Sunday 17th December 2017,

Posts by Tag: Community»

Chinese American

Controversial Liquor Store Crackdown Passes in Philadelphia

posted by Randall

Bullet proof glass protestThe Philadelphia City Council Thursday passed a controversial measure designed to return dignity to Philadelphia residents while tightening the regulation of liquor stores.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports the bill which passed 14-3 would phase out bullet proof glass from convenience stores which separates merchants from its customers. It also cracks down on liquor stores … Read more

Campus

Nov 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on California Education Board Votes for Changes in Textbooks to Accurately Reflect Hinduism

California Education Board Votes for Changes in Textbooks to Accurately Reflect Hinduism

posted by Sarah Jackson

Hindu Textbook protestThe California State Board of Education has voted unanimously to approve changes in textbooks that more accurately depict Hindus and Indian Americans.

More than 75 interfaith and community groups, 17 federal and state officials, and 38 academics formed a coalition encouraging the board to reject textbooks that inaccurately portray Hinduism, Jainism and Indian history at … 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

Southeast Asian American

Cambodian Community Struggles in “Hyperghetto” in the Bronx

posted by Randall

Unsettled
By Ernabel Demillo,
Asian American Life

It was the largest refugee resettlement program in U.S. history.  More than 1 million Southeast Asians, victims of war and genocide were granted asylum and resettled in the U.S.

Some 10,000 Cambodians, were resettled in the Bronx, just as people who were living there in the 80s were fleeing … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Community Reaches Out To DACA Recipients with Mental Health Programs

Asian American Community Reaches Out To DACA Recipients with Mental Health Programs

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Wikimedia

Photo By Rhododendrites

The Asian American community has taken a step to help DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, recipients after the Trump administration announced that the program would be abolished.

According to NBC News, one month after the announcement, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) opened up free programs to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Peace-Builders Launched by Teen to Embrace Diversity

Peace-Builders Launched by Teen to Embrace Diversity

posted by Tanvi Wattal
Peace-Builders

Peace-Builders (from left to right, Durya Nadeem, Fitnat Mutlu, Dilara Marasil and Karen Dawson) posing infront of Ohio’s State House after the Interfaith Peace & Justice March

By Tanvi Wattal
AsAmNews Intern

Given the current political environment, learning how to accept and embrace various ideologies is essential, and seventeen-year-old Durya Nadeem agrees. The Pakistani American … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Season Finale Airs Tonight For Dr. Ken . Is It the Series Finale?

posted by Louis Chan

Dr Ken Season Finale

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Tonight’s episode of Dr. Ken is being billed as a season finale, but has the feel of a series finale.

It’s a question that’s facing numerous television shows this time of year–will the show return for another season?

The odds are not in Dr. Ken’s favor, although it seems … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Home is Where the Money Is: The Gentrification of Boston’s Chinatown

Home is Where the Money Is: The Gentrification of Boston’s Chinatown

posted by Lisa Dinh

Boston Chinatown

Gentrification, an otherwise opaque buzzword for city-dwellers, has a face in one of the world’s most expensive cities: Boston. Pei Ying Yu and Yan Nong Yu are two elder Chinese American sisters featured in a recent BuzzFeed article on housing displacement. The women immigrated to America in 2008 and 2010 respectively. Since then, they have … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 1, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on LA Times: Japanese American Basketball Leagues Impact Future Careers

LA Times: Japanese American Basketball Leagues Impact Future Careers

posted by Jason Fong

For many Japanese Americans, weekend basketball recreational leagues are a means of bridging a generational gap and bringing the community closer together.

“It seems like basketball is the only thing that holds the community together, like the third and fourth generations,” George Imamura, former president of the largest Japanese American basketball … Read more

Community

Mar 9, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Rafu Shimpo: 2nd Japantown in Los Angeles

Rafu Shimpo: 2nd Japantown in Los Angeles

posted by Jason Fong

Sawtelle Giant Robot StoreThe Los Angeles City Council recently unanimously voted to name a West Los Angeles neighborhood located near UCLA “Sawtelle Japantown.”  The area is bordered by Santa Monica Boulevard and Pico Boulevard and is west of the 405 Freeway, reports Rafu Shimpo (photo by Mighty June).

Japanese Americans began settling in the Sawtelle neighborhood in … Read more

Search

Get Social

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,682 other subscribers

AsAmNews has Asian America in Its Heart

Please support AsAmNews by sharing & commenting on our stories

Like Us on Facebook & follow on Twitter