• Kamala Harris’ historic inauguration fills America’s South Asian community with pride

    For many members of the country’s South Asian population, Kamala Harris’ historic inauguration was a major turning point in their community’s place in America’s story. Harris, the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, has never been shy speaking about her Asian heritage throughout her career. As she took the oath of office Wednesday, South Asian Americans young […]

    Date: Jan 23, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • AAPI Inaugural Ball: Harris makes America feel like home again

    Harris’ historic inauguration as VP was commemorated in a virtual ceremony featuring dozens of Asian American and Pacific Islander celebrities, lawmakers and organizers. Asian American celebrities, lawmakers and organizers gathered virtually Tuesday night at the AAPI Inaugural Ball to celebrate the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Among the dozens of speakers were Harris […]

    Date: Jan 23, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • How ancestral village of Kamala Harris is celebrating inauguration

    Thulasendrapuram, a leafy village about 200 miles south of the city of Chennai, is where Harris’s maternal grandfather was born more than a century ago. THULASENDRAPURAM, India – Residents of the ancestral Indian village of Kamala Harris celebrated her inauguration as U.S. vice president on Wednesday by setting off firecrackers and distributing food. Thulasendrapuram, a […]

    Date: Jan 23, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Kamala Harris becomes first Black person, first Asian American sworn in as US Vice-President

    Kamala Harris has been sworn in as the US Vice-President, becoming the first woman, the first Black person and the first Asian American to hold the office. Looking ahead, Ms Harris, 56, is seen as an obvious contender for the Democratic Party’s 2024 presidential nomination should Mr Biden, 78, decide not to seek a second […]

    Date: Jan 23, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Behind the Viral Photo of Rep. Andy Kim Cleaning Up at Midnight After Riots

    Unlike many of his congressional colleagues, Rep. Andy Kim, D-N.J., was in his office in a separate federal building when President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon. So he didn’t actually see the damage live until nearly midnight, after the House had voted down the last challenge to the presidential election […]

    Date: Jan 12, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • 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
  • Members of Congress Intensify Push for Biden to Name Asian American Cabinet Secretary

    More than 100 members of Congress are making a final push for President-elect Joe Biden to choose an Asian American or Pacific Islander Cabinet secretary, saying that not doing so would be an unacceptable omission after each of the last four administrations included at least one. “Although you promised to build the most diverse Cabinet […]

    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
  • Biden Transition Team Won’t Commit To Asian American Cabinet Secretary

    President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team would not commit to nominating an Asian American for a Cabinet secretary position on Friday, shortly after Asian American lawmakers said failing to do so would be “unacceptable.” When asked about the nomination request during a press conference Friday, two top transition officials reiterated Biden’s pledge to build a historically […]

    Date: Dec 22, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0