Post Tagged with: "Asian Americans"

"Oliver!" restaged by an all-Asian cast. (Photo by Elton Lugay via The FilAm)

All-Asian Cast Belts Out ‘Oliver’

Asian, Culture, In the News, Manhattan June 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm

The FilAm reports that an Asian-American cast staged the musical through the organization National Asian Artists Project, which promotes the visibility of Asian actors on Broadway.

Panelists from left to right: Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro, State Assemblyman Ron Kim, Congresswoman Grace Meng, and former City Council candidate (now teacher and activist) Edward Santos (Photo via The FilAm)

Weighing in on the State of Asian-American Politics

Asian, Politics March 3, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Asian Americans who have bucked the trends and stepped into politics talked about their foray into the field, as well as the chances of an Asian-American being elected as president, reports The FilAm.

Angela Warnick Buchdahl, born to an American Jewish father and a Korean Buddhist mother, will head Central Synagogue becoming its first Asian-American Senior Rabbi. (Photo from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion via Jewish Daily Forward)

First Asian-American to Head Leading Synagogue

East Asian, Jewish December 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm

One of the country’s largest Reform synagogues has selected Angela Warnick Buchdahl as its Senior Rabbi, reports the Jewish Daily Forward. Her multicultural background reflects the changing faces of the Jewish community.

Cantor Angela Buchdahl performing. (Photo by Jewish Women's Archive, Creative Commons license)

Asian-American Rabbi Overcomes Need to ‘Prove’ Herself

Culture, East Asian, Religion, Traditions August 13, 2013 at 11:09 pm

In a sign of the increasing diversity of the Jewish community, Cantor Angela Buchdahl could soon be head rabbi at the historic Central Synagogue – but with Ashkenazi Jewish and Korean roots, she wasn’t always so confident in her Jewish identity, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

Not even John Liu, the only Asian running for mayor, emerged unscathed after showing up half an hour late. (Photo by Edward Charrette via The FilAm)

Ire at No-Show Candidates in Mayoral Forum for Asians

Asian, Elections 2013, In the News, Politics May 22, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Seven mayoral candidates confirmed but only four showed up for a forum put together by around 50 Asian-American groups, reports The FilAm. Upset at the turnout, organizers and audience members took the absence as a disregard of their priorities.

Seventy-seven percent of Asian Americans voted for President Obama, according to exit polls. (Photo from Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Where are Asian Americans in the Immigration Debate?

Asian, Demographics, Immigration, In the News, Opinion, Politics January 28, 2013 at 11:50 pm

In an opinion piece published in Feet in Two Worlds, Erwin de Leon wonders why immigration is almost exclusively considered a “Latino issue,” even as more and more Asian Americans support comprehensive immigration reform.

(Photo from Colorlines)

77% of Asian Americans Supported Obama

Asian, Politics January 22, 2013 at 7:25 pm

A study by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund based on Election Day exit polls found that Asian Americans overwhelmingly voted for Barack Obama and as many as 96 percent of Bangladeshi Americans went for the president.

Comptroller John Liu helped bring a warm meal to seniors at Hamilton xx House (Photo via

Knickerbocker Village Residents May Be Without Heat Until Thanksgiving

Asian, Environment, New York November 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, residents of Knickerbocker Village, a complex of 13 buildings in the Lower East Side, are most concerned about when the power and heat will return, the Sing Tao Daily reported. But in the meantime they got a break from the unappetizing food they have been getting recently.

Ron Kim

History Made in NYC Elections

Asian, Demographics, Elections 2012, In the News, Politics November 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Victories swept through Chinese, Korean and Albanian New Yorkers as one of their own became the first of their community to attain political office – in Congress for Grace Meng and in the State Assembly for Ron Kim and Mark Gjonaj.

Grace Meng of Queens is one of some 80 immigrants running for Congress nationwide. (Photo from Grace for New York)

80 Immigrant Candidates Running for Congress Nationwide

Demographics, Immigration, Politics November 5, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Some 80 congressional candidates from immigrant communities are on Tuesday’s ballots across the country, including Grace Meng in Queens, reports Feet in 2 Worlds, based on a 46-page report from The New American Leaders Project.

Photo by Jon Scheiber/Flickr Creative Commons

Report: Many Problems for Asian Voters in Primaries

Asian, Elections 2012, Politics November 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm

According to a new report, Asian American voters in New York and across the country found polling places on Primary Day that did not offered the required translation services and poll workers that provided inaccurate information, the World Journal reported.

Dr. Elnora Calimlim and Dr. Jefferson Calimlim in a November 2006 photo at the U.S. District Court in Milwaukee.  (Via

Voices in Focus: A Pair of Former Doctors Deported for Slavery

Crime, Education July 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Today we have news of a debate over equity in New York City schools; a call for adoption within the African-American community; plans for Salvadorean expatriates to vote in their country’s 2014 presidential elections; more from a controversial study about Asian-Americans; deported slave-holders; and sad news about two independent bookstores.

May Day Immigrant Rights March, Los Angeles (Photo from Creative Commons/Korean Resource Center via Colorlines)

Asian-Americans Reject ‘Model Minority’ Image Painted by Pew Report

Asian, Demographics June 25, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Asian-American advocates took issue with a recent Pew Research Center report that described them as the highest-earning and most-educated group in America, a portrayal which they argue ignores the disparities among Asian-Americans, Colorlines reports.

Asian American group unveils new Unity Map that would reflect the growing Asian American population in Queens.

New map would empower Asians

East Asian, Featured Posts, Politics, Queens November 22, 2011 at 11:28 am

As Asian American organization unveiled its newly-drawn “Unity Map” on Nov. 16, in an effort to increase community representation.