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Feb 5, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Mee Moua Resigns as Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice

posted by Randall

Mee MouaCivil rights advocate Mee Moua is leaving her position as executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the organization announced.

Moua served in that role for five years.

Her departure, while not publicly known, was apparently not a complete surprise to the organization which said it expects to make an announcement about Moua’s replacement this … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 4, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Federal Judge Stays Executive Order on Immigration

posted by Randall

Muslim Ban protest in Minneapolis

Protest against Muslim ban in Minneapolis. Photo by Fibbonaci Blue

By Ed Diokno
President Donald Trump’s attempt to restrict Muslims from coming to the U.S. received a setback late Friday when a U.S. District Court judge in Seattle granted a temporary restraining order against the executive order.

“The Constitution prevailed today,” said … Read more


Feb 3, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Wellesley Student to Produce Boston’s First Report on Asian Americans

posted by Randall
Tanvee Varma

Tanvee Varma

A junior at Wellesley University in Massachusetts is leading the effort to produce the first ever report on Asian Americans in the Boston area, reports
Wellesley News.

Tarnee Varma hopes her report will help the state legislature to create laws and policies benefiting the Asian American community.

The idea of compiling the … Read more


Feb 2, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Dorm Doors of Asian Students at Columbia Vandalized

posted by Randall

Columbia UniversityThe mere sight of a non-western Asian name apparently was enough to inspire a vandal to rip off name plates on dormitory doors at Columbia University.
The Bwog reports among the dorms hit have been EC and Shapiro, but there have been others as well. Both foreign students and Asian American students have been … Read more

Chinese American

Feb 2, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Hate Crimes Website Made in Response to Increase in Hate Attacks on Asian Americans

posted by Cathy Sun

hate crimesIn response to the uptick in hate crimes against Asian Americans, Karin Wang, spokeswoman for Los Angeles-based Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), announced the launch of the website Standagainsthatred.org to document and track crimes.

“Our goal is not just to have a place where we can share stories, but also … give people advice about … Read more


Feb 2, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Oregon Man Worries ACA Repeal Could Deny Him a New Heart

posted by Randall

Nick Tran

By Viji Sundaram
New American Media
Last March, when Nick Tran was told by his doctor in Bend, Ore., that the shortness of breath he had been recently experiencing was because he had congestive heart failure brought on by a viral infection, he was stunned.

In all of his 46 years, the Vietnam native … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 31, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Tết Festival Rekindles Vietnamese Roots

posted by Brittney Le
2017 Miss Vietnam Southern California Pageant

Contestants at the 2017 Miss Vietnam of Southern California Pageant wear traditional dresses

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Intern

Orange County native and UCLA student Austin Nguyen  doesn’t speak Vietnamese as well as he once did. The American-born Vietnamese American has slowly lost the native language of his parents. He comes to the Tet Festival Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 29, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Hate Crimes Vastly Under-Reported by Victims, Law Enforcement

posted by Randall

HateBy Sunita Sohrabji
Cross posted from India West

Hate crimes against immigrant communities – which have seen a spike in the past two years – are vastly under-reported by victims and local law enforcement, concluded a group of panelists at a recent briefing in San Francisco organized by New America Media.

In 2015, the … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 29, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Memoirs Requested for Six Words Fresh Off the Boat Book

posted by Brittney Le

It's the year of the rat on Fresh Off the BoatSix Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America will be a book full of six-word stories telling of the immigrant experience. 20th Century Fox Television, Larry Smith of Six-Word Memoirs, and Kingswell of Disney have partnered to create this crowd-sourced book project, reports JustMeans. The public is … Read more


Jan 27, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Teacher Arrested after Allegedly Paying Student to Keep Sexual Relationship Quiet

posted by Randall

Sandy DoanA middle school teach in Dallas has been arrested on charges of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old student, reports the Dallas Morning News.

Authorities say Sandy Doan, 27, paid the boy $28,000 to keep quiet about their sexual fling, but the boy’s mother found out about it and approached police.

The mother told … Read more


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