Archive for March, 2019

9 Asian And Asian-American Trendsetters Changing The Fashion Game

Posted on March 26th, 2019 by imprentacomm

Asians are transforming the fashion industry. (Illustration by Kell Kitsch, Deakin University) It’s about time that we see more Asian representation in fashion. With big names like the Hadid sisters and the Kardashians dominating the scene in recent years, it’s been hard to see through the madness and into the diversity that lies in the industry. […]

In Midwest states, political parties eye growing Asian-American electorate

Posted on March 26th, 2019 by imprentacomm

“You’re going to see more voter outreach, more engagement in 2020 than you’ve seen in the past.” A voter fills out a ballot inside the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Aug. 14, 2018.Stephen Maturen / Getty Images fileMarch 26, 2019, 10:31 AM PDTBy Chris Fuchs With Milwaukee set to host the 2020 Democratic convention, the […]

For an Asian-American Family, the Cost of Education

Posted on March 26th, 2019 by imprentacomm

The college admission scandal and a lawsuit charging admissions discrimination at Harvard have special resonance for families like mine, where parents sacrifice so much for their children’s opportunities.CreditPing Zhu By Jingjing Xiao My parents bought a foreclosed farmhouse during the 2008 recession. For a decade afterward, we made hourlong weekly trips from Kentucky, where we lived, […]

John Chiang, Ex-Calif. treasurer, starts PAC to support Asian-American, Pacific Islander Democrats

Posted on March 21st, 2019 by imprentacomm

John Chiang is starting ElectAAPI.org to support AAPI candidates. California State Treasurer John Chiang, who is running for governor, speaks at a meet-and-greet in Westwood Park in Los Angeles, California, August 13, 2017.Traci G. Lee / NBC NewsMarch 14, 2019, 10:37 AM PDTBy Charles Lam John Chiang, the former treasurer of California, is starting a political […]

‘Asian’ Isn’t Specific Enough For Health Data, Research Suggests

Posted on March 21st, 2019 by imprentacomm

Until 2003, U.S. mortality surveys lumped all Asian Americans together. Despite the thousands of miles separating India, the Philippines and Korea, and the cultural distinctions of each country, Asian Americans — at least those in the morgue — were considered one ethnic group. Now that the surveys distinguish between the six largest Asian subgroups in the United […]

Buying power of Asian Americans and Hispanics rising fastest in U.S., new study says

Posted on March 21st, 2019 by imprentacomm

Racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States have a combined buying power of $3.9 trillion, according to a study released March 21 by The University of Georgia. The consumer buying power of minority groups in the United States continues to rise, with the largest percentage increases in the Asian American and Hispanic markets, […]

Who the heck is Andrew Yang? Five things Californians need to know as he runs for president

Posted on March 21st, 2019 by imprentacomm

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang tells over 1,000 San Francisco supporters at a March 15 rally that he’s the man to defeat President Donald Trump. BRYAN ANDERSON Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, 44, is a venture capitalist who launched his bid for president in November 2017. He began gaining traction when he appeared on the “Joe […]

Why Jeremy Lin took an interest in producing video

Posted on March 11th, 2019 by imprentacomm

As Jeremy Lin sees it, there’s a certain responsibility that comes with being the most recognizable Asian-American in the NBA. There’s an entire section of the population that has fallen in love with him and basketball because of the success that he’s obtained, especially after those incredible few months of ‘Linsanity’ while he played for […]

How America’s biggest Asian supermarket was born

Posted on March 11th, 2019 by imprentacomm

US shoppers are spoiled for choice when it comes to grocery options. Massive supermarkets, discount outlets, mom and pop stores, high-end yuppie marts and ethnic markets of all stripes proliferate in even the smallest towns. But for many of the country’s 21 million Asian-Americans, grocery shopping has always meant one thing: a trip to 99 […]

ASIAN AMERICA For Asian Americans in the Midwest, the census is a new — and difficult — challenge

Posted on March 11th, 2019 by imprentacomm

The Midwest has seen some of the fastest rates of Asian-American growth in the last decade, owing in part to refugee resettlement. But with Asian Americans least likely to fill out the census form — and most concerned their answers will be used against them — community advocates fear that this group in parts of the Midwest […]