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American Girl To Make Korean And Hawaiian Dolls, A Huge Win For Diversity

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.17.2017 | Parents

When American Girl unveiled its new collection on Tuesday featuring its very first boy doll, the news took the internet by storm. But we think Logan E...

Mark Zuckerberg Listens To Native Hawaiian Concerns, Drops Lawsuits

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.27.2017 | Business

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to be a better neighbor on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The multibillionaire announced Friday that he is dropping ...

Here's What's Really Going On With Mark Zuckerberg's Hawaiian Land Battle

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business

HONOLULU ― Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is making a lot of noise on the quiet Hawaiian island of Kauai after word got out that lawsuits he filed...

This Small Canoe Is Sailing Around The World To Deliver A Big Message

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green

A Polynesian crew navigated their wooden voyaging canoe some 23,000 miles to lower Manhattan using only the stars this week, as part of their goal to ...

Hawaii Considering Housing Homeless People In Grass Huts

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact

Hawaii lawmakers are exploring a traditional Hawaiian approach to housing the homeless -- building thatched homes for them to live in. "There is an in...

Historic Native Hawaiian Election Called Off By Organizers

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

Legal hurdles have led organizers of a unique and controversial election for Native Hawaiians to abandon the election altogether. The election had bee...

Hawaii Court Stops Construction Of Controversial Giant Telescope

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

What was to become one of the world's largest and most advanced telescopes may not be built at all. The Hawaii Supreme Court on Wednesday invalidated ...

Supreme Court Blocks Native Hawaiians' Attempt To Form Own Government

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court has indefinitely stopped Native Hawaiians from moving forward with a unique and controversial election that they are hoping to use t...

Supreme Court Halts Historic Hawaiian Election

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a historic and controversial election from moving forward in Hawaii. Native Hawaiians are currently nea...

Hawaii Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Construction Of Giant Telescope

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

HONOLULU -- Construction of Hawaii's $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope has been delayed yet again. The Hawaii Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday ...

Historic Election Divides Hawaiians On America's Place In The Aloha State

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics

Despite forming one of the nation's largest indigenous communities, Native Hawaiians are the only one without an independent political structure. But ...

Trying to Set the Record Straight on Hawaii's History

Al Gonzales | Posted 10.21.2016 | Hawaii
Al Gonzales

We Hawaiians need to quit living in the past and feeling sorry for ourselves. We all need to "be Hawaiian" but also to live and take advantage of all that is offered to us as Americans.

Know Place Like Home: Minding Your Mind

Greg Archer | Posted 10.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

When the life you have been living no longer is the life you are designed to keep living, in essence, the jig is up. For me, it went down like this: "Greg, get out of your mind or go out of your mind."

Native Hawaiians Could Have Their Own Government Soon

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

Native Hawaiians have not had a formal government since the Kingdom of Hawaii was overthrown in 1893 by a group of American businessmen, with the supp...

US Recognition Of Native Hawaiians Is Getting Closer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Hawaii

The generations-old push to re-establish U.S. recognition of the sovereignty and government of the Native Hawaiian people reached a milestone last wee...

Another 50 Years: Protecting Medicaid and Medicare

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

Protecting Medicaid and Medicare is vital. Like other minorities, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are less likely to access health care. Although minorities make up 40 percent of the U.S. population, they account for more than half of the uninsured population in the U.S.

Healing and Wholeness Through Cultural Practices

Hannah Preston-Pita | Posted 07.10.2016 | Hawaii
Hannah Preston-Pita

In Hawaiian culture it is the individuals' kuleana, their deeply rooted sense of responsibility, to realize their place, roles, and responsibilities in their environment.

Protest Again Delays Hawaii Giant Telescope Construction

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 06.25.2015 | Science

Work on the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope on the Big Island of Hawaii was delayed again Wednesday after construction vehicles were blocked by h...

Protesters Bracing Themselves 'Mentally, Spiritually' For Battle Atop Hawaii Volcano

Posted 06.24.2015 | Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) -- A battle is poised to unfold on a sacred Hawaii mountain where plans call for construction of one of the world's largest telescopes. ...

A Historic Gathering: The White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 05.15.2016 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

This week, on May 12, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders hosted the first-ever White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington, DC.

Everything You Need To Know About The Viral Protests Against A Hawaii Telescope

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Hawaii's Big Island is slated to be one of the world's largest, most powerful telescopes. But the $1.4-billion pro...

Obamacare at Five

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

Thanks to the ACA, millions of AAs and NHPIs now have access to critical cancer screenings, preventive health care services, such as birth control and diabetes screenings and much more.

Message to Congress: CHIP Matters to Our Kids

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Caballero

Healthy kids grow up to be healthy adults, and together build strong families and communities. Right now, Congress has a chance to put differences aside and extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for four more years.

Let's Talk King v. Burwell and the Potential Impact of Higher Health Care Costs on Patients

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Caballero

Removal of the tax credits from the Affordable Care Act means worse health outcomes for health center patients. Those who could have entered the health system at an early and treatable point of a health condition may end up visiting their health center/ER with a much more complicated (and costly) issue. Not only is this a moral argument, it's a basic public health argument.

September 30: Stakeholder Call on the Launch of

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on September 24, 2014. The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific...