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Colorado Lawmaker Appeared to Defend Japanese Incarceration Camps

posted by Brittney Le
Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado.

The Granada Incarceration Camp in Amache, Colorado imprisoned 8,000 mostly Japanese Americans during WWII

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is speaking out after Colorado state Rep. Phil Covarrubias appeared to defend World War II Japanese incarceration camps during a debate of House Bill 17-1230.

“For anybody that has never been in the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Rally to Support Sherry Chen Racial Discrimination Case Tuesday and Wednesday

posted by Louis Chan
Sherry Chen

Sherry Chen

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A coalition of more than one dozen Asian American groups is set to demonstrate Tuesday and Wednesday in support of Sherry Chen, a Chinese American fired from her federal job even after spy charges against her were dropped for lack of evidence.

The demonstrations will take place … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

American Samoa’s Long-time Congressman Passes Away

posted by Randall
Eni Faleomavaega

Eni Faleomavaega

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

One of the elder statesman for Asian American and Pacific Islanders was praised for his commitment to his constituents in American Samoa after he passed away Wednesday.

Eni F.H. Faleomavaega passed away in Utah. He is survived by his wife and five children.

Faleomavaega served as … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Last Day for Longtime Asian American in Congress

posted by Randall

Mike Honda

Photo by Fast 4 Families

After 16 years in the House of Representatives, civil rights advocate Mike Honda’s last official day in Congress is today.

The Democrat has represented the Silicon Valley in California since 2000, but lost by 52,000 votes 61 to 39 percent to Ro Khanna. Honda was hurt by the yet to … Read more

Blogs

Blog: AAPI Lawmakers Will Be in a Familiar Spot – in the Minority

posted by Randall
Rep Tammy Duckworth

Senator-Elect Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

By Ed Diokno

With 18 House Representatives and U.S. Senators, including two non-voting members from the  territories of America Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands, the 115th Congress will have the most Asian American and Pacific Islander members ever. From the day they officially sit in their Capitol offices, they will face … Read more

Chinese American

DNC Notebook: AAPI Participants Passionately Involved in the Political Process

posted by Randall
Tulsi Gabbard nominates Bernie Sanders

Tulsi Gabbard walks onto the stage of the Democratic National Convention to nominate Bernie Sanders for President

By Ed Diokno

 

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard  (D-Hawaii) did get her moment at the Democratic National Convention when she nominated Sen. Bernie Sanders for President.
Gabbard was vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and butted heads with … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Cancer Sidelines Political Career of Rep Mark Takai

posted by Louis Chan

Rep Mark TakeiBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Statements of support are pouring in following the recent announcement by first term Hawaii Rep Mark Takai (D-HI) that he will not seek re-election because his cancer is spreading.

Takai beat a crowded field of candidates to win his first term in 2014. He announced his decision on Thursday. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Lawmakers Urge President to Award Medal of Freedom to Asian American War Hero

posted by Louis Chan

Colonel Young Oak Kim

Colonel Young Oak Kim


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A Korean American who fought in both World War II and the Korean War is being recommended for the nation’s highest honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
 
Colonel Young-Oak Kim was born in Los Angeles to Soon Kwon Kim and Nora Koh. He … Read more

Asian Americans

Updated with Video: CBS 60 Minutes Investigates Possible Racial Profiling of Chinese American Physicist Arrested by FBI

posted by Eliana Yu
Xiaoxing Xi

Xiaoxing Xi

By Eliana Yu
AsAmNews Intern

 

Not even fully dressed, a Temple University physics professor rushed to answer the urgent knocking on his front door last May, only to find he was being arrested by FBI agents wearing bulletproof vests in a raid.

The story of Xiaoxing Xi will appear on a CBSRead more

Bad Ass Asians

Asian Americans Applaud Big Step in Halting Racial Profiling in Espionage Cases

posted by Randall

Xiaoxing Xi

Xiaoxing Xi

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
New rules prompted by false accusations of espionage made against Chinese American scientists are being praised by members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC).

The rules add an extra layer of oversight and members of APAC hope this will slow racial profiling and overzealous … Read more

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