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He Started With One Domino’s Pizza, Now He’s Worth $10 Million

Trung Vien, a son of immigrants who migrated to Australia from Vietnam with nothing, is now worth millions today by making bold choices and taking risks in business early on. 

First time entrepreneur: Vien was 24 years old when he decided to quit his job as a financial planner helping people buy stocks at a bank and start his first business venture by opening a Domino’s Pizza branch, according to News.com.au.

Our Generation Will Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic Because of Our Immigrant Roots

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Although things may seem bleak at the moment, we can take refuge in acknowledging the strength that comes from our immigrant roots.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, people are dying, unemployment rates have skyrocketed, and the Asian community has been used as a scapegoat for anger and hatred. The reality is, everyone is experiencing this crisis, needless to say in different intensities, however, it is completely and utterly out of our control. And that right there, is what feels so universally uncomfortable.

Asian Americans are Now the Fastest-Growing Ethnic Group THAT CAN VOTE

In the past two decades, Asian Americans have become the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group in the U.S. electorate, a new analysis from the Pew Research Center shows.

According to the report, eligible Asian American voters have increased by 139% from 2000 to 2020. This year, more than 11 million will be able to cast their votes, making up 5% of the country’s electorate.

Beef Jerky Boss Sends Racist Email to ‘Oriental’ Client, Blames Poor English Skills

A Baker, California beef jerky company has sparked outrage on social media after a woman’s business inquiry received a racially insensitive reply.

Alien Fresh Jerky, which describes itself as a family and “immigrant Latino company” on social media, was founded in 2000 by Luis Ramallo. The company’s Instagram page, which has nearly 57,000 followers, was set to private as of this writing.

What It’s Like Being Chinese in America Right Now

To be honest, I didn’t believe that the virus could come to America. When it first appeared in Wuhan, China, and later spread rapidly and killed thousands, I still didn’t believe it would come here. Not America. I admit I had a “white-superiority” kind of mindset, which is so stupid in hindsight. As you can see from my last name, I am not white. I am Chinese American. I am a world of both. I am also a world of neither. 

Viruses don’t discriminate. When later it spread to neighboring countries such as Japan and Korea, I started to worry. But it was only until the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the virus as a pandemic that I seriously started stocking up on food and other essentials. I was initially reluctant to stock on food because I thought it would be alright here. I even scoffed at all the Asian people in my community panic-buying rice at Costco to the point that they sold out. I’m still not sure why I felt that way though. Perhaps, I was too afraid to acknowledge the gravity of the situation. 

Asian-Owned Nail Salons Across America are Making Masks and Donating Supplies

To help fight COVID-19, nail salons around the nation are donating masks, gloves and other supplies. When donated supplies run out, the nail salons are turned into spaces to sew masks to meet the demand.

Many businesses have been forced to close their doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many owners of nail salons in the US have decided to take matters into their own hands to help their communities by donating supplies, especially masks, to facilities in the neighborhood.

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Listen to Your Tiger Parent’s Career Advice

This is a message for all of the young people who grew up in an immigrant household: be true to yourself and do what you love, even if your parents disapprove of it right now.

Within our Asian American experience, a handful of things remain consistent, including the shifting cultures between generations. Often times, this leads to a cultural divide particularly evident between immigrants and their U.S.-born children. 

Cambodian Refugees Who Escaped the Killing Fields Now Face Deportation from ICE

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Advocates representing Cambodian Americans and supporters from across the United States are protesting the recent arrest of two refugees who fled Cambodia decades ago.

Saman Pho, a 43-year-old construction worker and father of four from Oakland and Sakun Phok, a grandfather in San Jose, were reportedly ordered to report to U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement on Sansome Street on Thursday morning.