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Jun 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Korean American Group Developed New App To Help Detained Immigrants

Korean American Group Developed New App To Help Detained Immigrants

posted by Jiayi Sun

AppsA 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

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Ronnie Cho, Former Obama Staffer, Runs for a Seat on New York’s City Council

Ronnie Cho, Former Obama Staffer, Runs for a Seat on New York’s City Council

posted by Jiayi Sun
Ronnie Cho

Ronnie Cho

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

Community

Korean New Year Brings Families Together

posted by Mandy Day
Traditional foods for Seollal

Photo by Danielle Druther
Traditional foods for Seollal

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

Community Issues

Apr 16, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on KoreAm: Things get physical as tensions erupt at Queens McDonald’s

KoreAm: Things get physical as tensions erupt at Queens McDonald’s

posted by Randall

McDonaldsTensions between elderly Korean Americans and a McDonald’s in Queen’s erupted into a physical altercation, according to a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed in New York.

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

Community Issues

Feb 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Washington Post: State Dept sticking with Sea of Japan

Washington Post: State Dept sticking with Sea of Japan

posted by Randall

Sea of JapanDespite a push by Korean Americans to name a body of water off the coasts of Korea and Japan the  East Sea, the State Department is saying its sticking with Sea of Japan.

“The U.S. Government uses names decided by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names,” the Washington Post reported the State Department said in … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 14, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on WSJ: Korean American indie band breaks K-Pop stereotypes

WSJ: Korean American indie band breaks K-Pop stereotypes

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

Run River NorthNot 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

Community Issues

Feb 10, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Hankyoreh: Stephen Kim pleads guilty to violating Espionage Act

Hankyoreh: Stephen Kim pleads guilty to violating Espionage Act

posted by Randall

Stephen KimIn a case that grabbed the attention of both Korean Americans  and journalists, Stephen Kim has plead guilty to leaking confidential information to reporters.

 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

Chinese American

Jan 7, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on KoreAm: Concerns raised about report on buying power of Asian Americans

KoreAm: Concerns raised about report on buying power of Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Money DollarsA Nielsen Report on the growing buying power of Asian Americans was largely celebrated in the community.(photo by emdot)

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

East Asian American

Jan 3, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Korea Herald: White House to address petition to remove comfort women memorial

Korea Herald: White House to address petition to remove comfort women memorial

posted by Randall

comfort women memorialA 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

Blogs

Dec 15, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Policy Mic: Asian American cultural norm breaking down. More Materialistic

Policy Mic: Asian American cultural norm breaking down. More Materialistic

posted by Randall

Money & dollarsThe 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

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