On January 15th, 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released their nominations for the 2015 Oscars.
The Senate confirmed Jenny R. Yang as a commissioner on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on April 25. The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic […]
The Asian Pacific American Community Summit was held in Tacoma on Friday, Sept. 21, by the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Washington State. The event was aimed at increasing civic engagement in the Asian Pacific American community by registering voters and convincing those who have not been naturalized to become citizens.
To keep pace with rapidly changing notions of race, the Census Bureau wants to make broad changes to its surveys that would treat “Hispanic” as a distinct category regardless of race, end use of the term “Negro,” and offer new ways to identify Middle Easterners …
The Board of Directors of the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), has named Mee Moua as president and executive director of one of the nation’s premier civil rights organizations. On March 19, Moua will succeed Karen K. Narasaki, who announced in June she […]
The Executive Development Institute (EDI) held a gala dinner honoring 62 graduates, with more than 250 sponsors, mentors, friends, and family in attendance, at the Hilton Bellevue on Nov. 4. The EDI graduates represent emerging leaders and managers from leading Pacific Northwest companies.
The House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committee approved a repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, regarding homosexuals in the military, late last month.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order that will benefit Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and AAPI business owners.
More than six months after President Obama nominated him, Judge Denny Chin has finally been confirmed by a vote of 98–0 for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which covers New York, Connecticut …
Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) worked on the Reform Immigration FOR America Campaign in January. During the National Asian American Pacific Islander week of action, which began on Jan. 12, The Campaign is a collaborative effort urging local, state, and national APIA organizations to take part in the immigration reform debate.