VOX originals

  • February 11 is AAPI Equal Pay Day

    February 11, 2020 is AAPI equal pay day. AAPI women make 90 cents for every dollar paid to a white, non-hispanic man. That means AAPI women must work at least 2 extra months to make as much as a white man was paid last year. AAPI women who work full time are paid 85 cents per every $1 paid to a white man.According to data from 2019, 44% of AAPI mothers with children under 18 are...
  • Latest NASA Astronaut Graduates Include Two Asian Americans

    Two Asian American astronaut candidates graduate NASA's basic training program and become eligible for spaceflight, including assignments to the International Space Station, Artemis missions to the Moon, and ultimately, missions to Mars. Following their graduation ceremony at NASA's Johnson Space Center on Friday, January 10th, the 11 astronaut candidates will have completed more than two years of basic training. These candidates will become eligible for spaceflight, including assignments to the International Space Station, Artemis missions to...
  • Honor Roll Murder: The 1992 Murder of Stuart Tay

    27 years ago today, on December 31, 1992, the suburban community of Orange County was shocked to discover the body of 17 year old Stuart Tay, buried in a shallow grave in a Buena Park backyard. What was even more shocking is that Tay and almost his killers were, among the top students at their high schools and came from wealthy Asian American families, dispelling the myth that Asian American kids are harmless nerds.  The teenagers involved all...
  • The Asian Americans of Time’s 100 Next List

    Time Magazine has released their Time 100 Next, an annual list of the world's top 100 influential people, varying from artists, advocates, leaders, phenoms and innovators. From breaking barriers and stereotypes to making sure that the world is a better place for generations to come, below are the Asian Americans and South Asian Americans making their mark on the world today Awkwafina From rapping on YouTube to ground breaking roles in Crazy Rich Asians and The...
  • 8 Asian American Female Golfers You Should be Following

    https://youtu.be/Rh9FGyA6da8 6 of our Favorite Asian American Female Golfers Michelle Wie @themichellewie Wie is a professional golfer on the LPGA Tour.  She began playing golf at the age of 3. At 10 she was the youngest player to qualify for the USGA amateur championship. She became pro just before her 16thbirthday and signed contracts with Nike and Sony reportedly worth $10 million. She won her first major in 2014 at the U.S. Women’s Open. In August 2019 she got...
  • Asian American Brands Making Clothes and Accessories to Fit Asian Americans

    America has a vast population of cultures that each have their own unique physical characteristics. In fashion, there is truly no one size fits all solution. Here are a few Asian American founded companies that created their own solution to the fitment problem that many Asian Americans face. Nimble Made Most Americans can walk into J.Crew, Banana Republic or Brooks Brothers, find a shirt off the rack that fits and not think twice. Co-founder Wesley Kang couldn't find a...
  • Top Indian Hindi-language Movies on Netflix Right Now!

    Looking for Indian/Hindi movies online? Did you know Netflix has an impressive number of Indian/Hindi titles available? Netflix is known to consistently feature a large selection of international movies and shows. But surprisingly, it also has a great section full of Indian/Hindi movies. Here is a list of Netflix Exclusive Indian / Hindi releases you won’t want to miss!
  • The Top 10 Asian-American “Lifestyle/Beauty” Influencers on Instagram – Over 1M Followers

    Growing up in America, you are always being told that beautiful girls have fair skin, lighter hair, and big blue eyes. These Asian-American women have crushed that old perception by embracing our unique characteristics and changed the image of Asian-American women around the world. And their millions of followers can vouch for that.
  • THE MANY FACES OF KCON

    An AANOW VOX Original article. K-pop isn’t just a Korean or even strictly an Asian thing, it’s meant for everyone to enjoy. See our coverage and interviews.
  • Asian-Americans Hit an All-Time High in the U.S. Congress

    Representing a growing Asian population and voter base, 2019 marked the start of the 116th United States Congress. With 20 Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders now elected, Congress now features an all-time high number of elected APA officials.
  • The 9 Policies from the Andrew Yang 2020 Presidential Campaign

    ANDREW YANG - The First Asian-American President? Andrew Yang is running for president, and he wants to give you $1000 a month. No questions asked. Here are the 9 policies from the Andrew Yang 2020 Presidential Campaign.
  • The Fireman: Chen Suen

    The Fireman: Chen Suen - Left to Right: Mother, Chen Suen (center), Father Chen Suen, the fireman Battalion Chief for the City of Arcadia in Southern California, has been in the firefighter for over 15 years and hopes to inspire a new generation of Asian Americans to join the fire service. Lack of Asian-American Representation AA: You were one of the first Asian-American firefighters to join Arcadia FD. At the time over 50% of the city’s population was...
  • The Operator – Wilson Wong LAPD SWAT 1

    LAPD SWAT Officer Wilson Wong has seen everything in a city of 13 million. As the first Chinese-American on the most highly trained SWAT team in the USA, Officer Wong's pioneering legacy ends with his final year before retirement.
  • The Operator – Wilson Wong LAPD SWAT 2

    In this AANOW Originals 4-episode special we feature the operator, Wilson Wong. He is one of the first Asian-Americans to be in LAPD SWAT and a part of LAPD's elite Metropolitan Division. AANOW had the unique opportunity to tell Wilson's story. We go behind the scenes with him and some of his colleagues as he shares his 22-year history with the LAPD.
  • The Operator – Wilson Wong LAPD SWAT 3

    In this AANOW Originals 4-episode special we feature the operator, Wilson Wong. He is one of the first Asian-Americans to be in LAPD SWAT and a part of LAPD's elite Metropolitan Division. AANOW had the unique opportunity to tell Wilson's story. We go behind the scenes with him and some of his colleagues as he shares his 22-year history with the LAPD.
  • The Operator – Wilson Wong LAPD SWAT 4

    In this AANOW Originals 4-episode special we feature the operator, Wilson Wong. He is one of the first Asian-Americans to be in LAPD SWAT and a part of LAPD's elite Metropolitan Division. AANOW had the unique opportunity to tell Wilson's story. We go behind the scenes with him and some of his colleagues as he shares his 22-year history with the LAPD.
  • The Driver: Ken Gushi

    For veteran professional drifter, Kenshiro Gushi, racing is a family affair. Ken owes much of his career and love for cars to his Dad. Their shared passion help propel Ken to become a professional driver at an early age but not without sacrifices.
  • The Marksman: Chris Cheng

    Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 Champion. He’s also a gay Chinese American with no formal shooting instruction. Cheng ended up beating 17 other professional marksmen and won $100,000 cash prize and title of “Top Shot” and a contract with Bass Pro Shops. The following year Chris left his job at Google to pursue a career in the outdoor industry fulltime. Cheng is a media personality, strategic consultant, and civil rights advocate...
  • The Doctor/SEAL/Astronaut: Dr. Jonny Kim

    Jonny Kim is the Harvard alumni, Doctor, Navy SEAL and 2017 NASA Astronaut candidate.