Archive for February, 2014

Report finds sharp contrasts among Asian American communities

Posted on February 28th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on February 25, 2014 Source: TheNoteBook Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders are two of the fastest-growing racial groups in the Northeast. Although these ethnic groups often share experiences with language barriers, immigration, and discrimination, they sometimes differ significantly in their employment, economic status, and educational attainment. Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a national […]

New Initiatives to Expand Opportunity for AAPIs and Our First National Community Google+ Hangout

Posted on February 28th, 2014 by imprentacomm

  Posted on February 26, 2014 Source: HuffingtonPost Ed. note: A version of this blog was original posted on the White House Blog. Last week, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) held our first National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout. With the theme “Expanding Opportunity for AAPIs,” we launched several efforts to better connect […]

‘Alpha Girls’ Reality Show Shines Spotlight on Asian Female Artists

Posted on February 28th, 2014 by imprentacomm

  Posted on February 26, 2014 Source: HollywoodReporter The tagline for the cable network Mnet America is “All Things Asian Cool,” and the opening of its new reality show Alpha Girls seems to deliver on that promise. Set against a frenetic EDM soundscape, it zips from Las Vegas to New York to Seoul to Los Angeles as […]

Steven Yeun Of ‘The Walking Dead’ Brings Flavor Of Detroit To K-Town

Posted on February 28th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on February 26, 2014 Source: LAist Besides battling zombies and being a general bad-ass hero in The Walking Dead, Steven Yeun has more on his plate—that is, launching new restaurants in L.A. The actor linked up with his younger brother Brian Yeun to open up The Bun Shop, a Korean-Mediterranean fusion joint in Koreatown. The restaurant opened […]

Asians overtake Hispanics as top Nevada immigrant population

Posted on February 26th, 2014 by imprentacomm

  Posted on February 23, 2014 Source: Shreveporttimes Nevada’s Hispanic population has surged in the last decade, increasing from 19.7 percent of the total population in 2000 to 27.3 percent in 2012, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures. But in recent years, the biggest group of immigrants coming to Nevada from outside the United States […]

Jeremy Lin on Jason Collins: ‘A big step’

Posted on February 26th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on February 23, 2014 Source: ESPN.Com  Two years after Linsanity, the month that took him to dizzying heights never before reached by an Asian American player in the NBA, Jeremy Lin offered his perspective on Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the four major American professional team sports. “I think it’s definitely a big step,” […]

Chinese Americans Petition against Discrimination

Posted on February 26th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on February 22, 2014 Source: CRIEnglish Chinese Americans in the U.S. State of California have started petitions for the veto of a state senate bill which will restrict Asians in school admission and employment. On Jan. 30, California Senate passed SCA-5, a legislation that would repeal portions of California Proposition 209 and allow the […]

Korean to be first Asian US President

Posted on February 26th, 2014 by imprentacomm

  Posted on February 24, 2014 Source: KoreaTimes NEW YORK — It wasn’t long ago that Koreans barely had a voice in American politics. Now, they’re quickly emerging as one of the most influential among Asian politicians, so much so that one notable legislator says the first U.S. president of Asian descent will be Korean. […]

Kansen Chu: A calculated risk taker in politics

Posted on February 20th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on February 14, 2014 Source: ChinaDaily   San Jose City Councilmember Kansen Chu holds a campaign handout in Berryessa, San Jose. Yu Wei / China Daily When he was elected to the San Jose City Council seven years ago, former Berryessa union school board member and businessman Kansen Chu became San Jose’s first Chinese-American […]

Hanabusa edges Schatz in Hawaii Senate poll

Posted on February 20th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on February 18, 2014 Source: USAtoday Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (Oskar Garcia, AP) With so much attention paid to GOP primaries, here’s a reminder that Democrats have a heated intra-party battle of their own in the Aloha State: Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is leading incumbent Sen. Brian Schatz 48%-40% in a new poll. Schatz was appointed by […]