First Lady Michelle Obama has selected Swetha Prabakaran to serve on the inaugural Student Advisory Board of the education campaign Better Make Room, reports The Indian Express. Better Make Room seeks to provide education opportunities for teenagers in the U.S.
The campaign supports Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, with the campaign website … Read more
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
Hudson Yang who plays Eddie Huang on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat had a run on the White House this week.
Yang visited the White House to join in ceremonies for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
The White House posted numerous photos of Yang’s adventures at the home of … Read more
During his time in office, President Obama has appointed a record number of Indian Americans to key positions in the White House. According to Zee News, the number of Indian American appointees easily surpasses 50.
President Obama has praised Indian Americans for their talents in the past. When he met with Prime Minister Manmohan … Read more
Niti Central reports the former White House staffer under the Obama administration has been nominated by the President to a post on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
He also played an active … Read more
Protests were held in 23 cities across the country Saturday over the “kill everyone in China” remarks made on Jimmy Kimmel Live, reports CRI English.
The on line site reports that in Burbank well over a thousand protestors demonstrated outside ABC headquarters. Signs read “teach kids to love not to kill” and “Fire … Read more
First lady Michelle Obama will host this year’s Diwali celebration at the White House on November 5, reports Outlook India.
Prominent Indian Americans will be invited along with lawmakers and senior White House officials.
President Obama this week issued his proclamation commemorating the Festival of Lights.
“The flame of the diya, or lamp, reminds … Read more
A comment aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live to “kill everyone in China” has drawn outrage from some on the internet, reports the South China Morning Post.
The show that aired October 16 included a panel discussion of children about what to do about the government shutdown and the US huge debt to China.
A boy … Read more
The Obama administration says the North Koreans could free American prisoner Kenneth Bae in a matter of days, reports the Washington Post.
The White House announced just yesterday it was sending US Special Envoy Robert King on Friday to request a pardon for Bae.
The Korean American from Washington state was sentenced to 15 … Read more
Former Obama aide and actor Kal Penn of Harold & Kumar fame says he stands with the South Asian American community in its opposition to racial profiling, reports Colorlines.
Penn was responding to criticism about his tweets defending the New York Police Department’s controversial stop and frisk policy.
South Asian Americans Leading Together or … Read more
Korean American community leaders will meet with the White House and leaders in Congress today to press their views on immigration reform, the Affordable Health Care Act, North Korea and US – South Korea relations, reports Yonhap.
The meetings were initiated by The Council of Korean Americans (CKA).
“Our members believe that political engagement … Read more