Archive for May, 2015

Los Angeles Times David Ryu’s LA City Council campaign energizes Korean American voters

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by imprentacomm

David Ryu hasn’t made his Korean roots a central theme in the campaign. He routinely recounts immigrating to the U.S. when he was 6, but mainly portrays himself as a City Hall outsider. (Lawrence K. Ho, Los Angeles Times)   t a few years after Los Angeles underwent a bitter battle over political representation of […]

Obama names IIT alumnus to Asian American advisory body

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by imprentacomm

Washington, May 9 (IANS) President Barack Obama has named a Nepalese-origin MBA from the Indian Institute of Technology as a member of President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). With members hailing from all over the US and from a wide range of disciplines, the Commission works with all the agencies of […]

Three Asian Americans Could Be in US Senate in 2017

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by imprentacomm

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)  has announced she is running for the US Senate in Ilinois. She will challenge 1st term Senator Mark Kirk. Duckworth could potentially be one of at least three Asian Americans in the Senate. She would join Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and possibly Kamala Harris who is currently the front runner in California. […]

ASIAN AMERICAN ELECTORATE TO DOUBLE BY 2040

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by imprentacomm

As we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by recognizing the remarkable accomplishments and contributions made by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), we should also look forward to the many challenges and opportunities AAPIs will face over the next quarter century. A new study released today by the UCLA Study for the Center for […]

Asian Americans: Solidarity with Baltimore

Posted on May 5th, 2015 by imprentacomm

May 04, 2015 Photo by Linda Nkauj Xwb Hawj National Public Radio aired a story by Nurith Aizenman on the tensions between African Americans and Asian Americans in Baltimore during the unrest that unfolded this past week. In the Sandtown neighborhood, located in West Baltimore, many Asian owned businesses were destroyed by rioters, while stores […]

L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival Addresses Lack of Diversity in Hollywood

Posted on May 5th, 2015 by imprentacomm

Few of the movies that showed at the 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival are going to make it big, but that’s not the point. For a week, members of a community that’s drastically underrepresented in Hollywood got to connect and share work made about them, for them. The winds may be shifting in regards […]