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Contractor sued for allegedly firing someone for speaking Hindi

A defense contractor in Alabama fired a longtime engineer after a White co-worker heard him speaking Hindi, a lawsuit alleges. 78-year-old Anil Varshney sued Huntsville missile contractor Parsons Corporation for discrimination a year after being dismissed from his job, reports Al.com. According to the Times of India, the conversation took place...

TV Host Tomi Lahren Tricked into Insulting Trump in Hindi

An Indian American comedy writer tricked conservative television host Tomi Lahren into insulting Trump in Hindi, BBC reports. Ali-Asghar Abedi paid for a message from Tomi Lahren through Cameo, an app that allows you to get personalized messages from celebrities. In the video, Lahren thanks her fans in India...

“Chindian” Relationships Show That There Is More To Mixed Relationships Than Just Asian And White

By Erin Chew By Erin Chew Asian social media platforms buzz when the topic of "mixed relationships"/"interracial relationships" is discussed, and it usually revolves around the themes of racial and gender dynamics between Asians and Whites. What these discussions ignore and omit is that interracial relationships are more than just the...

Interest in Chinese, Korean and Hindi Growing

The number of students enrolled in Chinese language programs in grades k-12 has doubled in six years from 2009 to 2015, reports New China, a service of the Xinhua News Agency. A survey from the National K-12 Foreign Language Enrollment Survey found Chinese is the fourth most taught foreign language...

IBN: Sacramento Kings launch Hindi version of team’s website. @SacramentoKings

IBN is reporting the Sacramento Kings have launched a Hindi version of the team's website. It's a bid to crack the huge market in India by the team's owner, Indian American Vivek Ranadive. Last year Comcast Sportsnet Houston unveiled a Chinese version of its website to tap into the huge interest...

Several South Asian artists invited to join Academy of Motion Picture

Among the 487 distinguished artists and executives recently invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the list featured a plethora of South Asian talent joining Hollywood's ranks. This list includes Indian directors S.S. Rajamouli (RRR, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion) and Rima Das (Village Rockstars, Bulbul...

Why Arizona State is offering a course about Bollywood

Courses about Bollywood and dances of India will be among the new course offerings at Arizona State University designed to help bridge cultures. The classes are part of the Asian Pacific American Studies program founded more than 25 years ago to promote understanding of other cultures including those of...

Asian Resource Hub is the latest effort to fight anti-Asian hate

By Fan Chen The new Asian Resource Hub aims to understand and illustrate anti-Asian hate through data and become an accessible national directory for those in need. Released on Thursday, the website visualizes data about discrimination and hate crimes. It also maps and lists local resources for people to take action...

What are the 5 Asian languages most Americans want to learn?

Japanese tops the list of the Asian languages most Americans want to learn, according to a new study from LTL Language School, reports the Good Men Project. The study is based on 900 combinations of 24 key word searches from 42 East and South Asian languages. The school connects...

CA vs Hate highlights new tools amid still-growing reports of hate

The California Civil Rights Department (CRD) on Thursday highlighted new informational materials to combat hate and connect Californians to support – in an expanded array of languages – amid still-growing reports of hate activity over the past three months. California vs Hate, the state’s anti-hate hotline and resource network, “provides...

Democrats invest $35M in targeting voters of color

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) recently announced it is investing $35 million into Latino, Black, Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian voters. According to NBC News, the DCCC is calling the project "P.O.W.E.R. the People" (with Power standing for persuade, organize, welcome, educate and reach). The large sum...

Four ‘Asian’ languages make Duolingo Top 10 for 2023

Four languages commonly spoken in Asia have made Duolingo's Top 10 list of the most popular languages studied in 2023. The company posted a list on social media. Japanese and Korean were the 5th and 6th most studies languages on the app respectively. Hindi came in at 8th and...

Dec. 15 deadline to enroll in $10 U.S. marketplace healthcare

By Jia H. Jung, California Local News Fellow When Jocelyn "Josie" Howard visited South Dakota from Hawai'i, she stopped at a Walmart in the tiny city of Huron and immediately saw people of Micronesian heritage like herself. They turned out to be her nephew and his wife. When their phone...

The ‘Stars International Film Festival’ celebrates diversity in film

by Erin Chew The Inaugural Stars International Film Festival rolled out its red carpet on November 12, 2023, in Los Angeles (LA). The festival opened with Bhutan’s entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards - Monk and the Gun. This marked the first among a showcase of films that...

Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest celebrates progress for AANHPI creatives in film

By Jia H. Jung, California Local News Fellow Numerous AANHPI relevant film festivals have been born in North America in past years, and this weekend is proof. The 21st annual 3rd i San Francisco International Film Festival, 15th Boston Asian American Film Festival, and 12th International Film Festival of South...

SABU – The First South Asian Star in Hollywood

By Raymond Douglas Chong, AsAmNews Contributor When he was just a young boy, Sabu Dastagir, referred to by most people as just "Sabu," became the first South Asian star in Hollywood. Sabu graced Hollywood from 1937 to 1963. He sensationally debuted in the Elephant Boy in 1937 as a child star. Three years...

Why does the Hindu right want to rename India Bharat?

The long-running debate about India's name launched back into prominence on September 5th when English-language invitations for a G20 dinner sent out by India President Droupadi Murmu used the title 'President of Bharat' instead of 'President of India.' Bharat is the name used for the country in many Indian languages,...

What does it mean to be Asian American?

By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola What does it mean to be Asian American? Over 7,000 interviews with AAPI adults conducted by the Pew Research Center tried to answer this question. The survey from the Center provided a deep dive into the AAPI perspective on the American dream, political leanings and identity. The researchers conducted the...

2023 resource guide for services to the AAPI Community

By Lindsay Wang, AsAmNews, Maya Seo & AsAmNews Staff and Volunteers (AsAmNews updated this guide originally published May 1, 2022 on April 30, 2023) In 2021, 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...

Meet Sima-the star of Netflix’ Indian Matchmaking

By Shree Baphna Sima Taparia from Indian Matchmaking gives an insight into her process ahead of the show's upcoming third season. On a Thursday morning, I sat in front of my laptop, eagerly waiting for a screen labeled “Sima” to pop up into my Zoom session. I rehearsed in my head...
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