• 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
  • 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
  • Developer who launched Downtown loft bonanza now buying in Chinatown

    Tom Gilmore has spent nearly $30 million scooping up properties in the neighborhood By Bianca Barragan  Jun 13, 2019, 3:09pm PDTSHARE In the early days of Downtown LA’s rebirth as a place where well-off people lived in lofts and hip restaurants and bars flourished, Tom Gilmore was heralded as a developer who could kick start the changes. In 2000, he bought […]

    Date: Jun 13, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • How Vietnamese Americans Took Over The Nails Business: A Documentary

    In Nailed It, director Adele Free Pham — whose father is a refugee from Vietnam — explores how Vietnamese entrepreneurs came to dominate the nail salon business in the United States.Adele Pham/Courtesy of ‘Nailed It’ If you’ve had a manicure lately, chances are you probably had it done at a nail salon run by people of […]

    Date: Jun 13, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • What It’s Like To Be An Asian American Woman In STEM Today

    Courtesy of Susan Choe/Anna Lee Asians Americans in science, tech, engineering, and math (STEM) fields are in a unique position: While Asian American workers are often overrepresented, women in the community are typically underrepresented in these industries. And sexist bias, coupled with the harmful “model minority” myth, can be enormously damaging. Asurvey of 3,000 Asian […]

    Date: May 22, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Fox Gets ‘F’ On Asian American Representation Report Card After Withholding Diversity Data

    The network consistently has not shared data with the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition for its annual evaluation of major networks’ progress toward diversity and inclusion. Major TV networks just received scores on the inclusion of individuals of Asian descent. The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition released its annual report card last week, scoring ABC, […]

    Date: May 07, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • GIVING VIETNAMESE COFFEE ITS DUE IN AMERICA

    A new wave of Vietnamese-American entrepreneurs have made it their mission to redefine Vietnamese-grown beans as a serious contender in the specialty coffee industryBY NATALIE PATTILLO APRIL 23, 20190 Comments A coffee farm in Da Lat, Vietnam, also known as the “City of Eternal Spring” for its temperate climate Sahra Nguyen In late 2016, after a stint in […]

    Date: Apr 30, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • The Next Mayor of Boston?

    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 […]

    Date: Apr 22, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Chinese immigrants helped build California, but they’ve been written out of its history

    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 […]

    Date: Apr 17, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 1