Wednesday 29th March 2017,

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We Will Fight Back in Defense of Our Communities

posted by Randall
Mia Yoshitani

Mia Yoshitani

By Mia Yoshitani
New American Media

As Donald Trump’s presidency barely passes its one-month mark, Trump has launched profound threats against immigrants and refugees, our human rights, and our climate. In the face of his hateful and destructive policies, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are rising up. Recently, 16 out of 20 … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Play Huge Roles in Stopping Muslim Travel Ban

posted by Randall
Doug Chin

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin

Three Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders knocked the White House for a loop when at the 11th hour, they succeeded in blocking the President’s travel ban from six mostly Muslim countries.

The orders by Judge Theodore Chuang from the district of Maryland and Derrick Watson from the district of Hawaii … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Legal Clinic Battles Wage Theft from Asian Immigrant Workers

posted by Randall
Philadelphia Chinatown

Photo by Tim Wilson

A free legal clinic in Philadelphia is working to recover wages stolen from Asian American immigrant workers.

Newsworks reports Community Legal Services is offering free legal clinics to workers who may not even be aware they are being victimized.

“The challenge is getting the client to feel comfortable enough to come … Read more

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LA Times: Chinese Immigrants Enjoy Their Newfound Gun Rights

posted by Randall

Gun EffectsThe owner of a gun shop near Los Angeles doesn’t know how it happens, but suddenly 40 percent of his customers are Chinese.

The Los Angeles Times reports many are Chinese immigrants  who are surprised to learn its legal to own a gun in the United States and are now exercising their rights.

The store’s … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Queens Assemblyperson Ron Kim to AsAmNews: “I Have Never Changed My Stance” on Nail Salon Reform

posted by ShirleyNLew

Nail salonBy Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

Two articles written in AsAmNews have drawn the ire of New York Assemblyperson Ron Kim, who in 2012 became the first Korean American ever elected in New York State. The articles questioned whether contributions from the nail salon industry to Kim’s campaign had caused him to “flip … Read more

Asian Americans

Asians from Philadelphia to Sacramento Targeted by Robbers

posted by Randall

Home invasions Asian Americans in two cities are expressing growing concerns about armed robbers who are targeting their community.

In Philadelphia, an FBI task force is looking into a rash of robberies in the Northeast end of Philadelphia, reports ABC6.

“Within our community, everyone’s afraid because it just seems hopeless right now,” said Ivan Zhou, who’s … Read more


Blog: The Uncertain Future of Race & Politics

posted by Randall
Race in AmericaBy Ed Diokno


It has almost been a year since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the President of the U.S. The country has not been the same ever since. Even if the businessman/showman doesn’t win, he’s already done enough damage to the U.S. that will take years to recover.


I know my … Read more

Chinese American

Chicago’s Chinatown Bucking National Trend; It’s Thriving and Growing

posted by Randall
The entrance to Chicago's Chinatown.

The entrance to Chicago’s Chinatown

By Ed Diokno

While Chinatowns across the country struggle to maintain their identity, the Chinatown in Chicago is thriving and growing. The Windy City’s ethnic enclave may be a model for the survival of Chinatowns across America.

“Between 2000 and 2010, Chinatown’s population increased 24 percent and its Asian population … Read more

Asian Americans

The American story: Immigrants, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

posted by Randall
Space X

Space X, a U.S. company founded by immigrant Elon Musk, seeks to find ways to make space travel accessible to the general public. Above, one of their rockets underwent a test launch.

 By Ed Diokno

Asian immigrants led the list of billion-dollar American companies started by immigrants, according to a policy brief by the National

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Are Immigrants the 2016 Version of Willie Horton?

posted by Randall

Willie Horton

By Ed Diokno
It was 1988, Jeb Bush’s father George H. Bush was polling behind Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis, who had built up a 17-percentage-point lead during the summer.

Something had to be done to shore up Bush’s slipping campaign. The Bush campaign team, led by Lee Atwater, found Willie Horton.


Horton … Read more


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