Post Tagged with: "Asian American"

Aches and Pains Offer Window to Deeper Problems

Aches and Pains Offer Window to Deeper Problems

Treating “somatic” ailments offers a path to addressing mental illness in the Asian-American community.

(Photo from Asian American Writers' Workshop Page Turner Festival)

Dumplings, DJs Add Spice to Brooklyn Lit Fest

Asian, Brooklyn, Culture October 4, 2013 at 1:35 pm

“Half block party, half book bash,” Saturday’s Page Turner Festival blends literary and pop culture.

Young Asian-Americans Challenge Stereotypes

Young Asian-Americans Challenge Stereotypes

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts June 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm

As the debate continues over a recent report that critics claim regurgitates the “model minority” myth about Asian-Americans, a conference for Asian-Americans offered a forum to unpick the stereotypes. Voices of NY interviewed three young Korean-Americans there.

Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai speaks to Citibank's Ida Liu and Goldman Sachs' Gloria W. Lio about the Asian American workforce. (Photo via World Journal)

Despite Population Growth, Asian-Americans Feel Marginalized at Work

Asian, Business June 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Although Asian-Americans are the fastest growing demographic in the country, many Asian-Americans in business say they do not feel a sense of belonging at work and that they face a glass ceiling when it comes to top jobs.

Anju said she has had difficulty finding an employer that treats her fairly. (Photo by Kamana Shrestha/Women's eNews)

Profile: Raising Others’ Children, a Nanny Misses Her Own

Labor, South Asian June 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Women’s eNews put a human face on the plight of the 1.8 million domestic workers who make $20,000 or less per year, with a profile of a Nepalese nanny who lives in Queens. “Anju” described employers who ranged from inhumane to abusive — as well as the pain of being away from her own daughter.

John Chen (second from left) join members of several Chinese religious organizations at a press conference on AIDS awareness. (Photo by Yi-Shing Du/ World Journal)

Study Urges Asian Religious Organizations to do AIDS Outreach

East Asian, Health June 1, 2012 at 5:21 pm

While the number of reported AIDS cases has declined in recent years among whites, it has increased for Asian-Americans. A recent study encourages Chinese religious organizations to play a stronger role in AIDS outreach efforts.

(Photo from World Journal)

As Asian Population Booms, Chinatown Struggles

Demographics, Economy, Featured Posts April 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

New York City’s Asian-American neighborhoods are struggling with problems that include gentrification, generic commercial development and the shuttering of iconic local businesses, according to a panel of community leaders and professors who gathered last week.

Juan Bas (Photo via Filipino Reporter)

Profile: Fil-Am Author Borrows From His Own Immigrant Experience

Culture, Immigration April 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Juan Bas, a New Jersey Filipino-American whose debut novel, “Back Kicks and Broken Promises” was published by Abbott Press, explained the process and ideas behind the book to the Filipino Reporter in a recent interview. He describes the book as “‘The Namesake’ meets ‘The Karate Kid’ meets ‘The Catcher in the Rye.’”

Community and ethnic media outlets have been split on how to portray City Comptroller John Liu's campaign troubles. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer/Feet in Two Worlds)

Even in Chinese Press, Probe Into John Liu’s Campaign Finances Called a ‘Scandal’

East Asian, Politics April 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm

After months of avoiding the use of the word “scandal” to describe City Comptroller John Liu’s campaign troubles, Rong Xiaoqing of the Chinese-language Sing Tao Daily tells Feet in Two Worlds why her publication decided to start using the word.

George Salazar and Anna Maria Perez of 'Godspell' say they hope more Asian Americans will have roles on Broadway. (Photo by Elton Lugay/The FilAm)

Despite Underrepresentation, Some Asian-American Actors Make it Big

Asian, Culture March 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Last month, we noted the release of a report on the underrepresentation of Asian Americans on the New York stage. Since then, articles in the ethnic media have offered some exceptions to that rule.

Fred Fu of the Flushing Development Center showed his support for Jeremy Lin at a Community Board 7 meeting.

Ethnic and Local Press Examines Linsanity’s Ripple Effect

Asian, Culture, New York, Sports February 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Although Jeremy Lin often downplays the importance of his ethnicity, the ethnic and community press has focused on the Knicks point guard’s inspiring effect on children, other ball players, and fans of all races.

Lea Salonga was the first Asian to play the roles of Éponine and Fantine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway.

‘Inclusive Casting’ Hasn’t Helped Asians on NY Stage, Report Finds

Asian, Culture, Manhattan February 14, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Though the Asian American population has rapidly grown, Asian American actors made up only 1.6 percent of all available roles in recent Broadway productions, a new report found.

Asian American press differs on John Liu investigation

Feet In Two Worlds compares the reporting, showing that while New York’s English-language media used the word “scandal,” Chinese newspapers called it a “fundraising issue,” and the Korean press used the word “allegation.”

Immigrants on Ellis Island circa 1900

Waiver to keep undocumented spouses in US

Immigration, Metro Area, Politics January 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm

The Immigration Department (USCIS) is proposing a change to rules governing how spouses and adult children of American citizens get their immigration status adjusted.