The 2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival is well underway, featuring films from first time filmmakers to internationally acclaimed directors. AsAm News had the opportunity to talk to Saila Kariat, an Indian American filmmaker who screened her first, but already award-winning feature length film, The Valley at the UltraStar … Read more
A new study has found a connection among Chinese elders between experiencing racial discrimination and the risk of suicide, reports Sing Tao Daily/New American Media.
The study by Lydia W. Li, … Read more
We’ve heard a lot of late of the contributions of Japanese Americans who fought for the 442nd Infantry Regiment, the 100th Battalion, and the Military Intelligent Service.
But did you know there were Japanese Americans who not only fought for the United States in World War I, but were … Read more
Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent
Private Danny Chen was only 19 years when he died from a self inflicted gun shot to the head on October 3, 2011. He was a victim of hazing and bullying while serving in the US Army in Afghanistan.
On the fifth anniversary of his death, … Read more
Authorities are trying to determine if the suicide of an Indian American student in Murphy, Texas is connected with the death of a classmate the same day, reports India West.
The parents of Ritu Sachdeva, 17, found their daughter dead in her bedroom January 31. The coroner determined Ritu died of an overdose … Read more
Proposed reforms intended to ease pressure on students and lessen stress is dividing many Asian immigrant parents from Whites in a school district near Princeton, New Jersey, reports the New York Times.
School Superintendent David Aderhold of the high achieving West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District is proposing a … Read more
An article in the Atlantic entitled Silicon Valley Suicides inspired NBA star Jeremy Lin to recall his own experience with suicide.
Lin graduated from Palo Alto High School which sits right on the edge of Silicon Valley.
He wrote a long post on his Facebook page and recalls the the tragic loss … Read more
By Sahar Hakim-Hashemi
When I was 12 years old, my family immigrated to the US from Iran. My father, being a math professor, wanted for my brothers and I to grow up in the US so we could have a chance to attend the best universities in the world. He sent us to a challenging … Read more