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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 7, 2018 Ξ Comments are off

Vietnamese American Elected in Massachusetts. Filipino and Indian Americans Running in Texas and Maryland

posted by Randall
Dean Tran

Dean Tran with his family

The first Vietnamese American elected to the Massachusetts State Senate has been sworn in after winning a special election, reports the Sentinel & Enterprise.

Republican Dean Tran won by just 600 votes last month.

Members of the Vietnamese American community were on hand to celebrate the Republican’s victory. … Read more

Asian Americans

Top Stories of 2017: President Wakes Up Asian American Community
Dec 26, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Top Stories of 2017: President Wakes Up Asian American Community

posted by Ed Diokno

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

(Editor’s Note: We continue our countdown of the top 5 stories of 2017. Story number 4 is the resistance to President Donald Trump)

In 2017, Rose Tico, the Asian American character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, stepped out of the background as a nameless mechanic and Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 23, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Creative Asian Americans Rally Around #AsAmCreatorRollCall

posted by Randall

Greg PakIt started off as a single tweet.

It soon became a rallying cry for creative Asian Americans around the country.

The hashtag #AsAmCreatorRollCall was a call to Asian Americans every where to give themselves a shout out … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 23, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Gay Asian American Buys LGBT Newspaper

posted by Randall

Bay Area ReporterMichael Yamashita has become the first Asian American to both own and publish a LGBT newspaper.

He will take over the Bay Area Reporter, a publication he has been involved with for 20 years.

The 51 year old has been publisher of the paper for four years. He became the majority owner after purchasing … Read more

Blogs

Dec 21, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Blog: Asian Americans Will Feel Brunt of Hidden Realities of GOP’s Tax Reform

posted by Len Patel

Views from the Edge

Tax reformFor many people, it’s hard to get past the talking points to find out what the real impact of the Republican tax reform bill will have on individuals and their families. The tax bill passed by both houses of Congress Wednesday is supposed to be about pocketbook issues, but hidden in … Read more

Asian Americans

Dec 13, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

No Holiday Joy in San Francisco Bay Area after Racist and Homophobic Incidents

posted by Louis Chan

Parking argument in SF
 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

How is this kind of crap still happening?

Not one, but two racist incidents have surfaced via social media.

Both happened in the San Francisco Bay Area where you’d think people would have a greater understanding of inclusion and diversity.

The first incident reported by YOMYOMF occurred at … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 24, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Jake Zyrus Gets Star on Walk of Fame. Answers Hater

posted by Randall
Jake Zyrus

Via Twitter

Jake Zyrus has joined the legends of entertainment with a star on the Eastwood City Walk of Fame, the Philippine’s version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

It happened Tuesday to little fanfare.

Read more

Campus

Nov 16, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

CSU Sites Petition Against Changes that Threaten Ethnic Studies Program

posted by Sarah Jackson
Cal State Northridge, Asian American Studies

Students in Asian American Studies at Cal State Northridge

By Sarah Jackson
AsAmNews Intern

 
California State University campuses are protesting a revision to Executive Order 1100 which will dissolve ethnic studies courses unless they can be folded into traditional disciplines.

The revision will impact graduation requirements and other interdisciplinary studies, such as gender studies. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 14, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Olympian Julie Chu Announces First Child

posted by Randall

Julie Chu New Born

Team USA three-time Olympic silver medalist Julie Chu is celebrating the birth of her first child, reports the Montreal Gazette.

Her partner and fellow Olympian Caroline Ouellette made the announcement on Instagram.

The Star reports Liv Chu-Ouellette was born Nov. 5 at 40 weeks and 2 days. She weighed in at seven pounds, three … Read more

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