• As other malls die off, this one in Arcadia focuses on Asian shopper

      hen Taiwanese menswear brand SST&C opened its first U.S. store last year, the company bypassed glitzy shopping hubs such as Beverly Hills or South Coast Plaza in favor of a mall tucked into the San Gabriel Valley. What Westfield Santa Anita lacks in name recognition, it makes up for with one huge edge: a […]

    Date: Apr 10, 2017 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • First-Ever Tracker Of Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Launched

    John Lu (left), Reynold Liang (center) and David Wu (right) during a news conference in Queens, N.Y., after being the victims of a hate crime in 2006. New York City council member David Weprin (second left) and John C. Liu look on. After years of declining numbers, hate crimes against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders are […]

    Date: Feb 27, 2017 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • 100+ AAPI Orgs Vow to Resist the Trump Administration

    Coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations: “We will reject any attempts by the Trump Administration to use AAPIs to make a case for their legitimacy and diversity.”   As President Donald Trump busily signs executive orders, more than 100 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations have come together to resist the new […]

    Date: Jan 31, 2017 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Before Asian Americans could be ‘woke,’ they had to shed the ‘Oriental’ label

    Frances Huynh, 24, grew up in El Monte among a community of Chinese, Vietnamese and Mexican immigrants where being Asian American was something she knew rather than asserted. But in college, she began to read about Asian American history and met other activists. After graduating, she volunteered in Chinatown. Her identity became less of a […]

    Date: Jan 31, 2017 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Jokes aside, Asian-American comedians serious about visibility

    At the Upright Citizens Brigade theater on Sunset, comic Jenny Yang was on stage wishing aloud Hillary Clinton had beat Donald Trump. “You know why?” Yang asked.”Because it was time for a matriarchy.” Yang’s face goes blank as she peers into a sold-out theater packed with 20- and 30-something Asian-American comedy fans. “I’m a feminist, […]

    Date: Dec 05, 2016 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • UMD Asian American Student Union calls for solidarity at post-election town hall

    As a member of the black and Latinx communities, University of Maryland junior Alexis Ojeda-Brown wanted to see more solidarity among minorities after the presidential election. “In order to heal, we need to come together and understand what other people of color are going through,” said Ojeda-Brown, an history and English major. “By doing that, […]

    Date: Nov 21, 2016 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian-Americans Share Terrifying Stories Of Racism After Election

    Asian-Americans Share Terrifying Stories Of Racism After Election A Trump supporter made remarks in an interview that cast Japanese internment camps as exemplary ― proving there’s no shortage of racism toward Asian-Americans and other minorities after the election. In an interview Wednesday with Fox News, Carl Higbie, a retired Navy SEAL, cited the World War II-era […]

    Date: Nov 21, 2016 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Forum to focus on how Asian Americans are portrayed in Hollywood

    The Center for Asian American Media announced Monday a partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal to address how Asian Americans are represented in Hollywood. The two organizations will bring together major industry players Wednesday on the Universal Studios lot for a forum entitled “Expanding the Conversation: Asian Americans in Media.” “People are hungry for authentic representations of Asian […]

    Date: Nov 02, 2016 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Steve Aoki on how his Asian-American identity shaped his career in music

    The new Netflix documentary “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” mostly focuses on electronic music superstar Steve Aoki’s day-to-day life and his complicated relationship with his father, Benihana founder Rocky Aoki, but one of the film’s most powerful narratives is on the DJ’s identity as an Asian-American. Steve Aoki spoke with CBS News about the documentary and why it’s important to him to […]

    Date: Sep 06, 2016 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0