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Jose Antonio Vargas

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Filipino-American writer and immigration rights activist returned to the DMV once again to share his story to students at the University of Maryland, College Park campus preceding a large immigration rights rally and march in Washington, DC. His story, while perhaps unconventional, is still an American dream.

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Fiesta Asia Will Feature Over 100 Acts

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Now in it’s eighth year, Fiesta Asia, sponsored by the Asia Heritage Foundation, will be more colorful than ever. The street event will take place in downtown DC this weekend on May 18th from 10am – 7pm and feature over 100 performers and vendors. A new highlight of the festival this year is the Fiesta Asia Emerging Stars talent competition …

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Asian Investors Eye DC Real Estate

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By: Jenny Chen Washington, D.C. – In 2006 the U.S. housing market spiraled to an all time low, throwing roughly four million families into foreclosure. But our loss was another’s gain. Although the housing market is still merely 52% as strong as it was prior to the housing crash, according to the house sales website Trulia, Asian investors are snapping …

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Asian American Students Top U.S. Graduation Rates

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By Jhee Yoon WASHINGTON, D.C.—Asian/Pacific Islanders have the highest high school graduation rates of any ethnic groups in America, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Education. 93.5% of Asian and Pacific Islander students received diplomas at the end of the 2009-2010 school year, the focus of a study from DOE’s National Center for Education Statistics. AAPI …

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DC Police: Progress on New Post in Chinatown

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By Dottie Tiejun Li (Washington, D.C.)—The Metropolitan Police Department is reporting progress on finding “workspace” in Chinatown for a still-to-be-hired “Community Outreach Coordinator,” a civilian police force employee who will act as a liaison between MPD and the Chinatown Community. And the process of filling the job is well underway, too, according to Chief Cathy L. Lanier, who told Asian …

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Undocumented Immigrants: By the Numbers

Accurate numbers are difficult to achieve, but according to The Pew Research Center, both Maryland and Virginia are in the top twelve states in the U.S. with the highest percentages of undocumented immigrants, in this order: California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Georgia, Arizona, North Carolina, Maryland, Washington, and Virginia. Here are the Pew Center’s best guesses for …

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QultureMatters: Global Perspectives on Regional Collaboration

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By Lily Qi Having lived in the National Capital region for 15 years and worked for two local governments on economic development and public policy, I have come to appreciate the need for serious collaboration across the boundary lines of our counties and state governments. It is essential, if we are to effectively deal with the area’s biggest problems, from …

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Presidential PEARL GALA

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By Michelle Phipps-Evans Washington’s AAPI stars sparkled brightly the night of January 20, coming out in celebration not only of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, but also for the unprecedented increase in Asian American representation in Congress. The Pearl Inaugural Gala was held at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, filling two ballrooms with men looking dashing in black tie and women gliding …

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The Lang Way to Success: “Follow Your Heart and Dream”

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By Andy Liu Lang Lang is no stranger to Washington’s critical concert goers. And when this world-class pianist returned to the Kennedy Center last month and joined the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, the applause prompted three curtain calls and an encore performance. It was a mesmerizing experience for many that …

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