Archive for March, 2014

Asian Americans outpace all other ethnic groups in Covered California sign-ups.

Posted on March 25th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Obamacare: Asian-Americans sign up in droves; Latinos disproportionately stay away Posted on: March 23, 2014 Source: Mercury News A woman waits to speak with an insurance counselor during a Covered California enrollment session at the main library in Fremont, Calif., Saturday, March 22, 2014. Bilingual counselors were on hand to assist applicants. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) You’ve […]

Defeat of ‘affirmative action’ bill SCA 5 could be a watershed moment for Asians

Posted on March 25th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on: March 23, 2014 Source: Pasadena Star News Asian-Americans were once an afterthought, but the events surrounding controversial Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 5 is an example of why they should not be ignored when it comes to politics and policy decisions, an expert said. Karthick Ramakrishnan, director of the National Asian American Survey, said […]

Eight out of 10 uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders may be eligible for Medicaid, CHIP or tax credits in the Health Insurance Marketplace

Posted on March 25th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on: March 18, 2014 Source: HHS Gov Eight out of 10 uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders may be eligible for Medicaid, CHIP or tax credits in the Health Insurance Marketplace Eighty-nine percent of uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders could qualify for lower costs on coverage if all states […]

Why Are Asian Americans Democrats?

Posted on March 25th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on: March 18, 2014 Source: PoliticoMagazine In February, during the confirmation hearings for President Barack Obama’s nominee for U.S. surgeon general—Vivek Murthy, a British-born Indian American—Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) invited Murthy to his home state. “I’m going to invite you, because we have a lovely doctor from India,” Roberts said good-naturedly. “She’s in her […]

Wealthy Chinese home buyers boost suburban L.A. housing markets

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on March 24, 2014 Source: LA Times The overflow from China’s economic high tide is transforming the housing markets of suburban Los Angeles. Affluent Chinese home buyers are driving prices past boom-era peaks, spawning a subset of property brokers and mortgage lenders that cater to their distinct needs — and even dictate design details […]

Asian Pacific Americans are at the center of the storm regarding Affirmative Action.

Posted on March 18th, 2014 by imprentacomm

  Affirmative action bill SCA 5 ‘dead for the year’ Source: SCPR A legislative plan to ask California voters whether they want affirmative action reinstated at public universities is not moving forward this year. Assembly Speaker John Pérez on Monday returned Senate Constitutional Amendment 5 – better known as  SCA 5 — to the Senate without the Assembly […]

MSNBC Does Asian Americans No Favors

Posted on March 18th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on March 17‚ 2014 Source: BeyondChron When it comes to racial diversity among the Sunday political talk shows, MSNBC is the undisputed leader. In two studies conducted by ChangeLab (January-June 2012, and January-June 2013), MSNBC’s anchor weekend talk programs, Up with Chris Hayes/Steve Kornacki and Melissa Harris Perry included more guests of color and hosted more discussion of issues of race […]

Asian Americans nominated for key White House admin positions

Posted on March 18th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Nani A. Coloretti (left) and Erika Lizabeth Moritsugu Posted by March 14 2014. Source: NWAsian Weekly President Obama announced on March 6 that he will nominate Nani A. Coloretti to be the Deputy Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Erika Lizabeth Moritsugu as Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, Department of Housing and […]

First Asian American Nominated To Chair National Endowment For The Arts

Posted on March 18th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on March 13, 2014 Source: Asian Fortune News Her Chinese American upbringing in Arkansas led her to write Joy’s Discovery, a book about the art of appreciating one’s ethnic identity. Now, Dr. Jane Chu is the first Asian American nominated to head the premiere federal agency for arts appreciation, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). […]

Dorian Nakamoto’s denial blows up Newsweek’s bitcoin ‘scoop’

Posted on March 18th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on March 17, 2014 Source: LA Times It’s still possible, very marginally, that Newsweek is correct in fingering Dorian S. Nakamoto as the mysterious inventor of bitcoin. But it’s hard to imagine a more thorough and detailed denial than the one the 64-year-old Temple City man issued late Sunday through a Los Angeles lawyer. The unemployed computer engineer, whose full […]