• The Unexpected Toll Of Being Asian-American On Social Media During COVID-19

    Like everyone else, I charge my phone on my nightstand. Within minutes of waking, I reach for it and from the cozy warmth of my bed, I check my personal emails, respond to texts, look through my news alerts, dawdle over Instagram, and scroll through Facebook to see what’s been going on in my sphere […]

    Date: Nov 24, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian American swing state early and absentee voting increased 300%, more than any other group

    Early and absentee voting among Asian America and Pacific Islanders in swing states increased significantly this year thanks to in-person, online and text message efforts. In the 13 most contested presidential battleground states, AAPI early and absentee voting rose nearly 300 percent from 2016 — the fastest growth rate among all racial groups — according to the […]

    Date: Nov 24, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Isamu Noguchi Sculpture Is First by Asian American Artist to Enter White House Collection

    On Friday afternoon, without much fanfare, the White House revealed a surprise: an Isamu Noguchi sculpture had been acquired for its Rose Garden, making the work the first piece of art by an Asian American artist to enter the White House’s art holdings. The sculpture, titled Floor Frame (1962), features an angular abstract geometric form that appears to jut out of […]

    Date: Nov 24, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Hmong organizer sworn in as California APIA Affairs Commission’s first executive director

    Longtime Sacramento community organizer Nkauj Iab Yang was sworn in Monday as the first executive director of the California Commission on Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs. Born in Del Paso Heights to Hmong refugee parents, Yang has more than 10 years of experience in community organizing and policy advocacy for Sacramento’s AAPI community. Yang most […]

    Date: Nov 17, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Plenty of strong Asian American leaders to succeed Kamala Harris in Senate

    If there is a single state that embodies opportunity, it would be California. It was the first state to have two women U.S. senators at one time and also the first state to elect Asian American and Latino members to Congress. Now, California lays claim to the first vice president of the United States who […]

    Date: Nov 17, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • What we know about who Asian American voters supported in the election

    Asian Americans — one of the deciding groups in key battleground states this cycle — voted predominately for President-elect Joe Biden, according to early exit polls. In a CNN survey, 61 percent of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters backed Biden compared to 34 percent who supported President Donald Trump. In the critical swing […]

    Date: Nov 16, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • ‘Parasite’ Triumphs At Asian Film Awards

    South Korean Oscar sensation Parasite was the big winner at this year’s Asian Film Awards, which were held today in an online format due to continued pandemic challenges. The movie won Best Film, Best Screenplay for co-writers Han Jin Won and director Bong Joon Ho, Best Production Design and Best Editing. Bong Joon Ho was pipped to the […]

    Date: Nov 10, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian Americans and the New Electorate

    Like many people, Donald Trump’s election to high office four years ago set me on a path of political redemption, penance for previously having been so apolitical. I wanted to be more engaged, not only on the volunteering front, but also in starting productive conversations about politics with my family members and close friends. Specifically, […]

    Date: Nov 10, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • How Kristi Yamaguchi is Improving Literacy for Pacific Islander and Latino Kids Amid the Pandemic

    Kristi Yamaguchi has been busy during the pandemic. The Olympic-figure-skater-turned-philanthropist has been adapting to California’s remote-learning mandate in both her nonprofit work and her personal life. Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation has been working to help increase the time kids spend reading during the coronavirus pandemic. The group provides tablets stocked with digital books, as well as internet access […]

    Date: Nov 10, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0