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Virginia Community where Chinese Grandfather was Killed Terminates Security Company’s Contract

posted by Brittney Le
Johnathan Cromwell

Johnathan Cromwell

The Virginia community where a 60-year-old Chinese grandfather was shot and killed by a security guard  has terminated its contract with the security company who employed him, reports NBC News.

The River Walk Community Association ‘s decision to end its contract this Tuesday with Citywide Protection Services in Chesapeake, Virginia, came to … Read more

Chinese American

Security Guard Charged with Murder of Chinese Grandfather

posted by Brittney Le
JianSheng Chen

JianSheng Chen

Authorities have charged Virginia security guard Johnathan Cromwell with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of murder in the death of a 60-year-old Chinese grandfather Jiansheng Chen,  reports 13News Now. Cromwell turned himself in to police Thursday afternoon.

Chen family attorney Greg Sandler said Chen went to the … Read more


Blog: AAPI Lawmakers Will Be in a Familiar Spot – in the Minority

posted by Randall
Rep Tammy Duckworth

Senator-Elect Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

By Ed Diokno

With 18 House Representatives and U.S. Senators, including two non-voting members from the  territories of America Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands, the 115th Congress will have the most Asian American and Pacific Islander members ever. From the day they officially sit in their Capitol offices, they will face … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Record Number of Asian American Pacific Islanders Elected to Congress

posted by Louis Chan
Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy became the first Vietnamese American woman elected to Congress

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

As AsAmNews predicted, voters elected a record number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Congress Tuesday.

15 AAPI voting members of Congress were elected, surpassing by 2 the previous record.

Those elected include California Attorney General … Read more


Diary of a Clinton Volunteer: “Now is Our Time”

posted by Randall
Julian Castro

Secretary Julian Castro speaking at the AAPI Caucus on Day 3 of the DNC. (Photo Credit: DNCC AAPI Media Center)

By Nick Lee
Chinese Americans for Hillary

My third day at the DNC began with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucus, where elected officials kept driving home the theme, “Now is our time”. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

11 Asian Americans to Serve in Next Congress

posted by Randall

Ted Lieu & FamilyEleven Asian Americans will serve in the next Congress beginning in 2015, the same as this year’s record number.

The new names  are California State Senator Ted Lieu (pictured with family) who easily defeated Republican Elan Carr 58 – 42 percent and State Senator Mark Takei of Hawaii who won 52 -48 percent over Charles … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Incumbents in Congress Retain Seats

posted by Randall

Rep Tammy DuckworthAll the Asian Americans incumbents expected to win re-election in congressional and governor’s races have so far met expectations.

Rep Bobby Scott of Virginia who ran unopposed won tonight with 94.4% of the vote.

Rep Tammy Duckworth (pictured) won re-election over Republican Lawrence Kaifesh in Illinois 8th Congressional District, according to the Huffington Post.  … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Record Number of Asian American Could Serve in Congress

posted by Randall

Ami BeraAn analysis by AsAmNews finds a record number of Asian Americans could be serving in Congress next year (pictured Rep Ami Bera).

Currently 11 Asian American elected officials sit on Capitol Hill–10 in the House and one in the Senate. All 11 are Democrats. That’s the most ever. After today’s mid-term election, its possible there … Read more

Community Issues

ABS CBN: Defeat of Eric Cantor Doesn’t mean defeat of immigration reform, say advocates

posted by Randall

Mike HondaSupporters of comprehensive immigration reform say the upset defeat of Republican leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) doesn’t mean the end of immigration reform, reports ABS CBN.

Cantor was defeated by Tea Party candidate David Brat who ran on the platform that Cantor was too accommodating to Democrats.

The reality is Cantor blocked significant pieces of legislation … Read more


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