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Oct 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Ameya Pawer May Have Dropped Out of the Governor’s Race, But He Has Big Plans for Illinois

Ameya Pawer May Have Dropped Out of the Governor’s Race, But He Has Big Plans for Illinois

posted by Tanvi Wattal

From Ameya Pawar gubernatorial campaign, 2018 via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

A Democratic candidate for Governor of Illinois, Ameya Pawar, has recently dropped out of the race due to a lack of funding. Pawar’s primary concern in this election was to discuss progressive issues that have been pushed to the side, specifically institutional racism.

Although … Read more

Community

Oct 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vietnamese woman awaits stem cell transplant, but visa system still broken for many

Vietnamese woman awaits stem cell transplant, but visa system still broken for many

posted by Brittney Le
Helen Huynh (left)

Helen Huynh (right) celebrates a birthday with family

By Brittany Le
AsAmNews Staff writer

Important tests are now being conducted to see if doctor’s can proceed with the stem cell transplant that could save the life of leukemia patient Helen Huynh.

Immigration authorities had persistently denied Huynh’s sister Thuy Nguyen an emergency visa to come … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 30, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Will Nikki Haley Be The Next Asian American in Top Cabinet Post?

Will Nikki Haley Be The Next Asian American in Top Cabinet Post?

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Nikki HaleyNumerous speculation has surfaced about the resignation of current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The lack of coordination between the president and Tillerson has been evident for some time. His comment “The president thinks for himself” ,when asked about Trump’s response to the Charlottesville incident, has added fuel to the belief of a rift between … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Indian American Attorney Sachin Varghese to Run For Georgia State Legislature

Indian American Attorney Sachin Varghese to Run For Georgia State Legislature

posted by Brittney Le
Sachin Varghese

Sachin Varghese

Indian American attorney Sachin Varghese, based in Atlanta, Georgia, has entered the race for a seat in the State House, reports News India Times. He has filed the papers necessary to join the pack and already has some State Democrats endorsing him, but whether he has a serious shot at winning is … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Kamala Harris calls U.S.-Mexico Wall “a stupid use of money”

Sen. Kamala Harris calls U.S.-Mexico Wall “a stupid use of money”

posted by Brittney Le
US Mexico Border Fence

This fence runs across a beach. On one side is Border Field State Park, San Diego, USA; on the other side is Tijuana, Mexico. By V.T. Polywoda 

Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), the first Indian American to serve in the Senate, called President Trump’s plans for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border “a stupid use of money” … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Indian American Surgeon General Murthy Asked to Resign by Trump Administration

Indian American Surgeon General Murthy Asked to Resign by Trump Administration

posted by Brittney Le
Vivek Murthy

Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy resigned from his position as U.S. Surgeon General late Friday, reports ABC News. Murthy had served under Obama since 2014 and continued into the new Trump administration.

He has been replaced by Deputy Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams, a nurse, who is now serving as Surgeon … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 21, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vietnamese Americans Accuse State of Louisiana of Discrimination

Vietnamese Americans Accuse State of Louisiana of Discrimination

posted by Lisa Dinh
Nail salon

Nail Salon by Tom Hilton

Vietnamese Americans are well known in the nail salon industry. For those who question sanitary standards at these salons, the state cosmetology board inspectors is the government entity responsible for oversight of such criteria.
 
But a group of Vietnamese nail salon owners in Baton Rouge have argued the board … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Kamala Harris Leads Support of Obamacare at Los Angeles Rally

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

Apr 23, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Comprehensive report released on state of Asian America

Comprehensive report released on state of Asian America

posted by Randall

Asian AmericansA comprehensive report on the State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from the Center for American Progress paints a comprehensive picture of that community (Photo by US Army RDECOM)

The report by Karthick Ramakrishnan and Farah Ahmad breaks down into four categories–public opinion , demographics, education and immigration.

In … Read more

Blogs

Apr 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on MSNBC: New study paints picture of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander leaning left

MSNBC: New study paints picture of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander leaning left

posted by Randall

Richard Lui Richard Lui (pictured) of MSNBC reports Asian Americans are leaning left politically, according to a new study by the Center for American Progress.

58 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders support a path to citizenship. That’s up significantly from 2008 when just 32 percent of AAPIs supported that.

The study also found Asian Americans … Read more

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