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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 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

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

Asian Americans

Jan 14, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Hawaii Officials Respond to Mistaken “Ballistic Missile Threat” Alert

posted by Brittney Le

Vern Miyagi

Officials are responding after Hawaiians were sent into a frenzy Saturday morning after receiving an emergency alert warning them to seek immediate shelter from a ballistic missile threat, reports NBC. 38 minutes passed before they received another official mobile alert that the previous message was a false alarm.

On Saturday afternoon, Hawaii … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 13, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Racist, Vile Language Scuttles DACA Deal, Draws Strong Reaction from AAPI Community

posted by Brittney Le
DACA Rally at White House2

Min Su Kang, “undocumented and unafraid”, speaks at rally in front of White House this past fall


Views From The Edge
By Ed Diokno
By now you’ve likely heard about the racist comments uttered by Donald Trump. The noise and fury arising from those remarks drowned out the reason the meeting was being … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 10, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Move to End DACA

posted by Randall
DACA Protest

Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights in September 2017
By Molly Adams

Views from the Edge

A federal judge in San Francisco temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that prevents the deportation of children brought into the U.S. by their undocumented parents.

In his ruling, Judge … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 9, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Sharp Differences between Women and Men on Workplace Discrimination in STEM

posted by Louis Chan
STEM Recruitment Poster

A campaign poster featuring Sandra Tsing Loh, creator and host of “The Loh Down on Science,” encourages careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) in Galveston, Texas. The US Army Corp of Engineers launched the campaign in 2013

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Grace Ho Brosnon of Tacoma has worked in IT since

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Bad Ass Asians

Jan 8, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Silver & Bronze Medals for Shib Sibs and Chock/Madison

posted by Randall
Alex and Maia Shibutani

Alex and Maia Shibutani
Photo by Luu via Wikimedia Commons

It’s being called “the most decorated, and impressive group of ice dance teams the U.S. has ever fielded for an Olympics,” but that’s little consolation for the Shib Sibs, Maia and Alex Shibutani.

The brother sister team lead by three points and had won two … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 3, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Saying Goodbye to AAPI Personalities Who Died in 2017

posted by Brittney Le
Eddie Kamae

Eddie Kamae
Courtesy: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation

By Ed Diokno
Views From The Edge


Some notable deaths occurred in 2017. Some are well known, but most remained under the radar, to most of America. Each, in their own way, had an impact on the AAPI community. We give them a final aloha.
Eddie Kamae Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 1, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Trump Ties DACA to Border Wall

posted by Brittney Le

San Diego Border Wall Projections (photos by Jill Marie Holslin and OLBSD)

Activists projected light graffiti onto the border wall prototypes in Tijuana. Photo by Jill Marie Holslin and OLBSD, provided by Backbone Campaign via Flickr Creative Commons.

By Ed Diokno
Views From The Edge


As we expected, all along, Donald Trump’s expressed sympathy for the Dreamers was nothing but a ploy to find some … Read more


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