Thy Nguyen

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Worker rights attorney Julie Su confirmed as second-in-command at US Department of Labor

Julie Su
Civil rights attorney Julie Su was recently confirmed as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

New position: The Senate voted 50-47 to approve her as the second-in-command of the department on July 13, reported Bloomberg Law.

Her job duties will include overseeing efforts to “rebuild and empower” the Labor Department workers, manage the department’s budgets and execute the priorities of the Secretary of Labor. She will be serving as the department’s de-facto Chief Operating Officer, according to a DOL spokesperson. “Julie has been fighting for workers’ rights from California for nearly three decades. And now, as Deputy Secretary of Labor, she will help our country build a more inclusive economy that works for all Americans as we recover from a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic,” California Governor Gavin Newsom said in a statement.

Job History: Su previously worked as the Litigation Director in Los Angeles for Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) for over 15 years.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter, Dr. Bernice King, hosts event ‘to make love our norm’

In an effort to interrupt the rampant hate in our society, Dr. Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is hosting a virtual event that encourages love to become the new norm.

The event: Be Love Day will be streamed on The King Center website from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. EST on July 16 and will include a variety of hosts and influencers throughout the day.

Bowen Yang makes history as first Chinese American man nominated for Emmy for a supporting actor role

Bowen Yang makes history as the first Chinese American man and first “Saturday Night Live” member to be nominated for an Emmy as a supporting actor, according to The Hollywood Reporter

The nomination: Yang, a comedian on “Saturday Night Live” (SNL), received news that he was an Emmy nominee in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category.