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Nov 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Inspector Herb Lee Dedicated Career to Straightening Out Chinatown Gang Kids

Inspector Herb Lee Dedicated Career to Straightening Out Chinatown Gang Kids

posted by Randall

By Christopher Chow

I remember Herb Lee, Inspector Herb Lee of the San Francisco Police Department, the first Chinese American policeman in the City.  That’s how I knew him, as Insp. Herb Lee.  I met him when I was making the documentary  Under Their Ancestors Shadows.  I was a reporter … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sesame Street is Fostering A Diverse Environment for Children

Sesame Street is Fostering A Diverse Environment for Children

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Photo from Sesameworkshop.org via Wikimedia Commons

Given the segregated political environment over the past year, it is important to foster a youth that is accepting of diversity. Sesame Street has taken a step to do just that with its new focus on exposing viewers to a variety of cultures and ethnicities.

The Guardian reports that … Read more

Chinese American

Oct 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on City Councilperson: Chinese Restaurants in Philadelphia Targeted by Law

City Councilperson: Chinese Restaurants in Philadelphia Targeted by Law

posted by Randall

Philadelphia Chinese RestaurantsThe owner of Good Luck Chinese Food Takeout in Philadelphia has been fined so many times she says she has been forced to close her restaurant.

Peking Inn has also received $2,000 in fines under the same ordinance.

CBS Philadelphia reports both were fined under a regulation that doesn’t allow restaurants in residential areas to … Read more

Chinese American

Oct 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Community battles new owner over Chinese Cultural Center

Community battles new owner over Chinese Cultural Center

posted by Gabi Wy

Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center protest

By Gabi Wy
AsAmNews Intern

When Elizabeth Mann served as developer for the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center in 1997, painstakingly recruiting the best of the best from China to build the center, she never imagined anyone would want to tear it down.

However, new company and building owner True North made clear its intentions to … Read more

Chinese American

Oct 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Protesters Rally at New York Art Gallery Over “Racist” Exhibition

Protesters Rally at New York Art Gallery Over “Racist” Exhibition

posted by Randall
James Cohan Gallery Protest

Photo by Corky Lee

Dozens of protesters entered an art gallery in New York’s Chinatown to protest an installation there they consider racist.

The group said in the statement the work by Omer Fast at the James Cohan Gallery reinforces “racist narratives of uncleanliness, otherness and blight that have historically been projected onto Chinatown.”

The … Read more

Chinese American

Oct 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Los Angeles Chinatown Tenants Protest “Illegal Rent Increases”

Los Angeles Chinatown Tenants Protest “Illegal Rent Increases”

posted by Brittney Le
Chinatown rent protest, LA

Photo by Brittney Le

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Staff Writer

Angry Chinatown tenants walked out of their apartment Saturday morning in Los Angeles accusing their landlords of illegal rent increases of as high as 50 percent and unfair treatment.

The building at 651 Broadway is owned by Elaine, Howard and Robert Chan. Accompanied by members … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on UPDATED: Chinatown Restaurant Hit with Federal Labor Complaint

UPDATED: Chinatown Restaurant Hit with Federal Labor Complaint

posted by Louis Chan

Shi Lin XiangBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

(This story has been updated with more specifics about the federal complaint. The Flushing Workers Center says this is a discrimination complaint and not a complaint about back wages, as we originally reported.)

A federal complaint has been filed against a Flushing, New York restaurant accused of discriminating against … Read more

Chinese American

Sep 29, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Is Expansions A Good Idea For Oakland’s Chinatown?

Is Expansions A Good Idea For Oakland’s Chinatown?

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Chinatown Oakland

Photo by yussefThe3rd

https://www.flickr.com/photos/yussef/

 

Oakland’s Chinatown is one of the earliest pan-Asian communities in North America with settlement dating back to 1850. Members of the community have recently started to make plans to expand. Although it is already a vibrant and active neighborhood with crowded restaurants and a plethora of small businesses, many buildings … Read more

Blogs

Aug 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Trump’s Immigration Policy Would Have Kept Out My Father

Trump’s Immigration Policy Would Have Kept Out My Father

posted by Randall
William Wong & Family

The author (standing) with his father, mother and nephew in a booth at their Oakland Chinatown restaurant in the late 1940s. Photo courtesy of William Gee Wong collection.

By William Wong
New America Media

My father came to America from China in 1912, the 30th year of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and somehow he was … Read more

Chinese American

Jun 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Rejected Chinatown Development in Vancouver Faces Possible Revival

Rejected Chinatown Development in Vancouver Faces Possible Revival

posted by Olivia Wolf

Vancouver Chinatown
 
A Green Party Councilor is urging the city of Vancouver, British Columbia to turn a site originally proposed for a condominium project into mostly housing for senior citizens, reports News 1130.
 
The Beedie Development Group originally planned to develop the site on the 100 block of Keefer Street into 106 market housing … Read more

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