Rose Takayo Matsui Ochi, a Japanese American leader and civil rights activist, has died in her home city of Los Angeles.
Ochi passed away at 81 on Dec. 13 after contracting COVID-19 for the second time. This worsened existing medical issues, her husband Thomas Ochi told the Los Angeles Times.
Asian American history has never been the focus of teaching curriculums in American schools. As a community, we’re often treated as perpetual foreigners despite having a rich history within the United States dating back to centuries ago.
Although school lessons briefly gloss over the poor treatment of Chinese railroad workers in the 1800s and the Japanese concentration camps, a few sentences in the footnote of a history book will never be enough to accurately describe the atrocities Asians faced in America nor give the appropriate recognition to the civil rights heroes within our own communities who fought against these injustices.
A racist tirade by a middle-aged White woman was caught on video at a parking lot in Richmond City, Canada.
The footage of the verbal attack on Friday afternoon surfaced on social media, prompting an ongoing investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The video shows two cars parked bumper to bumper, with one of them crossing the white line dividing the two spots.
The Thai LGBTQ community has finally earned a long-sought victory as the country is working on a bill that would recognize same-sex civil unions by the end of the year.
Earlier this year, the Justice Minister started drafting the Civil Partnership Bill after 60,000 people signed a petition that aimed to restart discussions on a 2013 bill supporting LGBTQ rights.
Wong Kim Ark is not a household name; at some point, the man’s descendants barely knew him, too. Yet his story is one that needs retelling in these relevant times of uncertainty, when becoming “American” seems more complicated than ever.
That’s because Wong, the son of Chinese immigrants, won a case against the United States which reiterated that everyone born in the country, regardless of their race or color, is an American citizen.
Earlier today, Australia defeated China 3-0 in a friendly women’s football game in Melbourne. The Guardian covered the event live on their website — all was well until they published their final update.
A part of the text, written by Mike Hynter, sports editor of Guardian Australia, reads, “a few chinks at the back aside, they gave no indication that China could get into the game, despite the visitors’ clear talent in their ranks.”
After suffering through racist campaign mailers targeted at them, two Asian American school board candidates in Edison, New Jersey have won the School Board Election in a landslide victor.
Jerry Shi and Falguni Patel were elected with 6,259 and 6,115 votes respectively and will serve a three-year term on the Edison Township Public Schools board.
Fusako Petrus, 86, was walking on the Highland High School track when Petrus’ friend was attacked and sexually assaulted by Butler, 18.
An Italian restaurant in NYC is under fire after sending an allegedly racist message to a customer on Instagram.
The unidentified customer, an Asian American woman, posted an Instagram story voicing her disappointment after dining at Pietro Nolita in Manhattan.
A woman in Chicago has accused an Uber driver for assaulting her and kick her out of her car, according to NBC.
Lily Kim, an adjunct professor at DePaul University, was on her way to Wrigley Field for the Cubs’ final playoff game last Thursday. She was in her Uber for a few minutes when the driver allegedly ordered Kim to get out without warning.
After a terrifying attack from a group of teenagers, a 46-year-old Chinese food delivery man in New York found himself immediately resuming his job anyway, simply because he has no other choice.
Dao Li was reportedly robbed of $150 after being beaten by three teenage attackers in a building on Walton Ave., the Bronx on Aug. 24 at around 9:45 p.m. Following the ordeal, Li went on making deliveries for his restaurant Happy Dragon, despite the threat of further attacks.