• 75 ways Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are speaking out for Black lives

    “Many of us wouldn’t even be in this country, if not for Black struggles for justice,” one Asian American activist said. In the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing, teenager Mandy Zhang grew frustrated with the media. Its portrayal of the protests sweeping the country negatively shaped her friends’ and family’s perception of the Black Lives […]

    Date: Jun 23, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • NYC launches $100K effort to combat anti-Asian discrimination in COVID-19 era

    (NEW YORK) — The New York City Commission on Human Rights is launching a massive effort to combat anti-Asian bias as reports of COVID-19-related discrimination skyrocket. “This type of discrimination and harassment is not something that happens out of nowhere in a pandemic, this is based in deep-seated miseducation and racism,” said Carmelyn Malalis, the […]

    Date: Jun 02, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Rise in hate incidents toward Asian Americans during coronavirus crisis, officials say

    Hate crimes and incidents directed at Asian Americans have surged during the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, whose director said Wednesday that civic groups and police departments had fielded more than 100 reports of hate incidents tied to the pandemic from February through April. Many of these incidents […]

    Date: May 19, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian American eligible voter population surges 139 percent, report says

    The number of eligible Asian American voters has surged by 139 percent in the last 20 years, according to a Pew Research report released Thursday.  Asian Americans are the fastest-growing segment of eligible voters out of the major racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., with more than 11 million people able to vote this year, according […]

    Date: May 11, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Unemployment claims from Asian Americans have spiked 6,900% in New York. Here’s why

    Ten days before New York issued a stay-at-home order, Truman Lam, 35, was already contemplating whether to close his restaurant Jing Fong, an icon in Manhattan’s Chinatown. It was Tuesday, March 10. During the peak lunch hour, he went upstairs to count how many customers he still had. Jing Fong’s dining room is massive; a […]

    Date: May 05, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Texas is third in hate incidents against Asian Americans amid coronavirus, group says

    Asian Americans are among the doctors and nurses saving our lives. Yet they also endure the worst abuse. Texas is the No. 3 state for hate incidents against Asian Americans, according to recent numbers from a California-based advocacy council. A recent attack on a Burmese family in Midland is being investigated as a hate crime. And the president […]

    Date: Apr 27, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • In divisive election year, a hard road to boosting Asian-American turnout

    Los Angeles resident Jim Chiu grew up in a household devoid of political talk. The 39-year-old computer technician said since his parents emigrated from China to the U.S., they have not voted or considered joining a party because “they don’t like to get involved.” Chiu broke with family tradition in 2012 when he voted for […]

    Date: Nov 07, 2016 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • America’s Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant, Jose Antonio Vargas, Detained in Texas

    VIA @RYAN GRIM Update (6:00 P.M.): Vargas has been released from custody by Border Patrol. The development was confirmed by Define American, an immigrant rights group that was working with Vargas at the time he was detained. Though no further information was available at the time, Define American did post a statement from Vargas to its […]

    Date: Jul 17, 2014 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Report: Chinese tourism to L.A. quadruples; trade, population surges

    China’s influence in the Los Angeles economy has boomed in the past four years, according to a new report from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. Tourism nearly quadrupled to 570,000 tourists last year from 158,000 in 2009, making China the top source of foreign travelers into Los Angeles. The influx is fueling an upswing in […]

    Date: Jun 06, 2014 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Honda, Toyota, BMW Tops For Diversity Market

    The evolution of the U.S. demographic profile kind of looks like what has happened to the U.S. auto market over the past 14 years, but in slow motion: whites (Euro-Americans?) are — like the former Big Three — shrinking in share while the imports are gaining. Pew Research estimates that by 2050 or so, those […]

    Date: May 28, 2014 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0