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Bad Ass Asians

Apr 26, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

New Korean American Doll Unveiled by American Girl

posted by Randall

Z Yang
 
It’s official.
 
As AsAmNews reported in February, American Girl has introduced a new Korean American doll.
 

 
People reports Z Yang (Z is short for Suzie) hails from Seattle and is a popular stop motion vlogger. While new to the doll line, she’s not exactly new to American Girl. Z has … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 26, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asians Win Back Pay in Discrimination Complaint

posted by Randall

PalantirAnalytics and technology company Palantir has agreed to pay $1.7 million dollars in back wages and stock options to settle charges it discriminated against Asian applicants for engineering jobs.

Under the consent decree, the Palo Alto, California based company will also extend job offers to eight people.

“We appreciate Palantir working with us to resolve … Read more

Chinese American

Apr 18, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Asian American Launches New Bra for Small Breasted Women

posted by Randall

Jaclyn Fu
They say good things come in small packages.

Now an Asian American woman entrepreneur is making that a reality for many small chested women.

Jaclyn Fu has launched the Pepper All You Bra that’s specifically designed for “small boobs.”

“No one truly understands small boob problems,” said the Pepper Co-Founder. “What’s unique about this bra … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Get out the Vote Effort Underway in Early Referendum on Trump Presidency

posted by Randall

Get Out the Vote
 
Asians in Georgia?

Come on, people. There are Asians everywhere these days.

Asian American Pacific Islanders make up more than three percent of the population in The Peach State.

A special election is being held there today to replace former Rep Tom Price (R-GA) who is now the nation’s Health and Human Services Secretary. … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Sizable Percentage of First-time Asian American Voters in 2016 Election

posted by Louis Chan

AALDEF 2016 Vote

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

An election day survey of nearly 14,000 Asian American voters from 55 cities and 14 states has found 30 percent of those polled were first-time voters.

That’s a three percent increase from a similar poll in 2012 also conducted by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund .… Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 13, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Breast Cancer Rates Among Asian Americans on Rise

posted by Randall

MammogramBy Viji Sundaram
New America Media

Unlike other ethnic groups, Asian Americans experienced an increase in breast cancer rates over the last 15 years, according to researchers at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC). Breast cancer incidents remained stable or declined in most U.S. populations over the same period.

In the first study to … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 13, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Advocates and Caucus Calling for Investigation After Vietnamese Doctor Dragged From United Flight

posted by Jiayi Sun
United Airlines

By Laura Fuss via Wikimedia Commons

The Asian American community  is calling for an investigation of  United Airlines after an Asian passenger was violently dragged off a flight.

David Dao, a 69-year-old Vietnamese physician from Kentucky was bloodily removed from Flight 3411 by security officers Sunday. This incident has stoked outrage among many Asian American Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 12, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Report Hate Crimes Here to Documenting Hate Project

posted by Louis Chan

Hate Reporting ProjectBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

AsAmNews is proud to be part of a joint effort between New America Media and Pro Publica to track the increasing number of hate crimes in the United States.

The Documenting Hate Project is an effort to confirm and verify the rise in hate incidents since the November election.… Read more

Campus

Apr 3, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Stomping Grounds: Celebrating Youth Activism and the Asian American Movement at San Francisco State University

posted by Cathy Sun

Before Gold Became Yellow

By Cathy Sun
AsAmNews Intern

Almost 50 years after the Third World Liberation Strikes of 1968, students at San Francisco State University are celebrating the Asian American movement and identity through Stomping Grounds, a one-night multimedia event. A series of projections, posters, and photography will recall the struggle of former students who fought for … Read more

Chinese American

Apr 1, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

How Safe Are DACA Recipients?

posted by Randall

ICE

By Elena Shore
New American Media

When it comes to Trump’s changes to immigration policy, many immigrants have a common question: Who is affected and what do the changes mean for them?

It’s a question that Martha Ruch, staff attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles says she hears constantly from her clients.

Since taking … Read more

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