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

By April 7

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 launched their first podcast together for the network. ”Fresh Off the Bench” is ESPN’s first all Asian hosted podcast.

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Categorized in: Miscellaneous / Arts & Culture

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles

New campaign encourages Asian American immigrants to apply for citizenship


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 the number of Asian American immigrants applying for US citizenship.

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Categorized in: Immigration

Alan Wang

Asian Americans Confront Hepatitis B, the ‘Silent Killer’


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 Asian-American father with hepatitis B. The film, which has been making the rounds of film festivals, including the Asian American Media Film Festival in San Francisco in March, aims “to break the silence” about a disease that disproportionately impacts people from East Asia and America’s Asians.

Categorized in: Health

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 years, helping to shepherd Obama’s past two Supreme Court nominees through their Senate confirmations and later handling judicial nominations in the Office of the White House Counsel.

Kang, along with other leaders of Asian American legal, business and civil rights groups, is urging White House officials at least to have an Asian American among the final candidates granted interviews with Obama. “What we are saying is, give us fair consideration,” said Tina Matsuoka, executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

“Why shouldn’t we have an [Asian American] Supreme Court justice?” said Lorna Ho Randlett, founder and co-chair of the Leaders Forum, a business and civic leadership group for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. “If they’re qualified, and on the shortlist and ready to go, if not now, when?”

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Categorized in: Government / WHIAAPI in the News