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California and Texas dominate list of 10 best cities in US for Asian professionals

  • Online marketplace Apartment List celebrated May as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the release of their year’s list of best U.S. cities for Asian professionals.
  • Compiled by Apartment List and its Asian Pacific Islander employee resource group, [email protected], the ranking was based on four categories such as community and representation, economic opportunity, housing opportunity and business environment.
  • Bay Area cities San Jose and San Francisco took spots at No. 1 and No. 6 respectively, while Riverside took ninth place.

Three cities in California have been named among the best places to be for Asian professionals in the U.S.

On Wednesday, the online marketplace Apartment List released the ranking to coincide with Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. 

Detroiters to honor Vincent Chin 40 years after his death with 4-day event

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  • Politicians and Asian American community leaders gathered at the intersection of Peterboro and Cass in Detroit’s Chinatown on Monday to recognize the life and legacy of Vincent Chin and announce a four-day commemoration that will start on June 16.
  • The commemoration, titled “Vincent Chin 40th Remembrance & Rededication,” will launch the Vincent Chin 40th Commemorative Film Series and include conversations about “democracy, racial justice and Asian American culture.”
  • "We cannot talk about hate crimes and senseless killing without talking about Vincent Chin," Rebeka Islam, director of the Vincent Chin 40th Committee, said at the gathering. “This is the place to really have these movements and educate people and what does that mean for tomorrow.”
  • Chin, a 27-year-old Chinese American industrial draftsman, was celebrating his bachelor party before becoming involved in a racially motivated attack on June 19, 1982.
  • He was brutally beaten by Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz with a baseball bat and died at the hospital on June 23, 1982, less than a week before his wedding.

A coalition of national and local groups shared its plan to hold a four-day commemoration in June to mark the 40th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s murder.

Politicians and Asian American community leaders gathered at the intersection of Peterboro and Cass in Detroit’s Chinatown Monday to recognize the life and legacy of Chin, who was killed during a racially motivated attack on June 19, 1982.

‘You got dominated’: Detroit DUST claps back after video of man embarrassing its founder goes viral

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A trainer for Detroit Urban Survival Training (D.U.S.T.) has clapped back at the Asian man who embarrassed him during one of his classes by releasing a video of the man being “dominated and disarmed.”

What happened: The exchange started on Monday when Twitter user @TheIanMMA shared a short video of his friend and training partner Kenji embarrassing Dale Brown, a D.U.S.T. trainer and founder of the Threat Management Center.

LA Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes the high road after commentator’s ‘racist’ Asian accent

Shohei Ohtani says he's not offended by Jack Morris' use of a mock Asian accent.

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani reportedly takes no offense in Detroit Tigers analyst Jack Morris’ use of a mock Asian accent while talking about him.

The backlash: Jack Morris, 66, a National Baseball Hall of Famer, used the problematic accent while referencing Ohtani during a game between the Angels and Tigers on Tuesday. The incident resulted in his indefinite suspension at Bally Sports Detroit.

Detroit Tigers broadcaster suspended for using mock Asian accent on Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani gets apology from Jack Morris

Detroit Tigers game analyst Jack Morris has been suspended indefinitely by Bally Sports Detroit following his apology for using a mock Asian accent when broadcasting about Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani during a match Tuesday night. 

What happened: Morris, a former Tigers pitcher inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018, was asked to comment about Ohtani during the game’s sixth inning. At the time, Tigers pitcher Joe Jimenez had just struck out Juan Lagares and Ohtani was coming up to bat.

Michigan State Representative Brings Daughter to Public Meeting, Draws Backlash on Facebook

Michigan State Rep. Stephanie Chang was recently criticized by men in her community after she brought her 2-year-old daughter to a public meeting discussing the future of Belle Isle Grand Prix.

The online bashing happened in a private Facebook group called “Belle Isle: Park or Racetrack?” where a lot of men expressed their negative thoughts about Chang not finding a babysitter for her daughter.

Indian-American Doctor Found Fatally Shot in Car in Michigan

Ramesh Kumar, a 32-year-old Indian American doctor, was fatally shot in the passenger seat of his car at a rest area near Detroit, Michigan on Thursday.

The police investigation into the incident is ongoing, but Ramesh’s father, Narendra Kumar, a former president of the influential American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), told The Times of India that his family doesn’t suspect anyone and has excluded the likelihood of it being a hate crime.