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Candlelight Vigil Held Outside Home of Ronald Ebens from Vincent Chin Case

posted by Randall

Ronald Ebens Candlelight vigil 2017

By Corky Lee
Special to AsAmNews

It started on Father’s Day in NYC Chinatown at First Chinese Baptist Church. I organized a free screening of Who Killed Vincent Chin? by Christine Choy & Renee Taijima.

Chin was beaten and killed with a baseball bat on the night of his bachelor party 35 years ago by … Read more

Asian Americans

What We Can Learn from the Death of Vincent Chin 35 Years Later

posted by Randall

Vincent ChinBy Logan Wilbur
Asian American Life Intern

This month marks the 35th anniversary of the brutal murder of Detroit resident, and Chinese American, Vincent Chin.

There are many similarities in the ways communities rally together around social injustices today, as the Asian American community rallied around the death of Chin over thirty years ago.

On … Read more

Chinese American

Customs Officials May Monitor Social Media of Chinese Visa Holders

posted by Randall

Vincent Pan

Vincent Pan of Chinese for Affirmative Action (Left) joins Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and Electronic Frontier Foundation to oppose Custom’s Proposal Targeting Chinese Visa Holders
 

By Elena Shore
New American Media

 
Civil rights organizations are sounding the alarm over a proposal by Trump’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that would require visa holders … Read more

East Asian American

Asian American Widow Files Wrongful Death Suit in Police Shooting

posted by Randall
Harue and Eugene Craig

Harue and Eugene Craig

A Japanese American widow who was cowered behind her 86-year old husband as sheriff deputies shot him in their home has filed a wrongful death suit against the Santa Clara County in California’s Silicon Valley.

In court papers obtained by AsAmNews, 90-year-old Harue Craig accuses Deputy Douglas Ulrich of using … Read more

Blogs

Opinion: Over-Reaching to Call United Flight “Overbooked”

posted by Randall

David DaoBy Charleston Wang

On Sunday April 9, an Asian American passenger was forcibly removed from his seat, screaming and blood covered his face, by United Airlines at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Since then, the whole world has witnessed the violence through the internet and is struggling to understand how United Airlines could use such force against … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Play Huge Roles in Stopping Muslim Travel Ban

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Play Huge Roles in Stopping Muslim Travel Ban

posted by Randall
Doug Chin

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin

Three Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders knocked the White House for a loop when at the 11th hour, they succeeded in blocking the President’s travel ban from six mostly Muslim countries.

The orders by Judge Theodore Chuang from the district of Maryland and Derrick Watson from the district of Hawaii … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Advancing Justice Creates Website to Report Hate Incidents Against AAPI Community

Advancing Justice Creates Website to Report Hate Incidents Against AAPI Community

posted by Brittney Le
Taiwanese Christian Church

Swastikas were etched into the glass of the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church in San Jose

Asian Americans Advancing Justice has launched a new website  to track incidents of hate plaguing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.  Amidst the racially-charged atmosphere of today’s political climate, many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are  fearful.

“While … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 8, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Vanita Gupta to Leave Civil Rights Division of Department of Justice

Vanita Gupta to Leave Civil Rights Division of Department of Justice

posted by Randall
Vanita Gupta

Vanita Gupta

By Ed Diokno
 
One of the hallmark’s of President Obama’s administration has been the rebirth of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

 

Under the leadership of Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, the division has been the tip of the spear in its aggressive defense of civil … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 21, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on California Legislators Vow to Oppose Trump’s Plans vs. Immigrants & Minorities

California Legislators Vow to Oppose Trump’s Plans vs. Immigrants & Minorities

posted by Randall
Anti-Trump Protest in San Francisco

Protests against Donald Trump continues to be held in numerous California cities including San Francisco

By Ed Diokno

Donald Trump’s presidential victory prompted demonstrations in dozens of U.S. cities, talk of California’s secession from the United States and a stirring of a movement to counter the growing anti-minority and anti-immigrant acts of his supporters from

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Blogs

Nov 9, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: What Just Happened?

Blog: What Just Happened?

posted by Randall

President Donald Trump

 

By Ed Diokno

 

I’m numb. What just happened?

President Donald Trump. Excuse me, I feel sick to my stomach.

It’s devastating to someone who believes in a pluralistic society, that diversity is an asset.

Donald Trump just scored the most stunning upset in the history of the United States — maybe in the

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