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Sen. Kamala Harris calls U.S.-Mexico Wall “a stupid use of money”

posted by Brittney Le
US Mexico Border Fence

This fence runs across a beach. On one side is Border Field State Park, San Diego, USA; on the other side is Tijuana, Mexico. By V.T. Polywoda 

Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), the first Indian American to serve in the Senate, called President Trump’s plans for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border “a stupid use of money” … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Indian American Surgeon General Murthy Asked to Resign by Trump Administration

posted by Brittney Le
Vivek Murthy

Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy resigned from his position as U.S. Surgeon General late Friday, reports ABC News. Murthy had served under Obama since 2014 and continued into the new Trump administration.

He has been replaced by Deputy Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams, a nurse, who is now serving as Surgeon … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on George Takei goes on day-long Twitter rant about Donald Trump

George Takei goes on day-long Twitter rant about Donald Trump

posted by Brittney Le

George TakeiJapanese American Star Trek actor and social activist George Takei has been extra visible lately in criticizing President Trump . He went on a day-long twitter rant blasting the president and his policies this week, reports Blasting News.
 
Takei included a link to a Vox article saying that the president’s friend and ally … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 13, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Family Is Still Family, Pro-LGBTQ AAPI Ad Campaign Comes to Midwest for First Time

Family Is Still Family, Pro-LGBTQ AAPI Ad Campaign Comes to Midwest for First Time

posted by Brittney Le
Chicago Pride Parade 2008

Chicago Pride Parade 2008. Photo by EMR

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) will debut its pro-LGBTQ family campaign in the Midwest for the first time tomorrow, reports NBC News.
 
Family Is Still Family, is co-produced by the Asian Pride Project. The multilingual public service announcements in support of the … Read more

Blogs

Feb 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

posted by Brittney Le
Syrian Refugee

Photo from UK Aid

Vietnamese priest Reverend Chuong Hoai Nguyen recently wrote a letter to President Donald Trump offering his own citizenship to a Syrian refugee. Commonweal Magazine, an independent journal run by Catholics, released the letter this week.

In his letter, Rev. Nguyen shows his support for Syrian refugees, having been a refugee … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Harris Introduces Bill for Legal Counsel for Refugees

Sen. Harris Introduces Bill for Legal Counsel for Refugees

posted by Brittney Le

Kamala HarrisSenator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., introduced her first bill on Thursday that would provide legal counsel to those held or detained while trying to enter the U.S., reports USA Today.

The Access to Counsel Act would allow lawyers to provide legal counsel by phone or video if they cannot physically be present. It would also … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Hawaii Republicans Vote to Remove Asian American from Office for Her Opposition to Trump

Hawaii Republicans Vote to Remove Asian American from Office for Her Opposition to Trump

posted by Brittney Le
Beth Fukumoto

Beth Fukumoto

Hawaii State Rep. Beth Fukumoto is considering a switch from the Republican Party after she was removed from her position as Hawaii’s House minority leader earlier this week.
 
Fukumoto told NBC News that she no longer felt she was able to defend the Republican Party and its actions. Fukumoto claims she has … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Mayor Ed Lee says San Francisco will Remain Sanctuary City, Despite President’s Orders

Mayor Ed Lee says San Francisco will Remain Sanctuary City, Despite President’s Orders

posted by Brittney Le

Ed Lee

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee reaffirmed the commitment of his city to remain a sanctuary city despite threats from President Donald Trump.

Wednesday, the president signed an executive order to deny federal grant funds to “sanctuary cities.” These cities have policies in place to restrict local law enforcement’s cooperation with federal immigration agents, with the … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Advancing Justice Creates Website to Report Hate Incidents Against AAPI Community

Advancing Justice Creates Website to Report Hate Incidents Against AAPI Community

posted by Brittney Le
Taiwanese Christian Church

Swastikas were etched into the glass of the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church in San Jose

Asian Americans Advancing Justice has launched a new website  to track incidents of hate plaguing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.  Amidst the racially-charged atmosphere of today’s political climate, many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are  fearful.

“While … Read more

Blogs

Jan 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asians Have Been Appropriating White Food, and it is a Good Thing

Asians Have Been Appropriating White Food, and it is a Good Thing

posted by Lisa Dinh

Chinese marketBy Lisa Dinh
AsAmNews Intern

 

Amidst America’s contentious election, BuzzFeed recently published an article entitled, “17 Foods That White People Have Ruined.” Example foods from the article include “Pho with Broccoli and Quinoa” and “Nutella Samosas.” The popular piece gained over 1 million views and 602 comments. Its top-rated comment argues against the … Read more

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