Sunday 21st January 2018,

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Jan 21, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty in Murder of University of Illinois Student

posted by Randall

A University of Illinois student accused of killing, torturing and kidnapping a visiting scholar from China will face the death penalty, reports NBC Chicago
The body of YingYing Zhang, 26, has not been found, but police say they have evidence she is dead. She was last seen in Champaign on June 9.

YingYing Zhang


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Jan 21, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian Americans Less Likely to Get Response from their State Legislator

posted by Randall

VoteA new study has found that Asian Americans who reach out to their state legislator are less likely to get a response than other groups, according to researchers who shared their findings in a blog on the Washington Post.

Micah Gell-Redman from the University of Georgia, Neil Visalvanich from Durham University, and Charles Crabtree … Read more


Jan 20, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Studies at Penn Struggles to Win Support. UW Student Senate Calls for Pacific Islander Studies

posted by Randall
Asian American Studies at University of Pennsylvania

Photo from University of Pennsylvania

While one ethnic studies program struggles, another potential program has just won support.

The student senate at the University of Washington has voted to support the establishment of a Pacific Islander Studies major, reports The Daily

The resolution was introduced by the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) and the Pacific … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 20, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

High Rate of Depression Among Asian Seniors

posted by Randall

Mental HealthBy Chrissy Smith

We already know that Asian Americans have difficulty seeking a diagnosis and treatment for depression, but the problem is particularly dire among seniors. Data collated from various studies show that specific groups are at risk – particularly elderly women (who have a more than double suicide rate to that of white … Read more

Chinese American

Jan 19, 2018 Ξ 1 comment

Chinatown Building Deemed Unsafe. Tenants Evacuated

posted by Randall
85 Bowery NY Chinatown Evacuation

Via Yuh-Line Niou via Twitter

Dozens of tenants evacuated Thursday from a New York Chinatown apartment deemed unsafe are accusing the landlord of trying to get rid of them so he can build a high rise, reports Patch.

The apartment on 85 Bowery housed at least 75 tenants, according to The Lo-Down, which reported … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 19, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Diversity increases on Broadway but not for Asians

posted by Randall

Courtesy: Hamilton Broadway

Views from the Edge

The lights of Broadway appear to be shining brighter for minority actors, singers and dancers but they dim when it comes to Asian American performers.
Though the 2015-2016 season was touted as the season of diversity with the musical Hamilton leading the way, there were fewer Asian American … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 19, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Not Enough “We”, Too Much “Me”–A Conversation with John Chiang on the Model Majority Podcast

posted by Randall


John Chiang at MLK Parade

John Chiang at the Annual Kingdom Day Parade in Los Angeles to honor Martin Luther King. Photo via Facebook

By Kevin Xu
Model Majority Podcast

In a recent episode of the Model Majority Podcast (@modelmajorityp), its co-host Kevin Xu (@Kevinsxu) interviewed John Chiang (@JohnChiangCA), California’s State Treasurer and candidate for governor about, his family’s … Read more


Jan 18, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Controversy over Asian American Medical Resident Reignites

posted by Randall
Eugene Gu

Eugene Gu takes a knee in support of protests by NFL players

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is denying it suspended an Asian American resident because of his political views.

In a story first reported by AsAmNews in November, Eugene Gu was placed on probation after his series of tweets about being bullied in the … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 18, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

White House Initiative on AAPI Launches Nationwide Tour

posted by Olivia Wolf





Holly Ham

Holly Ham
Via Twitter

By Olivia Wolf
AsAmNews Staff Writer

Holly Ham, the new Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPIs), is conducting a national meet and greet tour to connect with local AAPI organizations.

Ham kicked off her tour last month in Chicago. Read more


Jan 17, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Princeton Student Held Prisoner in Iran in Danger

posted by Louis Chan
Rally for Xiyue Wang

A rally for Xiyue Wang was recently held by his alma mater, the University of Washington

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
Xiyuy Wang Rally

On New Year’s Eve, Xiyue Wang spent his 38th birthday in an Iranian prison.

The American citizen and doctoral student from Princeton is serving a 10-year sentence for espionage following his arrest in … Read more


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