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Trump gov’t backs lawsuit vs Harvard for ‘anti-Asian admissions policy’

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:03 AM

In a stinging criticism of the Ivy League school, the U.S. justice department accuses Harvard of manipulating the racial makeup of incoming classes

Graduation at Harvard in May 2018. Photo by Melvyn Calderon

Kelly Hu, Dante Basco, Michael Copon on Asian representation in Hollywood

Jun 09, 2018 - 7:51 PM

The 3 celebrities are among the guests of this weekend's TOYCON 2018 happening at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City

Toycon presscon at Mall of Asia. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Asians will be largest U.S. immigrant group by 2055 – Pew

Sep 12, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The US Asian population grew from 11 9 million in 2000 to 20 4 million in 2015

Undocumented Asian Americans struggle in silence

Apr 03, 2017 - 8:00 AM

While other undocumented communities are growing more vocal undocumented Asian and Pacific Islanders face stigma

SILENCE. The silence of undocumented Asian American Pacific Islanders' (AAPI) is enforced not just by fear of deportation but by shame at being undocumented Photo by Massoud Hayoun/Al Jazeera

Asian community rattled by Trump immigration policies

Mar 30, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Of the estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States 1 5 million are from Asia majority from China India the Philippines and South Korea

ASIAN IN AMERICA. A member of the local Asian community walks on the streets of Chinatown in Los Angeles, California on March 29, 2017. Mark Ralston/AFP

The United States: vital statistics

Nov 07, 2016 - 10:38 PM

Here are some key figures about the world s biggest economy heading to the polls on November 8

Filipino Americans and the US elections: What's on their minds?

Oct 19, 2016 - 10:00 PM

From candidate favorability to opinions on key US policies – take a look at what the 2016 National Asian American Survey reveals about Filipino American Fil Am voters

Trafficked OFWs in California win $15M in damages

Jun 13, 2016 - 6:42 PM

The 11 overseas Filipino workers were subjected to abusive conditions while serving as domestic servants and kitchen staff to high end bakeries owned by Analiza and Goncalo Moitinho de Almeida

By leaps and bounds, the growing might of Asian-American consumers

May 20, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Asian Americans are quickly emerging as a powerful economic force with a spending power of 825 billion more than the GDP of Turkey which is projected to increase 32 in the next 4 years

Bone marrow and miracles: Meeting my match, Mailyna

Aug 15, 2015 - 8:10 PM

All I had to do was show up to an hour long procedure to give Mailyna a former stranger a child a shot at the physical freedoms I’ve enjoyed

EMOTIONAL MEETING. Kristine Sydney meets her bone marrow recipient Mailyna for the first time. Photo by Duy Ho/Asian American Donor Program

Fil-Am runs for SF board of supervisors

Jul 14, 2015 - 7:49 PM

Marjan Philhour seeks a seat in the legislative body that helps govern the Californian city with a 6 billion annual budget

Networks, stop killing Asians

Jun 06, 2014 - 1:49 PM

If you re like me you look for shows produced directed written and or starring Asians Why not? We are part of the American fabric

4 common micro-aggressions against Asian Americans

Apr 10, 2014 - 12:34 PM

Micro aggression: Everyday insults indignities and demeaning messages sent to people of color by well intentioned people who are unaware of the hidden messages being sent to them

Fil-Am confirmed as US Federal Judge

Dec 20, 2012 - 8:14 PM

Lorna Schofield was nominated by US President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate as Federal District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York

SUPER LAWYER. Fil-Am lawyer and new US Federal Judge Lorna Schofield. Photo courtesy of Indiana University website

A decade of change marks the U.S. elections

Nov 10, 2012 - 11:24 PM

The Democrats won this election because they were not afraid to mingle with minorities and put their needs at the forefront of their platform

In tight race, Asian Americans could be kingmakers

Oct 29, 2012 - 10:50 AM

If trends prevail Asian Americans will likely boost Obama

Early voters fill out their ballots as they cast their vote in the presidential election on the first day of early voting, at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center on October 27, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

US vows to help Filipino veterans' payments

Oct 18, 2012 - 7:39 AM

US President Barack Obama s administration pledged Wednesday October 17 to reach out to Filipinos seeking payments for World War II service after complaints from veterans over denied claims

Filipino World War II veterans during a ceremony at Malacanang Palace on February 23, 2009. AFP PHOTO / JES AZNAR

Survey reveals rise of Filipino Americans

Jun 20, 2012 - 2:25 PM

The Rise of Asian Americans report released by the Pew Research Center highlights population trends education income and values of Asian Americans

Distribution of Filipino Americans in the United States' 48 contiguous states. Image courtesy of the Pew Research Center, data from the US Census Bureau.

Brilliant Asian Americans face 'bamboo ceiling'

Jun 12, 2012 - 2:04 PM

Asian Americans don t really see themselves as belonging to corporate America even though they are very successful