Archive for December, 2015

More Chinese Students Seeking US Community College Degrees

Posted on December 28th, 2015 by imprentacomm

Wealthy Chinese undergraduates aren’t the only ones looking to get a college degree in the U.S. So are a growing number of Chinese students from lower middle-class families who are enrolling in community colleges. The Los Angeles Times reports ( ) that while thousands of Chinese students from affluent families enroll in U.S. colleges […]

Lack of Asian-American foster parents leads to new outreach

Posted on December 28th, 2015 by imprentacomm

  Seeking to make life less traumatic for foster children that are of Asian descent, Los Angeles County is stepping up recruitment of Asian-American foster parents, with help from service groups that serve Chinese, Korean and Khmer-speaking communities. Officials said hundreds of children of Asian descent, many of them from immigrant families, are in the […]

Health Care Glossary Released for Asian Pacific Islanders

Posted on December 15th, 2015 by imprentacomm

A free glossary listing commonly-used health care terms in Asian and Pacific Islander languages is now available to help more people enroll in insurance coverage under the the Affordable Care Act, according to a California-based national grassroots coalition.  The Health Insurance Enrollment Glossary, released by Action for Health Justice, lists about 100 terms in English, […]

What You Didn’t Know about Asian-Americans and Incarceration

Posted on December 15th, 2015 by imprentacomm

  Recent attention to police shootings of blacks in a number of cities has brought to light the relationship between African-Americans and the criminal justice system. And to some extent, the media has also highlighted similar issues within Latino communities. For instance, a report from the Drug Policy Alliance from June 2015 shared that 80 […]

As SCOTUS Hears Affirmative Action Arguments, Asian American Advocates Weigh In

Posted on December 15th, 2015 by imprentacomm

As oral arguments began this week in a Supreme Court case that could deal a blow to affirmative action, sociologist Jennifer Lee says she hopes Asian-American parents who are against the concept realize that it represents a net positive for the Asian-American community. “THE BETTER QUESTION [ISN’T SELF-INTEREST, BUT] WHETHER ASIAN AMERICANS ARE WILLING TO […]

A ‘Budding’ Industry: Asian Americans for Cannabis Education

Posted on December 8th, 2015 by imprentacomm

When Tiffany Wu first entered the cannabis industry in March, she noticed that Asian Americans involved in the industry were few and far between — a trend the 28-year-old says was made even more apparent after she attended the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo, one of the nation’s largest cannabis trade shows attracting thousands of […]

Bernie Sanders Most Popular Candidate Among Asian-Americans

Posted on December 8th, 2015 by imprentacomm

by Andrew Dugan WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders enjoys the highest level of popularity for any major candidate of either party among Asian-Americans, with his favorable score exceeding his unfavorable score by 29 percentage points with this group. His competitor for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton, is not far behind, with a […]

Koreatown banks BBCN and Wilshire Bancorp to merge

Posted on December 8th, 2015 by imprentacomm

The nation’s two largest Korean American banks, both with headquarters in Los Angeles, plan to merge in a deal that will create an ethnic banking powerhouse – and that stymies an effort by another local bank to stop the deal. In a deal announced early Monday, BBCN Bancorp said it will acquire smaller rival Wilshire Bancorp […]

Korean American lender Hanmi proposes $1.6-billion merger with rival BBCN

Posted on December 1st, 2015 by imprentacomm

A passerby walks near the Hanmi Bank building in L.A.’s Koreatown. Hanmi has proposed a merger with rival Korean American lender BBCN. (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times) James Rufus KorenContact Reporter The third-biggest Korean American bank has proposed a $1.6-billion merger with the nation’s largest in an attempt to block a rival lender […]