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Trailblazing Comedian in Search of Bengali Harlem

Bengali men with their Puerto Rican and African American wives, at a New York City banquet in 1952. By Raymond Douglas Chong, AsAmNews Staff Writer (In Search of Bengali Harlem plays at CAAMFest40 Saturday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Great Star Theater in San Francisco. AsAmNews is proud to...

Trailblazing Comedian in Search of Bengali Harlem

Bengali men with their Puerto Rican and African American wives, at a New York City banquet in 1952. By Raymond Douglas Chong, AsAmNews Staff Writer Aladdin Ullah is living a Bengali American journey, as a trailblazing comedian and a rising playwright on the American cultural mosaic. His new documentary In Search...

Indian Express: Ballots in New York to Be Translated into Bengali

 For the first time, ballots in Queens will be translated into Bengali, reports the Indian Express The move comes after pressure from the South Asian community and two years after the federal government ordered the city to provide language assistance to South Asians under the Voting Rights Act of 1965. "The...

AAPIs file legal complaint against restrictive Arizona voting laws

by Akemi Tamanaha, Associate Editor An AAPI advocacy coalition has filed a legal complaint against Arizona officials who are implementing two voting laws the group says will restrict voting for people of color and other marginalized groups. Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC (Advancing Justice – AAJC) and global law firm...

AAPI-led march calls for “unity” amongst communities of color

By Jessica Xiao, AsAmNews Contributor WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Saturday, just over forty years since the murder of Vincent Chin, hundreds of people gathered on the National Mall for unity amongst communities of color against racism, in a burgeoning attempt to grapple with AAPI identity in social justice movements and...

Google Doodle honors a queer AAPI disability justice activist

Google honored Stacey Park Milbern with a Google Doodle Thursday on what would have been her 35th birthday, May 19, Milbern is considered the co-founder of the modern disability justice movement.  “I want to leave a legacy of disabled people knowing we are powerful and beautiful because of who we...

Dozens of films to be showcased at CAAMFest

The 40th edition of CAAMFest, the showcase of Asian American and Pacific Islander-themed films in San Francisco and Oakland, this year features a wide array of feature films and documentaries along with special programs spotlighting cinema from both Hong Kong and the Pacific Islands. AsAmNews is a proud media sponsor...

A resource guide to supporting the AAPI Community

By Lindsay Wang, AsAmNews & Maya Seo, AsAmNews Intern Last year, AsAmNews published what is arguably the most comprehensive guide ever to supporting the Asian American community. This year to kick off AAPI Heritage Month, we are republishing the guide with some updated new information. This includes both national resources...

2022 DC South Asian Film Festival features quality independent films from the region

A former “Good Indian Mother” regains her agency while running her own WhatsApp sari shop. A man travels across four Indian states as he compiles a dictionary of four languages- Malayalam, Kannada, Tamin, and Telugu. A persecuted Rohingya girl, and a boy from the contested Kashmir region, connect and...

South Asian Doctor Killed in Plane Crash

An Indian-origin cardiologist was killed in a California plane crash on Monday, Tribune India reports. A twin-engine Cessna C340 crashed in Santee, California near Santana High School on Monday around 12:15 p.m., NBC 7 reports. The plane was heading toward San Diego from Yuma, Arizona. Authorities confirmed that Dr. Suguta Das...

Asian American voters divided in NYC mayor’s race

By Louis Chan, AsAmNews National Correspondent An exit poll conducted of the 2021 Democratic mayoral primary in New York City shows an Asian American electorate divided by ethnic subgroup. The survey conducted by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund in multiple languages found the majority of Chinese and...

A resource guide to supporting the AAPI Community

By Lindsay Wang, AsAmNews Associate Editor Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has experienced an exponential growth in anti-AAPI hate and violence. Every week, social media feeds are flooded with news reports of assaults and attacks on the elderly, the...

Biden Wishes Indian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians a Happy New Year

President Joe Biden sent warm wishes to Indian Americans, South Asians and Southeast Asians on the eve of their New Year, Hindu Business Line reports. “(First Lady) Jill (Biden) and I send our warmest wishes to the South Asian and Southeast Asian communities who are celebrating Vaisakhi, Navratri, Songkran and the incoming...

Warnock & Ossoff Address AAPI issues before election

by Akemi Tamanaha, Associate Editor On Tuesday, Georgia voters will decide whether the Democratic or Republican party controls the Senate. The choice is between current Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue or their respective Democratic challengers Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Asian American and Pacific Islander voters...

COVID-19 could push 1 in 10 Indian Americans to poverty

A new report out says the pandemic could increase the poverty rate in the Indian American community from 6 percent to 10 percent. The American Bazaar reports the warning comes from Indiaspora, a non-profit from the Johns Hopkins’ Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Currently 4.2 million Indian Americans...

Indian American challenger expected to elected into NY state assembly

Jenifer Rajkumar, a second-generation Indian American lawyer, is expected to be elected into the New York state assembly representing Queens, News India Times reports. If she wins, Rajkumar will become the first legislator of Indian and South Asian descent in the NY state office. Rajkumar, whose parents immigrated from...

Spotify celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Titled Our Roots. Our Sound., Spotify this month launched a new campaign to empower Asian American and Pacific Islander artists and to mark AAPI Heritage Month . According to Billboard, Spotify's new campaign features playlists, podcasts, and artists from a diversity of Asian backgrounds. Playlists include Beast Meets West, which celebrates...

PBS breaking ground with Asian Americans

By Jana Monji, AsAmNews Contributor Imagine seeing your co-workers die and sending back their remains to their families and after surviving several years of hard labor, not being invited to the party. One hundred and fifty years later, descendants of this survivors were the honored guests at Promontory, Utah,...

Delta fined $50,000 for alleged discrimination against Muslims

The U.S. Department of Transportation fined Delta Air Lines $50,000 fine for two cases of discrimination against Muslim passengers on Friday. The two alleged incidents took place in 2016. The Council on American-Islamic Relations requested a federal investigation into one of them, involving a U.S. couple of Pakistani descent,...

Bangladesh Boulevard unveiled in New Jersey

The third largest city in New Jersey renamed a portion of Union Avenue Bangladesh Boulevard this weekend in a nod to its growing Bangladesh community. The Patterson Times reports an estimated 15,000 Bengalis live in Patterson, a city of 146,000. Hundreds filled the streets to mark the occasion of the street...
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