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Past articles by Allyson:

‘Never Have I Ever’ depicts an authentic Asian-American experience on TV. Finally.

‘Never Have I Ever’ is a refreshing take on growing up in an immigrant family, where cultural and religious traditions are part of everyday life. → Read More

Memories of 9/11 attacks linger for former fire department chaplain

He also recalls learning that his colleague and fellow fire chaplain, Franciscan Father Mychal Judge, was among the first known victims of the South Tower's collapse. → Read More

Grammy-winner iLe thinks a painful incident in Puerto Rican history can foster understanding

iLe's single 'Odio' and the second album she's producing focuses on looking beyond hateful divisions. → Read More

Filipino cultural schools help bridge Filipino Americans and their heritage

According to 2015 Census estimates, about 78 percent of Filipino Americans between the ages of 5 and 17 speak only English. → Read More

Latina music exec behind Maluma, CNCO has new, personal mission: breast cancer awareness

Music exec Clara Pablo has worked with stars like Ricky Martin and CNCO. On Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she talks of her campaign, "TeTocaTocarte, or "Time to touch yourself" after her cancer experience. → Read More

Most of us would fail the U.S. citizenship test, survey finds

A survey by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation found that only a third (36 percent) of Americans would pass a basic U.S. citizenship test. → Read More

Puck'er up: U.S. women's hockey star marries her former Canadian rival

Meghan Duggan and Gillian Apps, former hockey rivals, were wed in Maine over the weekend. Together, they have four Olympic gold medals and 10 world titles. → Read More

Contestants on 'The Bachelor: Vietnam' reject male suitor ... for each other

The plot twist was revealed in a trailer for a new episode of the Vietnamese version of “The Bachelor” franchise. → Read More

How a prank to improve McDonald's ad diversity turned into a marketing campaign

The two caught the attention of McDonald's — and Ellen Degeneres — after sharing images of a fake poster they hung at one of the fast-food chain’s stores. → Read More

The humiliation (and humility) of Hannah Gadsby

With her appeal to emotion, Gadsby reminds audiences to see the vulnerable, resilient human being behind the humiliated stand-up comic. → Read More

“13 Reasons Why”: Forgiveness, religion and letting go

Forgiveness is an underlying theme in the second and latest season of the controversial Netflix teen drama series, “13 Reasons Why.” → Read More

Why do Catholics make up a majority of the Supreme Court?

Why are there so many Catholics on the nation’s highest court? → Read More

Dear anxious millennials: I have the perfect prayer for you

Said with purpose and conviction, the Memorare can remind 20-somethings that we are not alone in our restlessness. → Read More

Infographic: ‘Humanae Vitae’ anniversary sees an emphasis on Natural Family Planning in the church.

Though most Catholics say they use artificial contraception, the church is finding a receptive audience for Natural Family Planning programs. → Read More

What would happen if Roe vs. Wade were overturned?

With a new solid conservative majority in SCOTUS, could there be new restrictions on abortion? → Read More

New York City leaders and clergy rally in defense of immigrants at the border

Together they prayed for God to change anti-human rights policies, and the hearts of those who enforce them. → Read More

What are ‘canonical penalties’ and how should they be handed down?

It is rare for penalties to be discussed in relation to a subject other than abortion. → Read More

Coffeehall Chinatown: Brewing Community and Rotating Roasters in the Heart of Los Angeles

Coffee, community and endless ping-pong — that’s what CoffeeHall Chinatown offers to visitors and locals. → Read More

SteelCraft: An Urban Eatery Restoring Community Over a Shared Meal

Driving down Long Beach Boulevard, on the corner of Bixby Road, one cannot miss SteelCraft. The open-air style urban eatery, built entirely of repurposed shipping containers from the nearby ports, is both colorful and inviting. → Read More

Labobatory: Raising the Boba Bar

Elton Keung is known for his original craft and alcoholic boba creations, which he made famous in his first store in downtown Los Angeles. His most recent project, Labobatory in San Gabriel, hopes to stand out among the threshold. → Read More