And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America.
Kicking off AAPI Heritage Month, Gold House has announced its third annual A100 list, spotlighting “the 100 most esteemed and impactful Asians in entertainment and media, fashion and lifestyle, technology, business, and social activism. The List, determined by 20 Asian nonprofit groups, a panel of multicultural icons, and hundreds of Gold House members, unites the Asian diaspora with other communities in celebrating excellence and championing a path towards a more inclusive future for everyone.” View the list here.
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From doctors to delivery workers, AAPIs make up the backbone of many critical industries amid the coronavirus pandemic. This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, NBC Asian America is honoring the workers leading medical research, helping low-income and limited English proficiency groups, combating racism and more.
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Unemployment Claims from Asian Americans Have Spiked 6900% in NYC
In New York, about 147,000 self-identified Asian workers have filed initial unemployment claims in the last four weeks alone, up from just 2,100 during the same period last year. That’s a 6,900% increase — by far the largest percentage increase experienced by any one racial or ethnic group.
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Digital Town Hall – Asian Americans in the Time of Covid-19
In connection with the upcoming PBS series Asian Americans, the Center for Asian American Media, WETA, and Asian American community leaders hosted a digital town hall exploring how lessons from Asian American history can help us understand the experience of Asian Americans in the time of COVID-19.
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The Half of It
The Half of It, the long-awaited new feature film from writer/director Alice Wu, is now available on Netflix. Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help winning over a popular girl. But their new and unlikely friendship gets complicated when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl.
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