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Asian Americans Banish the Quiet Stereotype

posted by Lisa Dinh
Asian American male model

An Asian American male model shatters the stereotype of AAPI men as unattractive and nerdy

Asian Americans are taking to the media, where they are often stereotyped as quiet and passive,  to boldly and bravely voice their dissenting opinions.

The Huffington Post recently outlined 10 instances when the community made headlines and shattered the silent … Read more

Asian Americans

California Legislators Vow to Oppose Trump’s Plans vs. Immigrants & Minorities

posted by Randall
Anti-Trump Protest in San Francisco

Protests against Donald Trump continues to be held in numerous California cities including San Francisco

By Ed Diokno

Donald Trump’s presidential victory prompted demonstrations in dozens of U.S. cities, talk of California’s secession from the United States and a stirring of a movement to counter the growing anti-minority and anti-immigrant acts of his supporters from

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Asian Americans

California Governor Signs Bill to Uncover Health Disparities in API Communities

posted by Randall

AB 1726A bill that would require the breaking out of data to better understand the unique health needs of the various Asian American subgroups has been signed by California Governor Jerry Brown.
 
AB 1726 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) would disaggregate data to reveal the rates of major diseases and leading causes of death among … Read more

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Community Issues

Historic Bill Giving Farmworkers Overtime Equity Goes to Governor

posted by Randall

Farmworkers fight for Overtime Pay

By Ed Diokno

Larry Itilong and Cesar Chavez, the late founders of the United Farm Workers, would have been pleased.

The California Assembly passed AB1066 – the bill that gives farmworkers the same overtime rights as other workers. If signed, it would be the first in the nation. All that it needs to make it

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California Legislators Fast for Farmworkers’ Overtime

posted by Randall

Rob Bonta

Rob Bonta

By Ed Diokno
 
Eight hours a day is a typical workday for most of us. Forty hours a week is the standard for most workweeks. Anything more than that constitutes overtime with pay commensurate with the extra work.

 

But … not for farmworkers!

 

Amazing, right? It’s 2016!

 

Harvesting your … Read more

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Inquirer: Filipino American Icon Honored with Own Day

posted by Randall

Larry ItliongThe California State Assembly has voted unanimously to declare October 25 as Larry Itliong Day, reports the Inquirer.

The farm labor organizer lead the eight day Delano grape strike in 1965. His Agricultural Worker Organizing Committee eventually merged with Cesar Chavez’s National Farm Worker’s Assocaition to become the United Farm Workers.

AB 7 is … Read more

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Balitang America names 5 Filipino American standouts in 2013

posted by Randall

Erik SpoelstraJudging from the list of five Filipino Americans who made a difference in 2013,  it’s been a good year for the community.

The Asian Journal reports that Balitang America has nominated five people for the honor of being voted by its viewers as the Filipino American who has made the biggest impact this year.

The … Read more

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