Archive for January, 2019

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 […]

Chinese-American WWII vets to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted on January 3rd, 2019 by imprentacomm

After years of advocacy, the approximately 20,000 Chinese-American veterans of World War II will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed the Chinese-American World War II Veteran Congressional Gold Medal Act into law, ordering the creation of the medal to recognize the Chinese Americans who volunteered or were drafted in WWII […]

The Meme-ification of Asianness

Posted on January 3rd, 2019 by imprentacomm

Early every Sunday growing up in Australia, Anne Gu attended Chinese school, the weekend classes where many children of Chinese immigrants learn Mandarin. There, she bonded with her classmates over their shared sense of obligation. “We understood we had to be there because of our culture, our parents,” Gu told us, “while our other friends […]

Asian-American Students Have Highest Amount of Unmet Need

Posted on January 3rd, 2019 by imprentacomm

According to recently released data from the U.S. Department of Education, Asian-American students have the greatest amount of unmet need—the gap between the cost of college and what students must pay—among any racial/ethnic group, regardless of income and type of institution attended. This further illuminates how the Asian “model minority” myth is damaging to the success […]