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Jun 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Kumail Nanjiani – The Pakistani American Rom-Com Star in Trump’s America

Kumail Nanjiani – The Pakistani American Rom-Com Star in Trump’s America

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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Meet Kumail Nanjiani, the handsome devil in the picture above on the left. He’s a Muslim, Pakistani American man who’s a triple threat. Just check out his mile-long IMDb page if you want the laundry list of his roles. He’s a comedian. He’s a writer. And now, he’s the leading man of the rom-com … Read more

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May 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim American Flight Attendant Sues American for Harassment

Muslim American Flight Attendant Sues American for Harassment

posted by Randall

 

By Lasse Fuss

A Muslim American flight attendant is suing American Airlines after accusing co-workers of calling him a terrorist.

NJ.com reports Pakistani American Farkhan Mahmood Shah alleges the airline failed to stop the religious and ethnic harassment despite first reporting it in 2008.

Shah said he began noticing erroneous reports of tardiness and … Read more

Asian Americans

International Women’s Day: Asian American Women Struggle to Make up Wage Disparity

posted by Randall

Women's March in Oakland

Photo by Jar [o]


 
As women are being urged today to mark International Woman’s Day by taking part in a one day strike, Asian American women are struggling to make up a 7 to 56 percent wage gap with White men.
 
A fact sheet released this month by the National Asian Pacific American … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 12, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on President Nominates First Muslim American Judge

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

Sep 6, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Waiting for California Gov Jerry Brown to Sign Three Bills into Law

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

Jul 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Diary of a Clinton Volunteer: “It Made My Heart Swell”

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

May 2, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on AAPI Heritage Month: White House Honors Artists & Story Tellers

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

Apr 8, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on One Direction’s Zayne Malik Searches for a New Direction

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

Apr 28, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Ten New Fact Sheets Released about 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

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