The United States Senate passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which would improve data collection of hate crimes associated with COVID-19 and expand public awareness of those crimes, in a rare bipartisan vote of 94-1. The bill was sponsored by Hawaiian Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI). Approved amendments to the original bill include the “Jabara-Heyer NO HATE […]
Pictures of the local MN AAPI community coming out in support of Black+Asian Unity, as well as Asian American protesters at the Brooklyn Center Police department. Click on an image to view the photo in full. Images are from April 17 and 18th 2021.
The Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would help combat the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a bipartisan denunciation of such violence during the coronavirus pandemic and a modest step toward legislating in a chamber where much of…
Marvel Studios recently released their official “teaser” on their upcoming film, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” – in theaters September 3, 2021. For the Asian American community, I have to imagine this is our ‘Black Panther’ moment (a great film in my opinion and a gigantic blockbuster). Although I was a big Marvel […]
With so much negative news about attacks on Asian Americans, to see this dance video choreographed and performed by Fuschia Dance as a fund raiser run by Virtual Arts for Humanity for Feeding America was a refreshing change of pace. I loved the fusion of Indian dance and Western music and its theme of connecting […]
Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America. What's up, podcast listeners? We've got another episode of our podcast They Call Us Bruce. (Almost) each week, my good friend, writer/columnist Jeff Yang and I host an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America, with a strong focus […]
“Carrying my defense weapon gives me peace of mind, but it is also a sad reminder of my vulnerability as an Asian woman.” View Entire Post ›
photo credit: Kenneth Tan With our Asian American elders under attack, we should remember that one way to honor them is to preserve their stories. One really convenient and great way to do that is through StoryCorps, which provides apps to record their stories and a mechanism to share them online. Some of the more […]