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L.A. Votes to Proudly Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

posted by Sophia Whittemore

As the Los Angeles Times reports, the L.A. City Council voted yesterday, August 30th, that Columbus Day should be changed to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Indigenous, Native, and Pacific Islander activists argue that Christopher Columbus brought disease and brutality to the U.S. and greatly harmed the native peoples. But that’s not what’s taught in U.S. history … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on American Girl adds Native Hawaiian doll

American Girl adds Native Hawaiian doll

posted by Gabi Wy
American Girl Nanea Mitchell

American Girl’s newest BeForever character, Nanea Mitchell, a Hawaiian girl growing on the island of Oahu in 1941.

American Girl fans everywhere will say ‘Aloha’ as the doll company added a Native Hawaiian doll to its BeForever collection today.

The doll’s character, Nanea Mitchell, is a Hawaiian girl growing up on the island of Oahu … Read more

Pacific Islander

Jun 17, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Supreme Court Denies Appeal for U.S. Citizenship for American Samoans

Supreme Court Denies Appeal for U.S. Citizenship for American Samoans

posted by Randall


 
By Ed Diokno
 
It was Samoans vs. Samoans. That made it easier for the U.S. Supreme Court to turn down an appeal that would have granted automatic citizenship to residents of American Samoa.

 

By declining to review the appeal of Tuaua vs. the United States, the decision of the lower court … Read more

Community

May 3, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on NPR: Hawaiian Population Rebounds

NPR: Hawaiian Population Rebounds

posted by Jason Fong

Native Hawaiian GirlAfter nearly 200 years, the resilient Pacific Islander population of Hawaii has bounced back, as a recent surge in population growth has strengthened their numbers considerably.

According to NPR, after Captain Cook’s encounter with the native Hawaiian population, he and his crew transmitted many diseases including measles, chicken pox, and tuberculosis.

The decline in … Read more

Blogs

Jan 15, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on You’re Kidding Me Right? Marcus Mariota Called Too Nice to Be NFL Quarterback

You’re Kidding Me Right? Marcus Mariota Called Too Nice to Be NFL Quarterback

posted by Randall

Marcus MariotaIf this wasn’t true, it would be funny. NFL.com reports that some NFL scouts are questioning whether Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota is “too nice” to be an effective NFL quarterback.

“I just don’t know if he’s that alpha male that you’re looking for,” said the scout to Sports Illustrated.  “The kid’s kind of … Read more

Campus

Apr 26, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Daily Emerald: Students seek to united Asian Desi Pacific Islander Communities

Daily Emerald: Students seek to united Asian Desi Pacific Islander Communities

posted by Randall

Freedom School A conference is being held this weekend at the University of Oregon with the goal of uniting the Asian Desi and Pacific Islander communities, reports the Daily Emerald.

The Multicultural Center and Asian Pacific American Student Association are hosting the event.

“For me I kind of struggled with solidarity and this is an opportunity … Read more

Pacific Islander

Mar 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on KPTV: Missing 3-year old Pacific Islander boy found in Vancouver

KPTV: Missing 3-year old Pacific Islander boy found in Vancouver

posted by Randall

Ajay Sardis A missing 3-year old boy who disappeared in the middle of the night from his aunt’s home in Vancouver, Washington has been found safe, reports KPTV.

The family reported Ajay Sardis missing at 3 a.m. Friday morning.

Vancouver police armed with heat sensors combed the area around the house in the middle of the … Read more

Pacific Islander

Mar 28, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on KOIN: Intensive search is on for missing 3-year old Pacific Islander boy

KOIN: Intensive search is on for missing 3-year old Pacific Islander boy

posted by Randall

Ajay SardisA relative early this morning woke up at 1:15a.m. to discover a three-year old boy  missing, reports KOIN.

Ajay Sardis of Vancouver, Washington was reported missing at 3 a.m.and is believed not to be wearing any socks.

He is described as Pacific Islander, thin build wearing a black long sleeve shirt and brown pants.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Oregon Live: The Five Asian Americans who came before Jeremy Lin

Oregon Live: The Five Asian Americans who came before Jeremy Lin

posted by Randall

Wat Misaka Jeremy Lin is often described as the first Asian American basketball player in the NBA.

Adidas even made that mistake when it announced in a news release that the point guard had been signed an endorsement deal with the company.

According to Oregon Live, there have been five others who have played in the NBA.… Read more

Chinese American

Jan 3, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Northwest Asian Weekly: Top 10 Asian American athletes in 2013

Northwest Asian Weekly: Top 10 Asian American athletes in 2013

posted by Randall

Tim Lincecum Warming UpNorthwest Asian Weekly has released its list of top 10 Asian American athletes in 2013.

The list is impressive, and helps to break the stereotypes that Asian Americans are only doctors, lawyers and even dishwashers.

The  list is dominated by those athletes with Northwest connections, most are of national significance.

San Francisco Giant and two … Read more

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