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50 Young Asian American Stars in Politics

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This is a list of young Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) who are making a difference in politics and public service in this great country. Indeed, these stars shine brightly, and their potentials are boundless. Quite likely, some of them will be the kingmaker or the queenmaker in the future, helping elect the president of the United States. In …

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2015 Lunar New Year Celebrations

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Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax VA                       Pentagon City Mall, Arlington VA

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Federal Asian Pacific American Council – FAPAC’s New Officers

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On September 5th, 2014, the installation of new officers of FAPAC took place at the National Press Club.  The new offers are as follows: President: Grace Spence Vice President: Olivia Adrian Vice President of Operations: Peter Nguyen Executive Secretary: Fahmida Chhipa Treasurer: Kevin Le Auditor: Rebecca Flowers Region 1 Director: Sharon Nicholas Region 5 Director: Zena Huen Asian Fortune is …

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NAAAP-DC Barbeque Event

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The National Association of Asian American Professionals DC Chapter hosted a barbeque on July 27. 2014. The enjoyed delicious Southern Style BBQ – Pulled pork, Burnt Ends, Creamy Mash and played lots of silly games at Quincy Park in Arlington, Va.

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Paint the Town Green AAPI Youth Art Mural Project

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On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, over 60 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth in grades K-12 from the District of Columbia participated in Paint the Town Green, an art mural project organized by the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OAPIA) at the Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square. Youth expressed their perspective through art on creating …

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Snapshots of VietFest 2014

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Here are a few amazing pictures taken at the annual 2014 VietFest. Enjoy! Asian Fortune is an English language newspaper for Asian American professionals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Visit fb.com/asianfortune to stay up to date with our news and what’s going on in the Asian American community.    

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Asian America: June 2014

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  Compiled by Mary Tablante   1. Chinese Railroad Workers Inducted into Labor Hall of Honor WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez inducted the Chinese Railroad Workers into the U.S. Department of Labor’s Hall of Honor on May 9. The workers were honored for their courage and sacrifice for completing the first Transcontinental Railroad 145 years ago. There were …

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White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI)

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Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Opening Ceremony, at the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., May 6, 2014. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann) WASHINGTON, DC – Vice President Joe Biden, highlighting the achievements of generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), spoke at the opening ceremony for …

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Fiesta Asia

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Asian Fortune is an English language newspaper for Asian American professionals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Visit fb.com/asianfortune to stay up to date with our news and what’s going on in the Asian American community.

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CAPAL 25th Anniversary Gala

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Asian Fortune is an English language newspaper for Asian American professionals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Visit fb.com/asianfortune to stay up to date with our news and what’s going on in the Asian American community.

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AAPI Events

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Asian Fortune is an English language newspaper for Asian American professionals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Visit fb.com/asianfortune to stay up to date with our news and what’s going on in the Asian American community.

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FAPAC-BAP Celebration Dinner

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Federal Asian Pacific American Council-Business Advisory Partnership (FAPAC-BAP) held a celebration dinner successfully for the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in April 26th. The dinner was held in Tony Cheng ‘s Seafood Restaurant, located in Chinatown, DC. Ten Asian Pacific American government contractor founding members and guests gathered together to celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month as well as …

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APAICS Celebrates its 20th Anniversary at the Annual Gala Awards

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By Aurora de Peralta Photos credit: Will Kim On the warm spring evening of May 6, 2014, many of the AAPI community’s most influential members gathered for the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) 20th annual Gala Awards Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel. The founder of APAICS, the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, was present to celebrate the …

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Asian America (May 2014)

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Compiled by Mary Tablante 1. Asian American Voter Turnout Low Asian Americans voted less than whites and blacks in midterm elections since 1998, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data released April 9. About three-in-ten Asian Americans cast ballots in this time span. The Asian American turnout in 2010 was 31 percent, while the turnout for …

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Asian American LEAD Gala

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Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) hosted their 15th Annual Dinner at the Silver Spring Civic Building in downtown Silver Spring from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m with 300 guests in attendance on March 27. During the program part of the event, hosted by anchor and reporter Kathy Park, guests had the opportunity to hear testimonials from current AALEAD youth Jessa Martinez, …

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Diversity Job Fair March 2014

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On March 20th, Asian Fortune and Asian American Chamber of Commerce co-hosted their first Diversity Job Fair in 2014.  The job fair was a success with over 15 employers and 400 job seekers in attendance. Employers who participated in the job fair included Maryland Live Casino, Fairfax County Sherif, State Farm, Farmers Insurance, Morgan Stanley, Premier Financials, Fairfax County Public …

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Arts Around Town

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By Jenny Chen Asian American Artists Showcase Work at Community Foundation Fundraiser On March 17, the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region hosted a star studded celebration to honor 40 years of giving to nonprofits across the nation. They are one of the largest sources of grants in the national capital region and are able to play the roles …

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Grace Han Wolf ReElection Kickoff

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Asian Fortune is an English language newspaper for Asian American professionals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Visit fb.com/asianfortune to stay up to date with our news and what’s going on in the Asian American community.

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AAPI Townhall Meeting with Senator Warner

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On February 7, Senator Mark Warner met with members of the Asian American community at Mikaku Japanese Restaurant in Herndon.   During the meeting, Senator Mark Warner addressed concerns from AAPIs on issues such as immigration, education, gridlock in Northern Virginia as well as healthcare and small business policy.  The event was organized by the Council of Korean Americans in partnership …

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Our Community: March 2014

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Association of Chinese American Physicians (ACAP) celebrates service, friendship and year of the horse     On 15 February 2014, approximately 60 ACAP members, family and friends rung in the year of the horse by highlighting past and future ACAP activities.  Outgoing president Jay He reported on community engagement activities from 2013.  These included two health fairs in collaboration with Chinese …

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Lunar New Year Celebration Photos

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Chinatown: Eden Center: Fair Oaks Mall: Lunar New Year Celebration at Fair Oaks Mall by Hai Hua Community Center. This Celebration was the 11th Lunar New Year cultural event following the successful inaugural festival launched in 2004. The venue included culture performances, demonstration, and arts and crafts activities. This two day event attracted an audience of close to 200,000. Lakeforest …

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Wizards v. Rockets at Asian Heritage Night

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Our Community: Touch of Asia

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Touch of Asia, a cultural event hosted by Asian American Chamber of Commerce took place at the Fairfax County government center on December 6th.  The guests and participants sampled tasty Asian Cuisine while enjoying a cultural fashion show infused with traditional Asian costumes and beautiful western gowns! Portions of the proceeds were donated to selected non-profit AACC members. Asian Fortune …

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The Treasures of Batak

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On Nov. 9, Parsadaan Bangso Batak (PBB) Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia hosted a performance of  traditional Batak culture featuring songs, dances, choir and traditional clothing to highlight the unique culture of this ethnic group. Photo credit: Will Kim

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