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Priyanka Chopra named in Gold House’s A100 List

Actress Priyanka Chopra has been named one of the Most Influential Asians in Gold House's A100 List, Entertainment Times reports. Chopra is known for her Miss India fame and having the main role of Alex Parrish in the ABC series Quantico. She is also known for her roles in...

Ordinary Asian Indians are the Heroes in Hotel Mumbai Starring Dev Patel

By Jana J. Monji The supposed motto of a particular hotel is "Guest is God." But not all guests are good and sometimes gods cannot save themselves. Hotel Mumbai is, like Hotel Rwanda, based on true events. The events in Rwanda were of ethnic origin and lasted several months...

Award-Winning Poet Meena Alexander Dead at 67

Family, friends and fans are mourning the death of a distinguished award winning Indian American poet and essayist. The Wire reports Meena Alexander (photo from Facebook) died Tuesday in New York at the age of 67. Her work included Atmospheric Embroidery, Birthplace with Buried Stones, Quickly Changing River, Raw Silk, and...

Texas Democrat Refusing to Ignore Asian American Voters

Sri Preston Kulkarni is proving conventional political wisdom about Asian Americans is wrong. The 40-year-old Indian American Democrat, is running in Texas’ 22nd District--the second largest congressional district in the United States, reports The Intercept. Kulkarni, a former diplomat and descendant from the founding father of Texas, Sam Houston, beat...

Asian American Voters Could Decide Outcome of Key Texas Congressional Race

By Andrew Schneider Reprinted by Permission of Houston Public Media Election day is less than seven weeks away, and control of Congress is up for grabs. Texas has long offered something of a firewall for Republicans, with a majority of congressional districts drawn to favor GOP candidates. The state’s 22nd district...

Republican group in Texas apologizes for Hindu-targeted campaign ad

Asking Hindu-Americans if they would rather vote for a donkey or an elephant by comparing Ganesha, a religious figure, to a political party is highly inappropriate. The Fort Bend County Republican party must retract this ad. https://t.co/zHyqux9Soc pic.twitter.com/z1Us2oVQ5L — Sri Preston Kulkarni (@SriPKulkarni) September 18, 2018 The Republican Party of Fort Bend...

Protesters Attacked at World Hindu Congress in Chicago: “Modi and Trump are Cut from the Same Cloth”

This year's World Hindu Congress in Chicago was marked by violence. The international meeting for those of Hindu faith took place from September 7 to 9. It was attended by several controversial nationalist groups and Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. On the first day, a group of six protesters infiltrated a...

123 Asylum Seekers Imprisoned in Federal Facility in Oregon

An organization dedicated to serving Asian Pacific Americans in Oregon says 123 immigrants seeking asylum have been detained in Sheridan federal prison in the state's Yamhill County.   The civil rights group APANO says the majority of these asylum seekers are South Asian who speak Hindi and Punjabi. A few more...

Chinese American Prisoner Attempted Suicide in Iranian Prison

  Views from the Edge   Xiyue Wang recently tried to commit suicide in a prison in Iran where he is accused of spying for the US, said his wife.   The wife of the Chinese American graduate student pleaded with the Trump administration on Tuesday (Nov. 28) to do more to secure her...

Jake Zyrus Gets Star on Walk of Fame. Answers Hater

Jake Zyrus has joined the legends of entertainment with a star on the Eastwood City Walk of Fame, the Philippine's version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It happened Tuesday to little fanfare. Walk of Fame. It happened and I still can't believe it. Thank you so much. Thank you thank...

Asian American Community Reaches Out To DACA Recipients with Mental Health Programs

Wikimedia Photo By Rhododendrites The Asian American community has taken a step to help DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, recipients after the Trump administration announced that the program would be abolished. According to NBC News, one month after the announcement, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) opened up free...

First Ever Multilingual Pro-LGBTQ APIA Ads Air as Youtube Pop-up Ads

In the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance's (NQAPIA) mission to support LGBTQ Asians across the world, the Windy City Times reports the "Family is Still Family" Ad campaign has been shown as ads on Youtube . The ads were displayed for Pride Month from June 24th to June 30th...

Karan Brar’s Powerful Father’s Day Letter

Karan Brar-if you don't know who he is, a quick IMDb search will quickly set you on the right track. He's a multilingual (English, Hindi and Punjabi) Indian actor who got his first major role at only age 11 in Diary of a Wimpy Kid and then a recurring role on...

Family Is Still Family, Pro-LGBTQ AAPI Ad Campaign Comes to Midwest for First Time

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) will debut its pro-LGBTQ family campaign in the Midwest for the first time tomorrow, reports NBC News.   Family Is Still Family, is co-produced by the Asian Pride Project. The multilingual public service announcements in support of the Asian American Pacific Islander LGBTQ community...

AAPI Groups Open Election Hotline, Organize Poll Monitors to Protect Voting Rights

By Louis Chan AsAmNews National Correspondent Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Asian Pacific Islander American Vote have opened a national election hotline that will be available through election day, November 8. The hotline is available to answer your questions about voting, how to find a polling place, or to learn about any...

Two Videos Highlight the Multiple Faces of Donald Trump

By Louis Chan AsAmNews Correspondent Two videos just released show two sides of Donald Trump. The first from the AAPI Victory Fund, the first Asian American Pacific Islander super pac, produced a video highlighting what it considered to be racist statements made about Asians and Asian Americans. "Donald Trump's America takes away...

The Times is Now. Register to Vote

  OCT. 24 is the deadline for registering to vote in California. Besides being the fastest-growing racial group in the U.S., Asian Americans have the highest income and are the best educated – both factors that have traditionally produced high voter turnout.However, as a voting bloc, Asian Americans don’t. In fact,...

Survey Finds Racial Discrimination a Major Concern of Asian American Pacific Islanders Voters

By Louis Chan AsAmNews National Correspondent A multilingual survey of 2,000 Asian American and Pacific Islander voters found that the economy and jobs, terrorism and racial discrimination are their three most important issues entering the election. Both terrorism and the economy ranked high in a recent poll of the general electorate as...

Time for Asian Americans to Power Up

National Voter Registration Day is next Tuesday, and APIA Vote is mobilizing the community to celebrate voter registration and mobilize the Asian American vote. They are selling "Ask Me Why I Vote" T-shirts for a small $25 donation. You can also buy a "Register and Vote" Button to go with your...

July 4th: America Can Be as Beautiful As We Want It to Be

By Ed Diokno I'm a sap for sentimentality. Despite 28 years as a journalist - having to deal with tragedies, liars, bigots, criminals, despots, PR spinmeisters and countless examples of peope's inhumanity towards man and woman - I never let the "bad" news turn me into a grouchy, old cynic....
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