The first Asian American majority district in the United States may soon see two Asian American candidates facing off against each other, reports the NY Times.
Rep Mike Honda easily won re-election in November, but already there’s talk that the Japanese American could face a challenge from Ro Khanna, a lawyer and respected … Read more
An after dinner sweet treat and common “mouth freshener” may be to blame for the high rise of oral cancer in the South Asian community, according to Medill Reports. Paan is made with a betel leaf and areca nut which are both carcinogenic. Paan is also said to be highly addictive.… Read more
Republicans tonight are calling on the Democratic Party to repudiate a democratic Super Pac after it issued an offensive tweet about Elaine Chao, former Labor Secretary and wife of Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, reports the Washington Post.
Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles cop who went on a killing spree, singled Cho out for being beautiful and that didn’t freak her out at all.
“I have no problem murdering somebody,” she says. “It’s just loud.” she said to Xtra
She … Read more
Several new Asian American competitors not previously featured on American Idol advanced in the competition last week and show promise, reports Hyphen Magazine.
17-year-old Adriana Latonio is the first semi-finalist from Alaska ever on American Idol. The Filipino American from Anchorage impressed the judges with her rendition of Aretha Franklin’s Ain’t No Way. … Read more
Non-traditional Indian dance will find an audience on the Columbia University campus in New York this Saturday. That’s when Naach Nation returns, a student competitions of groups that blend Indian Dance with other dance forms.
The competition is hosted by TAAL, Columbia’s South Asian fusion dance group. Competitors from Massachusetts … Read more
Ang Lee’s second career Oscar for Best Director is prompting a debate in China about whether that country’s censorship policies are stifling talent, reports The Hindu.
Lee is the latest Taiwan born director to win international recognition.
“Taiwan has Ang Lee, Hong Kong has Wong Kar-wai. And the mainland?” asked one movie fan … Read more
Perhaps no statistic is as startling as this one when it comes to the Asian American vote. In 2008, 62 percent of the Asian American vote went to Barack Obama. In 2012 when Obama’s margin of victory was cut in half, his Asian American vote increased to 73 percent.
In fact even though Asian … Read more
I consider myself a ‘Y boy. I joined the Chinatown YMCA Youth Program in seventh grade and stayed through college, eventually … Read more
Federal immigration officials today released some detainees from Immigrant detention centers due to pending budget cuts, reports the Huffington Post.
The Immigration and Custom Enforcement and Department of Homeland Security are bracing for across the board spending cuts on March 1 due to sequestration.
No word on how many detainees were released, but … Read more