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President Nominates First Muslim American Judge

posted by Randall
Abid Riaz Qureshi

Abid Riaz Qureshi

By Ed Diokno

For the first time, an American Muslim has been nominated to the federal bench.

President Barack Obama on Wednesday (Sept. 7) nominated Abid Riaz Qureshi to be a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. If appointed, Qureshi would be America’s first Muslim American … Read more

Blogs

Waiting for California Gov Jerry Brown to Sign Three Bills into Law

posted by Randall
Jerry Brown

By California Air Resources Board from Sacramento, United States – Governor Jerry Brown

By Ed Diokno

We’re waiting, trying to be patient, but we can’t help that a little bit of doubt is starting to creep in.

California’s Gov. Jerry Brown has three bills on his desk, waiting for his signature. There are three that … Read more

Blogs

Diary of a Clinton Volunteer: “It Made My Heart Swell”

posted by Randall

Hillary Clinton & Tim Kaine Embrace

Hillary Clinton & Tim Kaine Embrace

By Nick Lee
Chinese Americans for Hillary
 
Last night, I wrapped my first Democratic National Convention (DNC) and I was not disappointed. Throughout, I felt that I was at the center of a once in a lifetime opportunity and a true turning point in our history as a … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Pacific Islander Women Make Less than White Men

posted by Louis Chan

Education & Asian AmericansBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Asian American women make 84 cents for every dollar paid to White non-Hispanic men while Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women made just 62 cents in 2014, according to a new fact sheet published by the Center for American Progress.

“The Asian American and Pacific Islander community is … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

AAPI Heritage Month: White House Honors Artists & Story Tellers

posted by Randall
Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed

Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed

By Ed Diokno

As part of the national observance of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month,  the White House Initiative on AAPIs on May 4, will convene community leaders and allies to highlight the accomplishments of AAPI artists and advocates.

Artists and advocates, through their unique channels and distinct platforms, have

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Bad Ass Asians

One Direction’s Zayne Malik Searches for a New Direction

posted by Randall

Zayne Malik

One Direction’s Zayne Malik goes solo

By Ed Diokno
 
Zayne Malik is on a journey of self-discovery.
 
Like many minorities living in a culture dominated by another race or ethnic group, the half-Pakistani Brit had a need to rediscover his roots. A couple of days after leaving One Direction, (and breaking the hearts … Read more

Asian Americans

Ten New Fact Sheets Released about Asian Americans

posted by Randall

AAPI DataCenter for American ProgressThe Center for American Progress has released ten new fact sheets about the Asian American community.

The sheets were published in cooperation with Karthick Ramakrishnan of AAPI Data.

The fact sheets include data about educational attainment, income and poverty, civic participation, language diversity, immigration and nativity, labor-force participation, and access to health insurance.

The Cambodian Read more

Asian Americans

Deadline to Get Health Insurance Under Affordable Care Act is Sunday

posted by Randall

Vivek MurthyBy Vivek Murthy
Surgeon General

(This is reposted from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders)

Before the Affordable Care Act, about 2 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) were uninsured. Among some AAPI groups — such as Korean, Tongan, Pakistani, and Thai Americans — nearly one in four people … Read more

Campus

KCRA: Racially-Tinged Chants Directed at Pakistani Player Denounced

posted by Randall

Tokay high school incidentThis reminds me of the kind of racial comments that used to be screamed at Jeremy Lin when he played for Harvard.

KCRA reports chants of USA, USA went up from opposing fans at St. Mary’s High School in Lodi, CA when a Pakistani player went to the free throw line.

“It was not a … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Pacific Islander Students Must Claim Their Identities

posted by Randall

Saffiyah MadraswalaBy Saffiyah Madraswala

As we closed out 2014 I was humbled to help facilitate Teach For America‘s second annual Asian American and Pacific Islander  (AAPI) Staff Summit. Over 200 staff member from 35 regions gathered in Los Angeles to explore the unique role of AAPI communities in the fight for educational equity. … Read more

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