• African Americans, Asian Americans Went to More Movies in 2016: Study

    LOS ANGELES — African Americans and Asian Americans showed up in force at the box office in 2016 as major movies showed greater diversity in their casting and subject matter, according to a new report by the Motion Picture Association of America. The number of frequent African-American moviegoers nearly doubled to 5.6 million last year, […]

    Date: Mar 27, 2017 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Nets launch Chinese language web site

    With the NBA’s only Chinese-American player —and a growing Chinese and Chinese-American population in Brooklyn— it was only a matter of time before the Nets set up a Chinese language website. And on Sunday, it went live. It was announced by Elisa Padilla, the Nets chief marketing officer. The site appears to mirror the Nets […]

    Date: Mar 13, 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
  • Asian Last Names Lead To Fewer Job Interviews, Still

     When it comes to job applications, not all names are treated equally. What’s in a name? A lot, according to a new study from researchers at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto, both in Canada. The study found that job applicants in Canada with Asian names — names of Indian, Pakistani or Chinese origin […]

    Date: Feb 27, 2017 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • 16 quit commission for Asian American, Pacific Islanders since Trump’s election

      (Photo: White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) WASHINGTON – Ten members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) submitted their resignations in a letter addressed to President Trump Wednesday. The resignations resulted from Trump’s policies that have “adversely” affected AAPI, according to a letter dated Feb. […]

    Date: Feb 27, 2017 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • DNC Chair Candidate Ellison Unveils Asian American and Pacific Islander Engagement Strategy

    As part of his bid to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison unveiled an engagement strategy for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Friday morning — the first of the declared DNC chair candidates to release a plan aimed at engaging the fastest-growing racial group in the country. […]

    Date: Feb 13, 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
  • Trump’s spokesman on Cabinet: ‘It’s not just about skin color or ethnic heritage’

    Washington (CNN)Incoming White House spokesman Sean Spicer defended President-elect Donald Trump’s commitment to diversity, saying that highlight the fact that the new Cabinet will be the first in 30 years without a Latino is “a very narrow way to look at it.” “It is a priority but I think it is a very narrow way […]

    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