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Feb 12, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Hmong American Protesters Demand Answers after Police Dog Attacks Grandma

posted by Randall

Officer Brian Sternquist and Belgian Malinois Taz

Officer Brian Sternquist and Belgian Malinois Taz. Photo from Coon Rapids, MN Police Department


 
We know a little more about what happened when a police dog from the Coon Rapids Police Department in Minnesota was ordered to attack an 81-year-old Hmong American grandmother in her own backyard.
 
Some of you may have seen … Read more

Blogs

Feb 12, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

posted by Brittney Le
Syrian Refugee

Photo from UK Aid

Vietnamese priest Reverend Chuong Hoai Nguyen recently wrote a letter to President Donald Trump offering his own citizenship to a Syrian refugee. Commonweal Magazine, an independent journal run by Catholics, released the letter this week.

In his letter, Rev. Nguyen shows his support for Syrian refugees, having been a refugee … Read more

Blogs

Feb 12, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda

posted by Randall
Anti-Trump Protest, NAPAWF

Courtesy of NAPAWF
The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum participate in the Women’s March on New York City. They have a series of forums planned in the coming months.

 

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Since Donald Trump’S inauguration as the 45th President of the U.S.last Jan. 21, the people have risen … Read more

Blogs

Feb 11, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

The Man Who Will Lead the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Confirmed in Late Night Vote

posted by Randall
Tom Price

Rep Tom Price

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Rep. Tom Price, the man who will lead the charge in doing away with the Affordable Care Act, was approved by the GOP-dominated Senate late Thursday night when most Americans were fast asleep.

Price won confirmation on a party-line vote of 52-47, which came around … Read more

Blogs

Feb 10, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Jeff Sessions Confirmation as Attorney General Angers AAPI Leaders

posted by Randall
Jeff Sessions confirmed

Sen. Jeff Sessions at his hearings of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

The confirmation of Jeff Sessions Feb. 9 as U.S. Attorney General, despite a long record of racism and acts against immigration reform and voting rights,  sparked heated reactions from Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who fought against … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 8, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Former Obama Advisor to Lead Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

posted by Randall
  1. John YangA former Obama Administration advisor has been named the new president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, a civil rights group in Washington, DC.

John Yang will replace Mee Moua, who told AAJC about her desire to move on in October. Yang and Moua will work together until mid-March to … Read more

Blogs

Feb 8, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

UC Berkeley’s Undocumented Student Program: It Can Be on Your Campus, Too

posted by Randall
UC Berkeley 1960's protest

Student activism is alive and well in Berkeley.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
I’m happy to say UC Berkeley is in the news again.

I attended Cal in the late 60’s and student activism was one of the subject matters that contributed to my education. As the years went by and my relationship … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 7, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Job Alert: FDNY Wants You

posted by Louis Chan
FDNY Recruiting banner

Pictured: Firefighter Danny Chan (Ladder Company 109 in Brooklyn); Firefighter Sarina Olmo (Ladder Company 29 in the Bronx); and Firefighter Jackie-Michelle Martinez (Engine Company 275 in Queens), who also serves as the Department’s first-ever Women’s Outreach Coordinator. Photo by FDNY

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Were you one of those kids that pretended to … Read more

Blogs

Feb 7, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Blog: America First, Buy America May be the Beginnings of a New Anti-Asian Movement

posted by Randall

Buy American Made in China

By Ed Diokno

America first,” has been the clarion call of President Donald Trump since the early days of candidacy. In his inauguration speech, Trump further clarified his statement to mean “Buy American and hire American.”

 

As many people have advocated – most notably undocumented Filipino American immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 6, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Super Bowl Controversies Reflect the Times

posted by Louis Chan

Airbnb Super Bowl ad

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Super Bowl is not only the biggest single sporting event in the world, it’s arguably the biggest cultural event.

How times have changed.

Two years ago, several commercials celebrated multiculturalism and diversity.

This year, several commercials were political in nature, but appeared to embrace the future, rather … Read more

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