Michael Brown: 50 years after James Chaney, how little has changed? | #BlackLivesMatter

Unarmed teenager Mike Brown, who was shot to death by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in Missouri in August of this year. Yesterday, President Obama post-humously awarded James Chaney the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in this country. Chaney, along with Cornell students Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, was a freedom rider travelling through rural Mississippi to register Black voters when he was lynched and killed ....more

No indictment. No trial. No justice. No peace. | #BlackLivesMatter

Unarmed teenager Mike Brown, who was shot to death by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in Missouri this year. Three hours ago, exactly, Ferguson district attorney Bob McCulloch...more

Patsy Mink to be post-humously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama is scheduled to honour 19 individuals today with receipt of the Presidential Medal of ...more

Dim sum workers win landmark labour victory against Yank Sing restaurant in San Francisco

Dim sum workers at Yank Sing restaurant. Photo credit: Craig Lee / San Francisco Chronicle. Last week, nearly 300 dim sum workers won a landmark $4 million dollar settlement from major San Francisco-area restaurant chain, Yank Sing ....more

Help Hyphen make an important magazine issue on AAPI health go to print! | #APIHealthTalk

Hyphen Magazine, the nation’s premiere Asian American magazine needs your help to help fund their next print issue, which will focus on all aspects of AAPI health (more information after the jump). They have set up an IndieGoGo page and are hoping to raise $10,000. Please head on over and donate some funds! ...more

Obama makes a small – but necessary – first step towards comprehensive immigration reform

President Obama announces executive action on immigration reform. In a speech — less than 20 minutes long and snubbed by the country’s major cable networks — President Barack Obama made history (again). In 2008, Obama promised constituents comprehensive immigration reform within his first term, but a combination of Republican obstructionism and a prioritization of other issues (like healthcare reform)...more

Updated list of #AAPI groups & writing in support of affirmative action | #IAmNotYourWedge

With Monday’s news of two lawsuits filed by a conservative anti-affirmative action activist Edward Blum hoping to challenge affirmative action policies by framing the debate around purported anti-Asian bias in...more

Rep. Ami Bera wins re-election, sets new record for #AAPI in Congress

Despite trailing his opponent after polls cast on Election Day were tallied, Representative Ami Bera won his re-election campaign after thousands of provisional ballots were hand-counted in the two weeks following Election Eve. Yep, my Midterm Elections wrap-up post was wrong on...more

#IAmNotYourWedge: Lawsuits against Harvard & UNC assert anti-Asian discrimination in admissions

Edward Blum, the mastermind behind Monday’s newest anti-affirmative action lawsuits, claims his latest campaign was not intended to target and exploit Asian Americans. His Harvard-focused website begs to differ. On Monday, a newly formed group called Students for Fair Admissions which was created by Edward Blum — a Republican on a one-man mission to end affirmative action in university admissions, and the man behind the Fisher case...more

Suspect arrested and charged with murder in Sunday’s NYC subway shoving death

A man suspected of pushing 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok onto the subway tracks in the Bronx on Sunday and to his death has been identified, arrested, and charged with murder. Just hours after a second surveillance footage video of the suspect shot from inside a Bronx area bodega was released to the public, 34-year-old Kevin Darden was...more