Majority white areas got more PPP business loan money than Latino areas, UCLA study says

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Research from our latest report with UCLA Latino Policy and Politics…
President Biden announced changes Monday to the Paycheck Protection Program aimed at helping smaller businesses owned by women and people of color to qualify for federal loans due to the economic impact that has been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Alex Wong/Getty Images

New PPP plan aims to level playing field for smallest businesses

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For two weeks starting today, the Paycheck Protection Program…
Henry Zhang in San Francisco on Feb. 16, 2021. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

How Barriers at EDD Keep Already Vulnerable Californians From Their Benefits

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In an KQED article, CNK Director Paul Ong was interviewed to…

On eve of Lunar New Year, COVID-19 pushes Chinatown businesses to the brink

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A year since the coronavirus spread globally, many small business…
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How Biden can undo the divisions Trump deepened in immigrant communities

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CNK Director Paul Ong was recently featured in a NBC News article…

Assessing Vulnerability Indicators and Race/Ethnicity

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This past week, our recent COVID report was recently featured…

UCLA provides timely research on how COVID-19 affects vulnerable communities

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A recent UCLA Newsroom press release centers the critical work…
A street vendor sold fruits and vegetables on Beach Street in Chinatown. // LANE TURNER FROM GLOBE STAFF

US Chinatowns struggling in pandemic

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CNK Director Paul Ong was recently featured as a guest on The…

Despite improved access, digital divide persists for minority, low-income students

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Our latest report, COVID-19 and the Digital Divide in Virtual…