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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...

Anti-Hindu hate speech on rise, finds new report

Researchers at Rutgers University found a sharp rise in hate speech directed at the Hindu community. The report titled anti-Hindu disinformation: A case study in Hinduphobia on Social Media outlines how White supremacists and 4chan genocidal pepe memes are spreading on extremist Islamic websites. The report determined the right-wingers hope...

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...

A ‘Marvel’-ous representation, but Ms. Marvel misses subtleties

By Shree Baphna, AsAmNews Staff Writer The opening episode of Ms. Marvel is replete with symbolic representation of Pakistani culture and Islamic traditions. Visually, it is a packed 45 minutes, full of colorful animation, fast-paced cinematography and humorous teenage experiences.  In the first scene, we are introduced to 16-year-old Kamala Khan...

Cartoons help to tackle anti-AAPI harassment

By Lia Reichmann, AsAmNews Intern A new approach to educating people about different bystander intervention methods will utilize animation. These videos come from the partnership between Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), Right To Be (formerly Hollaback!) and AARP. Right To Be created the techniques shown in the animated videos, including the...

Bangladeshi woman crushed under NYC subway lacks media coverage

Someone pushed Zinat Hossain, 24, to her death at the 55th Street Station in New York City at around 9:00 p.m. on May 11. The Hunter College student had been returning home from her classes, according to American Kahani. Although almost a week has passed from the tragic incident, there...

Oscar Sunday: Meet Pawo Choyning Dorji Director of Bhutan’s 1st Oscar Nomination

By Jana Monji, AsAmNews Arts & Culture Reporter Being shortlisted for an Academy Award was "surreal," but on the morning of February 8, 2022, when the nominations were announced, Pawo Choyning Dorji (དཔའ་བོ་ཆོས་དབྱིངས་རྡོ་རྗི།) recalled he wasn't even sure he was nominated. "I even thought when they announced it, the two hosts...

California to Boost Multilingual Services for Unemployment Benefits

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) announced Monday that it had reached an agreement with "representatives of diverse communities across California" to strengthen multilingual unemployment benefit customer service. The changes came after numerous civil rights organizations filed a complaint alleging systematic language discrimination by the EDD. Among those who filed...

OpEd: India’s New Marriage Bill- Too Little Too Late?

By Shree Baphna, AsAmNews Staff Writer & South Asian American Advisory Board Member The Indian Parliament is currently debating a new bill that seeks to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21. By contrast, the legal age of marriage for men is currently 21. The...

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...

Writing with Fire added to Oscar shortlist

By Jana Monji, AsAmNews Arts & Culture Reporter Writing with Fire is a documentary that demonstrates the power of words and women. In this case, the Dalit women, or women from the lowest caste in India, challenge centuries-old traditions with their fiery spirit and words as they plunge into surfing...

How stigma about mental health impacts Indian Americans

By Harshi Dhingra Indian Americans with mental health problems struggle with severe distress. In addition, myths and misconceptions about mental illness have led to severe stigmatization that has undermined people's quality of life - and Indian Americans have not been spared. Who are Indian Americans? A report shows that about 2.7 million Indian...

South Asian Online Film Festival this Weekend

By Jana Monji, AsAmNews Arts & Culture Reporter 3rd i presents its 19th annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival: Bollywood and Beyond (SFISAFF) online Nov 12-16, 2021. The five-day Festival screens live stream and video-on-demand (VOD) programs of narrative features and shorts by independent filmmakers from South Asia and its diaspora,...

We Belong: The Immigrant History Initiative on Race and Migration

By Rhiannon Koh, AsAmNews Despite being part of the United States’ story, the Asian American community and their diverse experiences have been largely ignored and sanitized in educational materials. This limited narrative has had devastating consequences, especially since the highly politicized outbreak of COVID-19. Paired with the social justice protests...

Lea Salonga & David Henry Hwang collaborate to stop Asian Hate

A host of Filipino celebrities including Apl.de.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas and Tony winner Lea Salonga joined together to stop AAPI hate. They sang the tune You Got to be Carefully Taught from the Broadway musical South Pacific to original lyrics speaking out against the bigotry felt by...

Posters Help Parents Support LGBTQ+ AAPI Youth

Photo by Jay Paul via Wikimedia Commons As Pride Month approaches, Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth members of the LGBTQ+ community may find they need more support. The Family Acceptance Program (FAP) at San Francisco University is offering a helping hand. The Family Acceptance Project is a research, intervention,...

California DMV reinstates driving tests in 25 languages

Just days after word leaked out that the California DMV would eliminate bilingual driving tests in 25 languages, the agency reversed itself. The Sacramento Bee first reported on an April 27 memo outlining plans to drop tests in 25 languages including Korean, Tagalog, Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, Japanese, Samoan, and Thai....
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