Anthony Advincula

Writer. Editor. Storyteller.

I'm a journalist based in New York City, with over 20 years of experience reporting domestically and internationally. I cover breaking news and enterprise reporting on immigration, race relations and local politics and government. 

My stories have appeared in various news outlets in the U.S. and abroad—including New York Daily News, Yahoo! News, The Star Ledger, The Jersey Journal, The Philippine Daily Inquirer and Public Radio International, among others—and have been translated into various languages. 

Focusing mainly on a diverse network of nearly 8,000 community, ethnic and general-market media outlets, I develop and implement media strategies and campaigns on civil rights and social justice issues that reach immigrant and people of color communities for government agencies and nonprofit organizations. 

I have been a recipient of a number of journalism awards and fellowships, including the New York Times Press Fellowship, Radio Television News Foundation and RIAS German/American Exchange Fellowship for Journalists and the USC Annenberg National Health Journalism Fellowship. 

I attended Columbia University — where I was awarded a Charles H. Revson Fellowship in 2017 and received my master’s degree in public administration, concentrating in social and urban policy — Harvard University and the University of the Philippines.

For Asian Americans, Mental Health an ‘Invisible Problem’

NEW YORK, NY — In a small reception area of the Henry Street Settlement’s Community Consultation Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a couple of young Asian women sit far apart from each other on maroon chairs lined up against the wall. One is busy browsing on her cell phone in a corner, while the other watches absentmindedly at the water leakage from the ceiling trickling into a large bucket in front of them.

Detroit Demands Foreclosure Freeze

DETROIT, MI — On the east side of the downtown area here, beggars and homeless people walk around or squat on the curbside all day. It is eerily silent. The streets are mostly deserted and small stores are closed. Block after block, rows of houses and medium-rise residential buildings are abandoned, the front doors padlocked. Families that lived in the neighborhood for years — some since they were born — are gone. Many of them might not return permanently.

Bias Hinders Diversity in Hiring for Environmental Organizations

NEW YORK, NY — Diversity at the leadership level in the environmental sector remains low despite a high proportion of well-educated and qualified people of color in the United States, according to a report released last Thursday. The problem: systemic bias in the hiring process, but also environmental organizations’ unwillingness to mandate diversity when using a search firm.
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