Archive for December, 2013

A Nation of Immigrants – Where Are the Asian Pacific American Voices?

Posted on December 18th, 2013 by imprentacomm

If you take away anything from this site, it is that Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) are the fastest growing ethnic group in the nation.  In California, APAs are the third largest ethnic group constituting more than 15 % of the population, or 5.8 million people.  This rapid growth is not fueled by an extraordinary birth […]

Koreatown’s Hanmi Bank to acquire Asian American lender in Texas

Posted on December 17th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on December 16, 2013 Source: LA TIMES  Hanmi Financial Corp., a large community bank based in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, is taking a major step out of California by acquiring Central Bancorp, a troubled Garland, Texas, company that also focuses on Asian Americans. The deal announced Monday, for $50 million in cash, is expected to […]

Viet Rainbow demands change from culturally conservative Asians in Orange County

Posted on December 17th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted December 14, 2013 Source: LGBT Weekly Pitting the old against the new, a group of young, impatient LGBT activists are challenging the status quo in Orange County by refusing to be marginalized any longer among the nation’s largest Vietnamese-American population. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, a group of millennials, headed by […]

Asian Americans want immigration reform, too

Posted on December 17th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on December 14, 2013 Source: MSNBC If a budget can pass the House quickly, then anything’s possible–even immigration reform. Like the budget, it would need concerted Democratic and Republican support. Certain GOP voters expect not only fiscal conservatism, but also immigration reform. A study released Wednesday by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) of […]

Asian Americans are 66% more likely to buy organic food.

Posted on December 16th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Source: Nielsen: The Asian American Consumer Report 2013 PRESERVING TRADITIONS IN THE KITCHEN Asian Americans hail from cultures where food dominates family and social life. A standard greeting in some Asian countries is asking a friend whether he or she has eaten yet. Cultural events revolve around meals, and families show care and concern by […]

Korean TV Dramas Are Sending an Empowering Message to Asian Women

Posted on December 16th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on December 16, 2013 Source: PolicyMic I love Korean television drama (K-Drama), and it’s not just because I was born in South Korea. I love it for the same reasons I love New Girl and The Mindy Project. I love it even more than those shows (and that’s saying a lot) for one simple reason: K-dramas, unlike TV series in […]

Celebrating Four Years: Opening the Government’s Doors to the AAPI Community

Posted on December 16th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on December 16, 2013 Source: Huffington Post This year, we reached an important milestone. 2013 marks the four-year anniversary of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders under President Obama. Since President Obama signed the Executive Order reestablishing the Initiative and the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs in October 2009, we have worked to open […]

Popular Sriracha Hot Sauce Maker Ordered to Halt Production

Posted on December 16th, 2013 by imprentacomm

  Posted on December 12, 2013 Source: Forbes.com Huy Fong Foods, maker of the popular Sriracha hot sauce, has been ordered by California regulators to cease shipment to stores for 30 days. Food suppliers will not be able to restock Huy Fong Food’s three sauces, Sriracha, Chili Garlic and Sambal Oelek until mid-January. The hold […]

Awakening the Sleeping Giant

Posted on December 10th, 2013 by imprentacomm

History has labeled Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) with many names – “chinks,” “coolies,” and “model minorities.” Today, many in the media and academia refer to us as the “Sleeping Giant.” Tasked to mine the mountains and build railroads in the 1800s, faced with adversity and hostility through discrimination and exclusionary laws, the “Sleeping Giant” has awakened and is […]