Hansi Lo Wang http://wxpr.org en At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change http://wxpr.org/post/washingtons-training-camp-fans-are-split-name-change Washington, D.C.'s football team has opened its training camp in Richmond, Va., just weeks after <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/18/323351064/redskins-cancelled-tradmarks-spell-a-symbolic-victory-for-critics" target="_blank">trademark registrations for its name were revoked</a>.<p>In June, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the Redskins' name is "disparaging" to Native Americans. And earlier this month, U.S. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 21647 at http://wxpr.org At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change New York's 'Night Of Birmingham Horror' Sparked A Summer Of Riots http://wxpr.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 21318 at http://wxpr.org New York's 'Night Of Birmingham Horror' Sparked A Summer Of Riots 'Without Tommy, There's No Ramones' http://wxpr.org/post/without-tommy-theres-no-ramones 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 15:04:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 21030 at http://wxpr.org 'Without Tommy, There's No Ramones' Language Barriers Pose Challenges For Mayan Migrant Children http://wxpr.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 20518 at http://wxpr.org Language Barriers Pose Challenges For Mayan Migrant Children Wave Of Guatemalan Migrant Children Presents Unique Challenges http://wxpr.org/post/wave-guatemalan-migrant-children-presents-unique-challenges President Obama issued a warning this week to any parents in Mexico and Central America considering allowing their children to cross the U.S. border alone.<p>"Do not send your children to the borders," <a href="https://gma.yahoo.com/obama-warns-central-americans-not-send-children-borders-020057500--abc-news-topstories.html" target="_blank">he told ABC News</a>. "If they do make it, they'll get sent back. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 20350 at http://wxpr.org Wave Of Guatemalan Migrant Children Presents Unique Challenges The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before http://wxpr.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. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:03:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 20180 at http://wxpr.org The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before Ruling On Redskins' Trademarks Carries Symbolic Weight http://wxpr.org/post/redskins-cancelled-tradmarks-spell-symbolic-victory-critics Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six trademark registrations held by the Washington Redskins. Today's ruling determined the football teams trademark name is disparaging to Native Americans and unfit for federal registration. But as Hansi Lo Wang of NPR's Code Switch team reports, the team still owns the Redskins name and can continue to use it.<p>HANSI LO WANG, BYLINE: Let's be clear. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:32:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 19909 at http://wxpr.org 50 Years Ago, Freedom Summer Began By Training For Battle http://wxpr.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 19735 at http://wxpr.org 50 Years Ago, Freedom Summer Began By Training For Battle An Opera Remembers The Tragedy Of An Asian-American Soldier http://wxpr.org/post/opera-remembers-tragedy-asian-american-soldier About two years ago, playwright David Henry Hwang turned down an offer to write a play about the brief life and suicide of Army Pvt. Danny Chen.<p>But an opera? He couldn't refuse.<p>"This is a story with big emotions, big primary colors in a way, and big plot events," says Hwang, who wrote the libretto for <em>An American Soldier</em>, a new hourlong opera commissioned by Washington National Opera.<p>Set to premiere on Friday at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the production is based on news accounts of Chen's life and the investigation into his death. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 19690 at http://wxpr.org An Opera Remembers The Tragedy Of An Asian-American Soldier Civil Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama Dies At 93 http://wxpr.org/post/civil-rights-activist-yuri-kochiyama-dies-93 Prominent activist Yuri Kochiyama has died of natural causes at 93. The civil rights champion successfully fought for reparations to be paid to Japanese-Americans interned during World War II. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:36:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 19182 at http://wxpr.org