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Film festival to focus on Asian-American stories

By April 13

The Ithacan, 4/14/16
Asian American actors and actresses usually do not play lead roles. Instead, they take on the sidekick, a nerd or the villain. The Ithaca Pan Asian American Film

Categorized in: Miscellaneous / Arts & Culture

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Celebrating Vaisakhi: The Story Behind the Sikh Festival

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NBC News, 4/13/16
This week, millions of Sikhs wearing vibrantly colored turbans parading to the sound of beating drums will commemorate a tradition centuries old. The Sikh celebration called Vaisakhi happens

Categorized in: Race and Civil Rights

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Schools target Asian parental expectations

By April 9

Santa Cruz Sentinel News, 4/9/16
In Palo Alto, propelled by clusters of teen suicides and evidence of student distress, school and community leaders have convened sensitive conversations to address parenting, expectations

Categorized in: Education

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The prison-deportation pipeline for Southeast Asian refugees in the United States

By April 8

South China Morning Post, 4/8/16
Almost 50 years ago a flood of refugees came out of Southeast Asia after the Vietnam war. Southeast Asian refugees are more likely to be poor,

Categorized in: Immigration

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Asians in Star Wars! First Teaser Trailer for ‘Rogue One’

By April 7

Angry Asian Man, 4/7/16
The first official teaser trailer for Star wars: Rogue One just dropped and tells the story of resistance fighters who unite to steal plans to the dreaded

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ESPN Launches ‘Fresh Off The Bench,’ Podcast Hosted By Asian Americans

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NBC News, 4/7/16
Prim Siripipat, an anchor for ESPN, and Ohm Youngmisuk, who works as an analyst covering the NBA and NFL in New York, are both Thai American. They just

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New campaign encourages Asian American immigrants to apply for citizenship

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Asian Journal, 4/7/16
Non-profit organization Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, in partnership with community-based organizations and local government, on Wednesday, April 6, announced new campaign to encourage and boost

Categorized in: Immigration

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Asian Americans Confront Hepatitis B, the ‘Silent Killer’

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The Mercury News, 4/7/16
Alan Wang, a TV news reporter who is living with hepatitis B discusses the disease in a new documentary, "Be About It," which also focuses on another

Categorized in: Health

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Will the U.S. Supreme Court get its first Asian American justice?

By March 11

Washington Post, 3/11/16
“We think that this is our time,” said Christopher Kang, national director of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans. Kang worked in the White House for six

Categorized in: Government / WHIAAPI in the News

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