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Asian-American Actors Are Fighting for Visibility. They Will Not Be Ignored.

By May 25

New York Times, 5/25/16
When Constance Wu landed the part of Jessica Huang, the Chinese-American matriarch on the ABC sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat,” she didn’t realize just how significant

Categorized in: Race and Civil Rights

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Obama to Asian-American Community: “You Are part of the Lifeblood of this Nation”

By May 5

NBC News, 5/5/16
President Barack Obama addressed a range of topics including healthcare, education disparities, and immigration at a gala dinner Wednesday note hosted by the Asian Pacific American Institute for

Categorized in: Government / WHIAAPI in the News, Immigration, Race and Civil Rights, Uncategorized

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Rep. Grace Meng Elected New Chair of CAPAC Leadership PAC

By April 13

NBC News, 4/13/16
Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), the first Asian-American Congress member from New York State, has been elected the new chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Leadership

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Advocates Worried Navy Espionage Case Could Hurt Asian Americans

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NBC News, 4/13/2016
When the case of Navy Lt. Comdr. Edward C. Lin, who stands accused of handing over state secrets to a foreign government, broke earlier this week, Lin became

Categorized in: Race and Civil Rights

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Film festival to focus on Asian-American stories

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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

Categorized in: Miscellaneous / Arts & Culture

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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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