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Publisher Lily Chen is the daughter of Jay Chen (the founding publisher of Asian Fortune). After Jay's passing, Lily wanted to continue her father's legacy of providing a voice for the AAPI community and took over the publisher role.

Celebrate Asian art with your kids this season with Adventures in Asian Art: An Afternoon at the Museum, calligraphy, and origami!

By Amanda Andrei     Adventures in Asian Art: An Afternoon at the Museum by Sue DiCicco (with Deborah Clearwaters and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco) follows three young children and their mother as they explore over fifty artworks and artifacts from San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum. Each page is a fabulous spread with a photograph of an …

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National Council of Asian Pacific Americans Responds to President Trump’s Address to Joint Session of Congress

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) National Director Christopher Kang issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to Congress: Tonight, President Trump’s address started with an essential response to recent hate crimes, including the shooting in Olathe, Kansas, that targeted two Indian Americans and repeated anti-Semitic threats and vandalism:  “We are a country that stands united in …

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CAPAC Reissues Meeting Request with President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of the recent resignation of over two-thirds of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) sent a letter to President Trump requesting that he meet with Members of CAPAC. This follows a letter that Chair Chu sent on November 23, 2016 …

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President Trump Condemns Kansas Shooting in First Major Address to Joint Session of US Congress

President Trump speaks to a joint session of the US Congress for the first time since being elected. Seen seated are his Vice President, Mike Pence (left), and House Speaker Paul Ryan (Republican - Wisconsin)

By Geeta Goindi Washington, DC, February 28, 2017 – After nearly a week of stoic silence, President Trump has condemned the shooting in Olathe city, Kansas, which left one Indian engineer dead and two other men injured. Under fire for not speaking earlier, the president opened his first major address to both houses of the US Congress, Tuesday night, by …

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Award-Winning Chinese-American Pianist Eric Lu Performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with National Philharmonic at Strathmore, led by Piotr Gajewski concert also features Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor

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Bethesda, MD (February 27, 2017)—Chinese-American pianist Eric Lu joins the National Philharmonic, led by Maestro Piotr Gajewski, to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major on Saturday, April 1, at 8pm at the Music Center at Strathmore. The concert, showcasing the genius of Mozart, also features the humorous and satirical A Musical Joke and the popular Symphony No. …

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White House: Too early to guess motives in Kansas shooting of Indian engineers

Srinivas Kuchibhotla (left) was fatally shot and Alok Madasani injured in probable hate-crime in Olathe city, Kansas. Both are 32-year-old Hindus originally from Hyderabad, and engineers by profession employed by GPS device-maker Garmin

US lawmakers denounce xenophobic attack, bemoan uptick in violence against minorities By Geeta Goindi Washington, DC, February 28, 2017 – In the wake of a tragic shooting in Olathe city, Kansas, which left one Indian national dead and two other men injured, the Trump administration is being tested for its fair treatment of minorities as well as its views on …

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Trump Allows DACA Immigrants to Stay in the U.S.– For Now


By Jennie L. Ilustre Asian American leaders have denounced the expanded, expedited crackdown on the nation’s 11 million undocumented, as announced on February 21 – but some were heartened to know that President Donald Trump has so far decided not to touch the Deferred Action on Children Arrivals (DACA) program.   DACA was a program under an Executive Order signed …

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Asian American Advocacy Groups To Fight Immigration Crackdown; Urge Fair and Humane Solution

By Jennie L. Ilustre Asian American advocacy organizations have lambasted the two memorandums by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), issued on February 21, which implement the immigration policies under President Donald Trump in line with his campaign promises on tightening border control. The move would increase the categories of people subject to priority deportation, as well as speed up …

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Indian-American Teen Swetha Prabakaran is Selected for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Education Campaign


In final White House event, First Lady promotes diversity, higher education, empowering youth By Geeta Goindi Washington, DC, January 6, 2017 – An outstanding Indian-American teenager, Swetha Prabakaran of Ashburn, Virginia, has been appointed to the inaugural Student Advisory Board of First Lady Michelle Obama’s education campaign, ‘Better Make Room’. Swetha, whose parents immigrated from Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli in 1998, …

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National Philharmonic Performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 With Award-Winning Chinese Pianist Haochen Zhang

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National Philharmonic Performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 With Award-Winning Chinese Pianist Haochen Zhang And Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major Both Conducted by Renowned Maestro Piotr Gajewski Bethesda, MD (January 3, 2017)—The National Philharmonic’s 2016-2017 season at The Music Center at Strathmore continues on the Chinese New Year with Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Chinese gold medal …

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Sponsored Post: Notice of Settlement Agreement

As part of its ongoing commitment to its customers and its obligation under the D.C. Language Access Act, the D.C. Department of Human Services (“DHS”) Economic Security Administration (“ESA”) announces language access improvements in its city-wide ESA Service Centers.  If you are an ESA customer with limited or no English proficiency, you should expect to receive: Assistance from an in-person …

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Top Tips for Hosting an Online Meeting


Being the host or moderator of an online conference with a business video conferencing solution such as BlueJeans is very different from hosting a traditional meeting. While it is more convenient, it can still throw a person off if they aren’t used to it. When people aren’t in the same room together, it is easy for them to assume they …

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Want to Improve Conversions? Experiment with These 4 A/B Tests

Making progress with your eCommerce website involves a lot of testing. A/B testing is the most effective way to improve your website conversions to make more sales and revenue. With A/B testing, you compare two versions of a web page, pop-up, form, or other website element against each other to determine which performs the best. Since there are so many …

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Elation, Concern Greet Trump’s Asian American Cabinet Choices

By Jennie L. Ilustre President-elect Donald J. Trump announced in November he would nominate three American women of Asian descent to his 15-member Cabinet. His action and the choices he made got mixed reaction from Asian American leaders. Some elated leaders gave it a response akin to a high five, touting the triumph of talent and diversity. Others looked at …

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Filipino-American firm of Leuterio Thomas A Big Part of $1.4B MGM Resort Design Team


By Jennie L. Ilustre When the $1.4-billion MGM National Harbor casino and international resort formally opened on Dec. 8 amid a lot of fanfare in Maryland, MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren thanked the people that made it happen, including minority businessowners in the area. One of these entrepreneurs is Hedy Leuterio Thomas, president and CEO of Leuterio …

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Standard Wait List Opening

On December 1, 2016 WinnResidential is opening the Wait Lists for Atlantic Terrace, Atlantic Gardens, and Southern Hills for Efficiency, 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Apartments.  This includes wait lists for apartments that are accessible to people with mobility impairments (Wheelchair Accessible) and people with hearing or visual impairments.  Applications can be printed beginning 11/29/16 at 10:00 am at www.liveatlanticterrace.com …

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OCA Denounces ‘Muslim Registry’ and Appeal to Japanese Incarceration During WWII


WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates denounced the plan to institute a “Muslim registry” and the appeal to the unconstitutional Japanese American incarceration during WWII as a possible grounds for justification of the registry. This Wednesday on Fox News, Carl Higbie spoke out in favor of a “Muslim registry” that would maintain a list of Muslim immigrants …

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Online Trading for Beginners: Start Trading Forex on platforms like Xtrade Today

Forex traders have one goal:profiting from the change in value of one currency against another. They do this by basing their investment decisions on which way they think forex prices will fluctuate in the future. For example, if the US Dollar is expected to go down in value in relation to the EUR, a forex trader would sell their US …

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Need to Hold an Urgent Meeting? Here’s How to Make It Effective

Having to hold an urgent meeting is often chaotic, since time is short and urgency is often necessitated without prior warning. This is why we are here to help you with some great tips on how to make your urgent meetings effective, so as to save time and ensure your business can maintain its high standard of performance.   A …

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Donald Trump: India and the US “are going to be best friends”

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addressing the anti-terror rally organized by the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) in Edison, New Jersey. Seen at right is Shalabh Kumar, founder and chairman of RHC

GOP White House hopeful calls Prime Minister Modi a “great man” at anti-terror rally in New Jersey By Geeta Goindi Edison, New Jersey, October 15, 2016 – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has pledged that India-US ties will reach a new high if he wins the election. Addressing a sizable gathering at the spacious New Jersey Convention and Expo Center …

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Stamp Commemorating Diwali is Issued by US Postal Service

Elaborate Ceremony at Indian Consulate in New York Marks the Release of Diwali Stamp By Geeta Goindi New York, October 5, 2016 – A commemorative Diwali stamp issued by the United States Postal Service (USPS) was released today at an elaborate ceremony held at the Indian Consulate in New York. The stamp has been launched well in time for Diwali, …

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Incumbents & First-Timers are among Asian Americans in the Nov. 8 Elections


By Jennie L. Ilustre On November 8, the nation will elect a new president. As exciting as that is, other candidates are also on the ballot. These include the candidates for vice president, all 435 incumbent members of the US House of Representatives, and 34 of the 100-member US Senate. Incumbents running for reelection, as well as first-timers from both …

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APIAVote is Appalled by Offensive Fox News Segment on Chinese American Voters

Washington, DC — Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is appalled by the recent “Watters’ World” segment on The O’Reilly Factor on Chinese American voters. The segment exploited Asian American stereotypes and exemplified the very issue of China-bashing the report supposedly sought to assess. This racist and derogatory segment damages Chinese American and Asian American communities and exacerbates negative stereotypes …

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Keeping Employees Engaged During Online IT Meetings

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Keeping employees on the ball during meetings can be a big challenge, especially for IT professionals who are used to moving from one task to the next very quickly. Whether you’re a trouble shooting technician or a network administrator, dealing with IT in any role is life in the business fast lane. Therefore, it can be particularly difficult to keep …

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