A Korean American group in Los Angeles and volunteer developers created a multi-lingual smartphone app called “Know your Rights” for immigrants who are concerned with deportation. It is the latest program designed for unauthorized immigrants, reported KPCC.
The app explains to immigrants their basic legal rights in five languages: Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish and … Read more
Ronnie Cho could be among the first Korean Americans to win a seat on New York’s City Council., reports Next Shark.
The 34-year old Cho revealed he was inspired by the farewell speech of President Barack Obama to run for office.
“If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get … Read more
By Mandy Day
Monday marks the beginning of Seollal, or Korean New Year, an auspicious event bringing together busy families. For Koreans abroad, celebrations often evolve as extended families are separated by thousands of miles. For San Diego State graduate student Jini Shim, who immigrated from South … Read more
KoreAm reports the lawsuit alleges a manager identified as only Lucy hit a Korean American man with a broom after he complained about the service.
The customer who is only … Read more
Not all Korean American musicians are K-Pop stars like Psy in “Gangnam Style”. Run River North is a band of classically trained Korean American musicians who describe their music as “gangster folk oriental music.”
“When people see they’re Korean, they have to shrug off the K-Pop thing and wrap their heads around the fact these … Read more
Hankyoreh reports Kim reached a plea bargain deal on the charges he had been fighting since 2010.
The charges carry a maximum sentence of 15 years, but under the plea … Read more
Some, however, are raising concerns the reports paints an incomplete picture and may be be reinforcing the model minority stereotype, according to a story in KoreAm.
The report found the spending power of Asian … Read more
A petition on the White House’s own website demanding the removal of the controversial comfort women memorial (photo by Melissa Wall) in Glendale, California has surpassed 100,000 signatures, reports the Korea Herald.
Many in Japan and some in the Japanese American community contend the comfort women held by the Japanese military during World … Read more
The days of Asian Americans being stingy with their money may be nearing an end as the millennials flex their newfound wealth, according to a blog by Justin Chan in Policy Mic.
Under the values of the older generation who escaped their homelands for better economic prospects in the United States, there was a … Read more