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[19 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Guo Shipeng  
William Wong, author of Yellow Journalist: Dispatches from Asian America and Images of America: Oakland’s Chinatown, was born in the Chinatown in 1941 and spent the first 20 years of his life in the neighborhood. 
Wong now lives in Piedmont, but he makes regular trips back to the Chinatown to meet friends and do shopping. Play the sound slideshow to view the photos and listen to Wong talk about his emotional attachment to the Chinatown.  Click here to visit Wong’s OAKLAND CHINATOWN HISTORY website.

Civic Life »

[19 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Amidst Prop 8 Fallout, Queer Blacks and Latinos Wonder Where They Fit | ]

By Casey Miner  — 
When Chris Norberg arrived at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza to demonstrate against Proposition 8 last Saturday, he knew what point he wanted to make.
“A lot of my friends are really pissed off at minority groups in this city right now,” he said. “They voted against us.”
Norberg, 26 and white, is a furniture builder who married his same-sex partner last June.
Standing on the grass outside City Hall, he held a banner displaying the names of high-profile gay crime victims like Matthew Shepard and Harvey Milk, both of …