momo chang

journalist

Stories

WIRED

Come to Hong Kong for the Culture, Stay for the Enormous Laser Show

April 10, 2016

The American Prospect

The Next Generation

Four profiles on youth of color who are change leaders, featured in a special report on racial healing entitled “Color Blinded: Do Americans see race too much – or not enough?” April 2011

101 Changemakers

Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History

Contributed a profile on Lam Duong for the middle school text book described as providing a “peoples’ history. October 2012

Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

John Cho Reflects on His Career

A Q&A with the actor. Sept 22, 2014

Ryan Potter – Big Hero 6‘s “Hiro”

An interview with the voice behind “Hiro” from the animated Disney film. Nov 5, 2014

Author Jeff Chang Talks Culture, Politics and Documentaries

Jeff Chang talks about intersection of race, culture, and social change in the U.S. Nov 19, 2014

ColorLines

Spotlight: Favianna Rodriguez — Political Posters for the Masses

“Favianna Rodriguez, 30, is constantly thinking of new ways to get political messages across through art. Her newest project, the bilingual book Reproduce & Revolt/Reproduce y Rebélate, does just that…” Nov–Dec 2008

Where’s the Color in the Antiwar Movement?

“The occupation in Iraq is going on its sixth year and so are the antiwar demonstrations. While people of color can be seen at the demonstrations, it remains largely a white movement…” Nov–Dec 2008

Listening Up

“On a sunny spring day, Abdull Dominguez, aka ‘Panama,’ sits inside a black box recording studio at BUMP Records in Oakland, California…” Jul–Aug 2006

Under the Varnish

Vietnamese nail salon workers face the highest exposure to dangerous chemicals — but who’s responsible for their safety? Winter 2005–2006

East Bay Express

Saving School Lunches

An Oakland school lunch redistribution program keeps food out of the landfill and feeds working class families, one milk carton at a time. December 2013

Lost in Translation

Limited English speakers currently have few options when attempting to enroll in Covered California – the state’s version of Obamacare. November 2013

Richard Aoki: Informant Turned Radical?

Documents, interviews, and public statements raise questions as to whether the ex-Black Panther pulled back from the FBI when he became a militant activist. December 2012 cover story

Still Seeking Refuge

The East Bay’s new Burmese immigrants left their homes in Thai refugee camps only to find themselves in an even tougher spot – inner-city Oakland amidst a punishing recession that threatens the assistance they depend upon. February 2010 cover story

Urban Temple

An ethnic minority comes together to celebrate the first Iu Mien temple in America. Oct 2008

Edutopia.org

Blogging in Place: Writing That Explores New Neighborhoods

Multimedia projects link students with communities near and far. Jan 2009

Film Producer and Writer

Breathin': The Eddy Zheng Story (Writer)

The documentary explores the challenges and transformation of Eddy Zheng, a formerly incarcerated Chinese American man who is making strides toward curbing violence in diverse communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. In production

Enforcing the Silence (Co-Producer)

The film explores silence and loss in the tragic story of a young community worker who may have been murdered for expressing his political beliefs. Premiered April 30, 2011 at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Fusion

Coming of Age in South Carolina as an Asian America

I was very aware of racial difference and recognized segregation at an early age. I went to Orangeburg Preparatory School, a K-12, mostly-white, private school, while the majority of the working class African-American population went to public schools.

Hyphen

Food Behind Bars

How Creative Cooking Gives API Prisoners a Taste of Home December 21, 2016

Dreams Deferred

Undocumented Asian student confront a lack of visibility within the larger immigration movement—and often silence within their families and communities. Spring 2012 feature story with multimedia by R.J. Lozada and Catherine Traywick.

Motherhood Rooted

Asian and Pacific Islander moms in the US embrace ancient post-birth traditions. Received the Asian American Journalists Association National Award in the AAPI Online category. Spring 2011 feature story

Mani-Pedis Go Green

Health problems linked to nail salons – many of which employ Asian Americans – foster a movement toward eco-friendly shops. Summer 2009 feature story

Demons in the Dance

Imagine a bunch of sweaty, noisy teenaged boys violently dancing in your garage. This is the story of some youths’ Rize to fame. Summer 2006

Hyphenmagazine.com

The ABCs of Hmong

A look at the only Hmong immersion program on the West Coast at Susan B. Anthony Elementary School in Sacramento, CA. Includes a story and multimedia by R.J. Lozada and Andria Lo. In collaboration with New America Media. December 2012 feature story

Motherhood Rooted: The Video

A collaboration between Center for Asian American Media producer R.J. Lozada and myself, on Asian American moms who embrace ancient postpartum traditions. May 2011

KQED

Alice Waters Reflects on Friendship with Cecilia Chiang

May 8, 2015

Making Contact Radio

The Toxic Truth About Nail Salons

Nail salon workers and advocates are pushing hard to change public policy around exposure to toxic chemicals.  But there’s also a movement coming from businesses themselves to make the salons greener and safer for workers and consumers. Received the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter award for Investigative Radio and the Asian American Journalists Association National Award in the category of AAPI issues, Radio. January 2011

National Nurse Magazine

Substandard Care

Despite being valued and essential members of the American RN workforce, Filipino nurses must still often challenge and overcome bias and discrimination. October 2011

New America Media

In Oakland Classrooms, Students ‘Learn to Work’

“On a Thursday afternoon, Da’Vahn Frazier greets customers at a downtown Berkeley restaurant. Frazier may pass as wait staff at Café Platano, a family-owned Salvadoran eatery, but he’s not — the high school senior is an intern and is being graded on his work.” May 6, 2013

Oakland Tribune

Inside “Chad,” California’s most notorious youth prison

“A couple of miles off Interstate 5 down a dusty road, past Stockton’s airport, a Staples warehouse and a small orange grove is one of California’s most notorious youth prisons. ” Oct 1, 2005

Oakland activist keeps spirit of revolution strong

“Yuri Kochiyama embodies the spirit of activism that one might find in an ebullient college student, but this long-time activist for social justice turns 87 today.” May 19, 2008

Alameda cops fail to justify ‘Witch Hunt,’ critics claim

“Mey Saechao remembers hearing about 15-year-old Ichinkhorloo “Iko” Bayarsaikhan in the news. Iko, who emigrated from Mongolia about three years ago, died from a single bullet wound during a botched robbery Halloween night in an Alameda park.” Dec 22, 2007

Locked Up Potential

“Jacquinn Scales has done hard time behind bars since he was 16, often spending 23 hours a day in a small jail cell in Stockton. Now he’s out and thriving, working two jobs, going to college with big plans to be a psychiatrist and help troubled youths like he once was.” Jan 29, 2006

San Francisco Bay Guardian

Invisible Minority

A new study shows Pacific Islanders experience high dropout, arrest, and depression rates. Apr 2006

Underground Chinatown

The Bayview’s cheap rents and factory jobs have made it a hub for Chinese immigrants. Oct 2005

Poster Child

Artist Favianna Rodriguez makes history with her politically conscious graphics company. Sept–Oct 2005

Proof in the Polish

Are you slathering on a pearly carcinogen or bathing in lavender-scented toxins? May 2005

Money for nothing

Eddy Zheng got a 7-years-to-life prison sentence, served 19 years, and now faces deportation — a case study in our wasteful approach to punishing immigrants. Apr 2005