By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
Rep. Tom Price, the man who will lead the charge in doing away with the Affordable Care Act, was approved by the GOP-dominated Senate late Thursday night when most Americans were fast asleep.
Price won confirmation on a party-line vote of 52-47, which came around … Read more
By Ed Diokno
Asian Americans had their moments in the spotlight at the American Music Awards Sunday as presenters and award recipients.
Kanya Sesser is a skateboarder, swimmer, surfer and model. She also was born without legs. Rocket News24 reports she was abandoned at birth by her parents and adopted. She’s been in the United States since … Read more
A You Care campaign by a Thai-Cambodian American woman in Portland, Oregon has raised nearly $2,000 for her therapy to treat symptoms she blames on “constant interpersonal and institutional racism”
The crowd fundraiser by Rinna Rem is titled White Friends, Pay for My Therapy and has generated strong emotions from those who support it and … Read more
Here’s proof that people can rise above oppression.
20 years ago this coming Sunday, authorities raided an apartment complex near Los Angles where 72 Thai workers were held captive and forced to work under sweatshop conditions.
After the raid, immigration threatened the workers with deportation, but an attorney intervened and convinced the government to authorize … Read more
A Thai American doctor from New Jersey is among the more than 3,700 people killed in the 7.9 Nepal quake, reports the Bangkok Post.
28-year-old Marissa Eve Girawong died in an avalanche that hit her base camp on Mt. Everest. Girawong worked for the Seattle-based Madison Mountaineering.
“It is with deep sorrow and profound … Read more
Duckworth could potentially be one of at least three Asian Americans in the Senate.
She would join Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and possibly Kamala Harris who is currently the front runner in … Read more
Prim Siripipat was made for television. A former Duke University tennis star, the ESPN sports broadcaster’s poise and voice translate well across this particular medium. The strength of her voice, however, holds its own alone. Siripipat also hosts an ESPN radio show, Spain and Prim, with colleague Sarah Spain and has … Read more
Thai American Dan Santat has been named the 2015 recipient of the Caldecott Medal (Photo by Rita Crayon Huang) .
The award goes to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Santat won for his work on the award-winning book, The Adventures of Beekle, which he both wrote and illustrated.… Read more