>During his four-day winning streak in late January, he sometimes interrupted host Alex Trebek and cut in before the host could finish a sentence. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:53:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 38847 at http://wkms.org Asian-American Contestant, 'Villain' Of 'Jeopardy,' Set To Return