• Boston Asian American Film Festival a bridge for indie artists

    Like so many events this year, the Boston Asian American Film Festival opening Wednesday is a brand-new gig. “People in our community are living in intergenerational households with elderly people,” noted Susan Chinsen, founding director of BAAFF. “We’ve gone totally virtual this year out of consideration of COVID regulations for our staff members and audiences.” […]

    Date: Oct 20, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian-American voters are a growing voice in North Carolina

    NORTH CAROLINA — Asian-American voters are a growing voice in North Carolina. While not huge in numbers, it’s a block that may be large enough to change the outcome of some races. “In my experience as first-generation Chinese-American, I think it’s pretty common to keep from being politically engaged or to have a lot of […]

    Date: Oct 20, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian Americans in San Francisco are dying at alarming rates from COVID-19: Racism is to blame

    SAN FRANCISCO – Mandy Rong was terrified her 12-year-old daughter had COVID-19. It was 2 a.m. and the young girl was hours into a fierce fever and a racking cough. She was weak and didn’t want to eat. What few medications were on hand had expired. She sipped warm water instead. “Mommy, why are my eyes on […]

    Date: Oct 20, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Not enough or double the prejudice: On being Black and Asian American in 2020

    With nationwide protests against police brutality, rising incidents of anti-Asian racism and the selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice presidential nominee, race relations within and between the Asian American and Black communities have quickly shifted into focus. Conversations surrounding these groups, their subgroups and how they relate to one another have been […]

    Date: Oct 20, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian Americans must make themselves heard in 2020 election

    In 2016, I was careless with my vote. At the time, I lived in New Delhi, and mostly, I did what I was supposed to do: I printed my ballot, filled it out and dropped it off at the American Embassy in a wooden box labeled “Vote Here.” Since I turned it in three weeks […]

    Date: Oct 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • ‘Monsterland’ Star Trieu Tran on Being the Rare Asian American Leading Man

    When Trieu Tran auditioned for Hulu’s horror anthology series “Monsterland,” he didn’t anticipate being a lead or that his character’s life would, in some ways, mirror so much of his own. In the episode titled “Palacios, TX,” Tran stars as Sharko, a down-on-his-luck fisherman suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who discovers a mermaid washed up on-shore, […]

    Date: Oct 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Anthology explores Asian American California through art

    There isn’t one unified Asian American vision of California, argues Christine Bacareza Balance, associate professor of Performing and Media Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences, in “California Dreaming: Movement and Place in the Asian American Imaginary,” a new multi-genre collection she co-edited. The 27 pieces in “California Dreaming” – including essays, short stories, script […]

    Date: Oct 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Affirmative action debate ignores Asian American community college students

    The November election has yet again thrust the Asian American community into the middle of a contentious affirmative action fight. This time, it’s in California, with Proposition 16, a statewide ballot measure that would restore race-conscious decision-making in public education admissions, employment and contracting — practices that were banned in 1996. The initiative has won […]

    Date: Oct 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian Americans: Battling Bias

    “Asian Americans: Battling Bias,” produced by the CBS News Race and Culture unit, explores the discrimination facing the Asian American community in 2020. In addition to fighting the devastating health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have faced high unemployment, business boycotts and racist attacks caught on video.

    Date: Oct 13, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Kamala Harris and a history of trying to define ‘Asian American’

    The identity of Sen. Kamala Harris, who will debate Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday, is part of a long discussion of who gets to be considered Asian American and who is too often left out of the group. Harris’ Asian American ethnic background — she is multiracial — hasn’t always been recognized by the […]

    Date: Oct 13, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0