ACCRA, Ghana — It had been 12 years since Rita Sarpong went home to Ghana. She’d missed siblings’ weddings, the births of nieces and nephews, even the death of her father, sacrificing time with her own family so that she could help frail, aging Americans stay at home with theirs.Almost up to the moment she boarded the plane, Sarpong was working nearly around the clock. A home health aide, she cared for a 90-year-old retired insurance agent with severe arthritis by day. Then at night, she drove from Newton to Wrentham to look after a woman in her 80s who was prone to falling. Related Links Stranger in the house That made for 104 hours a week of work that was equal parts tedious, stressful, exhausting, and essential. After she reached Logan Airport, dragging three suitcases loaded with gifts for her family — mainly used clothes from her closet — Sarpong collapsed in her seat. For the next nine hours, as food carts rolled by carrying lunch, dinner, … [Read more...] about PIPELINE FROM AFRICA: Recent immigrants do much of the low-paying, back-breaking work of caring for frail Americans at home. Back home, they’re seen as success stories.
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By Krista Torralva Updated 6:28 pm CDT, Monday, September 10, 2018 The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington, organized a traveling exhibit of art paying tribute to Native American veterans, which will be displayed at Texas A&M University-San Antonio starting Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) less The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington, organized a traveling exhibit of art paying tribute to Native American veterans, which will be displayed at Texas A&M University-San ... more Photo: J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE /AP A guide to San Antonio art galleries A guide to San Antonio art galleries Photo: Courtesy Photo Visiting an art gallery can be fun and exciting depending on your interests. Here's a simple guide for anyone interested in spending a day strolling through some of San … [Read more...] about A&M-San Antonio hosts art exhibit honoring Native American veterans
American college-graduates are urging the House Committee on Rules to block GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder’s “country caps” appropriations legislation, saying it will widen discrimination against Americans and expand the outsourcing of U.S. college-grad jobs to Indian visa-workers. “Today we have [workplaces] all across the country that are virtually 100 percent Indian,” said Robert Heath, a software professional who now runs the H1BFacts.com website. Yoder’s amendment “would be worse — it would be ethnic cleansing of U.S. workers from the [science and technology] professions.”“We’re all scared because if H.R. 392 passes, if they get green cards, the discrimination will become rampant,” said Stephen Pushor, a retired programmer in Virginia. The anti-American bias is already widespread in the software sector, and it sidelines many younger and middle-aged American professionals, he said. Yoder’s country cap … [Read more...] about Yoder’s Green-Card Giveaway Will Expand Bias Against U.S. College-Grads, Say American Professionals
It's primary day in Pennsylvania and polls are open until 8 p.m.Voters will find a number of races that are wide open – especially in congressional districts that look much different.That's because they were redrawn by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court earlier this year to eliminate the heavily gerrymandered map approved by state legislators in 2012 and challenged in court last year.Moreover, a number of congressional incumbents in the Philadelphia area have bowed out, including Democrat Bob Brady, the subject of an FBI corruption trial who is not seeking election, and Republican Ryan Costello, who retired ahead of a re-election battle in his new, more equitably drawn district.RELATED STORY: Pennsylvania Supreme Court unveils new congressional map(The seat of Republican Patrick Meehan, who resigned under the cloud of a sexual-harassment scandal, will be filled in a November 6 special election to coincide with the general election.)The vacancies have spurred crowded fields … [Read more...] about 2018 Pennsylvania primary: There’s a lot you need to know
Christina Valtierra isn’t just serving food with her new catering service. She is delivering, with every appetizer and entree, a healthy dose of awareness of Native American culture. Valtierra’s catering company is one of many that are bringing Native foods — and culture — into Minnesota homes and businesses. In addition, a Native restaurant operates in Minneapolis, and another one is planned. The Indian entrepreneurs are using food as a kind of tool — to promote the values of Native American culture and improve people’s health. “My passion is to see Native Americans as healthy as they can be, spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically,” said Valtierra, owner of a catering company called Native Food Perspectives. The approach may be new, but the cuisine is very, very old. The entrepreneurs aim to replicate the diet of their ancestors, who for thousands of years survived on food they found around them. And in modern times, … [Read more...] about Native American chefs and caterers revive age-old healthful foods