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Advocates call for $64.5MM state budget for AAPI after brutal Yonkers attack on elderly Filipino woman

  • Local leaders, advocates and supporters gathered at Yonkers City Hall on Tuesday to denounce last Friday’s attack against an elderly Filipino woman.
  • The victim, 67, was punched in the head and face more than 125 times, stomped on seven times and spat on by a man who called her “Asian b*tch.”
  • The leaders and advocates called for the New York Legislature to approve a $64.5 million addition to the state budget in support of Asian Americans.
  • The amount will be used to fund multiple services, projects and other initiatives for the community, including education materials on Asian American history and culture.

Local leaders, advocates and supporters gathered at Yonkers City Hall on Tuesday to condemn the recent attack against an elderly Filipino woman and to call for New York’s Legislature to approve a $64.5 million addition to the state budget in support of Asian Americans.

The recent act of anti-Asian violence occurred in Yonkers, New York, on Friday. It was caught on surveillance camera and saw 42-year-old Tammel Esco punch the unidentified 67-year-old victim more than 125 times in the head and face, stomp on her seven times and spit on her. 

Fresno State granted $1.2 million to support AAPI students studying criminology

Fresno State University

The U.S. Department of Education awarded Fresno State a five-year $1.2 million grant to support Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) students studying criminology and forensic behavioral sciences.

Supporting AAPI education: The college announced the receipt of their first grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Program on Nov. 9.

Met Museum to name wing after Asian American couple who gifted largest donation in its 151-year history

Oscar Tang and Agnes Hsu-Tang Donate $125M to The Met

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) recently announced the commencement of its long-postponed renovation after receiving a $125 million donation from a wealthy Chinese American couple.

“No surprise”: The donation, which came from longtime Met trustee Oscar Tang and his wife, Agnes Hsu-Tang, was the largest donation that the museum has ever received in its 151-year history, reported the New York Times.

Singaporean CEO Becomes a Billionaire After Cash Injection From Hong Kong’s Richest Man

The CEO of popular gaming accessory manufacturer Razer is getting a billion-dollar boost in net worth after receiving financial support from Hong Kong’s richest man, Li Ka-Shing. Singapore’s Tan Min-Liang offered a large portion of his company’s shares to their Hong Kong IPO.

Razer’s investors now include some of the biggest names in Asia such as Indonesian tobacco tycoon Budi Hartono, Chinese philanthropist Li Ka-Shing and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings. According to Today, Tan’s latest company fund-raising earned the Razer CEO a net worth of over $1.2 billion.