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Saweetie Sparks Wave of Asian Representation with #TheSaweetieMeal at McDonald’s

Platinum hip-hop artist Saweetie has been a trailblazer since her breakthrough song “ICY GRL” dropped three years ago. Today, the 28-year-old artist is an icon for Asian American representation in hip-hop and the most recent face of McDonald’s popular celebrity meals.

Saweetie, born Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper, is Filipina Chinese and African American. She has honored her diverse heritage by supporting Black Lives Matter and Stop Asian Hate, amplifying issues that are unique to and shared by both communities through her influence.

The Saweetie Meal is Dropping at McDonald’s!

Filipina Chinese and African American platinum artist Saweetie is bringing her favorite order to McDonald’s starting August 9!

The Saweetie Meal features a Big Mac, a 4-piece chicken McNuggets, a medium fries, Sprite, and BBQ and the classic sauce specially renamed the “Saweetie ‘N Sour” sauce. The meal will also come in Saweetie-inspired packaging that icy gang will love!

McDonald’s APA Next program features mental health services for students, advice from AAPI figures

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McDonald’s launched an initiative that will help Asian American students reach their educational goals and provide personal stories from AAPI figures such as actress Ally Maki, activist Amanda Nguyen and Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Versha Sharma.

The initiative: The program, titled “APA Next,”  was designed to “empower and uplift students through their academic journey by providing tools and resources to help them succeed,” according to The College Post.

McDonald’s Awards $500,000 in Scholarships to 55 AAPI Students

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McDonald’s USA announced the 55 awardees of its first Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Scholarship Program on Tuesday, keeping up with its “commitment to educating and supporting future leaders.”

The scholarship recipients were selected for their academic achievement, leadership record and community involvement, while emphasis was placed on first-generation college attendees and high financial need.