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Dec 21, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Wealth Gap among Asian Americans Greater than that of Whites

Wealth Gap among Asian Americans Greater than that of Whites

posted by Louis Chan
Occupy Wall Street

An Occupy Wall Street protestor

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Income inequality became a volatile issue during the 2016 presidential election, propelling the candidacies of both Bernie Sanders and eventual President-elect Donald Trump.

A report by the Center for American Progress found that the wealth gap among Asian Americans exceeds that of Whites. This … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Indian American Shares Stories of Working with Hillary Clinton

Indian American Shares Stories of Working with Hillary Clinton

posted by Louis Chan
Neera Tanden

Neera Tanden is the president of the Center for American Progress

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The president of the Center for American Progress took to the stage at the Democratic National Convention to share stories of her time working with Hillary Clinton.

Indian American Neera Tanden helped to shape the policies of Clinton … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Pacific Islander Women Make Less than White Men

posted by Louis Chan

Education & Asian AmericansBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

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

Blogs

Nov 20, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Syrian Refugees Victimized by Paris Attacks

Syrian Refugees Victimized by Paris Attacks

posted by Randall

Syrian Refugees

By Tom Jawetz and Ken Gude
Center for American Progress

 

The primary victims of the violence and chaos perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, are Syrian civilians. Millions of Syrians have either fled the country or are internally displaced by the fighting between the Assad regime, ISIS, and myriad … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 30, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on 40 Years of Optimism for Southeast Asians in the United States

40 Years of Optimism for Southeast Asians in the United States

posted by Randall

Vietnamese refugees

(This is the final part of an ongoing series on AsAmNews commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the arrival of Southeast Asians to the United States. )

The statistics  paint one picture, but the Southeast Asian refugees we talked to who landed in the United States to escape communist rule paint … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 28, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Ten New Fact Sheets Released about Asian Americans

Ten New Fact Sheets Released about Asian Americans

posted by Randall

AAPI DataCenter for American ProgressThe 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.

The Cambodian Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 16, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on India Today: Indian American to Head Policy Adviser Team for Hillary Clinton

India Today: Indian American to Head Policy Adviser Team for Hillary Clinton

posted by Randall

Maya HarrisIndian American Maya Harris will lead the senior policy adviser team that will set the policy agenda for Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency, reports India Today.

Harris is the younger sister of California Attorney General Kamala Harris who is running for US Senate.

Maya, 46, is a former senior fellow at the Center … Read more

Blogs

Jan 30, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Five Key Facts about The Affordable Care Act for AAPIs

Five Key Facts about The Affordable Care Act for AAPIs

posted by Randall

Asian Americans & Health CareBy John Zhang

(This was originally posted on the Center of American Progress website and is reposted here with their permission).

The federal and state health insurance marketplaces will be open for the second round of enrollment until February 15, 2015. For information on how to enroll, visit www.HealthCare.gov. The Affordable Care Act, or … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Zee News: Indian American nominated as US Ambassador to India

Zee News: Indian American nominated as US Ambassador to India

posted by Randall

Richard VermaPresident Obama has nominated  Richard Rahul Verma as the next envoy to India, reports Zee News.  If confirmed, Verma would become the first Indian American ever to hold the post.

Initial reaction to the news was positive.

“I know he understands the importance of strengthening the US-India partnership, and I look forward to working with … Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 12, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on State of Asian America Report Captures Vast Diversity of AAPIs

State of Asian America Report Captures Vast Diversity of AAPIs

posted by Randall

Center for American Progress Report on Asian AmericaToday, the Center for American Progress and AAPI Data released its full report, completing the series on the state of Asian American and Pacific Islander, or AAPI, communities. Since the release of the first factsheets in April—and as the federal government has made significant efforts to improve data collection on AAPIs in line … Read more

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