Archive for January, 2019

Orange County Republican to advise Trump on Asian-American issues, even as Vietnamese Americans protest deportation plan

Posted on January 24th, 2019 by imprentacomm

Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel was appointed to co-chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer) President Donald Trump has picked a Republican Orange County supervisor to help lead a panel that advises him on issues affecting Asian Americans – an assignment that comes as Southern […]

Native Hawaiians Deconstruct the Misleading Narrative of Hawaii as Paradise

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by imprentacomm

Article Source: HyperAllergicOriginal Post Date: January 15, 2019 A mural by six Native Hawaiian contemporary artists serves as a counterpoint to the commercial imagery that has advertised the state as an exotic paradise. HONOLULU — When you imagine Hawaii, what do you think of? Perhaps hula girls dancing seductively at sunset, wearing grass skirts, coconut bras, and […]

US lawmakers introduce resolution in support of ‘Korean American Day

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by imprentacomm

Article Source: Korea TimesOriginal Post Date: January 15, 2019 H. K. Suh, Korean-American, Lucy Murphy and Kate Shim, also Korean-American, take a selfie during a vigil outside the White House to celebrate the joint summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held in Singapore, in Washington, U.S., June 11, 2018. Yonhap Two […]

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ takes Best Comedy at Critics’ Choice Awards

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by imprentacomm

Article Source:NBC NewsOriginal Post Date: January 14, 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards are considered a “strong bellwether” for the Oscars. The cast and crew of “Crazy Rich Asians” accept the award for Best Comedy at the Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica on Jan. 13, 2019.Chris Pizzello / APJan. 14, 2019, 9:48 AM PSTBy Charles Lam “Crazy Rich […]

How this group helps Asian Americans go from city council to Congress

Posted on January 8th, 2019 by imprentacomm

Back in the late ’90s, Scott Nishimoto was a senior at the University of Hawaii when a flyer on the school bulletin board caught his eye. It was from a recently formed nonprofit called the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Institute, which was recruiting students to come to Washington D.C. to gain experience in government. […]

5 Asian Americans Are Running For California’s 53rd Assembly District

Posted on January 8th, 2019 by imprentacomm

Five Asian Americans are running in a team of 14-strong progressives to become delegates of the California Democratic Party’s 53rd Assembly District. They are Valerie Chow, Nancy Kim, Maikiko James, Christopher Myers and Kristina Wong of Team Ordinary Citizen. The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMS) are held every two years to elect 14 Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) to […]

Fast-Growing Korean Fried Chicken Chain Bonchon Is Gaining On KFC

Posted on January 8th, 2019 by imprentacomm

  KFC may be looking over its shoulder because Bonchon, a restaurant chain specializing in Korean fried chicken is fast gaining on it. Bonchon’s revenue in 2017 grew 35% according to Technomic’s ranking of the country’s 500 largest restaurant chains. Bonchon now has 336 outlets globally including 87 units in operation in the U.S. with […]