• 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
  • Joe Biden expected to pick first Asian-American woman for top trade envoy

    Joe Biden is expected to nominate Katherine Tai, a senior Democratic trade adviser in the House of Representatives, as his top trade envoy, according to people familiar with the plans. Ms Tai, who would be the first Asian-American woman to occupy the cabinet position of US trade representative, is widely respected by Democratic lawmakers from […]

    Date: Dec 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian-American Lawmakers Press Biden on Transport Secretary

    Asian-American lawmakers have urged President-elect Joe Biden to pick California’s transportation chief David Kim for the equivalent role in his cabinet. Nineteen members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus encouraged Biden to consider Kim as transportation secretary, adding to a list of candidates that includes big-city mayors and an ex-governor. The caucus said Friday that it […]

    Date: Dec 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Column: Meet Suely Saro, the first Cambodian American elected official in Long Beach history

    As the primary English communicator of her Cambodian American family, Suely Saro became accustomed to speaking up at a young age. First, it was the kindergarten lunch tickets she had to request for her and her brother. In elementary school she was placed in the English learners class and had to petition to be moved […]

    Date: Dec 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • The challenge of combating fake news in Asian American communities

    Less than a week after Election Day, a spreadsheet titled “Battling Asian American Misinformation” began circulating in progressive Asian American social media circles, primarily among those of Vietnamese and Chinese descent. The most popular YouTube channels flagged on the spreadsheet accumulated hundreds of thousands of subscribers, in which pundits discussed misleading claims about election fraud, Hunter Biden’s […]

    Date: Dec 08, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • A New Political Force Emerges in Georgia: Asian-American Voters

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Four years ago, Maliha Javed, an immigrant from Pakistan, was not paying attention to politics. A community college student in suburban Atlanta, she was busy paying for books and studying for classes. She did not vote that year. But the past four years changed her. The Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban affected […]

    Date: Dec 08, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • California’s next attorney general? Gavin Newsom could face another tough choice

    President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as the next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services could give Gov. Gavin Newsom the chance to fill not just one but two powerful political offices in the coming weeks. News of Becerra’s nomination comes as the governor is already under pressure to choose […]

    Date: Dec 08, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian American leaders press Biden for more diverse Cabinet picks

    Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus met virtually with some of President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team Monday to express their growing concern that there will be insufficient Asian American representation in top-tier spots in Biden’s administration. About a dozen lawmakers from the bipartisan group told Biden’s team in a video call they felt […]

    Date: Dec 08, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Lawmakers demand Biden include Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders in Cabinet

    Members of Congress are demanding Asian American and Pacific Islander representation in President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet. In a letter from the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus sent to Biden on Saturday, lawmakers urged the president-elect to ensure that members of the racial groups constitute at least 7 percent of Cabinet-level and other appointed personnel within the federal […]

    Date: Dec 01, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0