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International Women’s Day: Asian American Women Struggle to Make up Wage Disparity

posted by Randall

Women's March in Oakland

Photo by Jar [o]

As women are being urged today to mark International Woman’s Day by taking part in a one day strike, Asian American women are struggling to make up a 7 to 56 percent wage gap with White men.
A fact sheet released this month by the National Asian Pacific American … Read more


The Atlantic: Muslim aide says why she left the Trump White House

posted by Randall
Ruman Ahmed

Ruman Ahmed

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
In 2011 Ruman Ahmed got a job of a lifetime. Straight out of college, she joined the Obama administration. “My job there was to promote and protect the best of what my country stands for,” she writes in a piece in The Atlantic. “I … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

The Face that Helped to Launch the Women’s Movement

posted by Randall
Moonier Ahmed

Moonier Ahmed, left, was the model for the poster on the right.

By Ed Diokno

You probably saw her face featured prominently in the Women’s March on Washington last Saturday. She wore a hijab of the stars and stripes, a defiant gaze looking directly at you.

The poster featuring 32-year old Munira Ahmed was held … Read more


Waiting for California Gov Jerry Brown to Sign Three Bills into Law

posted by Randall
Jerry Brown

By California Air Resources Board from Sacramento, United States – Governor Jerry Brown

By Ed Diokno

We’re waiting, trying to be patient, but we can’t help that a little bit of doubt is starting to creep in.

California’s Gov. Jerry Brown has three bills on his desk, waiting for his signature. There are three that … Read more

Asian Americans

Some Groups Oppose Getting More Information about Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan

AB 1726 ProtestAB 1726By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent


The same divide that exists among Asian groups over affirmative action in higher education is surfacing again–this time in California over a bill that would disaggregate data among Asian Americans.

The social media activist group 18 Million Rising is urging people to call their legislators to urge passage … Read more


ABC7/KGO-TV: Two Sons Arrested for Murder of Muslim American Couple in San Jose

posted by Randall
Shamini and Golam Rabbi

Shamini and Golam Rabbi


Authorities have arrested the two sons of a Muslim couple murdered in their San Jose home, reports ABC7/KGO.

Hasib Rabbi is in the Santa Clara County Jail for the murder of his parents Golam and Shamini Rabbi.   His 17-year old younger brother is … Read more

Community Issues

RT: South Asian Immigrant Detainees Go on Hunger Strike

posted by Randall


Theo Macy Jail in Orange, CA

Theo Macy Jail in Orange, CA. Photo from Orange County Archives

While many of us indulged in Thanksgiving feasts this holiday weekend, some 100 South Asian  detainees being held at four immigration detention centers went on hunger strikes, reports. RT.

The hunger strike which began Wednesday are being staged to protest their indefinite detentions … Read more

Asian Americans

Income & Poverty of Asian Americans: Study of Contrasts

posted by Randall

Chinatown San Francisco A new report on the income and poverty of Asian Americans from the Center for American Progress is a study of contrasts.

Asian Americans have household incomes greater that the national average and even whites, but yet have the fastest growing populations in poverty since the great recession.

Also the per capita income when adjusted … Read more

Community Issues

Mint Press: 7-11 accused of harassing South Asian American franchisees

posted by Randall

7-eleven logoA group of South Asian 7-Eleven franchisees has filed suit claiming the store is harassing and intimidating them in an effort to coerce them into giving their profitable stores back, reports Mint Press.

“[A] foreign corporation has been allowed to transform the American dream into an American nightmare for countless individuals and families,” the … Read more


National Journal: 10 Things Learned About Asian Americans in 2012 Election. @AALDEF

posted by Randall

ballotAs you might expect, a multi-lingual poll of more than 9,000 Asian American voters is going to get you lots of data. Compiling it all in one report is a monstrous task.

The National Journal compiled the list of what it called the “ten most surprising statistics on the political leanings of Asian Americans.” The … Read more


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