There was community roundtable on immigration at the Wing Luke Museum <!–more–>January 29. It was hosted by White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, and OneAmerica. The roundtable seeked to raise awareness among AAPIs on the Administration’s executive actions on immigration. (end)
Enrollment for health coverage for AAPI families
Tina Tchen, the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff for the First Lady, is encouraging AAPI families to get health coverage. The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are partnering with community groups to hold enrollment events for AAPI families to learn about […]
COMMENTARY: Asian American civil rights group calls on retailers to pull ads targeting Alibaba
The Alliance for Main Street Fairness, which includes retailers such as Target, J.C. Penney, Walmart and Best
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes and the API community
By Reid Mukai For Northwest Asian Weekly Cigarette smoking is a public health issue of particular concern to the Asian-Pacific Islander (API) population. According to Oakland-based Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL), tobacco smoking is associated with three of the top killers of Asian Americans nationwide: heart disease, cancer and stroke.
AAPIs more likely to be caregivers
A new report released by AARP, “Caregiving Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,” reveals that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are more likely to provide caregiving for older family members at home. The data shows: -More than any other racial or ethnic group, the vast majority of AAPIs believe that caring for parents is […]
Kollaboration alumni reunite
Multi award-winning spoken word poet, Troy Osaki, and singer-songwriter and guitarist, Christian Kang joined forces to host their debut solo showcase featuring an all Asian-American lineup, with special guest, singer-songwriter Brenda Xu, on September 26, 2014 at Q Café in Seattle.
Poverty rises among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders according to study
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States.
UW reinstates Southeast Asian recruiter position — Public backlash contributed to decision
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When University of Washington (UW) President Michael Young met with representatives of the Asian and Pacific Islander community, he brought good news.
Let’s talk about Asian American and Pacif ic Islander mental health
By Michael Itti and Diane Narasaki For Northwest Asian Weekly One in five adults in America experiences depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or some other form of mental illness in the course of a year. Whether it is a friend, a colleague, or a family member, someone you know is experiencing a mental health disorder.
Top dads help raise money for diabetes research
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly About 9 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to a 2014 statistics report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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