The White House calls it a “budget for a Better America.” But Asian civil rights groups Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) disagree. The budget released on March 11 includes a drastic increase in immigration detention and deportation funding while significantly cutting funding across the board for domestic programs vital […]
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended the first day of a two-day summit on Feb. 27 in Hanoi, Vietnam, and both men expressed optimism about achieving peace and moving toward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Despite the optimism voiced by the leaders, many experts are still skeptical that the […]
I was dismayed by the fact that I was asked to write this editorial. To me, it seems so clear.
People Magazine is being called out after horribly misidentifying Asian actors at a SAG Awards after-party.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 22 once again did not act on the Trump administration’s effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, leaving protections for nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children in place for at least the next several months. The court’s inaction is […]
Fighting for advantage in the government shutdown battle, President Donald Trump used a prime-time address on Jan. 8 to convince Americans that he needs billions of dollars from Congress for his long-promised border wall to resolve security and humanitarian problems he contends have reached a crisis pitch. As of press time, the partial federal government […]
With the Chinese American WWII Veteran Congressional Gold Medal Act now being signed into law, let freedom ring for all. This is a wonderful holiday gift to the Chinese American community. The president’s signature on this bill on Dec. 20 reaffirms this administration’s recognition of the contributions that people of color make in protecting our […]
Remember when Starbucks closed up to 8,000 stores for a day in May this year to give employees a racial-bias education course? This was after an incident in April where two Black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks while they were waiting for a business meeting — and not ordering anything. Starbucks has since […]
You likely know him as the host of the TV show, “Bizarre Foods.” Andrew Zimmern just opened his own Chinese restaurant, Lucky Cricket, in Minnesota. And now, he is eating his words. Last week, business magazine Fast Company posted an interview from the summer in which Zimmern says he was saving the souls of people […]
As of the 2010 U.S. Census, Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) made up 7.7 percent of the population of Washington state. We previously had only three AAPI state senators—Bob Hasegawa, Steve Hobbs, and Manka Dhingra, making up 6 percent of the state senate. After the recent election, and thanks to the victories of Joe […]