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Mar 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on A Softer, ‘Presidential’ Tone Doesn’t Change Trump’s Policies, Say AAPI Critics & Doubters

A Softer, ‘Presidential’ Tone Doesn’t Change Trump’s Policies, Say AAPI Critics & Doubters

posted by Randall
Rep Judy Chu Reacts to Presidential Address

Rep. Judy Chu, right, expresses her displeasure of President Trump’s comments.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

Sorry, Trump fans. Just because Donald Trump proved he could read a teleprompter and he could speak with an “indoor voice,” as one pundit described Trump’s performance at the Joint Session of Congress, does not make

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Feb 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Jeff Sessions Confirmation as Attorney General Angers AAPI Leaders

Jeff Sessions Confirmation as Attorney General Angers AAPI Leaders

posted by Randall
Jeff Sessions confirmed

Sen. Jeff Sessions at his hearings of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

The confirmation of Jeff Sessions Feb. 9 as U.S. Attorney General, despite a long record of racism and acts against immigration reform and voting rights,  sparked heated reactions from Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who fought against … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Federal Judge Stays Executive Order on Immigration

Federal Judge Stays Executive Order on Immigration

posted by Randall

Muslim Ban protest in Minneapolis

Protest against Muslim ban in Minneapolis. Photo by Fibbonaci Blue


 
By Ed Diokno
 
President Donald Trump’s attempt to restrict Muslims from coming to the U.S. received a setback late Friday when a U.S. District Court judge in Seattle granted a temporary restraining order against the executive order.

 
“The Constitution prevailed today,” said … Read more

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Jan 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: Asian Americans Join other People of Color to Oppose Jeff Sessions for US Attorney General

Blog: Asian Americans Join other People of Color to Oppose Jeff Sessions for US Attorney General

posted by Randall
NAACP protests nomination of Jess Sessions for US Attorney General

NAACP protests nomination of Jess Sessions for US Attorney General

By Ed Diokno

And so begins the first of many anticipated battles.

Meeting in Washington D.C. Friday, civil rights leaders from The Leadership Conference, the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans,  the National Action Network, the NAACP, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 26, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Meet with Fox News over Offensive Chinatown Segment

Asian Americans Meet with Fox News over Offensive Chinatown Segment

posted by Randall

Watters World in ChinatownBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Two Fox News executives met with representatives of the Asian American Journalists Association and other groups in New York Tuesday.

The meeting was called in response to the huge backlash after Chinese seniors were ridiculed and several stereotypes were resurrected on a Watters’ World segment aired during The O’Reilly Read more

Chinese American

Jul 27, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on DNC Notebook: AAPI Participants Passionately Involved in the Political Process

DNC Notebook: AAPI Participants Passionately Involved in the Political Process

posted by Randall
Tulsi Gabbard nominates Bernie Sanders

Tulsi Gabbard walks onto the stage of the Democratic National Convention to nominate Bernie Sanders for President

By Ed Diokno

 

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard  (D-Hawaii) did get her moment at the Democratic National Convention when she nominated Sen. Bernie Sanders for President.
Gabbard was vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and butted heads with … Read more

Chinese American

Jul 19, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Commission on Civil Rights Call for Probe of Possible Racial Profiling of Chinese American scientists

Commission on Civil Rights Call for Probe of Possible Racial Profiling of Chinese American scientists

posted by Randall
Racial profiling of Chinese American scientists is alleged

Sherry Chen, left and Xiaoxing Xi, right, at a press conference after espionage charges against them were dropped

By Ed Diokno

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is joining the call by Asian American members of Congress and civil rights organization for an investigation on the targeting and prosecution of Chinese Americans suspected of spying.

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Asian Americans

Share Your Immigration Story in Five Words

posted by Louis Chan

Monument at Angel Island Immigration Station near San Francisco

Inscription on monument at historic Angel Island Immigration station near San Francisco: “Leaving their homes and villages, they crossed the ocean only to endure confinement in these barracks. Conquering frontiers and barriers, they pioneered a new life by the Golden Gate.”


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

What’s your family’s immigration story?

If you … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 6, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Supreme Court Ruling Rejects Attempt to Douse Minority Representation

Supreme Court Ruling Rejects Attempt to Douse Minority Representation

posted by Randall

By Ed Diokno

The Supreme Court’s ruling in a case protected the rights of millions of Asian Americans to be represented in the halls of government.

 

The surprise unanimous decision (8-0) was a setback for conservatives who were trying to limit the influence of minority voters and Democrats. The court’s ruling said that when … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 12, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on AAPI Coalition Hires First National Director

AAPI Coalition Hires First National Director

posted by Randall

Mini TimmarajuThe National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) announced the hiring of its first
National Director, Mini Timmaraju Tuesday.

A public affairs and government relations professional, she most
recently served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Ami Bera M.D. Her prior experience includes serving
as the Director of the Office of the President for Planned … Read more

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