- Andrew Yang last week launched GoldenDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) focused on advancing “AAPI solidarity and empowerment.”
- DAOs are online organizations that aim to accomplish goals with the aid of blockchain technology.
- “Imagine a treasury of millions of dollars that can be activated based upon popular will in response to real-time events and members who engage both individually and in groups,” Yang told NextShark.
- GoldenDAO is grounded on values such as “combating social injustice;” “demystifying Asian mental health stigma;” “closing the gap on economic disparities;” encouraging “civic and community outreach;” promoting allyship and advocacy and boosting Asian culture, artistry and creatives.
- The organization looks at a total debut of 3,088 NFTs for an estimated sum of at least $9.6 million, based on current prices.
Former U.S. presidential candidate and Forward Party founder Andrew Yang has launched GoldenDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) advancing AAPI solidarity and empowerment.
A DAO is a group of people who gather online and commit to accomplish a shared purpose through blockchain technology. Last month, Yang also debuted Lobby3, a DAO focused on amplifying Web3 policies in Washington, D.C.
- Andrew Yang attempted to backtrack on an earlier tweet that said podcast host Joe Rogan isn’t racist because he works with Black people.
- In a series of follow-up posts explaining his defense of Rogan, Yang said, “Racism is real deep,” but that he wanted to “believe the best of people – especially if I’ve met and spent time with that person.”
- While the original tweet has since been deleted, screenshots were widely shared and sparked outrage.
Andrew Yang attempted to backtrack on an earlier Monday tweet that said popular podcast host Joe Rogan, who is facing a storm of controversy, isn’t racist because he works with Black people.
“I don’t think Joe Rogan is a racist — the man interacts with and works with black people literally all of the time,” the former Democratic presidential candidate tweeted on Sunday.
CNN host Jim Acosta recently called out Andrew Yang for engaging television host and political commentator Tucker Carlson in a discussion that included praise of a convicted murderer’s views.
Tucker’s talking points: Yang, who has announced his departure from the Democratic Party, was discussing his concerns about the existing two-party system in the U.S. on Wednesday’s episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” when Carlson cited the manifesto of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.
Andrew Yang has officially left the Democratic Party to register as an independent voter on Monday.
Driving the news: Yang, who first rose to prominence as a Democratic presidential candidate, believes he can make a greater impact by leaving the political party. He said that the current political system is “stuck” – partly due to increasing polarization – and that it has constrained people’s impacts.
Andrew Yang conceded defeat in the New York mayoral election after falling to fourth place despite his front runner status at the beginning of the election.
Why he’s conceding: Yang was one of the first of 13 Democratic candidates to drop out after results showed former police officer Eric Adams in the lead, according to Bloomberg.
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article misidentified Andrew Yang as the only Asian American democratic candidate in the mayoral race. Art Chang is also on the primary ballot.
New York City Democrats and Republicans are holding their primary elections today, taking the long battle to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio a step forward.
After weeks of rumors, NY State Sen. John Liu (D-Queens) has officially backed Andrew Yang in the NYC mayoral race.
Why this endorsement matters: As the first Asian American elected to office in NYC, Liu’s endorsement is highly coveted for a growing Asian American electorate.
‘Representation Matters’: Evelyn Yang Criticizes New York Daily News For ‘Racist’ Cartoon of Husband Andrew
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include a statement addressing the New York Daily News cartoon.
Evelyn Yang, the wife of New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, recently condemned a “racist” New York Daily News cartoon of her husband.
New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is facing backlash from social media users after posting a tweet on Monday that appears to be pro-Israel.
What happened: The former 2020 presidential candidate tweeted on Monday that he is “standing with the people of Israel” and “condemn[s] the Hamas terrorists” amid the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) has backed Andrew Yang in his bid to become mayor of New York City.
At a press conference on Monday, Meng described the former Democratic presidential candidate as a coalition builder capable of making the crisis-laden city “come back stronger than ever.”
More than 400 Asian Americans in New York City have signed a letter opposing Andrew Yang’s bid for mayor, arguing that “representation alone is simply not enough.”
New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang was heckled by a crowd of protestors after he attempted to join a Black Lives Matter demonstration on Tuesday.
Today we ride to honor the life of a young black man, Daunte Wright, who was taken by a racist system that does not care about people of color. #DanteWright #blacklivesmatter #dismantlewhitesupremacy #defundthepolice #nyc #bikeride pic.twitter.com/gMpHRQSRBF