• Austin lends help as mental distress twice as high for Asian American-Pacific Islanders here

    “There is a very rich denial of mental health needs in the Asian American community,” said Vince Cobalis, member and former chair of the Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission. “People don’t recognize that this is something that can actually be treated — people just say that’s the way they are.”
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  • Young Asian American DNC delegates aim to get out the vote, increase party representation

    Like most high school seniors this year, Victor Shi spent much of his time applying to colleges. But Shi, 18, was also focused on completing another important mission, one not typical for most teens — winning election as Illinois’ youngest delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
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  • Kamala Harris’ VP bid brings outpouring of pride among Indian Americans, a growing force in Democratic politics

    Atlanta lawyer Amol Naik was surprised by his emotional reaction to Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate. It’s not that Harris will be the first Black woman to be a major party’s vice presidential nominee; it’s that she will be the first Indian American. “I have just been moved by it in a way that I didn’t expect,” said Naik, whose parents immigrated from India to North Carolina. “It’s just really a remarkable thing that this could happen. It gives you a lot of faith in the country.”
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  • Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s pick for vice president

    Joe Biden has named his onetime rival Kamala Harris as his running mate, the campaign revealed on Tuesday, elevating California’s junior senator as the first woman of color to appear on a major party’s presidential ticket.
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  • The 23-year-old major winner who’s made breaking records a habit

    As the PGA Championship entered its final day on Sunday and, at one point, six players shared the lead, all attention was on the usual suspects: Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose. But it was a 23-year-old from Los Angeles, California, who separated himself from all the big hitters to claim his first major at just the second time of asking.
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  • Feb 03, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Your Leadership in Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) is Greatly Appreciated

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    In only his second week in office, President Bide [...]

  • Feb 23, 2021  |  0 Comments

    This Is What No One Tells You About Being Asian In America In 2021

    A couple of years ago, my friends and I called an Uber to take us to a Laker game. We were a motley crew, reflective of the diversity of Los Angeles, and I was the only Asian. The driver, who spoke with an accent that made me believe he was an immigrant like myself, asked […]

  • Feb 23, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Asian-American Jews Explore Their Identities in a New Video Project

    When Maya Katz-Ali saw the ad on Facebook recruiting Asian Jews to participate in a new video project about identity, she scrolled through her list of friends to figure out who might be a good fit. The daughter of a Jewish mother from New York and a Muslim father from India, it didn’t occur to […]

  • Feb 23, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Asian American Restaurateurs Launch #EnoughIsEnough Campaign in Response to Hate Crimes

    Asian American restaurant owners in New York City have banded together to launch an initiative in response to the recent spike in anti-Asian violence in the U.S. The campaign, called #EnoughIsEnough, is fundraising to donate food to underserved New York City shelters and raising awareness about the surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans across the country. […]

  • Feb 23, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Swallowing Our Bitterness

    Once, as a child riding in the back seat of the family station wagon, I told my mom that someone was following us. I’d seen spy movies on TV; I thought it would be fun to evade some imaginary bad guys. But she reacted with real fear, urging me to lie horizontal so that I […]

  • Feb 23, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Attacks on Asian Americans During Pandemic Renew Criticism that U.S. Undercounts Hate Crimes

    A spate of high-profile assaults on Asian Americans has renewed long-standing criticism from Democrats and civil rights groups that the U.S. government is vastly undercounting hate crimes, a problem that they say has grown more acute amid rising white nationalism and deepening racial strife. The attacks — including several in Northern California over the past month that […]

  • Feb 16, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Anger and Fear as Asian American Seniors Targeted in Bay Area Attacks

    Business and civil rights groups in California are demanding action after a recent surge of xenophobic violence against Asian Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area left one person dead and others badly injured. The brazen, mostly daylight assaults have rattled nerves in communities ahead of Friday’s Lunar New Year holiday. Just last week in […]

  • Feb 16, 2021  |  0 Comments

    A Vision of Asian-American Cinema That Questions the Very Premise

    Nearly 40 years ago, the filmmaker Wayne Wang cobbled together $22,000 and shot his debut feature on the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown. The result was “Chan Is Missing,” widely considered the first Asian-American indie film and a work that managed to be at once a vérité peek into a neighborhood, a sly neo-noir buddy […]

  • Feb 16, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Oscar-tipped Minari Puts Identity Second. That’s Refreshing for Asian Americans

    Lee Isaac Chung’s soulful drama Minari is set to break records for Asian American representation at this year’s Oscars, over a year after it received rapturous reviews at the Sundance film festival and coming soon after Crazy Rich Asians and The Farewell made key strides. These three films have become successive rallying points for Asian […]

  • Feb 16, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Hundreds of People are Volunteering to Escort Elderly Asian Americans to Help Keep Them Safe

    Jacob Azevedo’s stomach turned as he watched a disturbing video of an 84-year-old Thai American man who was fatally shoved to the ground on a sidewalk in San Francisco. It was the second video of an unprovoked attack on an elderly Asian American that Azevedo, a resident of Oakland, had seen on social media out […]

  • Feb 09, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Steven Yeun on ‘Minari’ and seeing Asian America as its own third culture

    Steven Yeun has seen your outcry over “Minari”‘s being placed in the foreign language film category at the Golden Globes, and he is appreciative. In many ways, the film and the ensuing protest highlight what many people think is the Asian American experience — walking the line between two cultures and not having a solid […]

  • Feb 09, 2021  |  0 Comments

    UCLA, where Korean is the hot language, goes beyond ‘dead white men’ in European studies

    UCLA senior Yumeng Zhuang fell in love with physics and philosophy as a high school student in her native China. That passion led her to Albert Einstein and Immanuel Kant — and then to a desire to study German so she could read their works as originally written. But her parents weren’t thrilled, pushing her […]

  • Feb 09, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Rise in attacks on elderly Asian Americans in Bay Area prompts new special response unit

    Several unprovoked attacks on elderly Asian Americans, including at least three in the Bay Area captured in disturbing videos in recent days, have raised concerns about anti-Asian bias related to the Covid-19 pandemic. At a news conference in Oakland’s Chinatown on Monday, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced the creation of a special response […]