• Democrats ignore Asian American and Pacific Islander voters at their peril

    Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have struggled to achieve national visibility as a political population for many decades. Now the AAPI population stands at around 5 percent and is achieving increasing visibility. Will the 2020 election finally be the moment when presidential candidates and other national political figures put AAPIs into the foreground?  In the past, […]

    Date: Sep 10, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian women fought the West’s slave trade. And then they were written out of history

    Tien Fuh Wu, far left, was a former slave and key member of the Mission Home staff in San Francisco, which disrupted sex trafficking in the late 1800s and early 1900s. She is posing with residents of the home in the 1920s.(Presbyterian Historical Society) It was nearly dusk on Dec. 14, 1933, when a Chinese […]

    Date: Aug 06, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Rui Hachimura Is Ready to Make History for Japan in the N.B.A.

    Hachimura was drafted in the first round on Thursday, making him the first Japanese player to be selected that soon. By the time Rui Hachimura came to Gonzaga University for an official visit in October 2015, he had already been on the cover of Slam Magazine — the basketball and hip-hop culture bible — back home in […]

    Date: Jul 17, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 1
  • Asian Americans Call Out Pence’s Chief Of Staff For ‘Tokenizing’ Elaine Chao

    Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, claimed that Elaine Chao’s role as secretary of transportation in the Trump administration is “evidence” that the president isn’t racist, prompting many Asian Americans to speak out to set the record straight. Over the weekend, President Donald Trump tweeted that four Democratic congresswomen should “go back and help […]

    Date: Jul 17, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Yes, Kim Kardashian’s ‘Kimono’ is cultural appropriation. And she’s not alone

    A Japanese word that means “a thing to wear,” “kimono” commonly refers to traditional Japanese garments that have been around for hundreds of years. Furisode, iromuji, mofuku and yukata are just a few of the different types of kimonos that are still worn for different occasions. It’s not at all a word associated with undergarments, but Kim Kardashian West […]

    Date: Jul 10, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Politicians often overlook Asian American voters. They shouldn’t, especially in 2020.

    Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) attends an immigration roundtable at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas in June. (John Locher/AP) Every analyst, strategist, reporter and armchair pundit has a preferred group Democrats should woo to win the White House in 2020: blue-collar white Democrats who voted for Trump, the women who fueled the suburban […]

    Date: Jul 10, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Busloads of Chinese tourists used to visit L.A. luxury stores. Not anymore

    Chong Hing Jewelers is conspicuously empty. Mandarin-speaking staff stand idly behind the San Gabriel store’s glittering display cases, waiting for busloads of luxury shoppers from China who may never come. It’s the same story several doors down at House of Italy Jewelry — a vacant store and listless workers, both of whom say that they […]

    Date: Jul 02, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander youth face bullying, lack visibility, report finds

    “We need these narratives to be uplifted so that policymakers understand that there are Asian communities in need of support.” California youth from smaller Asian American and Pacific Islander ethnic groups experience high rates of bullying and feelings of cultural invisibility in school, a new report has found. The report, produced by the nonprofit Southeast […]

    Date: Jun 26, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian Americans are Now the Largest Racial Group in 2 Bay Area Counties

    Asian Americans have now become the largest racial group in two Bay Area counties. The ethnic demographic now makes up the biggest population share in both Alameda County and Santa Clara County in California, Mercury News reports. Santa Clara County, where Silicon Valley is situated, became the first to have the biggest population of Asian Americans in 2014. […]

    Date: Jun 26, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0