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Feb 2, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Discrimination Complaint Settled against Houston Bar

posted by Randall

GaslampA bar in Houston accused of keeping out Asian Americans and other people of color has settled a discrimination complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney Generals office, reports ABC13.

The Gaslamp Bar which has since changed its name to 360 Midtown was accused of only charging an admittance fee to minorities and unfairly enforcing … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 1, 2018 Ξ 2 comments

Bill Mandating Data Collection on Asian Americans Divides Community

posted by Dana Delacruz

Disaggregation bill, MASharp differences in the Asian American community erupted at a public hearing in Massachusetts Tuesday over a bill mandating the breakout of data on the AAPI community.

House Bill 3361, filed by Massachusetts state Rep. Tackey Chan, would require state agencies to disaggregate ethnic data on Asian Americans. The “Asian” designation on government forms would … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 31, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

AARP: 40 Percent of AAPI Elders Are Victims of Fraud

posted by Randall

Senior citizen
The AARP has issued an important alert for anyone who cares for an aging senior and for those under their care.

Nearly 40% of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) age 50 and older report that they or their family members have been victimized by fraud schemes, according to the recent fraud survey from AARP.  … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 29, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Grammys Turn into 24K Magic for Bruno Mars!

posted by Randall
Bruno Mars Sweeps Grammys 2018

Bruno Mars won in six categories of the Grammy Awards.

Views from the Edge

Bruno Mars had a helluva night at the Grammy Awards show Sunday. The performer won in all the categories in which he was nominated.

Mars won six Grammys at this year’s show held in Madison Square Garden Sunday night. His … Read more

Blogs

Jan 28, 2018 Ξ 2 comments

Blog: Trump is a Racist

posted by Randall

Family reunification

Views from the Edge

After a year in office, it is now clear even to the most casual observer — Donald Trump is a racist.The White House will release a “legislative framework” for an immigration deal on Monday that it believes can earn bipartisan support, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

As we have

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Asian Americans

Jan 27, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Orange County Report: AAPI are a lot more complicated than a simple stereotype

posted by Randall
Westminster, CA

Westminster in Orange County, Calif. is home to Little Saigon.

Views from the Edge

In 2016, the Asian population became the largest ethnic group in California’s Orange County, according to the Census.  The huge influx of Asian and Pacific Islanders during the last two decades has dramatically changed the character of the region.

Many institutions … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 26, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Filipino American Photojournalist Sweeps White House Awards in International Category

posted by Angel Trazo

Cheryl Diaz MeyerFilipino American freelance photojournalist Cheryl Diaz Meyer celebrated an historic victory this week, sweeping the international category in the Eyes of History contest presented by the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA)

The Eyes of History contest is “held annually to select the best in visual journalism across still, video, and multimedia disciplines.”

Meyer’s photos … Read more

Campus

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

Campus

Jan 20, 2018 Ξ Comments are off

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

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 20, 2018 Ξ Comments are off

Darren Criss Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend

posted by Randall
Darren Criss with Mia Swier

Via Facebook

Actor and musician Darren Criss is officially off the market.

The former Glee star who is currently starring in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story on FX announced his engagement to his girlfriend of seven years, writer/producer Mia Swier.

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