LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The police chief on the Hawaiian island of Kauai mocked people of Asian descent and in one case “squinted his eyes’’ and bowed his head while mimicking someone with a Japanese accent, a discrimination investigation found. In another incident, Kauai police Chief Todd Raybuck relayed a story of meeting someone of […]
BALTIMORE (AP) — The governor of the state of Maryland said that his family has felt the effects of discrimination over the past year amid a wave of racism against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Larry Hogan’s wife, Yumi Hogan, is Korean American. Speaking to Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” […]
By KATE BRUMBACK ATLANTA (AP) — Shootings at two massage parlors in Atlanta and one in the suburbs on March 16 left eight people dead, many of them women of Asian descent, authorities said. A 21-year-old man suspected in the shootings was taken into custody in southwest Georgia hours later after a manhunt, police said. […]
LOS ANGELES — After a pandemic year that shuttered movie theaters and upended the movie business, nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards were announced on March 15—they went to a historically diverse slate of actors in a very untraditional year. Nine of the 20 acting nominees are people of color, including Steven Yeun (“Minari”), the […]
Hundreds of volunteers have signed up to support a Northern California organization to escort elderly Asian Americans through their neighborhoods—after a string of attacks against them in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Tiger Woods was seriously injured on Feb. 23 when his SUV rolled over and ended up on its side in suburban Los Angeles, authorities said.
Police are stepping up their patrols and volunteers are increasing their street presence after several violent attacks on older Asians stoked fear in San Francisco Bay Area Chinatowns and subdued the celebratory mood leading up to Lunar New Year.
By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Black and Latino New York City residents are receiving COVID-19 vaccines at far lower rates than white or Asian New Yorkers, Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged on Jan. 31 as he vowed to continue expanding access to the shots in communities that have been ravaged by […]
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced on Feb. 2. “After testing negative as recently as this weekend, I have taken a positive COVID rapid test,” Yang said on Twitter. “I’m experiencing mild symptoms, but am otherwise feeling well & in good spirits.” The […]
Ted Lieu, a member of Congress representing California’s 33rd district, played a key role in the second impeachment of Donald Trump.