Sunday 28th May 2017,

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New Digital Archive to Preserve Southeast Asian American History

posted by Randall

Vietnamese refugeesUMass Lowell’s Center for Asian American Studies is launching a new digital archive to document the stories of local Southeast Asian American communities since the 1970’s.

The center received a grant of $239,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities and an additional $28,000 from UMass President’s Office Creative Economy Initiatives Fund for the project.… Read more

Chinese American

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A Dying Mother and A Schizophrenic Son -Two Tragic Deaths

posted by Randall

mental healthMental health is an uncomfortable topic for many Asian Americans.

Whether it’s cultural or otherwise, it’s an issue the community needs to confront the same way it might attack racism and discrimination.

One story that sheds light on this darkness is unfortunately one of tragedy. It’s a story of a dying mother, a schizophrenic son … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

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Victims in Portland Stabbing Called Heroes. Suspect Is a Known Nazi Sympathizer

posted by Randall

Vigil for Portland hate crime victims

Two men fatally stabbed and another injured who tried to protect two teenage girls from a known White supremacist in Portland, Oregon are being hailed as heroes nationwide by Asian Americans.

According to Oregon Live the girls, described by one of their mothers as Black and a Muslim wearing a hijab, were on a commuter … Read more

Campus

May 27, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Asian Girl Videotaped by Bully while Urinating. Asian Mom Outraged

posted by Randall
Denise Lynch

Denise Lynch Lashes out at the school board

A high school athlete who confessed videotaping an Asian student with her pants down while urinating and posting it on Instagram was allowed to play in a championship game, reports the East Bay Times.

The star athlete at San Ramon Valley High School east of San … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 12, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Report Hate Crimes Here to Documenting Hate Project

posted by Louis Chan

Hate Reporting ProjectBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

AsAmNews is proud to be part of a joint effort between New America Media and Pro Publica to track the increasing number of hate crimes in the United States.

The Documenting Hate Project is an effort to confirm and verify the rise in hate incidents since the November election.… Read more

Crime

May 27, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Two Good Samaritans Killed Defending Muslim Woman from Racist Rant

posted by Randall

Portland Max Train incidentOne man is in custody and two people who stood up for Muslim women being taunted with racial slurs are dead after a stabbing rampage on a rail train in Portland, Oregon, reports Oregon Live.

Witnesses say the victims tried to intervene when a man began screaming at two women who appeared Muslim. One was … Read more

Asian Americans

May 27, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Study Questions Whether Asians Are Being Targeted in Corporate Spy Cases

posted by Louis Chan

Committee of 100 White Paper Economic Espionage
 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A new study indicates Asians in America may be the targets of unfair and increased racial prejudice in a federal government crackdown on thefts of economic trade secrets.

The study from Andrew Kim of the South Texas College of Law was published by the Committee of 100, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 26, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian Americans Gain Two Judicial Appointments

posted by Randall
Judge Amul Thapar

Judge Amul Thapar

The South Asian Bar Association is applauding the confirmation of conservative Justice Amul Thapar to the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Sixth District, reports DNA.

In California, the first Filipino American has been appointed to serve as a judge in Contra Costa County, east of San Francisco.

Thapar is the … Read more

Asian Americans

May 26, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian Americans Applaud Appeals Court Halt of Muslim Ban

posted by Randall
Protest against Trump Muslim Ban

Among the first groups protesting Donald Trump’s attacks on Muslims were members of the Jewish and Japanese American communities who saw the similarities to the orders that detained Japanese Americans
and the Nazi roundup of Jews during WWII.

A Federal Appeals Court ruling upholding a court mandated stop to President Trump’s Muslim ban is being … Read more

Chinese American

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Heritage Society Warns of Grave Robbers at Chinese Cemetery

posted by Randall

Granite Creek

Photo from Granite Creek Preservation Society


 
Someone overnight this week dug holes in and around graves likely belonging to Chinese miners in British Columbia, reports CBC News.
 
The Granite Creek Preservation Society fears the holes are the work of grave robbers going through the cemetery with metal detectors.
 
If true, this would … Read more

Asian Americans

May 26, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Senate Passes Bill to Recognize Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

posted by Jiayi Sun

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution to recognize the month of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Thursday.

Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) led the bill to celebrate the contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Sen. … Read more

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