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May 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Condemn House GOP Passage of Trumpcare

Asian Americans Condemn House GOP Passage of Trumpcare

posted by Randall
Judy Chu

Congresswoman Judy Chu speaking at the Wells Fargo Center on Day 3 of the DNC. (Photo credit: D. Miller/DNCC)

Rep Judy Chu (D-CA), the Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, is among those leading the charge against the House Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, what the Republicans derisively call Obamacare.… Read more

Chinese American

Virginia Community where Chinese Grandfather was Killed Terminates Security Company’s Contract

posted by Brittney Le
Johnathan Cromwell

Johnathan Cromwell

The Virginia community where a 60-year-old Chinese grandfather was shot and killed by a security guard  has terminated its contract with the security company who employed him, reports NBC News.

The River Walk Community Association ‘s decision to end its contract this Tuesday with Citywide Protection Services in Chesapeake, Virginia, came to … Read more

Chinese American

Security Guard Charged with Murder of Chinese Grandfather

posted by Brittney Le
JianSheng Chen

JianSheng Chen

Authorities have charged Virginia security guard Johnathan Cromwell with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of murder in the death of a 60-year-old Chinese grandfather Jiansheng Chen,  reports 13News Now. Cromwell turned himself in to police Thursday afternoon.

Chen family attorney Greg Sandler said Chen went to the … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Leaders Lash Out at President Trump over Sanctuary Cities and Wall

Asian American Leaders Lash Out at President Trump over Sanctuary Cities and Wall

posted by Louis Chan

Statue of LibertyBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Executive orders signed by President Trump withholding federal funding to sanctuary cities and building a wall along the U.S. Mexican border received an immediate rebuke from Asian American Pacific Islander leaders.

“This is taking Mr. Trump’s perverse attack on immigrants to a new level,” said Rep Judy Chu, chairwoman … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Rep. Grace Meng in the running for DNC Vice Chair

Rep. Grace Meng in the running for DNC Vice Chair

posted by Randall
Grace Meng

Rep Grace Meng (D-NY)

By Ed Diokno

Rep Grace Meng  (D-N.Y.) is running for the Vice Chair of Democratic National Committee, a position she held since the summer of 2016.

Meng, as a politician of color, hopes to position herself as a bridge between the factions of the Democratic Party, which has been searching for

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Bad Ass Asians

New York Politicians Lash Out at Steve Harvey for Saying White & Black Women Don’t Like Asian Men

posted by Randall

Steve HarveyComedian and talk show host Steve Harvey, the same one who announced the wrong winner when he emceed the Miss Universe contest in 2015, is under fire for ridiculing Asian American men.
 
Rep Grace Meng, State Assembly members Ron Kim and Yuh-Line Niou, and New York City Councilmembers Margaret Chin and Peter Koo are … Read more

Blogs

Dec 31, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: AAPI Lawmakers Will Be in a Familiar Spot – in the Minority

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

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 9, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Record Number of Asian American Pacific Islanders Elected to Congress

Record Number of Asian American Pacific Islanders Elected to Congress

posted by Louis Chan
Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy became the first Vietnamese American woman elected to Congress

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

As AsAmNews predicted, voters elected a record number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Congress Tuesday.

16 AAPI voting members of Congress were elected, surpassing by 2 the previous record.

Those elected include California Attorney General … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 13, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Join with the Nation to Rally Around Orlando. #OrlandoUnited

Asian Americans Join with the Nation to Rally Around Orlando. #OrlandoUnited

posted by Louis Chan
Nevada interfaith Service #PrayForOrlando

Interfaith Leaders in Nevada #PrayforOrlando. Photo by George A. Anastassatos

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Gays, straights, Muslims and Christians joined together to express their condolences to Orlando and the countless families impacted by the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub, leaving 50 dead and many more injured.

Echoing the sentiments of the world, … Read more

Asian Americans

May 24, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on President Obama Signs Bill Banning the Terms Oriental & Negro

President Obama Signs Bill Banning the Terms Oriental & Negro

posted by Randall
Grace Meng

Rep Grace Meng (D-NY)

By Ed Diokno

Without fanfare, President Obama signed the bill that would ban the use of the word “Oriental” in federal legislation.

“The term ‘Oriental’ has no place in federal law and at long last this insulting and outdated term will be gone for good,” the author of the bill, Rep. … Read more

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