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Indian-Origin NASA Scientist Detained and Forced to Unlock Phone

posted by Cathy Sun
Sidd Bikkannavar

NASA employee Sidd Bikkannavar is seen on the right in this picture from his Facebook page.

An Indian American who works for NASA says he was detained at the U.S. border during his return trip to the U.S. from South America four days after President Trump issued his now stalled Muslim ban.

Sidd Bikkannavar, 35, … Read more

Chinese American

John Chiang Gains Momentum in California Gubernatorial Race

posted by Cathy Sun

John Chiang 
John Chiang’s campaign for Governor of California is picking up speed.
 
According to the Los Angeles Times, Chiang’s most recent financial report revealed that he raised $4.2 million in 2016, almost matching the amount raised by Democratic frontrunner Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom in the same year.
 
Chiang, the state treasurer, has … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Indian American Lawmakers Have Scathing Response to Republican Hindu Coalition

posted by Cathy Sun
Ami Bera

Rep Ami Bera (D-CA)

Several high-profile Indian American lawmakers have denounced the  Republican Hindu Coalition’s support for President Donald Trump’s executive orders on refugees and immigrants.

Among those who spoke out included Congressman Ami Bera, who told the Indian Panorama that “the actions of the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) on Wednesday do not reflect the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Constance Wu Slams Casey Affleck Oscar Nomination Amid Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

posted by Cathy Sun

Constance WuShould charges of sexual harassment disqualify someone from an Oscar nomination?

That’s what Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu feels should have happened to Manchester by the Sea actor Casey Affleck, reported NBC Boston.  The actor settled two suits filed against him in 2010 by former co-workers.

Wu took to Twitter to criticize … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian Americans Banish the Quiet Stereotype

posted by Lisa Dinh
Asian American male model

An Asian American male model shatters the stereotype of AAPI men as unattractive and nerdy

Asian Americans are taking to the media, where they are often stereotyped as quiet and passive,  to boldly and bravely voice their dissenting opinions.

The Huffington Post recently outlined 10 instances when the community made headlines and shattered the silent … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Indiaspora Gala will Honor “Fab Five” Indian American Politicians

posted by Cathy Sun
Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-CA) will take a seat in the U.S. Senate in January

The annual Indiaspora Gala in Washington, D.C., which has traditionally celebrated the presidential inauguration, will instead this year celebrate the great advancement of Indian Americans in politics.

The Gala will celebrate the “Fab Five” Indian Americans recently elected or … Read more

Asian Americans

Irvine City Council Results Fail to Reflect Growing Asian Population

posted by Cathy Sun

While Irvine became the largest city in the United States with more Asian than White residents, it also elected an all-White … Read more

Asian Americans

Returning to the Homeland

posted by Randall
Reverse Migration

Henrietta Lewis returned to India, one of an estimated 3 million born in America now living back in their ancestor’s home country

By Tinabeth Piña
Asian American Life

The United States has been the land of opportunity for many immigrants over the years. So why is it that the children of those very same immigrants … Read more

Asian Americans

Writer Gene Luen Yang Inducted as Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

posted by Susan Chang

Yang, Gene Luen

Gene Luen Yang, author the award-winning graphic novel American Born Chinese, was honored at the Library of Congress as the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

The Ambassador program, established in 2008, is a literary honor presented to authors or illustrators who have made a substantial contribution to young people’s literature.

“Gene’s message … Read more

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