A video of a man racially abusing diners at a restaurant in Carmel Valley, California over the holiday weekend has gone viral after it was retweeted by “The Voice” judge Kelly Clarkson. Jordan Chan originally shared the video on Instagram on July 6, showing the man cursing and gesturing with his middle finger at the […]
By MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press Federal authorities in New York on July 1 seized a shipment of weaves and other beauty accessories suspected to be made out of human hair taken from people locked inside a Chinese internment camp. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials told The Associated Press that 13 tons of hair products […]
Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A professor at a San Francisco Bay Area community college was put on leave late last month after asking a Vietnamese American student to “Anglicize” her name because it sounds like a vulgarity in English, school officials confirmed. Laney College President Tammeil Gilkerson said that as soon as campus […]
Two Asian Americans could potentially join Joe Biden if he wins the White House.
By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The CEO of a cosmetics company issued an apology on June 14 after a video was widely shared online showing her and her husband confronting a man and threatening to call police because he stenciled “Black Lives Matter’’ in chalk on his San Francisco property. The […]
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) leaders are urging citizens to demand that lawmakers support a pathway to citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER A woman who was locked up for five months in a Spanish prison after her arrest in the college admissions bribery scheme won’t spend any more time behind bars, a judge ruled last month. Xiaoning Sui, 49, of Surrey, British Columbia, was sentenced to time served after admitting to paying $400,000 […]
By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press The upstart ex-spellers who launched an online spelling bee to fill the void left by the canceled Scripps National Spelling Bee had little trouble running an efficient, and sufficiently challenging, competition. Replicating the drama of the ESPN-televised national finals wasn’t quite as easy. The winner on May 28, Navneeth Murali, […]
Dear Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Council President Lorena Gonzalez, and all Councilmembers, Our city is in pain and in chaos. It will continue unless you stop the police violence and take the leadership to meet, listen, learn, and collaborate with Black community leaders and police department community reformers to fully serve your constituents. As Asian […]
By BEATRICE DUPUY Associated Press Amid reports that the wife of the white officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd filed for divorce, false social media posts emerged claiming her brother was among the officers involved in the arrest. “THE PLOT THICKENS!” shouted a Facebook post on May 30 claiming that Derek […]