Thai authorities are pledging their cooperation to stop the human trafficking of Thai women to the United States, reports The Nation.
The pledge comes after the arrests of 21 suspects in a human trafficking ring accused of sending hundreds of Thai women to the United States to work as prostitutes.
The center received a grant of $239,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities and an additional $28,000 from UMass President’s Office Creative Economy Initiatives Fund for the project.… Read more
Whether it’s cultural or otherwise, it’s an issue the community needs to confront the same way it might attack racism and discrimination.
One story that sheds light on this darkness is unfortunately one of tragedy. It’s a story of a dying mother, a schizophrenic son … Read more
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
A new study indicates Asians in America may be the targets of unfair and increased racial prejudice in a federal government crackdown on thefts of economic trade secrets.
The study from Andrew Kim of the South Texas College of Law was published by the Committee of 100, a group … Read more
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution to recognize the month of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Thursday.
Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) led the bill to celebrate the contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
Sen. … Read more
It’s okay to serve Black communities, but please know: no one expects you to be Black.
Last weekend I attended the 2017 Yoga Service Council Conference where well-meaning yogis gathered to share ideas, learnings and research on how yoga and mindfulness can help support underserved communities such as youth, veterans … Read more
Wisconsin Hmong American teen Dylan Yang, who was convicted in the murder of another teen, has decided to withdraw a motion for a retrial, reports NBC News.
Yang, 17, was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide for fatally stabbing 13-year-old Isaiah Powell in 2015. Yang’s current attorney, Harry Hertel, filed a motion for a new … Read more
Two years in the making, a new monument dedicated to Little Saigon has been unveiled in Orange County, reports the OC Register.
The monument celebrates the Vietnamese American community’s success in building a thriving community after the Fall of Saigon.
Little Saigon has the highest density of Vietnamese outside of Southeast Asia.
“I hope it … Read more
Documents made public by Buzzfeed through the Freedom of Information Act may give a boost to the argument that Asian Americans face discrimination in admissions.
The documents reveal comments made by admissions officers on applications to Princeton from Asian American applicants.
Common comments included “very familiar profiles,” “standard premeds,” or “difficult to pluck out.”
The … Read more