• Asian American leaders back Bonta for California Attorney General

    Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders on Wednesday urged California Governor Gavin Newsom to appoint Assemblymember Rob Bonta to State Attorney General when the position currently held by Xavier Becerra becomes open. Becerra is President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and is expected to be confirmed by the Senate, […]

    Date: Jan 12, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian-Americans on the Racism the Coronavirus Pandemic Unleashed, and their Identity

    Ken Lum, a Canadian-Chinese artist, has written a letter to his late mother in which he apologises for the contempt he felt as a child in Vancouver for his Chinese roots and her cultural practices. “I so regret kicking up such a fuss whenever you wanted to go and see a Chinese opera in Chinatown. […]

    Date: Jan 05, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian American and Pacific Islanders are ready to lead

    When I was first elected to the state Assembly more than a decade ago, I had never held public office, yet I knew in my heart I could lead. As a physician, I knew I had a unique perspective to offer and could bring my experience in health care to bear in policymaking to help […]

    Date: Dec 22, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Racism Targets Asian Food, Business During COVID-19 Pandemic

    As the coronavirus spread throughout the U.S., bigotry toward Asian Americans was not far behind, fueled by the news that COVID-19 first appeared in China. Some initial evidence suggested the virus began in bats, which infected another animal that may have spread it to people at one of Wuhan, China’s “wet markets.” Such markets sell […]

    Date: Dec 22, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • CSU undergrads must take an ethnic studies or social justice class starting in 2023

    In the first major change to general education across its system in decades, all 430,000 undergraduates attending Cal State universities must take an ethnic studies or social justice course, a requirement approved by CSU trustees Wednesday following a fierce two-day debate that left some longtime social activists in the awkward position of voting “no.” The […]

    Date: Aug 11, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • 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 […]

    Date: Aug 11, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian Americans Face Disproportionate Economic Insecurity Amid Pandemic, And Racism Plays A Role

    UCLA economist Paul Ong had heard about Asian American businesses dealing with discrimination and harrassment from customers since the early days of the pandemic. He’d watched President Donald Trump call COVID-19 the “China virus” and “kung flu.” “That affected people’s perspective. So what we started seeing is people harassing Asians….blaming them for the pandemic,” Ong […]

    Date: Aug 04, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Little noticed, Filipino Americans are dying of COVID-19 at an alarming rate

    On March 10, Loretta Mendoza Dionisio became the first person in Los Angeles County known to have died of COVID-19. Dionisio was 68, had diabetes and had just returned from a trip to her native Philippines. That made her a precursor of the coming pandemic in more ways than one. For a variety of reasons, Filipino Americans […]

    Date: Jul 28, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Coronavirus is killing more Californians than ever before, and cruel inequities are worsening

    California reached another bleak coronavirus milestone this week, recording more than 150 daily deaths in the worst fatality numbers since the pandemic began. But just as troubling, health officials and experts say, is how COVID-19 is stalking certain groups, such as essential workers, and those in institutions including nursing homes and prisons, at much greater rates than […]

    Date: Jul 28, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0