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GA Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene vows to kick out every Chinese ‘loyal to CCP’ if she was in charge

Marjorie Taylor Greene

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) would deport every last Chinese whose loyalty lies with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), if she had the power to do so.

Her plans: Greene, who represents Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, made her comments last Wednesday on Steve Bannon’s show, “War Room: Pandemic.” Aside from deporting Chinese people, the lawmaker said she would also impose strict tariffs.

NJ Congressman Andy Kim calls out GOP challenger for saying he’s ‘not one of us’

Rep. Andy Kim (D-N.J.) has called out Republican challenger Tricia Flanagan for stating that he is “not one of us” — words he says he and his immigrant parents have heard all throughout their lives as Asian Americans.

Flanagan’s claims: Flanagan’s statement comes in a new campaign video to unseat Kim as representative of New Jersey’s third congressional district, a constituency that covers 53 municipalities in Burlington and Ocean Counties. In her ad, she describes Kim as “weak” and someone who “does whatever his overlords tell him to do.”

Florida pizza-eating racists hurl anti-Asian slurs at ramen restaurant after being asked to leave

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A ramen restaurant in Delray Beach, Fla., has been the recipient of anti-Asian vitriol from interlopers who refused to leave and take the pizza they bought elsewhere.

How it started: Ramen Lab Eatery, which sits at 25 Northeast 2nd Ave., was trying to close at 11:45 p.m. on Thursday when three white men allegedly showed up and began unstacking chairs.

James Corden Plans Change for ‘Spill Your Guts’ Segment After Criticism Over Mocking Asian Food

James Corden has addressed the criticism of his segment from the “Late Late Show,” as a video claiming the show’s portrayal of Asian foods was offensive went viral and led to an online petition signed by thousands and a protest outside of his studio.

He discussed the controversy in an episode of SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show” from June 16. A petition calling for the segment’s removal claimed that the show’s portrayal of Asian foods as ”disgusting” and “horrifying” was “encouraging anti-Asian racism,” NextShark previously reported.

St. Jude Children’s Hospital Teams Up With ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ for Virtual Event Series

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – This week, Disney Animation Studios will celebrate the release of its movie “Raya and the Last Dragon” by working with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to spread joy through a series of virtual events for St. Jude patient families and its generous supporters.

“Raya and the Last Dragon” is an epic journey to the fantasy world of Kumandra where Raya learns that it takes more than a dragon to save the world. It takes trust and teamwork – timeless themes reflected in the pioneering research and lifesaving treatment delivered at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for kids with childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Salutatorian Faces Racist Bullying After Applauding ‘Middle Eastern Peers’ in Speech

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A young Asian American woman in Davie, Fla., has become the target of racist cyberbullying after she applauded “Middle Eastern peers” for making it through high school in her graduation speech.

What she said: Rachel Cheng, this year’s salutatorian of Western High School, used her time on stage on June 8 to address the struggles faced by Asian Americans and other minorities to get to graduation.

Petition Calls for Removal of James Corden’s ‘Spill Your Guts’ Segment for Mocking Asian Cultures

James Corden

People are asking James Corden and “The Late Late Show” to remove the “Spill Your Guts” segment, claiming that it perpetuates anti-Asian racism amid a rise of violence toward AAPI communities.

Host James Corden invites celebrity guests to participate in the segment in which he gives them the option to either answer personal questions or take a bite from an assortment of what is displayed as “gross” foods.

This New ‘MINDFUL’ Line is All About Raising Mental Health Awareness in the AAPI Community

It’s probably not surprising that most of us are exposed to some toxic or negative things everyday, whether it’s what’s going on in the world, scrolling through social media, or maybe dealing with other people (and sometimes ourselves). And hey, any of that can eventually take a toll on your mental health.

Mental health has never been the easiest subject to talk about for Asian Americans, and with everything else going on with our community, we could all probably use a good check in on our mental well-being. Whether that’s through simple breathwork, meditation, going to therapy, or finding a community that helps you cope and grow, being mentally healthy is about keeping up those good habits (and trust me, it’s very worth it).

Free ‘CelebrASIAN’ Conference for AAPI Businesses to Feature Key Politicians, Executives

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Nonprofit Asian American chamber of commerce USPAACC is hosting a free virtual conference that aims to inspire AAPI business professionals through a series of panels and networking booths with major corporations, diversity businesses and government agencies.

The annual expo: “CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference,” a three-day virtual event from June 8-10, features discussions with prominent executives from government, education and business corporations.