By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
A Hindu American advocacy group filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court last week against public school officials at the California Department of Education, State Board of Education, and several school districts throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
The… Read more
Several high-profile Indian American lawmakers have denounced the Republican Hindu Coalition’s support for President Donald Trump’s executive orders on refugees and immigrants.
Fresh 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
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
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
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
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
The 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
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