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Data on “Asian Americans” May Be Misleading

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By Suchi Rudra It’s a fairly troubling practice—but it’s been going on for years. Due to the lack of a solid database on Asian Americans, data taken from Asian people living in Asia have long been used in studies and surveys regarding Asian Americans. For example, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has only begun to use Asian American data …

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Green Hero: Danny Seo

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More Asian Americans than ever before are becoming pioneers in the sustainability movement. Because of this, we are running a series to recognize all the Asian American “Green Heroes” in our community. First to be recognized is Danny Seo – a Korean American and a former Washington, DC resident who promotes the green lifestyle through books and TV shows. Seo …

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Are You Board Material?

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Board 2020 vision allows more Asian Americans a chance at corporate boards By Jenny Chen In the year 2020, corporate and nonprofit boards will look very different from the ones today. At least, that’s the belief that panelists Virginia Gambale, director of JetBlue; Helene D. Gayle, director, The Coca-Cola Co. and Colgate-Palmolive Co.; Michael D. Rochelle, director, Military Officers Association …

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Flavors of Asia: Preserving the Seasons [BLOG]

Amanda Andrei

By Amanda Andrei As summer transitions to fall, our diets also shift with the seasons. This is the season for savory crockpot stews, warm baked goods, and soon enough, holiday treats. But before summer completely ends, many people turn to canning, pickling, and fermentation to preserve their favorite summer produce for the cooler months ahead. Granted, those of us who …

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Dateline News for the Asian American

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AsianAMERICA Compiled by CeCe Wang White House Reports “Continuing Progress” For Asian Americans WASHINGTON, D.C.—The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders released a report showcasing the federal government’s progress addressing the needs of AAPIs. The Initiative has developed and implemented plans with 23 federal departments and agencies to increase AAPI participation in federal programs and services. Among …

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Overcoming Barriers to Asian American Health

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By Mary Tablante First, the good news. Asian American women have the highest life expectancy of any ethnic group in the U.S., living an average 85.8 years, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Life expectancy among Asian subgroups ranges from Filipinos at 81.5 years, to Japanese at 84.5 years, and topping out with Chinese women at …

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MED Week: Asian American Businesses Boost U.S. Economy

By Mary Tablante The growing economic clout of Asian Americans extends beyond our role as consumers. We are increasingly becom­ing business owners. In fact, one in four minority businesses is owned by an Asian American, according to the U.S. Depart­ment of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency. And those busi­nesses are unusually successful, produc­ing more than fifty percent of the gross …

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Asian American Buying Power Skyrockets

By Mary Tablante Marketers now have another reason to target the Asian American community. AAPI buying power is up 523 percent since 1990, and will reach $718.4 billion this year, according to a recent Nielsen report. The reason for the surge is a combination of our increasing population and cultural characteristics. The Asian American segment of the United States population …

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Asian Americans Vote in Area, Visiting Asians Observe Portraits of Citizenship

By Michelle Phipps-Evans This year’s general election on Nov. 6 will likely be remembered for its long lines. It may also be remembered as the first presidential election where national political journalists began focusing on the role Asian Americans played, and are expected to play in the future. It’s all in the numbers, with 17 million Asian Americans in the …

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Why Asian Americans Voted Democratic

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By Glenn Magpantay, Democracy Program Director at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)     Nationally, a whopping 73% of Asian Americans voted for President Obama, according to the exit polls. In the swing state of Virginia, Obama captured 66% of our vote. Asian Americans were a driving force in Virginia’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race. Preliminary …

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