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Navigating Federal Grants, Training, and Resources

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Ed. note: A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog. The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders...

Honoring The Legacy Of Yuri Kochiyama

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Today, we honor the legacy of Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American activist who dedicated her life to the pursuit of social justice, not only for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, but also all communities of color.

Kenneth Bae: When One Hurts, All Hurt

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

May is AAPI (Asian-American and Pacific Islander) Heritage month. During this month, we need to remember the case of Kenneth Bae. We need to make a moral appeal for his release and put the spotlight back on his case.

Remembering Our Long Legacy and Contributions to America: AAPI Heritage Month

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The effort to eradicate racism from our society needs to involve more solidarity, replacing charity and commiseration. We cannot continue to believe that racism does not exist except when someone makes a racist remark.

Celebrating the Diverse AAPI Experience: 2014 AAPI Heritage Month

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

This month, community and government leaders will join to celebrate and re-dedicate themselves to the ongoing work of improving the well-being of the AAPI community. Together, we will reflect on the theme of "I Am Beyond" -- a theme that captures the depth, breadth, and dignity of the AAPI experience.

Urging the AAPI Community to #GetCovered by March 31

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on March 28, 2014. A trained assistor helps a community member sign up for heal...

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...

New Initiatives to Expand Opportunity for AAPIs and Our First National Community Google+ Hangout

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Last week, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) held our first National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout. With the theme "Expanding Opportunity for AAPIs," we launched several efforts to better connect the AAPI community with the federal government.

National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout: February 20

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Note: A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on February 11, 2014. Please join the White House Initiative on Asian Am...

Honoring the Legacy of Fred Korematsu

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Today, we honor the legacy of Fred Korematsu so we will never forget the injustices inflicted upon innocent citizens who were incarcerated, treated like second-class citizens, and denied due process and equal protection guaranteed to them by the Constitution.

Celebrating Four Years: Opening the Government's Doors to the AAPI Community

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Ed. note: A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on December 3, 2013. President Obama signs Executive Order 13515 ree...

Why Immigration Reform Matters to the AAPI Community

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Speaking just miles away from Angel Island, President Obama reminded us about one of the defining promises of America that we are a nation where no matter who you are, what you look like or where you come from, you can make it if you try.

Why This Presbyterian Signed an Open Letter From the Asian American Community to the Evangelical Church

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 12.15.2013 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Church is a funny thing. An ever cyclical journey of division, reunion, amazement, disappointment, joy, despair, hope and love -- it's the place that I call home.

The Visibility Project Challenges Race and Gender Perception With Powerful Photographs

Aja Beech | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts
Aja Beech

A common thread in the production and appreciation of all art is a singular idea with many facets and applications: perception. The Visibility Project confronts ideas of perception through photographs taken of "Asian American queer, women, trans and gender non-conforming folks."

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington: A Renewed Hope for the American Dream

Mee Moua | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Mee Moua

The VRA has protected Asian Americans from discriminatory voting changes for decades and the decision ignores the discrimination and disenfranchisement that Asian Americans have encountered in voting over the years. For this reason, Asian Americans will march.

Can Congress Put Politics Aside and Save the American Family From Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff?

Mee Moua | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Mee Moua

It is time for Congress to listen to the nation's pulse -- a pulse that was taken on Nov. 6 by Americans who voted for policies that balance opportunity with fairness and restraint.

Why Nevada's Asian Vote Will Swing the Election

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Speaking as an AAPI member of the U.S. Congress, there is no question that President Obama is our first AAPI president.

The Perception Gap

Richard Lui | Posted 11.19.2012 | Education
Richard Lui

Asian American and Pacific Islanders do so well in gaining acceptance into places like Harvard -- where they make up 21 percent of the class of 2016 -- the suggestion is that all is fine when it comes to education in the AAPI community.

WATCH: Hines Ward's Story In His Own Words

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was selected to serve on President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in 2010...