Stories by Jin Zhao

Jin Zhao is a freelance journalist, multimedia producer and photographer. Her work has appeared in the Nation and on AlterNet. Follow her on twitter @jinealogy and visit her blog thingsyoudontknowaboutchina.com. subscribe to Jin Zhao's feed

Posted on: Aug 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Only 10 percent of homeless Americans vote each year, but they can still make a difference in local elections.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

There are 55,000 homeless women vets in the U.S. and that number is only getting bigger. What are we going to do about it?

Posted on: Jun 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. is the only rich country in the world that fails to guarantee workers some form of paid sick leave.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

When a documentary about bullied children gets a stronger MPAA rating than a film about teenagers fighting to the death, you know something is wrong with our culture.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Even in the states where same-sex marriage is legal, same-sex spouses of U.S. citizens are not eligible for green cards because of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The city works hard to get chronically homeless people off the streets, but ignores those in shelters who still need permanent housing.