Inspired by the renowned Asian American Curriculum Project, a California bookstore specializing in Asian-American books, Sabrina Chen longed for a similar space in Seattle. But the cost of starting a bookstore was too high. So her friend, Derek Dizon suggested starting small: a single bookshelf, that travels.
The API Flying Bookshelf is a slim, understated collection currently tucked into a corner of Seattle's Eastern Café. It houses about one hundred donated books described by City Arts...Read more
The past decade has seen an impressive commitment to helping students graduate from high school and work toward breaking down constructed barriers. But there have always been a lack of portraits, deeper examinations and thorough investigations into the reasoning behind failure or withdrawal. A new report from the America's Promise Alliance and its Center for Promise at Tufts University, "Don't Call Them Dropouts: Understanding the Experiences of Young People Who Leave High School before Graduation,"...Read more
“I think that if I had not been Asian, I probably would have a whole plethora of roles, at least to audition for, but it's just not what has been written” he tells TheWrap. Steven Yeun took a big leap of faith back in 2005, deciding that instead of pursuing a proper — and lucrative — career, he'd instead move to Chicago to try his hand at acting.
The risks here were twofold: First, it is...Read more
The simple checkbox on the most forms, denoting "Asian" or "Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander," belies the diversity behind those labels -- ranging from"Mixed Filipino," and "Hmong American," to "Samoan," and "Chinese/Japanese." That's the argument of those backing the #AllStudentsCount movement.
A broad coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islander advocacy groups, educators, and students converged on Capital Hill to show support for the All Students Count Act introduced by Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA).
There are 48...Read more
NEW YORK: That Asian American students are discriminated against in admissions to Ivy League universities is a well-known fact. In the last few years, several cases and probes have come up which involve an Indian American or a Chinese American student filing a complaint against Harvard, Princeton, and Yale for non-admission despite being academically perfect, but overlooked.
In fact, Harvard’s treatment of Asian-American applicants had come under the spotlight as early as 1990, when stereotyping was...Read more
In an example of employing nontraditional marketing to target multicultural audiences, McDonald's New York Tri-State has created a break dancing competition designed to foster brand loyalty among the Millennial segment of the rapidly growing Asian-American consumer market. The event, McDonald's B-Boy Royale, is a competition among eight U.S. breaking crews that feature Asian-American breaker boys, or "b-boys." First- and second-place prizes are $3,000 and $1,000, respectively. The competition will be judged by...Read more
After wreaking damage on the Philippines over Tuesday and Wednesday, a newly intensified Typhoon Rammasun is bearing down on Hainan and Guangdong provinces in southern China.
The storm, which was downgraded as it passed over the Philippines, gained strength again over the South China Sea and is now battering Hainan, with its inner eye wall hugging the island's coast.
Now categorized by the China Meteorological Administration as a super typhoon, Rammasun made landfall on the island province...Read more
At the same time that the 63,000 Asian American and Pacific Islander-owned businesses in Orange County, California, created over 96,000 jobs, dispensed $3 billion in payroll, and generated $20 billion in revenue, the number of unemployed Asian Americans in Orange…
In recent years, politicians in almost half the states in the country as well as a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives have tried to pass anti-abortion laws to, purportedly, address a bias against girl children among Asian Americans…
As an inhabitant of the social media world, it's easy to forget that there's still a lot going on outside the realm of the screen or the smartphone. Beyond the Facebook statuses we comment on and the profile pictures we…
A University of Kansas researcher says the high rate of interracial marriages among Asian-Americans should not simply be interpreted as a litmus test of assimilation for the minority group.
Second-generation Asian-Americans who marry white Americans are not always able to transcend…
In an Arcadia shopping center, word of Jeremy’s Lin trade to the L.A. Lakers had spread to Huxley Phan and his friends, even before the deal was made official Sunday morning.
None were big fans of the NBA. But everybody approved…
These are tough times for hard-working families. Too many Americans are either unemployed or underemployed. Families are juggling bills they can't pay. Many believe they are working harder but only falling farther and farther behind.
Worse yet, some Americans have given…