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Documents issued to Bok Ying Chin, grandfather of Amy Chin (Courtesy of Amy Chin)

Chinese Americans Study Their Roots

East Asian, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York May 30, 2019 at 10:41 pm

Chinese Americans rarely explore their genealogy, but interest is growing, and there are expected to be more attendees at the June 8 and 9 meeting of the Chinese American Genealogy Conference in New York.

Manav Singh Sodhi, 17, on right, with Lt. Col. Kamal Kalsi. (Photo courtesy Lt. Col. Kamal Kalsi via News India Times)

Young Sikhs Head for Military Training

Religion, South Asian May 29, 2019 at 12:24 pm

More than a dozen Sikhs granted a religious accommodation are headed for bootcamp as part of a “new wave” of Indian Americans and others joining the military, writes News India Times.

Brooklyn Law School Interim Dean Maryellen Fullerton and Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez. (Photo from the Brooklyn DA's Office via Kings County Politics)

Brooklyn DA Celebrates Asian Community

Asian, Brooklyn, Culture May 28, 2019 at 4:05 pm

At the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration held by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, DA Eric Gonzalez emphasized the community’s growing political clout in the borough, reports Kings County Politics.

NYU College of Dentistry (Photo by Heejeong Yu for voices of NY)

Korean Dentist at NYUCD: ‘I was discriminated against’

East Asian, Manhattan May 23, 2019 at 3:27 pm

A Korean-American dentist is suing NYU College of Dentistry over its hiring and promotion practices. She speaks to The Korea Daily.

Broadway star Syndee Winters (Photo from Disney via World Journal)

A Broadway Star Seeks Her Chinese Roots

Black, Caribbean, Culture, East Asian, New York May 21, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Syndee Winters, who plays Nala in “The Lion King,” speaks to World Journal about her Chinese heritage and the grandfather who immigrated to Jamaica before coming to the U.S.

Kim is standing in front of Pyongyang Gymnasium in 2008 (Photo courtesy of Dong-Chul Kim)

Korean Businessman, in Flushing, Tells All about North Korea

New York, Queens, Southeast Asian May 17, 2019 at 5:26 pm

Dong-chul Kim talks with The Korea Daily about his “love-hate” relationship with North Korea, and his imprisonment.

China's women's basketball team played against the New York Liberty on May 9 at the Barclays Center. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Basketball Game Reflects Intricate China-US Relationship

Brooklyn, East Asian, Sports May 10, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Before a WNBA preseason game between the New York Liberty and China’s national team, Liberty owner Joseph Tsai spoke about how sports can improve relations between the two countries, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Farrah Mozawalla, acting executive director of the Asian American Advisory Board and the Office of Asian American Affairs. (Photo from the Nassau County Asian American Advisory Board/Facebook via Valley Stream Herald)

Asian American Office Formed in Nassau County

Asian, Government, Long Island May 8, 2019 at 5:29 pm

To meet the needs of a growing Asian-American population in Nassau County, the Legislature recently voted to create the Office of Asian American Affairs, reports Valley Stream Herald.

Delivery workers, such as Jinhua Li, coalesced in Corona Plaza to support a new state bill on e-bikes and scooters which they claim will counteract city policies viewed as discriminatory. (Photo: Mark Hallum via QNS)

Urging Legalization of E-Bikes

Asian, Food, Labor, Latino, New York May 6, 2019 at 5:22 pm

Delivery workers described being targeted by law enforcement for using e-bikes on the job at a press conference on a bill that would legalize the bikes, reports QNS.

Mary Jobaida (Photo courtesy of Jobaida's campaign via QNS)

First Primary Challenger in Queens District in a Decade

Politics, Queens, South Asian May 3, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Citing a need for a “true, democratic process,” Mary Jobaida is running in the 2020 Democratic primary for the 37th Assembly District seat currently held by longtime incumbent Catherine Nolan, reports QNS.

Hindu Samaj Temple of Mahwah. (Photo courtesy of the temple, via the News India Times)

Pressing for Attack of Indian Priest to Be Considered a Bias Crime

Crime, Metro Area, South Asian May 2, 2019 at 10:03 pm

News India Times and India West report on an incident in Northern NJ.

Kane's Flushing Diner closes its doors on May 1. (Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

Kane’s Flushing Diner Sold to Chinese Developer

East Asian, Food, Queens April 30, 2019 at 6:14 pm

Ahead of the shuttering of Kane’s Flushing Diner on May 1, a family member speaks to World Journal about the changes she witnessed in the more than 50 years the restaurant has been in business.

Live razor fish being promoted on WeChat. (Screen shot via World Journal)

Live Seafood Smuggling on the Rise among Chinese Immigrants

East Asian, Food, Transportation April 29, 2019 at 6:18 pm

World Journal reports on how smuggling live seafood into the U.S. from China has become a lucrative business conducted over WeChat.

Jin Han Kim (Photo via The Korea Times)

Young Korean American Runs for Mayor of Edgewater, NJ

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics April 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm

A young 25-year old Korean American is challenging the incumbent mayor of Edgewater, NJ in the June 4 Democratic primary, reports The Korea Times.

Advocates rallied ahead of a public forum earlier this month at Queens Borough Hall to discuss segregation at the city's elite specialized high schools. (photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

New Group Wants to Keep SHSAT

Asian, Black, Education, Latino April 23, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Chalkbeat reports on the new Education Equity Campaign.

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