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Breakthrough for Asian American Women in Two Cities

posted by Randall
Preet Didbal

Preet Didbal

Sophia Vuelo has become the first Hmong judge in the state of Minnesota and just the third in the country.

In Yuba City near Sacramento, Preet Didbal will soon be the first Sikh woman to become mayor in the United States.

Didbal who is Indian American was appointed by the city council and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Kal Penn Steps Down From President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in Mass Resignation

Kal Penn Steps Down From President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in Mass Resignation

posted by Olivia Wolf

Kal Penn with President Obama

Kal Penn was on President Obama’s staff.

Actor Kal Penn resigned from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities along with 17 others on Friday in response to President Donald Trump’s comments about the recent violence in Charlottesville, reports WRKO.

“All members have now resigned,” Penn wrote on twitter. “Per @politico, PCAH is … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on First Sikh Elected to Public Office in New Jersey to Run for Mayor

First Sikh Elected to Public Office in New Jersey to Run for Mayor

posted by Olivia Wolf
Ravinder Bhalla

Outgoing Mayor Dawn Zimmer has thrown her support to Ravinder Bhalla to succeed her

The first Sikh elected to Hoboken, New Jersey’s City Council will be running for mayor on November 7th, reports India West.

Eight years ago, people doubted that Ravinder Bhalla would find the support to be elected in a city … Read more

Community Issues

Jul 13, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Misinformed Perpetrators of Hate Crimes Fail to Anger Targets

Misinformed Perpetrators of Hate Crimes Fail to Anger Targets

posted by Olivia Wolf

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Sometimes hate crimes fail to provoke the anger of their victims. This is especially true when perpetrators are ignorant or their targets’ beliefs and victims are unaware of the intended offense.
 
Shortly after moving to Floyds Knobs, Indiana, Zane Sharma’s son informed him that they had received a batch of cooked bacon in … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Male Colleagues Disrupt Sen. Kamala Harris During Russian Probe

Male Colleagues Disrupt Sen. Kamala Harris During Russian Probe

posted by Olivia Wolf
Kamala Harris at the California Democratic Convention

Kamala Harris at the California Democratic Convention

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was interrupted again by her male colleagues on the Senate Intelligence Committee probing the Russian involvement in the Presidential election. This time it happened during her questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, reports NBC News.

Employing the Department of Justice’s policy that prohibits … Read more

Community Issues

Jun 9, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Woman’s Shocking Anti-Indian Rant in a New Jersey Store: “Send them BACK!”

Woman’s Shocking Anti-Indian Rant in a New Jersey Store: “Send them BACK!”

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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In the wake of a tumultuous election period and an increasingly-polarizing U.S., one can only hope that love wins out over hate and that people treat other people like equals. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case in a Sears department store in New Jersey as a woman spewed hate at a Latino family and an Indian … Read more

Blogs

CNN Anchor Accused of Making Racist Comment to Spelling Bee Champ

posted by Brittney Le
Ananya Vinay

Ananya Vinay
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By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Intern

 

12-year-old Indian American Ananya Vinay spelled the word “marocain” Thursday night to win the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., reports NPR.

Vinay, a sixth grader from Fresno, Calif., has become the 13th Indian American in a row to win the Scripps … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Baywatch Babe and Quantico Star Answers Vogue’s 73 Questions

Baywatch Babe and Quantico Star Answers Vogue’s 73 Questions

posted by Jiayi Sun

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, 34,  appeared on Vogue’s 73 Questions Wednesday. The video uploaded on YouTube has already received seven hundred thousand views.

“She is amazing,” a YouTube user by the name Srilatha Reddy commented. “This is one of the best 73 questions with Vogue.”

Chopra was a Bollywood star a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Indian American Attorney Sachin Varghese to Run For Georgia State Legislature

Indian American Attorney Sachin Varghese to Run For Georgia State Legislature

posted by Brittney Le
Sachin Varghese

Sachin Varghese

Indian American attorney Sachin Varghese, based in Atlanta, Georgia, has entered the race for a seat in the State House, reports News India Times. He has filed the papers necessary to join the pack and already has some State Democrats endorsing him, but whether he has a serious shot at winning is … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Apr 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim American Woman Wearing Hijab Threatened with Gun in Parking Lot

Muslim American Woman Wearing Hijab Threatened with Gun in Parking Lot

posted by Brittney Le

hate crimesQuite a scary incident is being reported in North Carolina.

A Muslim American woman wearing a hijab was sitting outside an Indian grocery store with her baby when a man pulled up and wielded a rifle, reports hi INDiA.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which is assisting the woman says she was sitting … Read more

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