• How Kobe Bryant helped connect Asian Americans with both Asia and America

    With limited English, 10-year-old James Kim broke the ice at lunch with his new classmates talking about Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, and how they took the Los Angeles Lakers to the championships in 2001. Now living in Long Beach, cheering for Bryant was how Anne Milo Shanahan’s family still connected with cousins back home […]

    Date: Feb 04, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Fear of coronavirus fuels racist sentiment targeting Asians

    As she walks through campus and sits in class, Rosen Huynh tries extra hard to suppress her coughs. Fear of the coronavirus, which was first detected in December in China, has spread around the world, and many people like Huynh are suddenly hyperaware of their East Asian roots. Every cough, every wheeze, the 22-year-old says, […]

    Date: Feb 04, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Awkwafina Reflects on ‘Progress’ Being Made for Asian-Americans on TV: ‘It’s Been Incredible’

    Last Updated: January 14, 2020 @ 11:44 AM Awkwafina is enjoying a hell of an 18-month run, as are film and TV projects with Asian-American leads and creators. The rapper/actor was asked Tuesday at the Television Critics Association press tour to reflect on the previously marginalized group’s recent progress, which includes projects like her new […]

    Date: Jan 14, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Trump sends congratulatory message for Korean American Day

    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday sent a congratulatory message for Korean American Day, noting the contributions Korean Americans have made to the country, the South Korean consulate in Los Angeles said. In 2005, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution to commemorate Jan. 13 as the day the first […]

    Date: Jan 13, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I READ MORE ASIAN AMERICAN AUTHORS IN 2019

    At the end of 2018, I looked back on my favorite first-time reads for the year was struck by something interesting. Four out of seven of them were written by authors of Asian descent: Elif Batuman (The Idiot), Aja Gabel (The Ensemble), Kazuo Ishiguro (Never Let Me Go), and Weike Wang (Chemistry).  Although I’m Asian […]

    Date: Jan 09, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Hasan Minhaj highlights fact that politicians don’t reach out to Asian Americans

    The comedian also jokingly pitched the campaign slogan: “I’ll let your cousin in.” As the 2020 election cycle revs up, Hasan Minhaj points out one area where politicians need more work. In his latest episode of “Patriot Act,” the host addressed how Asian Americans, the fastest growing racial group in the country, have one of […]

    Date: Dec 11, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Chinese American WWII Veterans Honored at Seattle Seahawks Game

    Six Chinese American World War II veterans were honored by the Seattle Seahawks in a game against the Minnesota Vikings (37-30) on Dec. 2. The veterans, namely Gene Moy (102), Thomas Lew (96), William “JB” Chin (95), Calvin Fung (95), William “Bill” Chin (94), and Lip Mar (92), received recognition during the two-minute warning in […]

    Date: Dec 11, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0