• 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 [...]

  • Apr 12, 2021  |  0 Comments

    ‘We’re not taught to speak out’: Asian Americans find their voice amid rise in hate

    Natty Jumreornvong was outside Mount Sinai hospital on the Upper East Side of New York around 11am one morning in February when a man approached her. “Chinese virus,” he spat out. She told him she was a medical student and tried to walk away, but he followed her, kicked her knee and dragged her across […]

  • Apr 12, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Too Chinese for the US, too American for China. Where can Asian Americans like me call home?

    Last summer, a Chinese man approached me on a crowded Beijing street and asked me in Mandarin if I was Chinese American. It seemed innocent enough, as I was speaking English with expat friends. But after I nodded, he switched to English and bellowed “go back to where you f**king came from”. These stinging words […]

  • Apr 12, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Hideki Matsuyama is Japanese but his victory matters for Asian Americans

    And with that, Hideki Matsuyama is the first male Japanese player ever to win a golf major. Quite interesting timing, particularly as anti-Asian hate crimes in the US have risen 150% over the past year, spurred on by conspiracy theories – spread by those in power – about the origins of Covid-19. The hashtag ‘Stop Asian Hate’ surged more than […]

  • Apr 06, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Jay Leno and why Asian jokes have gotten a pass for so long

    A wave of violent attacks against Asian American and Pacific Islanders has triggered a national reckoning in recent months that’s now finding its way to the world of professional comedy. Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno issued an apology last month for decades of making racist jokes about Asians, a majority of which revolved around the derogatory […]

  • Apr 06, 2021  |  0 Comments

    An Asian actor got disrespected at L.A. theater awards. What happened next was swift and powerful

    When it happened, those watching couldn’t quite believe what they had just seen and heard. During the Ovation Awards for local theater Tuesday night, a nominee in the category of featured actress in a play had her name mispronounced — and when her face was supposed to appear onscreen, the photo of a fellow Asian […]

  • Apr 06, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Amid Awakening, Asian-Americans Are Still Taking Shape as a Political Force

    When Mike Park first heard about the recent shootings in Atlanta, he felt angry and afraid. But almost immediately, he had another thought. “We can’t just sit back,” he said. “We can’t sit in our little enclave anymore.” Born in South Carolina to Korean immigrants, Mr. Park grew up wanting to escape his Asian identity. […]

  • Mar 30, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Biden announces actions to stem violence against Asian Americans

    President Biden announced steps Tuesday to protect Asian Americans from discrimination and violent attacks, including establishing a Justice Department initiative to address a rising number of hate crimes. The announcement comes two weeks after shootings at Atlanta-area spas killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, and as Biden has faced pressure from Asian […]

  • Mar 30, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Asian Americans Are Ready for a Hero

    Picture an athlete. Now a movie star. And now a politician. You probably pictured a White man. Or a Black or Latino person. I’m guessing you didn’t picture an Asian American. I know I usually don’t. And I’m an Asian-American television writer who thinks up imaginary people for a living. We Asian Americans don’t have […]

  • Mar 30, 2021  |  0 Comments

    The Best Books About Asian American Identity, According to Experts

    While the first major wave of Chinese immigrants arrived in the U.S. in the 1850s, Andrew Hsiao, senior editor at Verso Books, says that “Asian American was an invention of the 1970s.” He goes on to explain that “the generation of young activists in the late ’60s and ’70s who came up with the pan-Asian political […]

  • Mar 30, 2021  |  0 Comments

    Alexi McCammond’s dismissal isn’t the end of this story

    Sung Hee and I were walking home from school together, trying to put on a brave face in front of our grade school tormentors. “Rocky,” they shouted at me making monkey noises. “Ching, chong, chink,” they mocked my friend. Rocky was an ornery, ancient gorilla who lived in the zoo across the street from the […]

  • Mar 30, 2021  |  0 Comments

    ‘Is This Patriot Enough?’: Asian-American Veteran Reveals Scars as He Calls Out Bias

    As town meetings go, the discussion was fairly routine, meandering from what Memorial Day celebrations might look like in the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, to a federal grant application for bulletproof vests for police officers. But when the time came for the trustees in West Chester Township, Ohio, to deliver personal remarks at […]

  • Mar 23, 2021  |  0 Comments

    How Asian American Leaders Say The Biden Administration Can Address Hate

    Even before the deadly shootings at spas in the Atlanta area killed six women of Asian descent, President Biden had taken steps to address the recent surge of violence against Asians and Asian Americans by making forceful statements against hate and harassment, banning the federal government from employing the sort of “inflammatory and xenophobic” language […]