Wednesday 29th March 2017,

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100 AAPI Organizations Sign Letter of Resistance vs. Trump

posted by Randall
Women's March in Oakland3

Filipino Americans joined the Women’s March in Oakland, California last Jan. 21.

By Ed Diokno

In a strange way, Donald Trump is uniting us.

The momentum from last weekend’s Women’s Marches across the country and supportive demonstrations around the world, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the anti-Vietnam demonstrations of the 60s and … Read more

Chinese American

Slightly More Religious Diversity: Hindus and Buddhists in Congress

posted by Cathy Sun
Raja Krishnamoorthi

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and his wife Priya, a doctor, and their children Vijay and Vikram

A report by the Pew Research Center has found Congress is more Christian than the general public, despite a slight rise in Hindus, Buddists and Muslims.

Hindu representation tripled in the 115th Congress as two new Hindus recently joined … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Two New Asian American Restaurants Present Some of the Best New Eats in the U.S.

posted by Randall
Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants 2016

A six-page ‘Bon Appetit’ spread on the restaurant Bad Saint includes recipes

By Ed Diokno

Among the Best New Restaurants named by prestigious Bon Appetit magazine are two that feature Asian cuisines.


Written by Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer for the food magazine’s September issue, the Top Ten Best New Restaurants include Washington DC’s … Read more


Blog: A Buddhist’ Experience with Ramadan

posted by Mandy Day

QuranBy Mandy Day
AsAmNews Staff Writer

The holy month of Ramadan ends Tuesday, concluding a month of sunrise to sunset fasting by Muslims around the world. Over the past three years, I’ve participated in the fast for one day in a quest to better understand Islam and the people who adhere to the world’s second … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Asian American Survivor Contestant Wins with Fans

posted by Randall

Tai Trang

Tai Trang with Survivor host Jeff Probst

By Ed Diokno
As a fan of Survivor, I was rooting for Vietnamese American contestant Tai Trang to win the million dollar prize of the reality show. He made it to the final three but failed to win a single vote from the jury of deposed contestants.… Read more


Young Asian American Memories of Christmas

posted by ShirleyNLew

Christmas NBC

By Shirley N Lew

When I was young, I lived in Chinatown, in a turn of the century walk-up tenement. I had no chimney for Santa Claus to climb down from which meant he’d have to possess Spider-Man like powers to climb onto the building and probably come through my window. It would not be … Read more

Community Issues

The Denver Vandals Target Buddhist Center

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

Denver Meditation CenterVandals targeted a meditation center in Denver last Thursday night. reports that vandals broke large slabs of brick and stole a 60-pound lion statue that had been at the center for generations.

According to Steven Roussel, a student and resident of the Kadampa Meditation Center, this crime does not just hurt the Buddhist … Read more

Top Story

Jewish Daily: Korean American Rabbi in Running to Lead’s NY’s Longest Running Synagogue

posted by Randall

Angela BuchdahlAngela Buchdahl, the first Asian American rabbi, is considered the leading contender for the post of senior rabbi at Central Synagogue in Manhattan, reports the Jewish Daily.

Central is described by the Jewish Daily as New York’s “oldest continually in use synagogue.”

The diverse congregation is made up of many Jewish faces, including blacks, … Read more


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