• 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
  • 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
  • Andrew Yang qualifies for December debate stage with latest poll

    Presidential candidate Andrew Yang during his walk-through before the Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, Ohio, Tuesday, October 15. Washington (CNN)Businessman Andrew Yang on Tuesday qualified for the December primary debate stage by earning 4% in the latest Quinnipiac University national poll. Yang joins six other Democratic presidential candidates who have qualified: former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor […]

    Date: Dec 11, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • McDonald’s Pledges $500,000 to its First Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship

    McDonald’s has committed $500,000 to its first scholarship program dedicated to Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) students. In collaboration with the APIA Scholarship program, 15 four-year scholarships and 40 one-year scholarships will be awarded to rising college freshman through APIA Scholars this Spring. The program will place higher emphasis on first-generation college students with significant […]

    Date: Nov 21, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Survey shows Asian ‘two Californias,’ with one in four struggling with poverty

    A new study reveals that, contrary to the stereotype, almost one in four Asian and Pacific Islanders in California is struggling with poverty even though they have jobs. The results of the survey were released Monday and were conducted jointly by AAPI Data, an organization researching and collecting data concerning the Asian American and Pacific Islander […]

    Date: Nov 15, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • The Rise (and Stall) of the Boba Generation

    How bubble tea became far more than just a drink to young Asian Americans by Jenny G. Zhang@jennygzhang  Nov 5, 2019, 11:51am EST InIn the 2013 music video “Bobalife” by the Fung Brothers, the rhythms and motifs of the eponymous “boba life” are familiar to anyone who spent a good part of their high school and college years […]

    Date: Nov 05, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0