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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

Bad Ass Asians

Young Joey Alexander Gets Another Shot at a Grammy

posted by Randall
Joey Alexander

Joey Alexander

By Ed Diokno

Last year, jazz pianist Joey Alexander became the youngest-ever Grammy nominee in a jazz category with nominations for best improvised jazz solo and best jazz instrumental album.

He didn’t take home the Grammy in either category but maybe he’ll have better luck this year. The Indonesian wunderkind has  been nominated … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Fishing Industry Accused of Exploiting Asian Crews

posted by Randall
Fishing boatBy Ed Diokno

Two Indonesian fishermen filed suit against a tuna boat captain Sept. 22  who they claimed  kept them in virtual slavery.

They said that they escaped the boat when their Honolulu-based vessel docked in San Francisco.

Abdul Fatah and Sorihin, who goes by a single name, filed a human labor trafficking lawsuit in

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

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

Bad Ass Asians

Joey Alexander Shows the Old Pros How to Do It at the Grammys

posted by Randall
Joey Alexander

Joey Alexander reacts to the standing ovation after his performance at the Grammys on national TV

By Ed Diokno

Joey Alexander didn’t win a Grammy, but he got to perform in front of the nationwide audience watching the telecast of the music world’s top awards show. At 12 years old, he is the youngest Grammy … Read more


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