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Gursoch Kaur (center), the first Indian-American woman with a Sikh turban, to become part of the NYPD as an auxiliary police officer, with fellow Sikh officers of the NYPD. (Photo from the Sikh Officers Association of NYPD/Twitter via Desi Talk)

First Turbaned Sikh Woman Joins the NYPD

New York, Police, South Asian May 22, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Desi Talk speaks to Gursoch Kaur, an auxiliary police officer who recently joined the NYPD as the first turbaned Sikh woman on the force.

Eddie Huang’s Fight for Asian Rights

Eddie Huang’s Fight for Asian Rights

East Asian, Media May 17, 2018 at 5:48 pm

The writer, restaurateur and lawyer shares his views in World Journal.

Facebook Tells Politician to Identify as ‘Chinese Restaurant’

Facebook Tells Politician to Identify as ‘Chinese Restaurant’

East Asian, Government, Manhattan May 15, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Facebook instructed Council member Margaret Chin to re-categorize her official page to “Government Official · Chinese Restaurant,” reports World Journal.

Mohammed Faisel (rght) founder of The Money Hub, and Joshua Varghese, the organization’s chief technology officer. (Photo via Forest Hills Times)

‘Making Financial Literacy Cool’

Asian, Business, Queens May 14, 2018 at 4:06 pm

A Bangladeshi American, inspired by some life lessons, is promoting financial literacy by making it “cool” for students, reports Forest Hills Times.

Councilman Daniel Dromm speaks at the 10th Annual APA City Advocacy Day Press Conference. (Photo via Times Ledger)

Getting More Funds for NYC’s Asian Americans

Asian, Immigration, New York May 9, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Asian Pacific-American organizations uniting under the “15% and Growing” banner urged City Council members to direct more discretionary funds toward Asian community organizations, Times Ledger reports.

Traditional sizzling sisig at Max’s in Jersey City (Photo via The FilAm)

The ‘New Star’ of Filipino Cuisine

Food, New York, Southeast Asian May 7, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Ahead of Filipino Restaurant Week, The FilAm writes about sisig, a comfort food that has gained “mainstream” popularity.

Koreatown in Manhattan (Photo by Zlaxfish Photography, Creative Commons license)

Korean-American Reactions Mixed over Historic Summit

East Asian, New York May 4, 2018 at 1:07 pm

Stories in QNS, Queens Chronicle and NY City Lens find mixed reactions, often divided along generational lines, to the historic summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un.

An ‘Unlikely Activist’ in Chinatown

An ‘Unlikely Activist’ in Chinatown

Asian, History, Women May 3, 2018 at 3:50 pm

The May episode of CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” highlights women activists and philanthropists, including an “unlikely” suffragette in Chinatown who may soon be recognized at the federal level.

The Guru Granth Sahib float decorated by the Sikh Cultural Society of Richmond Hill, Queens, NY gurdwara, at the 31st Sikh Day Parade in Manhattan. (Photo courtesy of Harpreet Singh via Desi Talk)

‘More to Celebrate’ at Sikh Parade

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian April 30, 2018 at 4:01 pm

Desi Talk writes that this year’s Sikh Day Parade held particular meaning for the community following last year’s elections.

Chinese medicine displayed as part of the “On the Shelves of Kam Wah Chung & Co.” exhibition. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

MOCA Exhibits ‘Chinese Medicine in America’

East Asian, Health, Manhattan, Video April 30, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Stories from Sing Tao Daily detail two exhibitions at the Museum of Chinese in America: one on Chinese medicine and its history in the U.S., and the other on a 19th century Chinese medical clinic located in what was once the third largest Chinatown in the country.

Members of the nepalese community at the April 25 event spsonored by Adhikaar in Queens. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Nepalese Anxious over TPS

Immigration, Queens, South Asian April 26, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Nepalese TPS holders expressed worry over news reports that the U.S. government will end the program.

Political activists and members of the Indian-American and South Asian community in New Jersey with Tammy Murphy, the wife of current Governor Phil Murphy, during a tour of Little India in Jersey City during the gubernatorial campaign last year. (Photo from the South Asian American Caucus via Desi Talk)

Getting Out the Indian-American Vote in NJ

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian April 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Desi Talk takes a look at voter registration efforts in the Indian-American community in New Jersey following key wins on Election Day last year.

Liang Jin shows a photo of his father's family in China. (Photo by Yu Lan via World Journal)

Chinese Share Memories of Exclusion Act

East Asian, History, Immigration April 25, 2018 at 3:25 pm

At the annual Family Treasures event at the Museum of Chinese in America, Chinese Americans brought historical documents and photos belonging to family members who lived during the era of the Chinese Exclusion Act, reports World Journal.

After graduating, she will be joining The Trace, a nonprofit news organization, as a fellow. She will be investigating gun violence.

FilAm Journalism Student Wins Pulitzer

Media, South Asian April 23, 2018 at 3:37 pm

The FilAm speaks to contributing writer and Columbia journalism student Mariel Padilla following her Pulitzer Prize win.

TECO Director-General Lily L. W. Hsu called on (Photo

Taiwanese in New York Knock on the Door of WHA

East Asian, Health, New York April 20, 2018 at 2:26 pm

Organizers of a campaign for Taiwan to join the World Health Assembly encouraged both Taiwanese and mainland Chinese immigrants to support the cause, reports World Journal.