Tuesday 23rd January 2018,

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Not Enough “We”, Too Much “Me”–A Conversation with John Chiang on the Model Majority Podcast

posted by Randall


John Chiang at MLK Parade

John Chiang at the Annual Kingdom Day Parade in Los Angeles to honor Martin Luther King. Photo via Facebook

By Kevin Xu
Model Majority Podcast

In a recent episode of the Model Majority Podcast (@modelmajorityp), its co-host Kevin Xu (@Kevinsxu) interviewed John Chiang (@JohnChiangCA), California’s State Treasurer and candidate for governor about, his family’s … Read more

Asian Americans

Major Policy Change: DACA Accepting Renewals for Extending Protected Status

posted by Brittney Le

Protester at a DACA rally in San Francisco. Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen.

Views From The Edge
By Ed Diokno

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation, has resumed accepting renewal requests for deferred action, reports The Hill.

Due to a federal court order, United … Read more

Asian Americans

Conservative Commentator Defends Trump’s ‘Sh*thole Countries’ Comment, Criticized for Invoking Asian American Stereotype

posted by Dana Delacruz

Carrie Sheffield. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Some popular conservatives are once again flying in to defend President Donald Trump’s every word. Trump is currently under fire for expressing his distaste for immigration from African countries and Haiti and for allegedly referring to them as “sh*thole countries” during a private White House meeting Thursday. While critics … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

The Black Eyed Peas Release First New Song in Eight Years

posted by Randall

Street Livin'
The Black Eyed Peas has returned with a hard hitting song about racism.
The group sans Fergie returns with Filipino American apl.de.ap along with will.i.am and Taboo.
The single Street Livin’ makes liberal use of the N word and takes a hard no-holds-barred look at crime in the Black community. There are … Read more

Asian Americans

Racist, Vile Language Scuttles DACA Deal, Draws Strong Reaction from AAPI Community

posted by Brittney Le
DACA Rally at White House2

Min Su Kang, “undocumented and unafraid”, speaks at rally in front of White House this past fall


Views From The Edge
By Ed Diokno
By now you’ve likely heard about the racist comments uttered by Donald Trump. The noise and fury arising from those remarks drowned out the reason the meeting was being … Read more

Asian Americans

Immigrant Rights Activist Ravi Ragbir Detained By ICE, Sparking Protests

posted by Dana Delacruz

Ravi RagbirRavi Ragbir, a prominent immigrant rights leader, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers Thursday morning in Manhattan, prompting a chaotic protest that led to 18 arrests.

ICE ordered Ragbir’s immediate deportation, acting on a deportation order from 2006, according to Patch. Ragbir’s lawyer, Alina Das, told Patch there was a hold on … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mom of Navy Veteran Denied Visa to Come to Son’s Funeral

posted by Randall

Ngoc Truong

Ngoc Truong served in the U.S. Navy for four years

Ngoc Truong proudly served his country in the Navy for four years.
But when his family was in need, the government turned his back on him, said Truong’s father to WREG.
Truong died of leukemia last month, two months after leaving the … Read more

Asian Americans

Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Move to End DACA

posted by Randall
DACA Protest

Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights in September 2017
By Molly Adams

Views from the Edge

A federal judge in San Francisco temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that prevents the deportation of children brought into the U.S. by their undocumented parents.

In his ruling, Judge … Read more


Filipina American Dreamer Faces Uncertain Future

posted by Brittney Le

Hilario and her parents when they first immigrated. Provided by Kenzi Hilario.

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Staff Writer

With immigration reform expected to come soon, many undocumented students in the U.S. are uncertain of what the future holds for them. Kenzi Hilario, along with many other undocumented API students, are continuing to work hard to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Widow Of Kansas Hate Crime Victim Makes Touching Plea for Diversity

posted by Brittney Le


Sunayana Dumala with her late husband Srinivas Kuchibhotia,

Sunayana Dumala with her late husband Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Views From The Edge

The widow of an Indian American allegedly killed by a man who shouted “get out of my country” is asking friends and well-wishers to add her plea for tolerance to their New Year resolutions.

Since the death of her husband, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, … Read more


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