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New Report Arms Minority Serving Institutions With Relevancy-Focused Data

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

Minority serving institutions have a measured pulse on the challenges and needs of their students, and they deserve greater financial consideration if they are expected to contribute to the health of our nation.

The Danger of Role Models: A New Perspective

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents
Shefali Tsabary

It isn't aspiring for success in terms of being a doctor or lawyer that's the barometer of a successful upbringing; It's aspiring to be all you can be, on your individual schedule and in your own unique way.

Urging the AAPI Community to #GetCovered by March 31

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 03.31.2014 | 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...

Helping Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders #GetCovered During AAPI Enrollment Week of Action

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Dr. Howard K. Koh

Stories such as Maly's make the March 31 Affordable Care Act open enrollment deadline even more critical for the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community to take action and get AAPIs enrolled in health coverage.

Be Part of the #AANAPISIstory

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 02.28.2014 | 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 02.26.2014 | 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.

Are You A Food Mixologist?

Kimlai Yingling | Posted 04.16.2014 | Taste
Kimlai Yingling

Food has become super cool! We're a curious generation and we'll mix and match different ingredients to see what new concoctions we can come up with. Now whether it's acceptable to our palate is another story, but we are willing to try.

A New Chinese Lunar Year, Still an Old Yellowface SNL

Lisa Bernier | Posted 04.12.2014 | New York
Lisa Bernier

Here again are white people doing bad, and yes, at points offensive cultural imitations and appropriations of Asian people and culture -- essentially yellowface -- and no one said, or is saying anything about it.

Why an Asian-American in Scotland Is Mourning Nelson Mandela

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Helen I. Hwang

I grew up as one of the few Asians in a predominantly white, small Catholic New England town. Every day on the school bus and in the school hallways, I was getting punched, spat at and getting my hair pulled for simply not being white.

I Got Eyelid Surgery -- And I Don't Regret It

Ko Im | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Ko Im

This doesn't mean I hate my culture; it's more that I am a product of the societal pressures it placed on my generation.

Where Are Filpino American Women in Politics?

Noel Alumit | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Noel Alumit

It is a rarity, it seems, to see Filipino women participate. In Artesia, a small Southern California city of roughly 17,000 residents, a Filipina is trying to make a name for herself.

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.

Movie Review: Linsanity

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.07.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When it happened in the spring of 2012, the Jeremy Lin phenomenon -- commonly referred to as Linsanity, from which the new documentary takes its name -- was startling for its prevalence.

How I Survive Everyday Racism

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.29.2013 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I refuse to give up on the idea that being community across lines of difference is holy and I remain committed to the idea that we will only get there if more if us embrace the transformational power of extending our spirit, hands and words of graciousness and not rhetorical or physical violence.

16 Things That Taste Just Like Your Asian American Childhood

Foodbeast | Posted 07.10.2013 | Taste
Foodbeast

Nabisco? Hostess? Please, it's all about Lotte, Glico and Calbee.

Lunar New Year, One Billion Rising, Roommate Wives and More

Yetta Kurland | Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

Guest host Paul Newell filled in for me this week. Paul spoke to Dennis Chin of CAAAV about the NYC Lunar New Year for All this weekend.

They Tried To Bind My Grandmother's Feet -- Fortunately, She Was A Rebel

Daisy J Lin | Posted 04.12.2013 | Women
Daisy J Lin

The shoes my grandmother refused remind me not to take my freedom for granted -- freedom to roam, freedom to pursue my passions and just as importantly, freedom to make my own mistakes.

What Does It Mean To Be Asian American?

Quora | Posted 12.25.2012 | World
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Marq Hwang, An American Like all stories about Americans, it's kind of long. It's kind of...

Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Ready To Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

Gregory Cendana | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Gregory Cendana

Let's be proactive and organize our families, friends and communities to register to vote on September 25th. If we are going to make every vote count, it is crucial for communities to participate in National Voter Registration Day and turn out on November 6th.

Starting This Week: Affordable Preventive Care for Millions of Women

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Ko Chin

Given the controversy surrounding the ACA, it's easy to get confused about what exactly President Obama's health reform law means and who it benefits. What we should not be confused about, however, is the real impact the law is already having, particularly for women and women of color.

ASIAN MEN CAN JUMP

Deanna Fei | Posted 04.17.2012 | Home
Deanna Fei

What's most undeniable about Jeremy Lin is that the guy has balls. Which obviously has always been true of other Asian males. But now Lin is demonstrating it in a way that even the most racist or ignorant person would be hard-pressed to refute.

Jeremy Lins of America -- Please Stand Up!

Daniel Arrigg Koh | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Daniel Arrigg Koh

The stereotype of the socially inept, meek Asian-American is one that needs changing. That ultimately requires Asian-Americans to challenge themselves --- and society at large -- to rethink the place of Asian-Americans in our society.

Remembering Vincent Chin: Pete Hoekstra and Being Asian in America

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Bruce Reyes-Chow

In a country that often sees race in terms of White America and Black America, like Latinos, Asian Americans live in a racial middle where we must choose between being Asian (or Chinese or Filipino or Indian) or American, but not both.

Chinese American WWII Vets Remember Flying Tigers Days

Victoria Moy | Posted 12.03.2011 | New York
Victoria Moy

Last week, Chinese American World War II veterans of the legendary Flying Tigers reunited for their 68th Anniversary in New York City.

WATCH: The Happiest Person In America

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, Gallup published its annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, leading The New York Times on a search to find the person who fit the exact...