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May 28, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Victims in Portland Stabbing Called Heroes. Suspect Is a Known Nazi Sympathizer

Victims in Portland Stabbing Called Heroes. Suspect Is a Known Nazi Sympathizer

posted by Randall

Vigil for Portland hate crime victims

Two men fatally stabbed and another injured who tried to protect two teenage girls from a known White supremacist in Portland, Oregon are being hailed as heroes nationwide by Asian Americans.

According to Oregon Live the girls, described by one of their mothers as Black and a Muslim wearing a hijab, were on a commuter … Read more

Asian Americans

May 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Applaud Appeals Court Halt of Muslim Ban

Asian Americans Applaud Appeals Court Halt of Muslim Ban

posted by Randall
Protest against Trump Muslim Ban

Among the first groups protesting Donald Trump’s attacks on Muslims were members of the Jewish and Japanese American communities who saw the similarities to the orders that detained Japanese Americans
and the Nazi roundup of Jews during WWII.

A Federal Appeals Court ruling upholding a court mandated stop to President Trump’s Muslim ban is being … Read more

Asian Americans

Two Asian American Federal Judges Put Latest Travel Ban on Hold

posted by Randall
Theodore Chuang

Judge Theodore Chuang of the Federal District Court of Maryland

Two federal judges have hit President Donald Trump with a powerful one two punch by issuing nationwide orders freezing his executive order on travel from six mostly Muslim countries.
 
Overnight Judge Theodore Chuang of Maryland became the second judge to freeze the ban, following … Read more

Blogs

Mar 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on A Softer, ‘Presidential’ Tone Doesn’t Change Trump’s Policies, Say AAPI Critics & Doubters

A Softer, ‘Presidential’ Tone Doesn’t Change Trump’s Policies, Say AAPI Critics & Doubters

posted by Randall
Rep Judy Chu Reacts to Presidential Address

Rep. Judy Chu, right, expresses her displeasure of President Trump’s comments.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

Sorry, Trump fans. Just because Donald Trump proved he could read a teleprompter and he could speak with an “indoor voice,” as one pundit described Trump’s performance at the Joint Session of Congress, does not make

Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Mee Moua Resigns as Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice

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

Chinese American

Feb 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Hate Crimes Website Made in Response to Increase in Hate Attacks on Asian Americans

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

Asian Americans

Jan 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Pacific Islander Women to Join Women’s March on Washington

Asian American Pacific Islander Women to Join Women’s March on Washington

posted by Louis Chan

Women's March on Washington
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Hundreds of thousands of people are descending on the nation’s capital to take part in the historic Women’s March on Washington Saturday.

The protest is a warning that they will not stand for what they consider to be the racist, sexist, misogynist, bigoted and bullying tactics and policies … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Advancing Justice Creates Website to Report Hate Incidents Against AAPI Community

Advancing Justice Creates Website to Report Hate Incidents Against AAPI Community

posted by Brittney Le
Taiwanese Christian Church

Swastikas were etched into the glass of the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church in San Jose

Asian Americans Advancing Justice has launched a new website  to track incidents of hate plaguing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.  Amidst the racially-charged atmosphere of today’s political climate, many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are  fearful.

“While … Read more

Asian Americans

President Obama’s Action Putting up Roadblock to Muslim Registry Applauded by Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan
Incarceration camp notice

Talk of a Muslim Registry has brought back painful memories of incarceration camps for Japanese Americans during World War II.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Asian Americans  are praising a move by President Obama that would make it more difficult for President-elect Trump to set up a Muslim registry.
 
“We stand ready to … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 7, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: Fears Arise of Threats and Intimidation of AAPI Voters

Blog: Fears Arise of Threats and Intimidation of AAPI Voters

posted by Randall

Vote

By Ed Diokno

The 2016 election season is coming down to the wire on both national and local elections. With so much at stake, 245 AAPI candidates running for office and driven by the most contentious presidential campaign in recent memory, the effort to push AAPI voters to register and to the polls has been … Read more

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