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NextDayBetter NextDayBetter is a new type of media company that exists to rebrand migration. We tell untold stories of migrant communities and provide technology-enabled pathways for them to take collective action.

NextDayBetter is a storytelling platform for diaspora communities. We celebrate multicultural creatives from around the world and call them to action. The world faces an infinite amount of challenges and it will take diverse voices from multicultural communities to invent solutions. We believe that diverse voices belong on decision-making tables. We believe that they are hubs for world-changing ideas and social innovation. We believe that they have immense potential to push humanity forward.

The global nursing shortage fueled the migration of Filipinos around the world. Filipino nurses are saving lives at the ...
05/01/2020
The Fragility of the Global Nurse Supply Chain

The global nursing shortage fueled the migration of Filipinos around the world. Filipino nurses are saving lives at the risk of their own. Many who died were even at the brink of retirement. Please join us in honoring Filipino nurses.

The pandemic has exposed how richer countries, including the United States, rely on health-care workers from poorer ones, such as the Philippines.

05/01/2020
Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in the United States Military History

[WATCH] Immigrants have built this country through military service. From Filipino Americans to Vietnamese Refugees, Asian Americans have served in the US military since the founding of America. But where are we in the pages of our history?

For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, watch this award-winning story produced by NextDayBetter for AARP AAPI Community about the sacrifice, courage, and service of Asian Americans. Narrated by Ravi Chaudhary.

#AAPIHeritageMonth #AAPIHM

Did you know that Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders have served in the United States military since the birth of our nation? We honor their service, sacrif...

05/01/2020

NextDayBetter is looking to highlight Filipino nurses who are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in every corner of the world.

We're committed to ensuring that their untold stories of heroism and sacrifice are amplified. If you know a nurse in Africa, South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Europe - please tag them for a special storytelling project. Tag them here! Email us at [email protected]

“I hope the pandemic will finally put pressure on the government to improve work conditions of our health care workers,”...
04/29/2020
Supplier of World’s Nurses Struggles to Fight Virus at Home

“I hope the pandemic will finally put pressure on the government to improve work conditions of our health care workers,” Paquiz said. “Our front liners are the new national heroes.”

#immigrants #heroes #nurses #filipino #filipina

The Philippines is known for training nurses and exporting them to all corners of the world, but now the nation finds itself shorthanded just as its number of coronavirus infections and deaths skyrocket.

"Even without a pandemic, uprooted people - those living as refugees, migrants or internally displaced due to conflict, ...
04/26/2020
Time is running out to protect refugees from a coronavirus crisis

"Even without a pandemic, uprooted people - those living as refugees, migrants or internally displaced due to conflict, natural disaster or extreme poverty - face immense barriers to accessing healthcare and preventive services like proper handwashing and sanitation facilities."

#relief #refugee #healthcare #sanitation

COVID-19 could prove devastating for internally displaced children. The international community must step up to help.

How might migrants receive free coronavirus testing, checks from the government, and unemployment assistance?https://www...
04/25/2020
Some Tax-Paying Immigrants Won’t Get Coronavirus Stimulus Payments

How might migrants receive free coronavirus testing, checks from the government, and unemployment assistance?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/some-tax-paying-immigrants-wont-get-coronavirus-stimulus-payments-11585574259

#taxes #relief #immigrant #immigrants

Many Americans can expect some financial help from the government as part of the economic relief package in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It is a little more complicated for one group of taxpayers: immigrants.

"It is an open secret that the vast majority of people who harvest America’s food are undocumented immigrants, mainly fr...
04/24/2020
Farmworkers, Mostly Undocumented, Become ‘Essential’ During Pandemic

"It is an open secret that the vast majority of people who harvest America’s food are undocumented immigrants, mainly from Mexico, many of them decades-long residents of the United States."

#migrants #labor

Immigrant field workers have been told to keep working despite stay-at-home directives, and given letters attesting to their “critical” role in feeding the country.

“It’s a reminder and it’s a provocation of this old trope that Asian Americans are not American—that we’re so different....
04/23/2020
Gene Wu on Coronavirus and the Rise in Attacks Against Asian Americans

“It’s a reminder and it’s a provocation of this old trope that Asian Americans are not American—that we’re so different. And that is especially stinging at this time," says Texas state representative Gene Wu.

#AAPI #discrimination

State Representative Gene Wu on how comments from Trump, Cruz, and Cornyn inflame deep-seated prejudices against Asian Americans, further alienating them.

There are many ways to uplift Asian Americans and migrants, from supporting small businesses and aiding people with limi...
04/23/2020
How to help struggling Asian American communities amid coronavirus pandemic

There are many ways to uplift Asian Americans and migrants, from supporting small businesses and aiding people with limited English proficiency.

#AAPI #discrimination #ESL

Asian American businesses saw drops in customers as high as 80 percent long before the U.S. isolation rules, as stigma surrounding the virus kept customers out of local Chinatowns.

Immigrant rights groups angrily dispute the claim that immigration is bad for American workers, pointing to research tha...
04/22/2020
Trump Plans to Suspend Immigration to U.S.

Immigrant rights groups angrily dispute the claim that immigration is bad for American workers, pointing to research that shows there is little connection between immigration and wages, and stressing the benefits of America’s immigrant culture.

#immigration #immigrants

The president portrayed the measure, his most wide-ranging attempt yet to seal off the country from the world, as a bid to save Americans’ jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A huge loving shoutout to Kumu, NextDayBetter Advisor, Roland Ros and Rexy Josh Dorado for successfully raising $5M in s...
04/21/2020
Filipino live streaming app Kumu raises $5 million Series A led by Openspace Ventures – TechCrunch

A huge loving shoutout to Kumu, NextDayBetter Advisor, Roland Ros and Rexy Josh Dorado for successfully raising $5M in series A funding. Rising tides lift all boats. #DiasporaEntrepreneurs

Kumu Holdings, a live streaming startup based in the Philippines, announced today it has raised about $5 million in Series A funding, earmarked for new features and growing its operations. The round was led by Openspace Ventures, an early investor in Go-Jek, with participation from Kickstart Ventur....

04/19/2020
This Puerto Rican Battles Gentrification in NYC | #WhyWeCount

WATCH this NextDayBetter x The Lower Eastside Girls Club story on how we can fight #gentrification by making sure communities of colors are counted in the US Census: youtu.be/zql8zX4DtlU

Take 5 min to complete the census today! my2020census.gov

#Census2020 #WhyWeCount #CountUsIn #PuertoRicans #Latinx

Valerie Galindo’s neighborhood is much better than it was when she was growing up. She is now the director of the local culinary program for girls, one of th...

Read a day-by-day account of an Asian American's experience during the ongoing pandemic.#AAPI #discrimination #asianamer...
04/18/2020
Confronting Anti-Asian Discrimination During the Coronavirus Crisis

Read a day-by-day account of an Asian American's experience during the ongoing pandemic.

#AAPI #discrimination #asianamerican #covid #whatitslike

As the coronavirus outbreak sweeps through New York City, a Korean-American observes a rising tide of anti-Asian sentiment.

"I am a 14-year-old high school student and all I can say is that society is so naive. They don’t look at the whole stor...
04/17/2020
Life as an Asian American teenager during coronavirus | COMMENTARY

"I am a 14-year-old high school student and all I can say is that society is so naive. They don’t look at the whole story."

#AAPI #opinion #teenager #asianamerican

This coronavirus has caused fear in families all over the world. Yet people are characterizing it as an Asian disease and using xenophobic terms to do so. One Asian American teenagers experience.

“Epidemics don’t discriminate,” Louise McCarthy, told Vox. “They don’t discriminate based on your documentation status, ...
04/17/2020
Low-income immigrants are afraid to seek health care amid the Covid-19 pandemic

“Epidemics don’t discriminate,” Louise McCarthy, told Vox. “They don’t discriminate based on your documentation status, based on your income, or anything — and health care shouldn’t discriminate, either.”

#immigrant #healthcare #covid #coronavirus

Visiting doctors and stockpiling food aren’t measures everyone can afford to take.

The question lingers for many migrants across America.#immigrants #healthcare #undocumented #crisis #covid
04/16/2020
What Happens If Undocumented Immigrants Get Infected With Coronavirus?

The question lingers for many migrants across America.

#immigrants #healthcare #undocumented #crisis #covid

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with community organizer Glo Choi of the HANA Center in Chicago about undocumented workers who won't receive protection under the coronavirus relief package.

The LifeLong East Oakland Health Center takes new precautions to protect the black communities that it serves. #black #h...
04/16/2020
For Urban Poor, the Coronavirus Complicates Existing Health Risks

The LifeLong East Oakland Health Center takes new precautions to protect the black communities that it serves.

#black #healthcare #california #covid #coronavirus

An outbreak could devastate low-income black and Latino communities that, even in the best of times, face serious medical challenges.

This MMA fighter has transferred from the arena to the hospital ward, joining the frontliners against COVID-19. Phillipe...
04/15/2020
Fil-Am MMA fighter Phillipe Nover helps virus battle as New York nurse

This MMA fighter has transferred from the arena to the hospital ward, joining the frontliners against COVID-19. Phillipe Nover

#frontliners #firstresponders #thankyou #filipino #healthcare

'I honestly don't mind being on the frontline… my job is to treat and help people,' says Fil-Am nurse and former UFC fighter Phillipe Nover

04/15/2020

[Casting] Do you know any retired Asian American healthcare professionals who returned to service and joined the frontlines to fight the coronavirus pandemic? If so, please let us know.

We would love to tell stories and feature their heroism, courage, and impact as part of an AARP national campaign to celebrate and say thank you to these heroes. Nominate someone and email us at curious [at] nextdaybetter.com

"Now our business has dropped 80 to 90%," says Natividad Dominguez of Pano's Bakery in Laredo, Texas. "People would come...
04/15/2020
Life On The U.S.-Mexico Frontier Dramatically Altered By Partial Border Shutdown

"Now our business has dropped 80 to 90%," says Natividad Dominguez of Pano's Bakery in Laredo, Texas. "People would come across the bridge and pick up a donut. But no more. It's affecting us a lot."

#covid #coronavirus #borders #usmexico

The coronavirus outbreak led President Trump to close U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico last week. At the southern border, the closure is affecting life on both the U.S. and Mexico sides.

Beautiful brown babies and undocumented loved ones - if they are staying in your home, they should be counted in the U.S...
04/14/2020

Beautiful brown babies and undocumented loved ones - if they are staying in your home, they should be counted in the U.S. Census.

Have you filled out the census yet? Com'n - do it for the community 👉 https://my2020census.gov/

#EveryFilipinoCounts #CensusCounts #AAPI2020 #CountMeIn #WhyWeCount

The coronavirus affects immigrants, refugees, and undocumented people. The solution to the coronavirus isn't just a vacc...
04/14/2020
We’re not going back to normal

The coronavirus affects immigrants, refugees, and undocumented people. The solution to the coronavirus isn't just a vaccine, but fixing social inequities.

#covid19 #covid #change #newnormal

To stop coronavirus we will need to radically change almost everything we do: how we work, exercise, socialize, shop, manage our health, educate our kids, take care of family members. We all want things to go back to normal quickly. But what most of us have probably not yet realized—yet will soon....

“Using dangerous rhetoric to incite racism isn’t what is needed right now,” tweeted Henry Golding, of Crazy Rich Asians....
04/11/2020
Hollywood slams coronavirus-related racism toward Asian Americans: 'Call it out'

“Using dangerous rhetoric to incite racism isn’t what is needed right now,” tweeted Henry Golding, of Crazy Rich Asians. “The virus ... is unbiased to all. Stand up for each other in these dark times, it’s the only way we are going to make it out on the other end.”

#empathy #standup #coronavirus #covid

Daniel Dae Kim, Lana Condor, Henry Golding, Celeste Ng and other celebrities are denouncing racism toward Asian Americans fueled by the coronavirus outbreak.

“We’re here to serve patients regardless of what their paperwork says. I’m hoping that’s how our patients continue to se...
04/10/2020
‘We’re Petrified’: Immigrants Afraid to Seek Medical Care for Coronavirus

“We’re here to serve patients regardless of what their paperwork says. I’m hoping that’s how our patients continue to see us."

The People's Community Clinic in Austin serves communities of color and immigrants around them.

#healthcare #coronavirus #covid #immigrants #medicalcare

Trump administration policies that discourage immigrants from coming forward could hamper efforts to contain the epidemic.

Being counted can save lives during a pandemic. Latinos are turning to the internet to encourage others to participate i...
04/09/2020
Coronavirus is newest threat to Latinos' census response, as groups pivot on outreach

Being counted can save lives during a pandemic. Latinos are turning to the internet to encourage others to participate in the census online or by phone.

#WhyWeCount #Census2020 #covid #coronavirus #latinx

In Texas, Latino-heavy neighborhoods are scrambling to ensure an accurate count as the pandemic prevents previously planned community outreach efforts.

Widespread healthcare, food for the homeless, and immigrant rights. How is Portugal responding to the ongoing pandemic?#...
04/09/2020
Coronavirus: Portugal grants temporary citizenship rights to migrants

Widespread healthcare, food for the homeless, and immigrant rights. How is Portugal responding to the ongoing pandemic?

#covid #coronavirus #citizenship

Portugal has taken the step to grant the right to social security and health care for all migrants who have applied for citizenship, to ensure nobody is left behind in the fight against coronavirus

04/07/2020

Are you an Asian American on the front lines of the #COVID19 Pandemic as doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers?

NextDayBetter is looking to celebrate you and your story. Tag them below or submit your interest at [email protected]. We will explore how to capture and tell your story.

04/06/2020

ATTN: Asian Americans.

NextDayBetter is privileged to partner with AARP AAPI Community to create videos, stories, and content that will address the unique needs of Asian Americans as we cope, endure, heal, and recover from this pandemic. What would you like us to cover? Tell us because we are creating this for you.

Our first video and content area will focus on MENTAL HEALTH. What are the unique mental health needs of the Asian American community across generations that we need to address? Who are some experts and voices that we should feature?

Tabo or toilet paper? Regardless, don't ya think it's time to fill out the census? https://my2020census.gov/ #EveryFilip...
04/05/2020

Tabo or toilet paper?

Regardless, don't ya think it's time to fill out the census? https://my2020census.gov/

#EveryFilipinoCounts #WhyWeCount #KabilangKa

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NextDayBetter is a publishing platform that exist to rebrand migration. We tell untold stories of migrant communities and provide technology enabled pathways for them to take collective action.

NextDayBetter Studios is our agency and storytelling innovation arm. We partner with mission aligned brands to design and launch diaspora storytelling campaigns that engage multicultural diaspora communities to create social impact.

Why? The world faces an infinite amount of challenges and it will take diverse voices from multicultural migrant communities to invent solutions. We believe that diverse voices belong on decision-making tables. Through inclusive storytelling, we believe we can unlock the superpowers of migrant communities to push humanity forward.

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