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He has been replaced by Deputy Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams, a nurse, who is now serving as Surgeon … Read more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