‘In the U.S., I Made My Own Family’ – An Interview with My Great Aunt

The rock of my family is my great aunt, Rahesa Bagaum. I refer to her as Bari Auntie, which translates into “Great Aunt” in Urdu. Auntie Bagaum is from Pakistan. Although she doesn’t know her exact birthday, she believes she is somewhere from 40 to 50 years old. She speaks Rangri, and identifies as a Rajpoot. She and her children moved to the United States 15 years ago to join her husband.


Lo Que el Desalojo le Hace a La Familia

Cuando mi mamá me dijo que había recibido una notificación de desalojo, yo estaba triste. No porque iba a perder la casa donde vivía, sino porque mi madre soltera, embarazada tendría que trabajar aún más de lo que ya lo hacía.


Hidden Poor Highest Among Elder Black and Latino Households

News Report, Viji Sundaram | New America Media

Nearly one in five adults over age 65 in California, that is, around 772,000 elders, endure financial hardship, unable to afford basic needs, but often ineligible for government assistance, according to a new study out this week by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.