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Asian American Studies Department celebrates 50th anniversary with gala

Posted on April 22nd, 2019 by imprentacomm

By Ivan Natividad    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 This mural was unveiled on SF State’s campus in 2003, and honors Asian American historical figures and the 1968 Third World Liberation Front strikers that paved the way for the first and only College of Ethnic Studies in the U.S.   Pulitzer Prize-winning alumnus Jose Antonio Vargas tapped as keynote […]

The Next Mayor of Boston?

Posted on April 22nd, 2019 by imprentacomm

6:00 AM ET Michelle wu wanted to free the T. On a subfreezing February morning, the Boston city councilor was handing out flyers at the Park Street subway station. In a soft voice, she urged bundled commuters to sign a petition opposing the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s proposal for a 6.3 percent fare hike, part of […]

Imprenta is one of the fastest growing companies in America.

Posted on April 22nd, 2019 by imprentacomm

Ronald Wong, 49, learned his way around the political landscape as a senior staffer for California governor Gray Davis and an appointee in the Clinton administration. Today, his Pasadena, California-based marketing firm,Imprenta Communications Group, is leveraging that experience to help businesses, utilities, politicians, and nonprofits reach America’s consumers of color. –As told to Saki Knafo […]

Chinese immigrants helped build California, but they’ve been written out of its history

Posted on April 17th, 2019 by imprentacomm

In 2014, the U.S. Labor Department formally inducted the Chinese workers who helped build the transcontinental railroad into its Hall of Honor, giving them a place in American labor history alongside union leaders such as Eugene V. Debs and A. Philip Randolph and champions of worker dignity such as Mother Jones and Cesar Chavez. What was remarkable […]

ASIAN AMERICA Asian American political groups announce Democratic presidential candidate forum

Posted on April 17th, 2019 by imprentacomm

Two groups said they planned to host the event focused on Asian American and Pacific Islander issues Sept. 8. Asian American political groups plan to host a forum in Orange County, California, for Democratic presidential candidates this September, the groups announced Thursday. AAPI Victory Fund, a super PAC, and Asian Americans Rising, a PAC, said […]

Australian Prime Minister Greets Korean Voter With ‘Ni Hao’

Posted on April 17th, 2019 by imprentacomm

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently chatted with constituents ahead of the country’s upcoming election in May. Morrison, who’s seeking reelection, greeted a Korean voter with “Ni Hao,” or “hello” in Mandarin.  The constituent was quick to correct him, telling Morrison, “No, no, I’m Korean.” The moment was pretty *cringe*. Needless to say, Asians on […]

Why it’s wrong to lump Asian Americans with whites

Posted on April 4th, 2019 by imprentacomm

The sun sets on a guard tower at the Minidoka National Historic Site in Idaho, where a vast majority of people of Japanese descent were incarcerated during World War II. Many of those imprisoned were from Seattle. (Photo by Glenn Nelson) In the late 1950s, Mike Ishii’s parents were one of the first nonwhite families […]

Victims losing an average of $164K to scam that targets Chinese Americans

Posted on April 4th, 2019 by imprentacomm

The FCC is warning of robocall scams that target Chinese Americans. Callers claim to be from the Chinese Embassy or Consulate. They may ask for immediate payment for overdue credit cards or demand payment of fine for a package linked to a criminal investigation. Victims are losing an average of $164,000, with a combined loss […]

The Committee of 100, Premier U.S. Organization of Chinese-American Leaders, Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Top Influencers in Business, Government, Academia and the Arts at 2019 Annual Conference

Posted on April 4th, 2019 by imprentacomm

The Committee of 100 (“C100”), a non-partisan, premier U.S. organization of Chinese-American leaders in business, government, academia and the arts, today announced its 30th-anniversary Annual Conference will be held on April 5-7, 2019, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of normalized relations between the United States and China. Founded by I.M. […]

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. […]