By Sophia Whittemore
If any of you have seen the movie Loving, the story detailing an interracial couple’s struggles to have their marriage recognized, then you’ll know just how important that case was for the sake of the nation. I know it’s certainly important. If interracial marriage was illegal, then my Indonesia-born … Read more
By Helen Mun
May is an important month for Asian America: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is a time when our voices and narratives are centered and celebrated on social media, in museums, in schools. May is also an important month for Asian American history: in 1843, the … Read more
200 Japanese Americans held a reunion at the Santa Anita Racetrack this past weekend to renew friendships and relive memories.
They were imprisoned there before being transferred … Read more
A group of Hmong American undergraduates are organizing to lobby the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to launch a formal Hmong American Studies program, reported the Wisconsin State Journal.
Wisconsin is home to one of the largest Hmong American populations in the country, but the students face an uphill climb at a time the state … Read more
The contributions of Asians is often excluded from history books.
In parts of British Columbia, its as if these Asians didn’t exist at all.
Students at Brandeis University didn’t waste a minute pushing a proposal for an Asian American Studies program before the campus’ new president.
Just minutes after the inauguration of Ronald D. Liebowitz as the new president, the Brandeis … Read more
Kevin Nadall, a Buzzfeed contributor, has come up with one of that seemingly never-ending lists, “15 Memorable Facts About Filipino American History You Should Know.”
He asked Filipino Americans from all over the country to share what they want the world to know about Filipino Americans.
He got the responses … Read more
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
With little fanfare, Governor Jerry Brown of California has signed a bill requiring every school district and charter school to offer an ethnic studies class in high school.
The bill becomes effective in the 2020-21 school year, giving … Read more
By Ed Diokno
An important piece of Asian American history almost went up in flames last weekend. One of the old wooden buildings in the town of Locke, California caught fire and threatened the entire town of old, wood-frame structures built by
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