Tragedy has struck the same family twice in Hermosa Beach near Los Angeles.
The Daily Breeze reports Vantha Tho, 35, died after apparently being shot by a former boyfriend who then took his own life.
“It came out of nowhere, especially because my brother, he passed away when I was 9,” said Tho’s … Read more
Asian American women make 84 cents for every dollar paid to White non-Hispanic men while Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women made just 62 cents in 2014, according to a new fact sheet published by the Center for American Progress.
“The Asian American and Pacific Islander community is … Read more
By Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts and Entertainment Reporter
Academy Award nominated filmmaker and author Arthur Dong has been having a whirlwind year.
Winning a prestigious award, releasing a new film and starting a new job are just a few of the highlights.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released a much needed and long-anticipated rule—a milestone not only for fair housing policy and advocacy groups, but also for the nation’s growing population of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).
The new rule … Read more
Chea Bou, a Cambodian refugee and East Oakland resident, faces deportation and separation from his family due to nonviolent criminal charges, reports the East Bay Express.
Bou, who immigrated with his family in the 1980s, was arrested for his actions as part of a drug ring. As an immigrant and non-US citizen, he faces … Read more
The Center for American Progress has released ten new fact sheets about the Asian American community.
The sheets were published in cooperation with Karthick Ramakrishnan of AAPI Data.
The fact sheets include data about educational attainment, income and poverty, civic participation, language diversity, immigration and nativity, labor-force participation, and access to health insurance.
Many in the education community are talking about the need for disaggregated student data – meaning that instead of simply bubbling in Hispanic or African American on school documents, students will have the option to identify as their unique subgroup – be that Mexican … Read more
As we closed out 2014 I was humbled to help facilitate Teach For America‘s second annual Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Staff Summit. Over 200 staff member from 35 regions gathered in Los Angeles to explore the unique role of AAPI communities in the fight for educational equity. … Read more
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
Members of the Southeast Asian community met yesterday with University of Washington President Michael Young to express concern over the elimination of the Southeast Asian Student recruiter position, reports Northwest Asian Weekly.
The meeting was held at Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS).
“I was very shocked when it happened because finally Southeast Asians … Read more