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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

Asian Americans

Some Groups Oppose Getting More Information about Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan

AB 1726 ProtestAB 1726By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent


The same divide that exists among Asian groups over affirmative action in higher education is surfacing again–this time in California over a bill that would disaggregate data among Asian Americans.

The social media activist group 18 Million Rising is urging people to call their legislators to urge passage … Read more

Asian Americans

Deadline to Get Health Insurance Under Affordable Care Act is Sunday

posted by Randall

Vivek MurthyBy Vivek Murthy
Surgeon General

(This is reposted from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders)

Before the Affordable Care Act, about 2 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) were uninsured. Among some AAPI groups — such as Korean, Tongan, Pakistani, and Thai Americans — nearly one in four people … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Pacific Islander Students Must Claim Their Identities

posted by Randall

Saffiyah MadraswalaBy Saffiyah Madraswala

As we closed out 2014 I was humbled to help facilitate Teach For America‘s second annual Asian American and Pacific Islander  (AAPI) Staff Summit. Over 200 staff member from 35 regions gathered in Los Angeles to explore the unique role of AAPI communities in the fight for educational equity. … Read more

Community Issues

ONE News: Pacific Islanders Take Water Safety Classes After Drowning Incidents

posted by Gracie Zheng

boatingPolynesians are taking safety boating courses that aim at reducing the number of people dying at sea, reported ONE News.

“We initially started off with 12 people, the average class is now 20 and there’s quite a few people wanting to go on the courses now,” said Chris Laufale, tutor of the course.

Laufale … Read more


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