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At the Adhikaar June 8 event. (Photo via Everest Times)

Adhikaar: Stories of Help at a Fundraiser

New York, Queens, Social Services, South Asian June 21, 2017 at 12:31 pm

The organization Adhikaar, which helps members of the Nepalese community, held an event June 8 to review its accomplishments and raise money, Everest Times reports.

(Photo by Lambert Parong/ Kababayan Media via The FilAm)

Jose Antonio Vargas Considered Moving to Canada

Immigration, Manhattan, Southeast Asian June 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm

At a Know Your Rights forum in Manhattan, Jose Antonio Vargas revealed that he had thought about moving to Canada until he received a call from Nancy Pelosi, reports The FilAm.

Korean community representatives discussing legal services and other assistance for the undocumented. (Photo via New York Ilbo)

Helping Immigrants through Korean Sanctuary Churches

East Asian, Immigration, New York June 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Korean American Civic Empowerment and other organizations discussed how legal and other assistance for undocumented immigrants will be offered through sanctuary churches at a June 15 briefing, New York Ilbo reports.

Cynthia Koo (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Dim Sum Stories Told Through Cartoon Illustrations

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan June 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Cynthia Koo came up with the idea of turning dim sum dishes into cartoon characters while eating in her father’s restaurant, writes World Journal. She now runs the successful online business Wonton In A Million.

“Seeing both the Pakistani and American flag being held up by the police is why I love Brooklyn,” said Ibrahim Raja, 16. “Now I just hope Pakistan can win against India all the time.” (Photo by Hassan Iqbal via BKLYNER)

Celebrating a Cricket Win in ‘Little Pakistan’

Brooklyn, South Asian, Sports June 19, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Pakistanis gathered on Coney Island Avenue in celebration of a historic win over India in the International Cricket Council Champions Trophy final, reports BKLYNER.

Practicing tai chi at Queens Community House in Rego Park (Photo from Queens Community House via World Journal)

Chinese Seniors Staying Away From Social Services?

East Asian, Government, Seniors, Social Services June 16, 2017 at 4:01 pm

According to a staff member at a Queens senior center, an increasing number of Chinese seniors who are eligible for social services shy away from the benefits because of immigration concerns, reports World Journal.

Queens Surrogate's Court (Image via nycourts.gov)

Court Appointments: ‘Amplifying Racial Disparities’?

Asian, Black, Latino June 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm

An analysis of guardianship appointments at the Queens Surrogate’s Court suggests that the barriers to entry for lawyers of color may be systemic, reports Gotham Gazette.

Chee Seok Hwang, in front of her reproduction of "King Cheoljong's Royal Wedding Procession." (Photo by Kyeongmin Park for Voices of NY)

Recreating Korea’s Royal Court Paintings of the Joseon Dynasty

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, History, Manhattan June 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Meticulously drawn reproductions of Royal Court Paintings of the Joseon dynasty are on view at the Korean Cultural Center.

Jenifer Rajkumar (Photo from NYS Office of Immigrant Affairs, via Desi Talk)

Promoting Naturalize NY in the Asian Community

Immigration, New York, South Asian June 14, 2017 at 3:39 pm

New York state’s Director of Immigrant Affairs, Jenifer Rajkumar, speaks to Desi Talk about the Naturalize NY program, launched in 2016 to help immigrants become U.S. citizens.

Hunter Students Call for an Asian American Studies Department

Hunter Students Call for an Asian American Studies Department

Asian, Education, Manhattan, Video June 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm

SinoVision English Channel takes a look at efforts to establish an Asian American Studies department at Hunter College where 30 percent of the student body is Asian American.

(Photo by Christian Miles via Gay City News)

Protesting the Anti-Gay Crackdown in Chechnya and Indonesia

Eastern European, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Southeast Asian June 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm

In separate protests organized by Rise and Resist, demonstrators spoke out against the government crackdown on gay men in Chechnya and Indonesia, reports Gay City News.

US Pinoys for Good Governance protest by the UN (Screen shot via Balitang American video)

Filipino Group Rallies Over Sea Dispute

Asian, Manhattan, Southeast Asian June 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm

On Philippine Independence Day, members of US Pinoys for Good Governance rallied outside the UN calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to uphold a ruling in favor of the Philippines over the South China Sea dispute.

Chris Miao campaigning in Sunset Park. (Photo via World Journal)

Carlos Menchaca Has a Chinese Challenger

Brooklyn, East Asian, Elections 2017 June 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

World Journal interviews attorney Chris Miao, the Shanghai-born contender for District 38, Council member Carlos Menchaca’s seat.

Leaders of the American-Pakistani  Public Affairs Committee at the advisory board meeting June 5. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer for Voices of NY)

American-Pakistani Group Urges Unity

Politics, South Asian June 7, 2017 at 5:05 pm

A new organization, the American-Pakistani Public Affairs Committee (APPAC), aims to unite diverse community organizations in promoting the community and raising its political profile.

From left to right: Father of the graduate Steven Kozlowski, grandmother Xiaoman Wen, West Point grad Alexander Kozlowski and his mother, Zhao Ziying. (Photo via World Journal)

Great Grandson of First Chinese West Pointer Graduates

East Asian, Education, New York June 6, 2017 at 11:31 am

West Point grad Alexander Kozlowski is following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather Ying Hsing Wen, the first Chinese graduate of West Point, reports World Journal.