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  • USPS to Release Stamps Honoring Asian Americans and Lunar New Year

    The U.S Postal Service recently annouced their new 2021 stamps. Among the new designs are stamps that celebrate Lunar New Year, honor Japanese Americans soldiers that served in the Army during World War II and Chien-Shiung Wu, one of the most influential nuclear physicists of the 20th century. Chien-Shiung WuChien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) was one of the most influential nuclear physicists of the 20th century. During a career that spanned more than 40 years in a field...
  • The Rising Stars | corner club

    Many kids aspire to someday become a pop star. Unfortunately, those dreams are typically crushed upon parent’s disapproval or the struggle of needing a career that pays the bills. As someone once said, “following your dreams is the fastest way to become homeless.”  For Manhattan based duo, corner club, it is all about balance. During the day, Michael Zhang and Savannah Du typically spend their time sitting at a desk. Zhang as Data Scientist and Du...
  • In Her Purpose: 40 Principals of Asian Women Redefining Success on Their Own Terms

    In Her Purpose: 40 Principals of Asian Women Redefining Success on Their Own Terms, is a collection of the real and powerful stories of 40 inspirational Asian American women. Each woman highlighted shares the ups, downs and challenges of the journey of how they got to where they are now and the different paths they took to cement their careers in fashion, medicine, art, education and more. Inside, you'll read the stories of Asian American women...
  • AA Now Profile: Sam Park

    Sam Park is a Korean American politician and lawyer. He was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives and represents the 101st district and over 85,000 residents in Georgia's second most populated county. Born and raised in Georgia, Park is the son of Korean immigrants and the grandson of refugees from the Korean War. From an early age, my mother instilled in me the importance of faith, family and hard work. In 2014, his mother was...
  • 10 LBGTQ Asian Americans Representing Pride

    June is Pride month. And though we cannot highlight the many LGBTQ Asian Americans advocating for rights and speaking out on issues and bringing them into the mainstream, here are a few LGBTQ Asian Americans working towards a better future for LGBTQ people every where. George Takei Best known for his role as Sulu in the original Star Trek, Takei has been outspoken for his stance on LGBTQ and immigrant rights. He has won several awards and...
  • Eat the Streets w/ Chef Chris Oh Episode 2: Koreatown

    Restauranteur, TV personality and King of KTown Chris Oh, takes you on a WILD food adventure through some of his favorite spots in Los Angeles' Koreatown. https://youtu.be/lwtNP6q2z1E After eating what feels like a week's worth of tacos and talking about Korean food, Oh decides he wants to wash it all down with some soju and Korean food at some of his favorite Ktown spots. We make a stop for galbi jjim - Korean braised beef under...
  • Eat the Streets w/ Chef Chris Oh: Tacos!

    https://youtu.be/Hkh1gMTReqQ If you’re visiting LA, there are 3 things you MUST do… Go to DisneylandEat tacosEat Korean food We met up with our friend, TV personality and restauranteur Chris Oh to see where he would take someone new to the city. Originally from the Bay Area and currently residing in LA’s Koreatown, Chris Oh has lived in LA long enough to say he’s a local. He knows his way around town like his own kitchen. When it comes...
  • Jokoy’s Latest Netflix Special Spotlights Filipino American’s and Hopes to Inspire the Next Generation

    In "Jokoy: In His Elements" Jokoy's latest Netflix special goes beyond his previous stand up specials. In His Elements is more of a talent spotlight/passion project. The Filipino American comedian goes to the Philippines with other Filipino American creatives to spotlight local culture - chefs, comedians, DJs and B-boys. Along with breakdancer Ronnie, Grammy winning producer !llmind, singer/songwriter Inigo Pascual, Comedians Andrew Lopez, Andrew Orolfo and Joey Guila, Jokoy showcases the talents of these Filipino American...
  • Mark Wahlberg’s George Floyd Post Brings Back His Own Racist History

    Since the George Floyd murder, many celebrities have spoken out on social media about their views and support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Once of those who spoke out was Oscar nominated actor and former rapper Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg, best known for his leading role in such Hollywood blockbusters as The Departed, Ted, the Transformers franchise and as rapper, Marky Mark in the early 90's. What is lesser known is his history of hate crimes...
  • Upcoming Asian American Programs to Stream for Asian Pacific Heritage Month

    May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. With most people quarantined at home, television and streaming services are debuting new programs featuring Asian American leads. Here are a few new shows to binge watch available this month. Asian Pacific Heritage Month Streaming Never Have I Ever (Netflix) 4/27 https://youtu.be/HyOCCCbxwMQ Desi American teenhood hits screens across the country in Netflix's Never Have I Ever. The series, loosely based on Mindy Kaling's childhood centers on Devi Vishwakumar, an Indian American teenager...
  • Twenty-eight years after the LA riots, Asian American businesses are still being vandalized and the community arms itself again

    This week marked the 28th anniversary of the LA riots. In 1992, racial tensions in Los Angeles reached a tipping point following the death of a 15-year-old African American teenager who was shot by a Korean American liquor store owner and the acquittal of four white LAPD officers in the video recorded beating of Rodney King, sparking a civil unrest. Set off by the acquittal, the riots quickly spread from South Central Los Angeles to Koreatown.  https://youtu.be/26ToSKdfeRY Once...
  • 5 Minutes with Actor & Stuntman Stephen Oyoung | AANOW

    https://youtu.be/vcpJ42Juv_0 If you've seen Thor, Independence Day, or Star Wars: Rouge One, you've seen Stephen Oyoung. The name might not be familiar but he has appeared in various commercials, summer blockbusters and video games. From spitting on Keanu Reeves to sharing a ride with George Clooney to getting killed by aliens, Stephen Oyoung shares some of his favorite experiences in Hollywood in this AANOW Original: 5 Minutes with Stephen Oyoung. Do you know an Asian American...
  • 8 Things Asian Americans Should Be Doing During the Pandemic

    Many of you are either working from home, have cabin fever with multiple generations under the same roof, overwhelmed with the non-stop COVID-19 news being shoved in your eyes and ears or bored with no sports to watch or events to look forward to. Here are a few suggestions to maintain your sanity and support AAPI businesses during these tough times. Check in on your friends & family During these times, it is a good idea to...
  • The Actor: Stephen Oyoung | AANOW

    AA Now Stephen Oyoung Profile Thumbnail Many Asian Americans grow up dreaming of seeing themselves on the big screen. Only until recently were there a handful of Asian leads in Hollywood to look up to. When Stephen Oyoung saw Keanu Reeves in The Matrix and films staring Bruce Lee and Jet Li, he saw that it was possible for an Asian to become a Holllywood action superstar. With limited roles for Asian Americans at the time, Stephen...
  • 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.