On Friday, May 15, crowds of people geared up in masks and gathered at the opening of the first Popeyes location in China.
Founded in 1972 by the late Al Copeland in New Orleans, Louisiana, Popeyes is a chain of fast-food restaurants famous for selling its Louisiana inspired fried chicken.
In an attempt to boost tourism in Japan, the country’s tourism agency announced a $12.5 billion plan to subsidize a portion of foreign traveler’s expenses, Forbes reports.
When this is happening: Hiroshi Tabata of the Japan Tourism Agency told a news conference last Wednesday that the program could begin as early as July if the COVID-19 cases continue to subside, according to Japan Times.
After years of hard work and breaking barriers, Asian Americans have become one of the fastest-growing ethnic or racial groups in the U.S. and amassed a spending power surpassing $1 trillion.
Only several years ago, Asian Americans were seen as a “disparate community of immigrants,” but more recently, there has been a rise in the “Asian consciousness.” Rather than being separated by cultural nuances, the Asian American community stands in solidarity, celebrating our differences which have resulted in the formation of a strong cultural identity.
Catfishing, a modern-day phenomenon in the world of online dating, has existed since the late 1800s through a traditional form of matchmaking called “picture brides.”
Catfishing is an unfortunate and potentially dangerous nuisance that comes with all the glory of online dating. It is when people misrepresent themselves online so they show up to a date looking nothing like their photo, much less funny than their profile lets on, and our personal favorite, at least two inches shorter than what was written on the profile.
DearWorld.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to telling the stories of our time, has launched Dear Nurses, a portrait series celebrating heroes working in hospitals amid the horror of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In honor of 2020 being designated as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, DearWorld.org has partnered with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) to interview and capture portraits of 40 nurses working in COVID-19 units across Louisiana. Each portrait features a personal message written on their skin, Dear World’s signature storytelling medium, and includes a first-person account of the story that inspired the words written on their bodies.
Although things may seem bleak at the moment, we can take refuge in acknowledging the strength that comes from our immigrant roots.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, people are dying, unemployment rates have skyrocketed, and the Asian community has been used as a scapegoat for anger and hatred. The reality is, everyone is experiencing this crisis, needless to say in different intensities, however, it is completely and utterly out of our control. And that right there, is what feels so universally uncomfortable.
There are things inherent to the immigrant experience that equips people with the mindset and skillsets necessary to create impactful businesses.
According to Forbes, studies show “that 55%, or 50 of 91, of the country’s $1 billion startup companies had at least one immigrant founder.”
On Mother’s Day, May 10, Meenal posted an Instagram video compilation of heartwarming images of Chingu, whose real name is Ling Yi, and her family. She narrated the video, telling the story of how Chingu became a part of their lives.
Simmone Park, like many Asians around the world, struggled with coming to terms with her dual identity as a North Korean Canadian woman.
As a speaker and standup comedian, Park had an honest and vulnerable conversation with NextShark where she opened up about her journey of overcoming racism as a child. This eventually manifested itself as internalized racism in her adult years.
A couple was walking in their neighborhood in Pasadena, CA on Saturday when a motorcyclist sped towards them to scream and almost run them over.
Mel Brian Vizcarra Patron, one of the victims of the hate crime, detailed the incident on a Facebook post on Sunday.
Sven Stoffels, an animator, and illustrator who has worked with companies such as Comedy Central and CollegeHumor, is being called out as racist after releasing an offensive cartoon sexualizing Asian women and connecting them to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stoffels, who has worked as an animator for the Comedy Central show, “TripTank”, as well as an animation director for the CollegeHumor Originals series, “Infinity War of Infinite Avengers” posted the video to Twitter on April 22.