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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the incredible diversity within our community and the significant contributions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders to this nation. It is also a time to reflect on the trials and tribulations our community.

Data.gov/AAPI: More Than Just Numbers

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Ed. note: A version of this blog was posted on the White House Blog. Did you know that 3 in 4 Asian Americans speak a language other than English a...

Announcing New Partnerships to Expand Opportunity for AAPIs

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

WHIAAPI looks forward to making progress on these partnerships in the upcoming months and creating exciting new opportunities for the AAPI community.

Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee on Hawaii and Aloha Spirit | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
Jimmy Nguyen

Brook talks about why she loves Hawaii, its tourism, the differences between its islands, and what makes Hawaii unique from other island groups.

Kumu Hina: A Voice for Our People

Jacob Bryan Aki | Posted 09.01.2014 | Hawaii
Jacob Bryan Aki

Kumu Hina stands out not because she is a transgender woman, but because she is a woman who dedicates herself to improving the overall wellbeing of her people. She is an educator who has dedicated much of her career to perpetuating language, culture and traditions.

Feds Take Big Step Toward Native Hawaiian Recognition

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — The federal government announced Wednesday it will take a first step toward recognizing and working with a Native Hawaiian governmen...

'Hula' STD Info App To Keep Name Despite Petition

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 03.26.2014 | Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — The founder of a sexually transmitted disease information app called "Hula" said he doesn't plan to change the name despite an onlin...

Be Part of the #AANAPISIstory

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 04.30.2014 | Education
Kiran Ahuja

Ed. note: A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on February 28, 2014. Kiran Ahuja facilitates an armchair dialogue wi...

#SpeakAmerican? Sure.

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 04.08.2014 | Media
Adrian Kamalii

I could not help but be in awe of Coca Cola's "America The Beautiful" commercial. The spoken and visual messages were spot on. What, a diverse America? We speak different languages? Beautiful. I thought society was ready for a message of diversity.