By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The United States Department of Labor provides some disturbing data on Asian American unemployment among young people. In its recent release, which covers July 2007 through 2010, the number of Asian-Americans between the ages of 16-24 years old unable to find work has grown since 2007.
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Basically, you’re as healthy as you can afford to be.<!–more–> Like every subgroup, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have health concerns specific to them, often connected to immigrant or refugee status, income, access to health care, and, of course, genetics. Some of the most noticeable health issues for the […]
By Asha DuMonthier New America Media The influx of highly skilled, highly educated workers on H1-B visas from Asian countries in the last decade has skewed poverty statistics, according to a new report by the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD). In 2011 alone, “there were over 90,000 H1-B visas issued […]
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 …
On Dec. 16, the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) held a focus group with about 12 American business owners based in Seattle at the Pike Place Conference Room at Wells Fargo Bank.
By David Crary The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The practice of sex-selection abortion, usually targeting a female fetus due to parental preference for a son, has few defenders in the United States. Yet a proposed federal ban is drawing vehement opposition from liberal advocacy groups who call it a veiled attempt to undermine […]
By Hope Yen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — In the run-up to the 2012 elections, the federal government is ordering that 248 counties and other political jurisdictions provide bilingual ballots to Hispanics and other minorities who speak little or no English.
A comprehensive report released in May by the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs examined issues facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.