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John Chiang Embraces ‘Underdog’ Role in California Governor’s Race

posted by Randall
John Chiang

John Chiang takes credit for cutting off “corrupt banks” like Wells Fargo from its most profitable line of business with California

Views from the Edge

If elected, State Treasurer John Chiang would become California’s first Asian American governor.

His problem is that hardly anyone knows he’s running for the state’s top office. In a Feb. … Read more

Korean American

NBC Olympic Analyst Fired after Upsetting South Koreans.

posted by Randall

NBC Olympic Graphic Error

After just two days, NBC is recovering from two embarrassing missteps in their coverage of the Winter Olympcs in Pyeongchang.

One lead to the firing of NBC analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo, reported The Korea Times.

During the opening ceremonies, Ramo said “Every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural and technological and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

South Asian Activists Launch Desi Wall of Shame

posted by Randall

Nikki Haley Wall of Shame

Views from the Edge

Nikki Haley is the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Under her watch,  her critics say the U.S. has become an increasingly isolationist nation that subverts diplomacy efforts through policies like the Muslim ban, the decision to declare Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel, threatened North Korea with military … Read more

Asian Americans

New York State Senate Staffer Suspended After Instagram Post Surfaces

posted by Randall
Daiquan Frasier

Screen shot via NY Post

A just surfaced Instagram post showing children pulling their eyes back in a mocking gesture of Asians has gotten a staffer for a New York State Senator suspended, reports the New York Post.

Daiquan Frasier is the community coordinator for Senator Brian Benjamin. He posted a photo in 2016 … Read more

Asian Americans

Bill Mandating Data Collection on Asian Americans Divides Community

posted by Dana Delacruz

Disaggregation bill, MASharp differences in the Asian American community erupted at a public hearing in Massachusetts Tuesday over a bill mandating the breakout of data on the AAPI community.

House Bill 3361, filed by Massachusetts state Rep. Tackey Chan, would require state agencies to disaggregate ethnic data on Asian Americans. The “Asian” designation on government forms would … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 27, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Orange County Report: AAPI are a lot more complicated than a simple stereotype

Orange County Report: AAPI are a lot more complicated than a simple stereotype

posted by Randall
Westminster, CA

Westminster in Orange County, Calif. is home to Little Saigon.

Views from the Edge

In 2016, the Asian population became the largest ethnic group in California’s Orange County, according to the Census.  The huge influx of Asian and Pacific Islanders during the last two decades has dramatically changed the character of the region.

Many institutions … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 18, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on White House Initiative on AAPI Launches Nationwide Tour

White House Initiative on AAPI Launches Nationwide Tour

posted by Olivia Wolf

 

 

 

 

Holly Ham

Holly Ham
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By Olivia Wolf
AsAmNews Staff Writer

Holly Ham, the new Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPIs), is conducting a national meet and greet tour to connect with local AAPI organizations.

Ham kicked off her tour last month in Chicago. Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 6, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Musician MJ Lee Speaks Volumes During Divided Times

Musician MJ Lee Speaks Volumes During Divided Times

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

 

Many Asian American musicians have been stepping up to the plate to voice their views on the current U.S. political climate through their music. MJ Lee. identifies as “a second-generation Asian American woman with Thai and Korean roots, born and raised on the East Coast,” though in the
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Asian Americans

Dec 30, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Number One Story of 2017: President’s Advisory Commission on AAPI Survives Amidst Controversy

Number One Story of 2017: President’s Advisory Commission on AAPI Survives Amidst Controversy

posted by Olivia Wolf
White House Commission on AAPIs

Photo by Darren Shim for White House Initiative on AAPIs

By Olivia Wolf
AsAmNews Staff Writer

(Editor’s Note: AsAmNews concludes its countdown of the top five stories of 2017 with number one-the turmoil following the resignation of almost the entire White House Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the uncertain future of the Read more

Asian Americans

Top Stories of 2017: President Wakes Up Asian American Community

Top Stories of 2017: President Wakes Up Asian American Community

posted by Ed Diokno

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

(Editor’s Note: We continue our countdown of the top 5 stories of 2017. Story number 4 is the resistance to President Donald Trump)

In 2017, Rose Tico, the Asian American character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, stepped out of the background as a nameless mechanic and Read more

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