• Asian American Becomes the Youngest SCGA Amateur Champion

    14-year-old Jaden Soong from Burbank became the youngest winner of the Southern California Golf Association Amateur Championship in the tournament’s 125-year history at Saticoy Club in Somis. The soon-to-be high schooler at St. Francis High earned an automatic entry for the United States Golf Association (USGA).
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  • Korean Americans Join U.S. Olympic Team

    The roster for Team USA participating in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris will include 600 athletes, among them are 35-year-old Sunny Choi in breaking and 18-year-old Audrey Kwon in artistic swimming. Breaking, also known as "B-boying," will make its Olympic debut in Paris as the first dance sport ever included in the Olympics. Choi is the oldest member of the team and left her job as Global Creative Operations Director at Estée Lauder to fully commit to preparing for the Olympics. Kwon is the youngest member of the artistic swimming team.
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  • East West Bank CEO and President Champions for Diversity, Philanthropy and Success

    Dominic Ng is the Chairman and CEO of East West Bank. Under his leadership, East West Bank has received accolades as the No. 1 best-performing bank in its size category and has been lauded for its diversity on the board of directors. The bank is now the largest publicly traded independent bank based in Southern California, serving an economically and ethnically diverse clientele. Ng has also been active with the United Way of Greater Los Angeles for more than a quarter of a century and is credited with championing a strategic change in direction to aid the city’s underserved communities. On the world stage, Ng serves as co-chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council.
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  • Taiwanese American Basketball Player Wins Championship Alongside Brother

    Former Golden State Warriors guard Jeremy Lin and his younger brother, Joseph Lin, won the Taiwanese P. League+ championship together. This is the second career title for Jeremy Lin after winning the NBA Finals with the Toronto Raptors in 2019, but it was his first with his younger brother Joseph. At just 22 years old, Jeremy Lin graduated from Harvard and started playing with the Warriors in 2010. Since 2021, he has played in Asia.
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  • Asian Grocers Are Reshaping Eating Habits in the U.S.

    Asian American grocers still represent less than one percent of the U.S. grocery market, of which large retailers mostly dominate, such as Kroger and Walmart, but they still dictate which products the large U.S. chains should stock. For example, from April 2023 to April 2024, items identified as “Asian/ethnic aisle” in grocery stores sold more than four times than the overall sales. In another observation, 30% of H Mart’s shoppers are not of Asian descent or identify as Asian, demonstrating that the influence and appeal of Asian foods is growing in the U.S.
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  • Indian American NASA Astronaut Becomes First Woman to Test an Orbital Spacecraft

    Sunita Williams is a 58-year-old Indian American NASA astronaut and the daughter of an Indian father and Slovenian mother. She is well known for bringing items that represent her culture with her to space. She has spent a total of 322 days in space and performed seven space walks. After holding the record for total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut, she made history again as the first woman to test an orbital spacecraft, which could pave the way for routine flights between Boeing’s Starliner capsule and NASA.
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  • Korean American Author Wins Pulitzer Prize

    Ilyon Woo, a Korean American and bestselling author, won the 2024 Pulitzer Prize for biography for her book titled “Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom.” While studying at Columbia University, from where she completed her PhD in English, she came across the true story of Ellen and William, an enslaved couple who escaped slavery using disguises in 1848.
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  • Asian Latinos Are a Growing but Ignored Demographic

    A recent study from the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data within the last 20 years and from the American Community Survey 5-year estimates on population characteristics from 2010 and 2022. The study reveals that people in the U.S. who identify as Latino and Asian American or Pacific Islander, “AAPI Latinos,” rose from 350,000 to 886,000 in the period studied. The study also revealed that Asian or Pacific Islander Latinos primarily tended to be either Asian immigrants from Latin American or American-born citizens with both Latino and Asian American or Pacific Islander parents. According to the study, a third of Asian Latino Americans reside in California, followed next by Texas and Hawaii as the next highest.
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  • Asian Americans Could Be the Decision-Makers in Presidential Election

    Asian Americans form one of the fastest-growing demographics based on the 2020 U.S. Census, increasing by 81% (18.9 million people) between 2000 and 2019. Asian American voter turnout also increased by 47% in 2020. However, only half of Asian American voters were touched by Democrats and Republicans leading up to the 2022 midterm elections. Both Biden’s and Trump’s campaign are confident to win Asian American votes in 2024’s presidential election.
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  • Former Los Angeles Times Film Critic Wins Pulitzer Prize

    Justin Chang, a former Los Angeles Times film critic, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize early this month for his “richly evocative and genre-spanning film criticism that reflects on the contemporary moviegoing experience,” according to Pulitzer judges. Chang’s columns focused on films that he felt deserved praise due to their humanity, artistry and storytelling. Chang was a critic with the Los Angeles Times for about eight years.
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    Korean American, “Superstar Koreatown Real Estate Revivalist”

    Jaime Lee has gained significant recognition and is known as “a Superstar Koreatown real estate revivalist.” She is the eldest daughter of Jamison Properties founder David Lee and the CEO of the company. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she capitalized on the crisis, helped the company navigate challenges and turned it into an opportunity. Jaime Lee […]

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    Asian American Medical Student is Among the Selected to Receive Free Tuition

    Nancy Chen is a first-generation American born to Chinese immigrant parents from and a low-income background. As the oldest of her siblings, growing up, she would translate to help her parents communicate with doctors during visits, and these experiences inspired and motivated her to become the physician that her parents, and many immigrants, need. A […]

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    Asian American Becomes the Youngest SCGA Amateur Champion

    14-year-old Jaden Soong from Burbank became the youngest winner of the Southern California Golf Association Amateur Championship in the tournament’s 125-year history at Saticoy Club in Somis. The soon-to-be high schooler at St. Francis High earned an automatic entry for the United States Golf Association (USGA).

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    Survey Finds Asian American Voters Leaning Toward Biden, Albeit Declining Support

    The nonpartisan groups, AAPI Data, APIAVote, Asian Americans Advancing Justice and AARP polled 2,479 registered voters and released the 2024 Asian American Voters Survey. The survey examines Asian American voter attitudes conducted from April 4 to May 26, which suggests 46% of Asian American voters prefer current President Joe Biden, while 31%, would vote for […]

  • Jul 09, 2024  |  0 Comments

    South Asian Artists Invited to Join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)

    South Asian talent was among the 487 distinguished artists and executives invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The list includes Indian director S.S. Rajamouli, known for RRR, Indo Canadian filmmaker, Nisha Pahuja of To Kill a Tiger. Currently, 44% of the 2024 class identify as women and 41% identify […]

  • Jul 09, 2024  |  0 Comments

    Twin Cities Host Economic Summit for AANHPI Communities with Federal Resources

    In July, the Twin Cities hosted an economic summit for Asian-American. Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities with federal resources under President Biden’s “Investing in America” agenda.” Held at the Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, the summit focused on connecting immigrants with federal support to promote economic growth and inclusion. The economic summit was […]

  • Jul 09, 2024  |  0 Comments

    Asian American is the First to Represent California’s 20th District

    The son of Chinese immigrants, Vince Fong became the first Asian American to represent California’s 20th District in Congress when he was sworn in to succeed former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in June. Fong won a special election in May to complete the remainder of McCarthy’s term in Congress, for whom Fong served as district […]

  • Jul 09, 2024  |  0 Comments

    Korean Americans Join U.S. Olympic Team

    The roster for Team USA participating in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris will include 600 athletes, among them are 35-year-old Sunny Choi in breaking and 18-year-old Audrey Kwon in artistic swimming. Breaking, also known as “B-boying,” will make its Olympic debut in Paris as the first dance sport ever included in the Olympics. Choi […]

  • Jul 02, 2024  |  0 Comments

    Texas Added More Asian Residents, More Than Any Other State

    Texas led all other states in the number of residents of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in 2023. According to the U.S. Census Bureau in late June, Dallas added the most Asian residents among U.S. metro cities. In the state overall, almost 92,000 new Asian residents were added. One of the factors leading to the […]

  • Jul 02, 2024  |  0 Comments

    Twin Sisters Are Olympic Bound for Badminton

    24-year-old twin sisters Kerry and Annie Xu started to play badminton when they were just eight years old. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley, each sister started their corporate accounting careers.  The sisters recently qualified for the Olympics Games, competing in Santiago, Chile in the Pan American Games where they earned silver medals.

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    Descanso Gardens Will Host First Korean Art Exhibition

    Descanso Gardens will host its first-ever Korean art exhibition, titled “HWAJODO: Flowers and Birds of Korean American Art.” The exhibition will feature more than 50 works by Korean and Korean American artists and will run from June 27 to September 29 this year. Sangwon Jung, the director of the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles (KCCLA), […]

  • Jul 02, 2024  |  0 Comments

    East West Bank CEO and President Champions for Diversity, Philanthropy and Success

    Dominic Ng is the Chairman and CEO of East West Bank. Under his leadership, East West Bank has received accolades as the No. 1 best-performing bank in its size category and has been lauded for its diversity on the board of directors. The bank is now the largest publicly traded independent bank based in Southern California, serving […]