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Dec 11, 2013 Ξ Leave a comment

Orange County Register: City Council to take up ban on gays from Westminster Tet Parade today

posted by Randall

Gay Rainbow flagThe Westminster City Council in California today will take up the controversial issue of the ban on gays from participating in February’s annual Tet Parade, reports the Orange County Register.

The ban was implemented for the first time this year after a private group took over the parade from the city due to budget … Read more

Campus

Dec 10, 2013 Ξ Leave a comment

International Examiner: Budget ax falls on Southeast Asian recruiter at University of Washington

posted by Randall

Tony Vo, Asian Student Commission at University of WashingtonThe International Examiner reports that the staff position assigned to recruit Southeast Asian students to the University of Washington has been cut, sparking protests from students and Asian American Pacific Islanders.

Hmong and Laotians currently make up 0.1 percent of the campus student body and Cambodian students are just slightly higher at 0.4 percent.

“What … Read more

East Asian American

Dec 10, 2013 Ξ Leave a comment

Protestors Block Deportation Center in New Jersey. Updated

posted by Randall

Deportation Protest, Elizabeth, New Jersey

Updated 1:37pm Eastern

Demonstrators this morning braved the snow and the frigid cold in Elizabeth, New Jersey to block the Elizabeth Detention Center in protest of what they say are the arbitrary deportation quotas of the Obama administration.
The temperature at 9 a.m. Eastern in Elizabeth was 33 degrees.
Police used electric chain cutters to … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Dec 9, 2013 Ξ Leave a comment

LA Times: Vietnamese American LGBTs train for fight with Tet Festival

posted by Randall

Gay Rainbow flagMembers of the Vietnamese American LGBT community are training for militant action to push back against a ban on gays in Orange County’s Tet Parade, reports the Los Angeles Times.

This would be the second year in a row a ban on gay participation in the parade would be in place since control of … Read more

East Asian American

Dec 8, 2013 Ξ 1 comment

Los Angeles Times: Republicans face long odds in winning back Asian American vote

posted by Randall

voteAsian Americans have run away from the Republican party in the last 20 years faster than any other voting group, reports the Los Angeles Times.

That isn’t news to Asian Americans who follow politics closely, but perhaps what is news is the Republicans struggle to win that vote back.

The Grand Old Party which … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Dec 7, 2013 Ξ 1 comment

Link: Indian American couple arrested for smuggling workers into US & exploiting them

posted by Randall

Amrutlal & Dakshaben PatelFederal authorities have arrested an Indian American couple in Kentucky on charges of illegally bringing Indian workers into the US and then making them work long hours for little pay, reports the Link.

Amrutlal Patel and his wife, DakshabenPatel run four Subway restaurants in Lexington. One worker accused the couple of denying him food … Read more

Campus

Dec 7, 2013 Ξ 1 comment

CNN: 30 members of Congress back call for Pres Obama to stop deportations

posted by Randall

Ju HongThe pleadings of a heckler at a recent San Francisco’s Chinatown rally for President Obama is being heard by members of Congress, reports CNN.

Thirty members of Congress have signed on to a letter urging the President to use his executive authority to stop deportations of undocumented immigrants.

The letter reads:

Every deportation of

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East Asian American

Dec 6, 2013 Ξ Leave a comment

Fast Casual.com: Report Finds Asian Americans’ Buying Power Outpaces Average Household

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

Money & dollarsA new report released by Nielsen shows that Asian Americans’ buying power is on the rise.

Asian Americans are the fastest-growing multicultural group in the U.S. and are 54 percent more likely than overall U.S. households to have incomes of $100,000 or more. Their spending power also outpaces the average American household. In 2012, Asian … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 5, 2013 Ξ Leave a comment

Why Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

posted by Randall

Kristina Wong(Note from the Editor: Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest premiered in 2006 and since then, Kristina Wong has performed her one woman show at 40 different engagements. Motivated by her desire to bring to light an uncomfortable topic most would prefer not to talk about, Wong uses the unlikely genre of comedy to explore … Read more

Campus

Dec 5, 2013 Ξ Leave a comment

Daily Targum: Asian American Students at @RutgersU demand new cultural center

posted by Randall

Rutgers UniversityThe Asian Student Council which oversees 40 Asian American Pacific Islander student organizations at Rutgers University is demanding a new Asian American Cultural Center, reports the campus paper the Daily Targum.

The Council has been housed over the last 14 years in a trailer, which was supposed to be temporary.

“The biggest problem with … Read more

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