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Oakland Chinatown Summer Festival celebrates community strength against COVID, anti-Asian hate

  • The Oakland Chinatown Improvement Council (OCIC) is organizing the Oakland Chinatown Summer Festival, a street fest meant to celebrate the community’s resilience against COVID-19 and anti-Asian hate.
  • The event will take place on 9th Street (from Franklin to Alice Streets) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 30.
  • The street festival will also celebrate the upcoming Chinese Valentine’s Day, regarded as the most romantic of all traditional Chinese holidays.
  • Stage performances, free COVID-19 testing and vaccination, more than 20 food vendors, over 50 businesses, and a photo exhibit on anti-Asian hate will be featured during the event.

The Oakland Chinatown Summer Festival is taking place July 30!

Nearly three years since COVID-19 arrived and negatively impacted residents and businesses in the Chinatown neighborhood of Oakland, California, community members are coming together for a historic street festival to celebrate their resilience against anti-Asian hate and the ongoing pandemic.

4 trailblazers whose work shaped the APA community today

This Asian American Pacific Heritage Month (APAHM), through colorful illustrations by artist Michelle Lam (MewTripled), we honor four icons whose legacies continue to impact us today. 

Who to thank for APAHM

Jeanie Jew, a former Capitol Hill staffer and board member of the nonprofit Organization of Chinese Americans-Asian Pacific American Advocates (OCA-APAA), was a determined force that championed groundbreaking policies and transformed representation of the APA community in the U.S.

Act To Change hosts virtual event to fight AAPI bullying on Vincent Chin’s birthday

Act To Change invites everyone to stand against bullying, hate and racism in a virtual event called “United We Heal” this May 18 at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST.

One in four Asian American youth report being bullied due to Covid-19. Four out of 10 Pacific Islander students are bullied. In 2021, nonprofit Act To Change’s Asian American Bullying Survey Report showed that 80% of Asians have experienced in-person or online bullying. Despite this, many AAPIs don’t look to get help because of cultural, religious and language barriers.

‘Future of Asian Pacific America’ Challenge Kicks Off for APA Heritage Month

A new social media trend is challenging the AAPI community to imagine the future of Asian Pacific America just in time for APAHM.

The challenge was kicked off by California 100 and Activate California, two initiatives committed to inspiring and strengthening AAPI communities to tackle critical issues and strive for the changes needed for a better and more promising future. NextShark has partnered with CA100 and Activate California to bring you this challenge.

Did Chinese people sit in the FRONT or BACK of the bus during Southern segregation?

Chinese in the Jim Crow era Blurring the Color Line

“What did it mean to be Chinese in Black neighborhoods during segregation in the 1930s?” One filmmaker’s documentary journeys through her grandmother’s family history growing up as a young Chinese girl with grocer parents in the Jim Crow era.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker and actor Crystal Kwok, executive produced by W. Kamau Bell, actor Daniel Wu, and journalist Lisa Ling, “Blurring the Color Line” confronts the complex issues of racism, Afro-Asian tensions and white supremacy that still grips communities today.

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with the DNC featuring BD Wong, Daniel Dae Kim and Lisa Ling

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) AAPI Caucus and NextShark welcome anyone to celebrate the 2022 Lunar New Year with a free virtual stream on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST.

This year’s event, produced by Enfranchisement, will be hosted and co-streamed on the DNC YouTube channel and NextShark’s Facebook page.

South Coast Plaza Unveils Epic Year of the Tiger Display and Lunar New Year Celebrations

south coast plaza event

South Coast Plaza welcomes all to join in celebrating Lunar New Year with an amazing interactive Year of the Tiger display, cultural exhibits, boutique gifts, and traditional music!

Through Feb. 20, South Coast Plaza is offering a substantial assortment of limited-time prizes, limited-edition gifts, experiences and culinary specialties to kick off the Year of the Tiger:

Asian American entrepreneur running for CA State Controller wants kids to learn finances starting in high school

California has long been one of the most innovative, forward-thinking states in the nation. From technology to arts and entertainment, to scientific achievements, our spirit and drive sets us apart. As Controller, I will work hard to secure a brighter future for our state, helping build a post-pandemic society that works for all Californians.

 

Hong Kong immigrant who achieved the American dream wants to teach Californians to make more money

California has long been one of the most innovative, forward-thinking states in the nation. From technology to arts and entertainment, to scientific achievements, our spirit and drive sets us apart. As Controller, I will work hard to secure a brighter future for our state, helping build a post-pandemic society that works for all Californians.

 

MONEY TIPS: How much money do I need to make to afford boba every day?

California has long been one of the most innovative, forward-thinking states in the nation. From technology to arts and entertainment, to scientific achievements, our spirit and drive sets us apart. As Controller, I will work hard to secure a brighter future for our state, helping build a post-pandemic society that works for all Californians.

 

Hayley Kiyoko and mom make 4th generation sushi recipe in Hennessy X.O’s ‘Original Odyssey’

hennessy Hayley Kiyoko “Original Odyssey

A parent’s love and guidance can be a powerful part of anyone’s odyssey to success and happiness.

Behind the success of artist Hayley Kiyoko is the support of her mother Sarah Kawahara – it’s a love they toast to over homemade sushi and Hennessy X.O in the continuation of the digital series “Original Odyssey.”