• 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
  • ‘It is historic’: Women of color dominate Joe Biden’s list for vice president

    As Joe Biden weighs potential running mates, he has been asked repeatedly about the women he is considering. The Democrat has responded repeatedly that multiple women of color are on his list. The former vice president’s statement has all the makings of a coy dodge, keeping all possibilities open. But it is also a milestone. […]

    Date: Jul 20, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • 75 ways Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are speaking out for Black lives

    “Many of us wouldn’t even be in this country, if not for Black struggles for justice,” one Asian American activist said. In the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing, teenager Mandy Zhang grew frustrated with the media. Its portrayal of the protests sweeping the country negatively shaped her friends’ and family’s perception of the Black Lives […]

    Date: Jun 23, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • NYC launches $100K effort to combat anti-Asian discrimination in COVID-19 era

    (NEW YORK) — The New York City Commission on Human Rights is launching a massive effort to combat anti-Asian bias as reports of COVID-19-related discrimination skyrocket. “This type of discrimination and harassment is not something that happens out of nowhere in a pandemic, this is based in deep-seated miseducation and racism,” said Carmelyn Malalis, the […]

    Date: Jun 02, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Rise in hate incidents toward Asian Americans during coronavirus crisis, officials say

    Hate crimes and incidents directed at Asian Americans have surged during the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, whose director said Wednesday that civic groups and police departments had fielded more than 100 reports of hate incidents tied to the pandemic from February through April. Many of these incidents […]

    Date: May 19, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian American eligible voter population surges 139 percent, report says

    The number of eligible Asian American voters has surged by 139 percent in the last 20 years, according to a Pew Research report released Thursday.  Asian Americans are the fastest-growing segment of eligible voters out of the major racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., with more than 11 million people able to vote this year, according […]

    Date: May 11, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0