The 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
The 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
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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
Members 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
Asian 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
Federal 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
The 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:
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A 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
(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
The 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