Wednesday 18th January 2017,

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Indian American/ South Asian American

India Goes After Amazon for Appropriating Flag

posted by Randall

Flag of IndiaFresh off a controversy over the sale of underwear with an image of the Hindu deity, Amazon Canada is getting heat over the appropriation of the flag of India.

India’s Minister of External Affairs says his country will discontinue issuing visas to Amazon employees and suspend those already issued if the company did not stop … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Four AAPI Women Named as Possible Presidential Candidates

posted by Randall
Tulsi Gabbard with Bernie Sanders supports

Bernie Sanders Supporters with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. By Darryl Yip

Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-CA) took a seat in the U.S. Senate in January

Donald Trump hasn’t even taken the reigns of power yet and already the handicapping is underway on who will vie to replace him in 2020.

With America coming so close … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Protest Forces Amazon Canada to Remove Lord Ganesh Underwear, but No Apology

posted by Randall

Hindu Underwear

Imagine the uproar that would erupt if Walmart sold underwear with the image of Jesus Christ on them.

That’s what happened when word leaked out that Amazon Canada was selling underwear with the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha on the hip.

The next day the online retailer removed “Women’s Ganesh Ganesa Ganapati 4 White Hipsters” from … Read more

Chinese American

Slightly More Religious Diversity: Hindus and Buddhists in Congress

posted by Cathy Sun
Raja Krishnamoorthi

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and his wife Priya, a doctor, and their children Vijay and Vikram

A report by the Pew Research Center has found Congress is more Christian than the general public, despite a slight rise in Hindus, Buddists and Muslims.

Hindu representation tripled in the 115th Congress as two new Hindus recently joined … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Indian Americans, Hindus Rally for Donald Trump

posted by Randall
Donald Trump

Donald Trump addresses 5-8,000 Indian American & Hindu supporters in New Jersey

More than 5,000 Indian Americans and Hindus rallied in support of Donald Trump Saturday in Edison, NJ, reported NJ.com.

“We can’t have prosperity without security, and that is why we appreciate the great friend India has been to the United States in … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Indian Express: Postal Service to Issue Diwali Stamp

posted by Randall

Diwali StampSignaling greater acceptance of Indian Americans into the mainstream, the U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp commemorating the Hindu festival of Diwali or Festival of Lights.

The stamp is the result of 7 years of lobbying, reports New Indian Express.

“This has been a long and arduous process but this act by the … Read more

Campus

New Guidelines Shape the Teaching about Comfort Women, Hindus & Muslims in California

posted by Randall

Education & Asian AmericansThe State Board of Education in California Thursday passed the first update to the framework on teaching history and social science in the state since 1996, reports Ed Source.

The vote settled disagreements on the teaching of comfort women, Muslims and Hindus.

Indian Americans were particularly vocal. They bombarded the Board with 10,000 emails and … Read more

Asian Americans

Why Asians Felt a Kinship to the Late Muhammad Ali

posted by Louis Chan
Muhammed Ali v Joe Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila in 1975

Muhammed Ali v Joe Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila in 1975

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

From the classic Thrilla in Manila in 1975 to his visit to South Korea to his worldwide charisma and courage to stand up in opposition to the Vietnam War and oppression of the underclass, Muhammad Ali, 74, … Read more

Campus

Update: California Rejects Removing India from History Books

posted by Randall
200 people pack a hearing to discuss changes in history books used in California

200 people pack a hearing to discuss changes in history books used in California

UPDATE: Early Friday morning after most people had gone to sleep, the California Instructional Quality Commission rejected a proposal to replace the word “India” with “South Asia” in history books used in California public schools, reports First Post.
 
The … Read more

Community Issues

Fears India is Being Wiped out of History Books

posted by Randall

Don't erase India#DontEraseIndia is a new social media campaign rallying against an attempt to remove references to India and Hinduism in text books used in California public schools, reports ABC7 News.

The text book are used by sixth and seventh grade public school students in the state.

A group of South Asian scholars are proposing substituting … Read more

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