Dr. Vivek H. Murthy resigned from his position as U.S. Surgeon General late Friday, reports ABC News. Murthy had served under Obama since 2014 and continued into the new Trump administration.
He has been replaced by Deputy Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams, a nurse, who is now serving as Surgeon … Read more
The Affordable Care Act was pitched as a moonshot by President Obama in 2009. Since the official institution of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, many previously marginalized groups in healthcare have received access to insurance. Now, President-elect Donald Trump heads for office this January 20, after campaigning for a starkly … Read more
First Lady Michelle Obama has selected Swetha Prabakaran to serve on the inaugural Student Advisory Board of the education campaign Better Make Room, reports The Indian Express. Better Make Room seeks to provide education opportunities for teenagers in the U.S.
The campaign supports Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, with the campaign website … Read more
President Obama today made his “better late than never” visit to a US mosque, located at the campus of the Islamic Society of Baltimore.
According to the Washington Post , Obama began his visit with a roundtable with about a dozen Muslim leaders from around the country. Among the roundtable participants are Suzanne Barakat, a … Read more
Former Obama aide and actor Kal Penn of Harold & Kumar fame says he stands with the South Asian American community in its opposition to racial profiling, reports Colorlines.
Penn was responding to criticism about his tweets defending the New York Police Department’s controversial stop and frisk policy.
South Asian Americans Leading Together or … Read more
Around 30 students across the country exhibited their science projects at the third annual White House Science Fair on Monday, reported CNN-IBN Live.
Meghana Rao, 17, from Portland, Oregon, explained her charcoal project to President Obama.
“We’re so proud of you. Keep up the good work,” Obama said to her.
Rao also directs a … Read more
57% of Asian Americans polled in Texas voted for Obama during the presidential election last November, according to a recent survey by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).
The findings are based on an exit poll of 613 Asian American voters in Texas, the largest survey of its kind in the nation.… Read more
In a recent interview in CNN’s State of the Union, host Candy Crowley chatted with California Attorney General Kamala Harris on her personal life growing in a multi-ethnic family and her career path as California’s top cop.
Kamala Harris, who was raised by an African-American father and an Indian mother, is the first woman, the … Read more
86% of Asian Americans polled in New York voted for President Obama and 67% polled support immigration reform, according to findings released recently by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).
AALDEF conducted an exit poll of 4,089 Asian American voters in New York in the past 2012 presidential election. “Asian Americans are … Read more
GOP chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday that Republicans will allocate $10 million this year on reaching out to Hispanic, Asian and African-American voters, reported USA Today.
“We have become a party that parachutes into communities four months before elections,” Priebus said on CBS’ Face the Nation.”The Obama campaign lived in these communities for years. … Read more