TRENTON (Diya TV) — New Jersey Congresswoman Mikie Sherill joined several Hindu organizations and volunteers for the Sewa Diwali food drive. Organizers say their work is more important this year with inflation increasing prices at grocery stores and food banks in need of contributions as the holiday season approaches.  Sewa means selfless service, and Diwali is commonly known as the festival of lights. This initiative began in New Jersey in 2018, and in just three years has now expanded to 31 states.

The founding president of the AAPI Victory Fund, Varun Nikore, will be leaving his post to transition full-time to the AAPI Victory Alliance to focus on its national- and state-based AAPI political advocacy campaigns and to build the first-ever AAPI think tank. 

Three white men were convicted of murder in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery as the Black man ran through their Georgia neighborhood. The jury rejected a self-defense claim in a trial that highlighted America’s divisive issues of race and guns.