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Asian Americans Say TV’s ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Can Fight Stereotypes, and It’s Funny, Too


The reviews and the ratings are in for ABC-TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” which officially premiered on Feb. 10, and as a saying goes, “We have a winner!” TV by the  Numbers ran a story with the headline, “ABC’s ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Debuts as Season’s #1 New Show with Upscale Adults 18-49.” The Hollywood Reporter noted, “After its strong …

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Washington DC Area Lunar New Year Celebrations


Celebrations in the area began early this month, and are still on-going. Due to the snow and winter weather conditions this year, it is advisable to call organizers in advance if there are changes in the date or time. Most of the on-going events (in italics) are from dc.about.com by Washington, D.C. Expert Rachel Cooper. Chinese New Year Parade and …

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White House Launches New AAPI Bully Prevention Task Force


On November 20th, 2014, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) held a conference call with community leaders across the country about the bullying of AAPI youth. The call served as a platform to announce the launch of the AAPI Bullying Prevention Task Force and allowed listeners to give feedback on addressing the needs of their …

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Asian America: December 2014


Compiled by Mary Tablante Patsy Mink Receives Medal of Freedom  WASHINGTON, D.C.—The first Asian American woman in Congress, Patsy Takemoto Mink, received a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 24. Mink represented Hawaii and served for 12 terms. She was born and raised in Maui and became the first Japanese American female attorney in the state. Her achievements include …

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What’s Next In Advertising to Asian Americans?


By Jennifer Leeper In 2013, Nielson released a consumer report that called Asian Americans “significant, sophisticated, and savvy” and suggested that the AAPI community was an affluent and quickly growing market segment. But how are companies reaching the Asian consumer? Compared to other ethnic groups in America, Asian-Americans are highly accessible in their consumerism, because they love their smart phones …

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Asian American advocates continue fighting for immigration reform

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Eliseo Medina, Dae Joong Yoon

Mary Tablante AAPIs are gaining more visibility in the immigrant rights movement, and exit polls from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund show that the majority of AAPIs support comprehensive immigration reform. Approximately 67 percent of Asian Americans polled in Virginia, New York and New Jersey supported immigration reform with a path to citizenship. In recent months, Asian …

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AAPI Small Businesses Profit from Dept. of Defense Measures


By Tamara Treichel Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) who run small businesses have a lot of reason to smile recently: The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has taken measures in the past year to create more opportunities for AAPI small businesses. The importance of AAPI-owned businesses to the U.S. economy shouldn’t be underestimated: At present, the United States has …

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Addressing Suicide within the AAPI Community


By Amanda L. Andrei “Do you think it was a suicide?” my friend asked. “No.” I gripped my phone tightly at the thought. “No. There’s no way. It must have been a car accident. I spoke to him last Thursday. I told him I would call him back. Or a health problem. It must have been an accident. There’s no …

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