• Sammy Lee, First Asian-American Man to Earn Olympic Gold, Dies at 96

    Dr. Lee won a gold medal in 10-meter platform diving and a bronze in 3-meter springboard diving at the 1948 Olympics in London, and a gold in platform diving at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. He also won three national diving championships as a collegian in the 1940s and was named America’s outstanding amateur athlete of 1953 by the Amateur Athletic Union.
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  • Imprenta Communications Group Receives Prestigious PRism Award for Outstanding Communications Campaigns

    Imprenta’s work with the RLF and APIA Vote proved effective as models of communication that stood out in a field of competitors including top PR and communications firms. For RLF, Imprenta executed a comprehensive communications plan that included key message development, multilingual web access, social media, earned media, and print language strategies. And for APIA Vote, Imprenta enlisted veteran actors George Takei (Star Trek) and John Cho (Star Trek Beyond) to galvanize the Asian American votes during the 2016 election cycle with the production of Voice Your Vote: 2016 AAPI Voting PSA.
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  • Actor Hayden Szeto challenges Asian American stereotypes in a major role in the newly released box-office comedy “Edge of Seventeen”

    Although much of the coming-of-age film revolves around the rowdy and larger-than-life Nadine, it also devotes time to unveiling the many layers to Erwin, the unassuming love interest of the film. It’s a more multidimensional representation of an Asian-American man than those typically featured in Hollywood films, which surprised even Szeto.
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  • Asian American Women Reach A Milestone In The U.S. Senate

    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), who in 2012 became the first Asian American woman elected to the Senate, will be joined in January by two more. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) unseated incumbent Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), and California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) defeated Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D) to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer (D).
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  • A Record Number of Asian Americans Could Serve in Congress in 2017

    30 Asian American candidates are running on the November ballot in congressional elections from California to New York, according to information compiled by the non-profit, non-partisan Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies. 21 of those candidates are Democrats, five are Republicans, two are Libertarians and one is a member of the American Shopping party.
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  • Cast of Fresh off the Boat Team up with APIA Vote for Video

    The non-profit APIA Vote has teamed up with the cast of the ABC family sitcom, Fresh off the Boat, to deliver an important message on voting.
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  • Asian American Actors Urge Everyone to Vote in PSA by KoreAM

    As the election nears, KoreAM put together a get out the vote video featuring some of the most popular Asian Americans on televisoin with a focus on youth to promote the message that it is our "Chance to Decide." The video also had a special message from Los Angeles Councilmember David E. Ryu
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  • Asian Pacific Americans bring home 11 Medals from the 2016 Rio Olympics

    Closing the 2016 Rio Olympics, 7 Asian Pacific Americans brought home 11 medals in Fencing, Swimming, and Volleyball. Among them are Gerek Meinhardt, Alexander Massialas, Nathan Adrian, Lia Neal, Micah Christenson, Kawika Shoji and Erik Shoji
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  • The Asian American Community Forced Snapchat to Take Down a Racist Filter/Feature

    Snapchat Inc. removed a virtual face mask from its app after users complained that it reinforced racist Asian stereotypes. On Tuesday, Snapchat added an option for users to digitally add rosy cheeks, toothy grins and very thin eyes to their selfies. The company said it drew inspiration from Asian cartoons, but the Lens came across as culturally insensitive to some users, who said its caricatured features mocked Asians.
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  • Imprenta produced PSA Video for Asian Pacific Islander American Vote Just Won the 2016 Videographer Award

    Imprenta’s produced the winning Public Service Announcement urging the Asian Pacific American community to vote, on behalf of Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIA Vote), and was chosen from approximately 1,500 entries submitted from all over the United States and other countries. The PSA features the two Sulus, George Takei and John Cho, along with other APA celebrities including Constance Wu and Vincent Rodriguez III, and urges APAs to exercise their right to vote in this year’s November election. Imprenta is among the top 10% entrants to receive an Award of Excellence, the top honor from the Awards judging committee.
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  • Nov 18, 2016  |  0 Comments

    Imprenta Communications Group received recognition from the Los Angeles Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) winning 2 PRism Awards.  PRism Awards are awarded annually by the PRSA Los Angeles Chapter for outstanding programs and materials created by public relations professionals. Imprenta won a PRism Award in Diversity Communication for their work on behalf of the Resources Legacy Fund (RLF) and for Public Service Announcement (PSA) production, for a PSA created for APIA Vote. Imprenta is among an elite group of companies rec [...]

  • Dec 05, 2016  |  0 Comments

    California treasurer asks President-elect Donald Trump to address inability of pot firms to use banks

    State Treasurer John Chiang (Associated Press) Just weeks after Californians voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana, State Treasurer John Chiang on Friday appointed a working group to figure out how to address problems caused by the unwillingness of federally regulated banks to handle money from pot businesses. Chiang also sent a letter to President-elect […]

  • Dec 05, 2016  |  0 Comments

    Sammy Lee, First Asian-American Man to Earn Olympic Gold, Dies at 96

    Sammy Lee before the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He won a gold medal and a bronze medal in diving at the 1948 Olympics in London. CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times In the golden California summers before World War II, Sammy Lee, a Korean-American, was just one of the “colored” boys in the Pasadena pool […]

  • Dec 05, 2016  |  0 Comments

    Jokes aside, Asian-American comedians serious about visibility

    At the Upright Citizens Brigade theater on Sunset, comic Jenny Yang was on stage wishing aloud Hillary Clinton had beat Donald Trump. “You know why?” Yang asked.”Because it was time for a matriarchy.” Yang’s face goes blank as she peers into a sold-out theater packed with 20- and 30-something Asian-American comedy fans. “I’m a feminist, […]

  • Nov 28, 2016  |  0 Comments

    Chinese shoppers go big on Black Friday

      American businesses made a huge effort to attract Chinese shoppers during this year’s Black Friday shopping frenzy. That came as the group has become a major buying force during the U.S. Christmas season. Chinese shoppers are now a major contributor to America’s Black Friday shopping spree. Chinese shoppers reportedly spent $55 million during last […]

  • Nov 28, 2016  |  0 Comments

    Asian-Americans drive Silicon Valley innovation

    PALO ALTO, U.S. — For millions of people around the globe, daily life is now dominated by the U.S. tech sector. Facebook is a primary communication tool for many, while iPhones or smartphones running Google’s Android operating system are the go-to handsets in many parts of the world. The virtual reality buzz created by Oculus, […]

  • Nov 28, 2016  |  0 Comments

    Imprenta Communications Group Receives Prestigious PRism Award

      Imprenta Communications Group Recognized for its Groundbreaking Work and Receives Prestigious PRism Award California-based ethnic marketing, public affairs and campaign firm joins an elite list of winners for outstanding communications campaigns PASADENA, CALIF. – Imprenta Communications Group received recognition from the Los Angeles Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) winning 2 PRism […]

  • Nov 21, 2016  |  0 Comments

    The Unexpected Love Interest In “The Edge Of Seventeen

    The Edge of Seventeen actor Hayden Szeto told BuzzFeed News about the significance of playing an Asian-American man who gets the girl — and how he challenged stereotypes with his approach to the role. MILD SPOILERS! His first appearance in The Edge of Seventeen is a humble one: The audience meets soft-spoken, charming-yet-awkward Erwin Kim […]

  • Nov 21, 2016  |  0 Comments

    UMD Asian American Student Union calls for solidarity at post-election town hall

    As a member of the black and Latinx communities, University of Maryland junior Alexis Ojeda-Brown wanted to see more solidarity among minorities after the presidential election. “In order to heal, we need to come together and understand what other people of color are going through,” said Ojeda-Brown, an history and English major. “By doing that, […]

  • Nov 21, 2016  |  0 Comments

    Asian-Americans Share Terrifying Stories Of Racism After Election

    Asian-Americans Share Terrifying Stories Of Racism After Election A Trump supporter made remarks in an interview that cast Japanese internment camps as exemplary ― proving there’s no shortage of racism toward Asian-Americans and other minorities after the election. In an interview Wednesday with Fox News, Carl Higbie, a retired Navy SEAL, cited the World War II-era […]

  • Nov 15, 2016  |  0 Comments

    Asian American Women Reach A Milestone In The U.S. Senate

    For the first time in history, there will be three Asian American women in the U.S. Senate in January. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), who in 2012 became the first Asian American woman elected to the Senate, will be joined in January by two more. On Tuesday, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) unseated incumbent Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), […]

  • Nov 15, 2016  |  0 Comments

    U.S. Department of Education Awards $836,000 to 3 States for Asian American Pacific Islander Data Disaggregation Initiative

    The U.S. Department of Education announced today $836,000 in grants to Minnesota, Washington state and Hawaii to improve data collection of Asian American Pacific Islander students and to help identify effective practices to close achievement and opportunity gaps through data analysis. The Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Data Disaggregation Initiative, announced by U.S. Secretary of […]

  • Nov 15, 2016  |  0 Comments

    Asian-American Voter Turnout Doubles in Battleground States

    In California, politicians long ago learned the importance of appealing to Asian-American voters. Now the rest of the country will have to figure it out too. Some California politicians have long had to learn how to appeal to Asian-American voters, particularly in districts such as Orange County, which has a large and politically active Vietnamese-American […]