AAPI liaisons with sheriff’s office bring comfort, support after racist tirade at Orlando restaurant
After a racist tirade against the owners of an Orlando Asian-American restaurant went viral a couple of weeks ago, the Central Florida community responded with a wave of support, including from a brand new squad at the Orange County Sheriff's Office created to give Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders a voice.
BTS to address anti-Asian hate crimes at White House next week
As Asian American Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month comes to an end, Grammy-nominated group BTS will return to the U.S. and meet with President Joe Biden next week to address anti-Asian hate crimes and discuss Asian inclusion.
Notable faces you should recognize this Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time in which we pay tribute to the generations of people who have enriched our country’s history -- and the ones who are still growing up, who will be instrumental in future successes.
How Orlando’s Mills 50 district turned into thriving Asian American community
After the Vietnam war ended, hundreds of Vietnamese came to Central Florida through the catholic charities refugee program and found a new home near Mills Avenue and Colonial Drive, an area known today as the Mills 50 District.
AANHPI Heritage Month: Celebrate Central Florida’s Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander community
During Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, News 6 hopes to capture and highlight some of the contributions, achievements and stories of Central Florida’s own growing and diverse AANHPI community.
Facebook’s reversal on banning claims that covid-19 is manmade could unleash more anti-Asian sentiment
Facebook will no longer remove content saying covid-19 is manmade, a reversal based on recent revelations which give more credence to the theory that it was developed in a lab in Wuhan, China. The decisions shows the challenges of policing free speech and could unleash more anti-Asian sentiment.washingtonpost.com
Jhené Aiko, Saweetie to perform on AAPI advocacy TV special
TV-AAPI Special Jhené Aiko poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on Dec. 7, 2020, left, and Saweetie attends the Brandon Maxwell fashion show during Fashion Week in New York on Feb. 8, 2020. Platinum-selling performers of part-Asian descent, including R&B singer Aiko and rapper Saweetie, will perform at a TV special produced by The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), the newly formed organization launched to improve AAPI advocacy. (Photos by Chris Pizzello, left, and Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — Platinum-selling performers of part-Asian descent, including R&B singer Jhené Aiko and rapper Saweetie, will perform on a TV special produced by The Asian American Foundation, the newly formed organization launched to improve AAPI advocacy. Actor Ken Jeong will host the special, which will include appearances by Daniel Dae Kim and Lisa Ling and “will feature testimonials from leading Asian American public figures, as well as individuals working to enact change on the ground,” organizers said. The TV special coincides with TAAF’s See Us Unite campaign, which launched Thursday and is designed to expand support for the AAPI community.wftv.com
Nets’ Joe Tsai, Yahoo Founder Jerry Yang and More Launch $250 Million Initiative to Fight Hate
Several influential business leaders have recently started a $250 million initiative dedicated to serving 23 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the nation. Members of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) launched the initiative on Monday. According to its organizers, the initiative is the “largest-ever philanthropic effort to support the AAPI community,” Reuters reported.news.yahoo.com
Congressman Andy Kim on AAPI parents having "the talk" with young children about spike in violence
As violence and hate crimes against Asian-Americans spike across the nation, many parents are debating how to have a conversation about tough subjects with their children. Congressman Andy Kim joins CBSN to discuss how he went about having "the talk" with his young son and what the nation's leaders are doing to tackle the growing problem.cbsnews.com
Following attacks on AAPI community, CBSN airs special "Asian Americans Battling Bias: Continuing Crisis" tonight
Following attacks on AAPI community, CBSN airs special "Asian Americans Battling Bias: Continuing Crisis" tonight Following the increase in violent attacks against the Asian American Pacific Islander community, the CBS News Race and Culture Unit will air a new special, "Asian Americans Battling Bias: Continuing Crisis," Wednesday tonight. President Biden has announced new actions to respond to the surge in anti-Asian hate incidents. CBS News senior White House correspondent Weijia Jiang joins "CBSN AM" to discuss the special and the latest government efforts.cbsnews.com
Hawaii Democratic Senator Hirono on AAPI representation, countering racism and gun reform efforts
Hawaii Democratic Senator Hirono on AAPI representation, countering racism and gun reform efforts Hawaii Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about Asian American and Pacific Islander representation in the Biden administration, combating racism and the renewed efforts to pass gun reform.cbsnews.com
Growing support for Asian Americans after recent attacks
Growing support for Asian Americans after recent attacks In the wake of last week's shootings in Georgia, more communities are coming together to stand in solidarity with Asian Americans. It's been a galvanizing moment for those within the AAPI community, following a significant spike in anti-Asian racism and discrimination. Last year, the FBI warned of a potential surge in crimes against the community, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Anne Cheng, professor of English and American studies at Princeton University, joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss.cbsnews.com
Asian American and Pacific Islander women stand to lose $400,000 over a 40-year career due to the pay gap
This means that the average pay gap figure that is touted for AAPI women does not fully explain the pay disparity some Asian American communities face. While AAPI women are perceived to have the smallest gender pay gap of any racial group of women, it's important to note that the pay gap varies widely among different AAPI communities. Today, more than one in four AAPI women are working a front-line job, with many of these women receiving unequal pay. In May 2020, unemployment for Asian American women peaked at 16.4%. Additionally, when looking at women's long-term unemployment, Asian women have the highest rates of all groups with 44.7% of Asian women over the age of 16 having been unemployed for six months or more in February, according to NWLC.cnbc.com
Readout of The Department of Justice’s Efforts to Combat Hate Crimes Against Asian American and Pacific Island Communities
The Department of Justice today held a listening session with more than a dozen Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community groups as part of its continuing efforts to deter hate crimes and other unlawful acts against the AAPI community. “The Department of Justice and our component agencies are committed to bringing all of our tools to bear in supporting AAPI communities as we address the horrific rise in hate and bias incidents occurring across the country.”Today’s listening session follows a meeting Carlin had earlier this week with key U.S. The meeting was also attended by senior leaders of the Department’s Civil Rights Division, Executive Office for the U.S. Attorneys and FBI Headquarters. Additional Backgroundjustice.gov
Often overlooked, Asian American Christian voters could be key in Georgia Senate runoffs
Religious Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, or AAPIs, in Georgia and across the country are not a monolith. Yet amid a Black-White political and religious divide, Asian American Christian communities represent untapped voter networks for political parties. But candidates on both sides of the aisle have largely overlooked the role of religion for Asian American voters who could help decide an election expected to come down to razor-thin margins. A 2012 Pew Research Center study found that a plurality of Asian Americans in the U.S., about 42%, identify as Christian. "There hasn't been the same kind of concentrated effort to Asian Americans of any religious background or Asian Americans as a whole amongst the Democrats until pretty recently."cnbc.com
Democrats target Asian American and Latino voters in crucial Georgia Senate runoffs
A historic surge in Asian American and Latino voters helped flip the state blue for President-elect Joe Biden, according to Democratic data firm TargetSmart. Meanwhile, 62% of Georgia's Latino voters supported Biden and 63% of AAPI voters nationwide favored Biden. Historically, Asian American and Latino voter turnout has dropped off in runoff elections compared with Black and White voters. Language barriers and gaps in civic education are challenges that particularly affect Asian American and Latino voters, many of whom are first-time voters, young people or naturalized citizens. Asian American and Latino voters are not monoliths either; they span diverse ethnicities, languages and experiences between different communities.cnbc.com