By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
Noted Chinese American historian Philip Choy is dead at the age of 90.
The SF Gate reports Choy died Wednesday in the hospital after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.
I first became aware of Choy when I saw him on … Read more
Reaction from Asian American civil rights groups and leaders remains overwhelmingly negative to the grand jury decision not to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown (Photo by Debra Sweet).
Many called for a national dialogue on racism and a Department of Justice inquiry into the matter.
“We continue to urge … Read more
Asian Pacific American Advocates (OCA) is denouncing the civil rights abuses against demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri while the Asian American Journalists Association is speaking out for the protection of journalists covering the story.
“Excessive use of police force, continued racial and religious profiling, and the lack of accountability for officers involved in these cases have … Read more
The Mercury News reports the clinic will be named the Rolland & Kathryn Lowe Medical Center after the generous donors.
“My wife, Kathy, and I are happy to make this … Read more
The Chinese American activists who led the charge against SCA5 have even angered other groups within the Asian American community, reports the Mercury News.
These activists fear a … Read more
Three California State Senators who voted to support an amendment to the state constitution allowing preferential racial treatment in higher education now want the bill delayed, reports the Global Times (photo by Maveric2003).
The bill known as SCA5 would essentially overturn the educational component of Proposition 209. The initiative passed by state voters in … Read more
The executive director of Chinese for Affirmative Action in San Francisco has ended 11 days of fasting in solidarity with immigrant activists who fasted for 22 days in Washington, D.C. , reports the SF Bay Guardian.
Vincent Pan (pictured)barely had the energy to speak when he took his first bite in n week-and-a … Read more
President Obama today will make an appearance in San Francisco’s Chinatown at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center to focus attention on immigration reform, reports USA Today.
For the latest, read this article from the Mercury News.
It’s part of a West Coast swing for the President who will also appear at … Read more
New American Media is reporting that Chinese immigrants are well under represented among those applying for deferred action.
Among the 15,000 eligible for a two year reprieve from deportation, the Migration Policy Institute estimates less than 1,400 have applied.
“Even though Chinese are eligible, they’re not applying at a high rate … Read more
The scheduled closure of City College of San Francisco has raised much concern among the Chinese and Asian American community, reports KGO-TV.
Over 40 percent of Asian Americans who have gone to college went through the community college system. Seventy-five percent of students at City College of San Francisco are Asian American, black or … Read more