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Indian-Origin NASA Scientist Detained and Forced to Unlock Phone

posted by Cathy Sun
Sidd Bikkannavar

NASA employee Sidd Bikkannavar is seen on the right in this picture from his Facebook page.

An Indian American who works for NASA says he was detained at the U.S. border during his return trip to the U.S. from South America four days after President Trump issued his now stalled Muslim ban.

Sidd Bikkannavar, 35, … Read more

Asian Americans

Family Is Still Family, Pro-LGBTQ AAPI Ad Campaign Comes to Midwest for First Time

posted by Brittney Le
Chicago Pride Parade 2008

Chicago Pride Parade 2008. Photo by EMR

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) will debut its pro-LGBTQ family campaign in the Midwest for the first time tomorrow, reports NBC News.
 
Family Is Still Family, is co-produced by the Asian Pride Project. The multilingual public service announcements in support of the … Read more

Blogs

Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

posted by Brittney Le
Syrian Refugee

Photo from UK Aid

Vietnamese priest Reverend Chuong Hoai Nguyen recently wrote a letter to President Donald Trump offering his own citizenship to a Syrian refugee. Commonweal Magazine, an independent journal run by Catholics, released the letter this week.

In his letter, Rev. Nguyen shows his support for Syrian refugees, having been a refugee … Read more

Asian Americans

Hawaii Republicans Vote to Remove Asian American from Office for Her Opposition to Trump

posted by Brittney Le
Beth Fukumoto

Beth Fukumoto

Hawaii State Rep. Beth Fukumoto is considering a switch from the Republican Party after she was removed from her position as Hawaii’s House minority leader earlier this week.
 
Fukumoto told NBC News that she no longer felt she was able to defend the Republican Party and its actions. Fukumoto claims she has … Read more

Asian Americans

Mayor Ed Lee says San Francisco will Remain Sanctuary City, Despite President’s Orders

posted by Brittney Le

Ed Lee

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee reaffirmed the commitment of his city to remain a sanctuary city despite threats from President Donald Trump.

Wednesday, the president signed an executive order to deny federal grant funds to “sanctuary cities.” These cities have policies in place to restrict local law enforcement’s cooperation with federal immigration agents, with the … Read more

Asian Americans

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

Blogs

Asians Have Been Appropriating White Food, and it is a Good Thing

posted by Lisa Dinh

Chinese marketBy Lisa Dinh
AsAmNews Intern

 

Amidst America’s contentious election, BuzzFeed recently published an article entitled, “17 Foods That White People Have Ruined.” Example foods from the article include “Pho with Broccoli and Quinoa” and “Nutella Samosas.” The popular piece gained over 1 million views and 602 comments. Its top-rated comment argues against the … Read more

Asian Americans

Sen. Kamala Harris Leads Support of Obamacare at Los Angeles Rally

posted by Brittney Le

Kamala HarrisHundreds gathered in Exposition Park in Los Angeles to rally in support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, reports CBS Los Angeles.

The rally was one of several across the country held Sunday.

The Senate and House  have begun clearing the way for the repeal of many major provisions of … Read more

Blogs

Pro-Muslim “Don’t Normalize Hate” PSA Produced by Katy Perry

posted by Brittney Le
Katy Perry

Katy Perry

With the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump coming this Friday, the discussion surrounding his upcoming term only intensifies, along with the fear among many minority groups.

The xenophobic nature of Trump’s campaign and public behavior in general, along with the slew of hate crimes across the country, has fueled people to speak out … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Four Asian American Congressional Reps will Boycott Trump’s Inauguration

posted by Louis Chan
Ted Lieu and Mark Takano

Congressmen Ted Lieu and Mark Takano will not attend the inauguration of the 45th President of the U.S.

By Ed Diokno & Louis Chan

On the eve of the Martin Luther King holiday, four Asian American congressmen are joining at least 14 other members of Congress who according to Fusion will not be attending Donald … Read more

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