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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.

‘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.

Why Elderly Asians Are Beating Up Racists in DC Comics’ New Superhero Anthology

When DC Comics released its first-ever action-packed and emotional 96-page anthology commemorating its Asian superheroes in May, I didn’t expect to see our elders kicking racists across the chest.

Featured in “DC Festival of Heroes” are 11 stories touching on topics that many Asian Americans, longtime fans or comic book rookies can relate to. Whether it’s a coming-of-age story for young heroes, diving into identity issues, feeling a need to assimilate, or dealing with microaggressions and racism, all touch on the importance of representation.

Friends Who Met on ‘Subtle Asian Mental Health’ Want to Make it Easier For You to Talk to Parents About Mental Health

A virtual team of Asian therapists, who met on Facebook, are offering tips on how to bridge the initial conversations with your Asian parents about mental health.

Founded by Christopher Vo, a marriage and family therapist based in Houston, the Asian Mental Health Collective (AMHC or the Collective) is the first mental health organization centering around the Asian community.

Xbox Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month With Live-Streaming Content, Donations to Organizations

Xbox, Microsoft’s video gaming brand, recently announced that it is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month for the first time.

What is it about: “Asians at Xbox” community co-leads Irene Zhu and Michael Fu explained in the official release that the initiative is part of their efforts to support and celebrate the AAPI community amid the “horrifying events that have taken place in recent months.”