Archive for January, 2014

Los Angeles’ Power Elite

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Today I was greeted in my mailbox with the annual Los Angeles Business Journal Book of Lists 2014. The cover of the book had a full-page picture of Los Angeles’ “Power Players.” To my surprise, 3 of the 4 people pictured on the cover were Asian Americans — Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, and Andrew and Peggy […]

Obama picks his first Asian American deputy secretary of cabinet department

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on January 8, 2014 Source: WashingtonPost Chris Lu, who was White House cabinet secretary during President Obama’s first term, is going to be nominated to be deputy secretary of Labor, the White House announced Wednesday, making him the first Asian American to be nominated to a deputy secretaryship during this administration. If confirmed, Lu […]

Amy Chua In ‘The Triple Package’ Claims Jews and Mormons Produce More Successful People

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on January 6, 2014 Source: HuffingtonPost Controversial author and Yale Law professor Amy Chua gained notoriety for her tough parenting memoir “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” and now she’s back to let the world know which eight cultural groups “do better than others” when it comes to achieving success in America. “The Triple […]

A Race in One District Draws Focus to Asian Voters

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on January 12, 2014 Source: NYtimes A Democratic state representative who is the only Vietnamese-American ever elected to the Texas Legislature has drawn two Vietnamese-American Republican challengers. The contest underscores the diversity of the Houston district in a state where Asian-Americans are the fastest-growing race or ethnic group. Nghi Ho and Al Hoang, the […]

Obesity Not Seen As Big Problem Among Asians, But Diabetes Still Can Be

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on January 12, 2014 Source: AsianFortune When the Chicago-based Asian Health Coalition began work on health initiatives in Chinatown neighborhoods, Alia Ryan said the team tried to avoid using the term “obesity” even as they tried to address it as a local problem. She said Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in the region […]

US National Council of Asian Pacific Americans elects first openly gay chair

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on January 8, 2014 Source: GayStarNews Gregory Cendana has become the first openly gay man and first Filipino elected to chair the US National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA). Founded in 1996, NCAPA is a coalition of 31 national Asian Pacific American organizations representing the interests of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific […]

Chen Guangbiao No Longer Buying New York Times, But Eyeing California Bridge Deal

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on January 8, 2014 Source: Forbes Chen Guangbiao, the Chinese recycling tycoon who last week expressed interest in buying a $1 billion stake in the New York Times CO., said he is no longer pursuing a deal. In an interview with Forbes in New York on Tuesday, Chen said he had scheduled a meeting […]

Gov. Jerry Brown makes history…appoints first Hmong Judge.

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Q&A: Gov. Jerry Brown appoints first Hmong judge in U.S. history Posted on January 06, 2013 Source: FresnoBee Paul Chapao Lo, a refugee from Laos, has become the first Superior Court judge in the 40-year-history of the Hmong in America. Just before Christmas, Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Lo, a 45-year-old UC Davis graduate, to the […]

Top 10 Asian American achievements of 2013

Posted on January 7th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on: January 2, 2014 NWAsian Weekly Each year, certain people are recognized for their accomplishments in the Asian American communities. There were many incredible feats this year, so we grouped them into 10 accomplishments. • 1. President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously to the late Sen. Daniel Inouye in August. […]

Deportation is a bigger issue for Asians and Hispanics than a pathway to citizenship

Posted on January 7th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on January 4, 2014 NWAsianWeekly WASHINGTON (AP) – With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, Hispanics and Asian Americans say getting relief from deportations is more important for many of the 11 million immigrants here illegally than creating a pathway to U.S. citizenship, a new study finds. Two polls released in December by the Pew […]