Wednesday 29th March 2017,

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Asian Americans

International Women’s Day: Asian American Women Struggle to Make up Wage Disparity

posted by Randall

Women's March in Oakland

Photo by Jar [o]

As women are being urged today to mark International Woman’s Day by taking part in a one day strike, Asian American women are struggling to make up a 7 to 56 percent wage gap with White men.
A fact sheet released this month by the National Asian Pacific American … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Hmong International New Year Celebration Begins in Fresno, California

posted by Brittney Le

Hmong New YearMore than 100,000 attendees will head to Fresno this week for the three-day-long Hmong International New Year celebration, reports ABC30 News.

Throughout the fairgrounds, people will be playing games and wearing formal Hmong costumes, traditions brought from overseas that the celebration hopes to keep intact over the generations. More than 200 vendors can be … Read more

Southeast Asian American

First Hmong American Mayor in Country to be Sworn In.

posted by Randall

Steve Ly

Steve Ly

With the presidential election, this fell under the radar.
The Sacramento Bee reports the nation’s Hmong community is still buzzing over the election of the nation’s first Hmong American mayor.
Steve Ly was elected in the city of Elk Grove, a town of 162,000 people near Sacramento, California and will be … Read more


Waiting for California Gov Jerry Brown to Sign Three Bills into Law

posted by Randall
Jerry Brown

By California Air Resources Board from Sacramento, United States – Governor Jerry Brown

By Ed Diokno

We’re waiting, trying to be patient, but we can’t help that a little bit of doubt is starting to creep in.

California’s Gov. Jerry Brown has three bills on his desk, waiting for his signature. There are three that … Read more

Community Issues

Historic Bill Giving Farmworkers Overtime Equity Goes to Governor

posted by Randall

Farmworkers fight for Overtime Pay

By Ed Diokno

Larry Itilong and Cesar Chavez, the late founders of the United Farm Workers, would have been pleased.

The California Assembly passed AB1066 – the bill that gives farmworkers the same overtime rights as other workers. If signed, it would be the first in the nation. All that it needs to make it

Read more

Asian Americans

Some Groups Oppose Getting More Information about Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan

AB 1726 ProtestAB 1726By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent


The same divide that exists among Asian groups over affirmative action in higher education is surfacing again–this time in California over a bill that would disaggregate data among Asian Americans.

The social media activist group 18 Million Rising is urging people to call their legislators to urge passage … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Bring Me the News: Secret Lifted on Hmong and Laotian American Soldiers

posted by Randall

CIA Secret War in Laos

CIA’s Secret War in Laos

A monument will be dedicated today in front of the Minnesota State Capitol honoring the men who fought in the CIA’s secret war in Laos, reports Bring Me the News.
Laos was officially a neutral country, but from the 1960s until the mid 70’s the CIA recruited about 30,000 … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Pacific Islander Women Make Less than White Men

posted by Louis Chan

Education & Asian AmericansBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Asian American women make 84 cents for every dollar paid to White non-Hispanic men while Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women made just 62 cents in 2014, according to a new fact sheet published by the Center for American Progress.

“The Asian American and Pacific Islander community is … Read more

Asian Americans

Earn Less than $13,870? California Rewards Low Income Tax Filers

posted by Randall

Earned Income tax CreditBy Viji Sundaram
New America Media

The Golden State’s poverty statistics are grim: Two in five people live just over the federal poverty level (FPL), and the state has the highest child poverty rate in the nation.

But this year, for the first time, California’s working poor will get to keep more of their earnings … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Groups Push for Hate Crime Investigation in Triple Homicide

posted by Randall

Wisconsin Triple Murder

A petition drive is underway calling on local and federal prosecutors to launch a hate crime investigation into the tragic triple murder of two Asian Americans and a Latino in Milwaukee.

Dan Popp is accused of kicking down the apartment door of Mai and Phia Vue and killing them in front of their children at … Read more


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