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Former Assistant Coach Makes History as the First Indian American NFL Coordinator

Sean Desai

The Chicago Bears made history after promoting its safeties coach, Sean Desai, as the team’s defensive coordinator, making him the first person of Indian descent to become a coordinator in the NFL. 

The historic announcement came on Jan. 22 when the Bears officially confirmed the 37-year-old as the team’s new defensive coordinator, replacing NFL coach veteran Chuck Pagano, who revealed his plan to retire on Jan. 13.

Indian Americans Filled With Pride on Twitter Over Kamala Harris’ VP Win

kamala harris

Indian Americans are celebrating the historic win of Kamala Harris as the first female, first Black and first vice president of South Asian descent after major news outlets called the winners on Saturday.

thinking about Shyamala and all the Indian moms out there feeling the emotions my mom is feeling right now; to vote for, and elect, someone who was raised around the same food, the same discipline, the same culture. pic.twitter.com/g7wp0D3Qs1

Highway Patrol Officer Risks Life to Save Man From Speeding Car

Florida Highway Patrol trooper Mithil Patel is being hailed as a hero after risking his own life to save a local businessman from getting hit by a spinning car.

The 31-year-old trooper was surveying a prior crash involving Rony Bottex at Interstate 95 in southern Martin County near Hobe Sound last week when another vehicle spun out of control after getting hit in a separate accident.

‘Simpsons’ Creator Says Apu is Actually a Tribute to the ‘Greatest Films’ Ever

“The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening said that Apu, an Indian character slammed for perpetuating stereotypes, was named after an acclaimed Indian film trilogy that he described as the “greatest films in the history of cinema.”

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Groening acknowledged the controversy around the character, who entered the series in 1990.

Indian-American Student Wins National Spelling Bee With The Word ‘Koinonia’

Besting 515 competitors from across the United States, a 14-year-old Indian-American student won the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Karthik Nemmani, who hails from McKinney, Texas, became this year’s champion after correctly spelling the word “koinonia” on Thursday night. According to Merriam-Webster, the winning word means “Christian fellowship or body of believers.”

‘The Simpsons’ Uses Lisa to Throw Shade At ‘Apu Racist Stereotype’ Controversy

Months after the release of the documentary “The Problem With Apu”, “The Simpsons” finally broke its silence via a weak joke that simply dismissed its criticisms while poking fun at the film’s creator, Hari Kondabolu.  

#TheSimpsons completely toothless response to @harikondabolu #TheProblemWithApu about the racist character Apu:

Conservative Troll Mocks Florida Shooting Victims in Disgusting Tweets

Conservative political commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza apologized on Wednesday after facing backlash from both sides of the aisle for mocking the teen survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting on Valentine’s Day.

D’Souza received thousands of replies from enraged Twitter users after he wrote to his 800,000 followers on Tuesday, “Worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs.”