Community & Culture

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Highlights the Immigrant Hustle Against an IRS Backdrop

Everything Everywhere uses taxes to highlight specific challenges immigrants must go through in life—or in this case, multiple lives.

By AHN Editor

April 28, 2022

Film Representation 

 
Community & Culture

How Husband and Wife Duo Pushed Through Doubt To Grow Business In Fitness and Fashion

“We need other people to encourage us and support us. This is what I hope people wearing MOTN would also feel - that there is a community of people who are always in motion.” said founder, Alice Kim.

By Marielle Catral

March 28, 2023

 
News

How Embracing ‘Maro’ Can Help You Achieve Happiness And Abundance From Japan’s ‘Warren Buffet’

The pursuit of wealth is often considered a path to happiness. However, according to Ken Honda, achieving inner contentment and expressing gratitude are more important for a fulfilling life than just having an abundance of money.

By AHN Editor

March 24, 2023

 
News

From No to Go: How Fly by Jing Turned Rejections into a $12M Investment Triumph

After being turned down by several investors, Fly by Jing, a modern Chinese cuisine company that popularized Sichuan chili sauce or chili crisp, has now obtained $12 million in Series B funding.

By AHN Editor

 
News

Piktina’s Efforts To Connect Fashion Lovers For A Greener Future In Vietnam Saved 10 Tons of Used Clothing In 8 Months

Discover the future of fashion with Piktina, the revolutionary recommerce platform that's taking Vietnam by storm!

By AHN Editor

March 22, 2023

 
Community & Stories

Bay Area Dance School Teaches Students to Embrace Asian Roots, Showcases Culture to NBA Halftime

Growing up, Christina Wang witnessed firsthand the struggles of those who felt neither "Asian enough nor American enough," and this inspired her to promote understanding and appreciation between these two cultures.

By Hannah Liza Tapan

March 21, 2023

 
News

Mr Yum’s CEO Kim Teo Urges Female Founders To Shatter The Glass Ceiling And Take Charge

In a LinkedIn post in light of International Women’s Day, Kim Teo, the co-founder and CEO of Melbourne-based Mr Yum, shared some tips and key skills that women CEOs need to learn in an effort to increase the representation of female CEOs.

By AHN Editor

 
Community & Stories

This Gen-Z Quit Her Job And Turned Stressful Life Challenges Into Quirky Creations

Crystal Jiang is the type of person to always have a plan, except this time, she didn’t.

By Hannah Liza Tapan

March 17, 2023

 
News

Aging Business Owners In Japan Give Away Life’s Work As They Struggle To Find Successors

As Japan's population ages and the birth rate falls, the average age of business owners in the country has dropped to around 62, with almost 60% of businesses lacking a plan for the future.

By AHN Editor

 
News

Marriott International Champions Diversity With Female Asian Executives In Top Positions

Marriott International, a globally recognized hospitality company, has announced a significant restructuring of its organizational hierarchy and diverse executive appointments aimed at driving growth and leveraging its leadership bench.

By AHN Editor

 
Exclusive Interview

Inside the Mind of Youthforia Founder Fiona Co Chan During Her Epic Shark Tank Pitch Revealed

We still can’t get enough of Youthforia founder, Fiona Co Chan’s appearance on Shark Tank March 3rd episode - it was epic!

By Marielle Catral

March 16, 2023

 
News

Malaysia’s Farm Fresh And Inside Scoop Collaborate To Bring Local Ice Cream Flavors To The Forefront

Raised in a small town in Perak, the Farm Fresh Milk Sdn. Bhd founder, Loi Tuan Ee has always harbored a deep reverence for agriculture and a profound love for the natural world.

By AHN Editor

March 15, 2023

 
News

NEURO: The Gum That Defied Shark Tank Is Now An 8-Figure Empire

In 2020, Neuro co-founders, Kent Yoshimura and Ryan Chen, appeared on the hit business reality TV show "Shark Tank" seeking $750,000 for 5% of the company, but ended up walking away from the offers they received from  Kevin O'Leary and Robert Herjavec.

By AHN Editor

March 14, 2023

 
News

Asian Filmmakers And Actors Made History For Dominating The 95th Academy Awards

The 95th Academy Awards made history as this year's nominations and winners included a diverse group of filmmakers, performers, and artists spanning various categories.

By AHN Editor

 
Community & Stories

Award-Winning Photographer’s Pursuit of Art Against All Odds, “Throughout the years, I was told, there is no money on art.”

Filipina photographer Madeline Arenas is a true example of how to pursue art despite adversities.

By Marielle Catral

March 13, 2023

 
News

A Taste of History: Oldest Asian-Owned Restaurants In Hawaii And Montana Honored For Culinary Achievements

Two Asian-owned restaurants have recently been honored for their culinary achievements that are cherished by their communities — the Manago Hotel in Captain Cook, Hawaii, and the Pekin Noodle Shop in Butte, Montana.

By AHN Editor

March 11, 2023

 
News

VinFast Makes Its First Sales Outside Vietnam, Delivers First 45 Electric Vehicles In The US

VinFast, a Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer and a subsidiary of Vingroup JSC, delivered its first 45 cars to customers in California, marking its first sales outside Vietnam.

By AHN Editor

 
News

Remembering The Legacy Of Prominent Manga And Anime Artist Leiji Matsumoto

It’s with great sadness that the legendary Manga and Anime artist Leiji Matsumoto has passed at the age of 85. His artistic legacy is known for its imaginative space epics that delved into profound themes such as antiwar morality, existentialism, and philosophy of science. His contributions to the world of art and storytelling will be […]

By AHN Editor

March 9, 2023

 
News

Asian-American Women In Film Take Center Stage To Shed Light On Overlooked Issues

The event provides an opportunity for female filmmakers to connect with each other and showcase their work, inspiring others to follow in their footsteps. It is a celebration of diversity, women's voices, and the power of storytelling.

By AHN Editor

 
Community & Culture

Mom Entrepreneur Creates Asian American Doll After Seeing A Glaring Lack Of Representation On Toy Shelves

Do you remember your first-ever doll when you were young? Did it look like you?

By Marielle Catral

March 8, 2023

 
Announcement

Asians Are Strong’s Annual Event Shines Light On Protecting And Empowering Asian Women This March

In honor of Women's History Month, Asians Are Strong is proud to announce ‘Our Time,’ an annual celebration dedicated to recognizing the resilience and strength of Asian women worldwide.

By Marielle Catral

March 7, 2023

 

Saudi Model Amira Al-Zuhair Brings Diversity To Dolce & Gabbana Runway, Shines Bright in All-Black Outfit

Amira Al-Zuhair’s stunning appearance on the Dolce & Gabbana runway showcased her modeling talent and highlighted the brand’s latest collection. Dolce & Gabbana’s Autumn/Winter 2023-2024 collection in Milan Fashion Week showcased a variety of black designs, including dresses, suits, and coats, with the addition of sheer and embroidered frocks in lace, tulle, and chiffon. The […]

By AHN Editor

March 3, 2023

Mastercard’s Shamina Singh Unites South Asian Leaders to Support LGBTQ+ Equality at “Pyar is Pyar” Event

“Pyar is Pyar” which means “Love is Love” in Hindi, was organized by Shamina Singh, founder and president of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. South Asian business leaders and celebrities recently came together to celebrate the “Respect for Marriage Act” on Valentine’s Day, showing their support for the LGBTQ+ community. Singh partnered with Desi […]

By AHN Editor

 

Netflix’s Expansion Into Vietnam Could Pave The Way For Other Tech Giants

Netflix Inc, the US-based streaming service, is reportedly preparing to open an office in Vietnam, according to sources. This move would make Netflix the first major US tech firm to establish a direct presence in the Southeast Asian country of 100 million people. Despite strict internet regulations, Vietnam’s rapidly growing middle class has made it […]

By AHN Editor

February 28, 2023

 

Sustainable Success: How Daiei Kankyo Became Japan’s Leading Waste Management Company

Fumio Kaneko, the cofounder and president of Daiei Kankyo, a waste management and recycling company based in Kobe, has become Japan’s newest billionaire with a net worth of $1 billion. The company went public in December 2022, raising $315 million and listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s Prime Market. Since then, the stock has risen […]

By AHN Editor

 

Xiao Chi Jie: From Pop-Up To Raising $21 Million Funding In Chinese Street Food

Xiao Chi Jie (XCJ) was launched in Bellevue, Washington, by husband and wife Caleb Wang and Jennifer Liao, two Chinese-American entrepreneurs. They started as a pop-up restaurant in San Francisco and has since expanded to a brick-and-mortar location in Oakland. Xiao Chi Jie, which means “street food avenue,” is a tribute to the vibrant street […]

By AHN Editor

February 26, 2023

 

Singapore-Based App BandLab SongStarter Revolutionizes Next GEN Of Music Creators

BandLab’s SongStarter AI tool creates free instrumental ideas that users can use to start their songs. Users can customize the output by typing lyrics or emojis into the system to produce three possible vibes. Caldecott Music Group is the parent company of Singapore-based BandLab Technologies, which operates BandLab, a music production app and website that […]

By AHN Editor

February 23, 2023

 

Phenomenal Ventures Aims To Make A Mission-Driven Impact For The Underrepresented In Tech Industry

Phenomenal Ventures has already raised a $6m debut early-stage-focused fund from investors including Dropbox, Quora and Pinterest founders, and Slow Ventures and Tribe Capital. Around 38% of limited partners are founders or former founders, while nearly half of the fund’s investors self-identify as women and 12% as Black. Phenomenal Ventures is co-founded by lawyer and […]

By AHN Editor

 

The Krewe Of Mung Beans Adds Vietnamese Flair To New Orleans Lundi Gras

Thuc Doan Nguyen led an effort to bring more Vietnamese culture to Carnival in New Orleans. Members of the Krewe of Mung Beans joined the Krewe of Dead Beans parade from Bayou St. John to Treme on Lundi Gras on Monday, 20th of January. The group made typical throws, costumes, and decorations that reflected their […]

By AHN Editor

February 22, 2023

 

Deloitte Study Identifies Major Obstacles For Thailand’s Budding Entrepreneurs

“They say it takes a village to raise a startup. But first we need to build that innovation village in Thailand,” says Dr. Metinee Jongsaliswang, Deloitte Thailand Country Consulting Leader. Thai startups are facing significant challenges in their quest for success, according to a report from Deloitte. The study, titled “Future of the Thai Startup […]

By AHN Editor

 

Joseph Fung Blazes His Own Trail From Family Legacy As Tech Investor On Life Sciences

Despite being born into a wealthy and influential family, Joseph Fung is forging his own path as a tech investor. Joseph is the grandson of legendary share trader Fung King Hey, one of the co-founders of Sun Hung Kai Properties, one of the world’s largest property developers by market capitalization. Joseph worked in finance at […]

By AHN Editor

February 20, 2023

 

Sisters Break Stereotypes in Male-Dominated Construction Industry Takes Over Malaysia’s Ehsan Bina Group

The construction and property development industries are often considered to be male-dominated due to their demanding nature, which includes physical labor and coordinating with various stakeholders while adhering to strict budgets and timelines. Despite this, sisters Jamie Lai and Adelynn Lai, part of the succession plan for Ehsan Bina Group, are poised to take over […]

By AHN Editor

 

Filipino Chef Johanne Siy Takes the Culinary World by Storm, Named Asia’s Best Female Chef

Johanne Siy, a Filipino chef at Lolla in Singapore, has been honored with Asia’s Best Female Chef Award for 2023. Siy has made history by becoming the second Filipina and first Singapore-based chef to receive this prestigious award, which was determined through the votes of over 300 members of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy. […]

By AHN Editor

February 16, 2023

 

How Mom Of Two And TikTok Influencer Alissa Nguyen Is Bringing Order To Life’s Messiness Through Cooking

Mom and TikTok chef  Alissa Nguyen, aka gaming_foodie showcases her cooking tutorials with a diverse range of cuisines, from Asian to American to Latin American, catering to the taste buds of her loyal 2.1 Million followers. She began posting videos on TikTok in April 2020, and quickly gained a following. One of her most viewed […]

By AHN Editor

 

Sriracha’s Spicy Success: The Rise of Vietnamese Refugee David Tran As America’s First Hot Sauce Billionaire

Whether you spell it ‘Sriracha’ or ‘Siracha,’ whether you pronounce it ‘SIR-AH-CHA’ or ‘SEE-RA-CHA,’ Sriracha-lovers don’t just love the spicy sauce. We eat it, crave it, talk about it, wear it, and strive to live a spicy life. This spicy condiment has reached a level of fame and devotion that sets it apart from all […]

By AHN Editor

February 14, 2023

 

Pia Wurtzbach Takes Her Passion for Beautiful Things Into A New Business Venture, Launches Her Line Of Carpets & Rugs

Miss Universe 2015 winner, Pia Wurtzbach, is stepping into the world of interior design with the launch of her own collection of rugs and carpets in collaboration with Studio Soliven. The announcement was made through her official Instagram account, showcasing a glimpse of three beautiful carpet and rug designs. She shared that her collection boasts […]

By AHN Editor

February 13, 2023

 

From Child Star to CEO: Teen Actress Fulfills Her Ultimate Childhood Dream of Becoming A Company Owner

Filipina teen actress Andrea Brillantes has certainly achieved remarkable feats for someone so young. At just 10 years old, she landed her first lead role. By 17, she was able to provide a home for her family. And now, at 19, she holds the title of one of the youngest celebrities CEO in the Philippines. […]

By AHN Editor

February 11, 2023

 

Giving Up The Football Dream: How Indian Women Struggles To Have Opportunities To Make Careers From Sports

When Poulami Adhikari from Shibrampur, India, was seven years old, she saw neighborhood boys playing football on the playground. She joined them, and her playmates initially believed that she was also a boy because she was wearing shorts. But when their guardians discovered she was a female, they reported her to the playground authorities. Poulami […]

By AHN Editor

February 10, 2023

 

6-year-old Boy is Now a Business Owner Thanks To His Business-Savvy Mama

Most kids receive toys and books from their parents. But as for Miggy Miranda, his very own condo! Filipina actress Neri Naig and Filipino singer-songwriter Chito Miranda’s son, Miggy, is now a condo unit rental business owner at the age of 6 years old. Neri announced the unit’s availability for rent or transitory use on […]

By AHN Editor

 

How Asian American Familial Expectations Affect Creative Career Decisions

Asian Americans often struggle with the contradiction between following their creative skills and meeting their families’ expectations, especially if their work isn’t one their Asian families deem “proud of” or “can be bragged about” or traditionally secure like being a doctor or lawyer. Take Joy Woo as an example. Joy Woo’s family didn’t understand how […]

By AHN Editor

February 8, 2023

 

Boston’s Most Influential AAPI Gathered To Commemorate Underappreciated Local Leaders

Boston’s first Asian American and first woman elected mayor, Michelle Wu, followed by nearly 100 individuals who are influential, legendary, or rising stars in the fields of academia, business, civic engagement, journalism, and politics came together to celebrate the local leaders’ service and integrity. Takeda president Julie Kim and Vertex CEO Reshma Kewalramani, two of […]

By AHN Editor

 

Asian American Women Experience A Severe Drop of 80% At Corporate Executive Levels

Asian-Americans are frequently perceived as successful, but this is not always the case, especially for Asian-American women. According to an analysis done by McKinsey, while Asian Americans are heavily represented in corporate occupations, their presence reduces significantly at the board of director level, with Asian American women seeing the worst decline at 80%. Asian American […]

By AHN Editor

February 7, 2023

 

ChimeTV Officially Launches – Makes History As The First AAPI Woman-Owned TV Network

Founded by Filipino-American Faith Bautista, ChimeTV, America’s first English-language Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Entertainment TV Network, officially launched on Lunar New Year. Faith grew up without a TV. She first watched TV through her neighbor’s window at eight years old. Five decades later, she becomes the first Asian American woman to have owned […]

By AHN Editor

February 5, 2023

 

From ‘Power Rangers’ Star to Power Mom: How Jennifer Yen Juggles Motherhood and Entrepreneurship

Former actress Jennifer Yen launched Purlisse and YENSA, her own skincare and cosmetics line infused with Asian botanicals and inspired by Asian rituals. Jennifer debuted as a villain on “Power Rangers” in the early 2000s. The Chinese-American actress suffered the drawbacks of excessive wearing of heavy makeup on set. But it’s only a decade later, […]

By AHN Editor

 

From A One-man Show To 500 Workers: How Yamibuy Founder Climbed His Way Up To Multi-Million Asian American Market

As a young adult living in a small city like Manhattan, Alex Zhou found it difficult to find dishes that tasted like home. He knew that he wasn’t alone in his struggle to find familiar Asian food products. This served as the motivation for him to launch his now multi-million dollar company. After graduating, he […]

By AHN Editor

February 3, 2023

 

Former Square Employees Rose Up Their Ranks To Become Start-up Founders And Entrepreneurs

Former workers of Square, now known as Block, have founded and run firms with a combined value of around $40 billion. Jack Dorsey, Square founder, and Keith Rabois, former COO, said that they were initially hiring people who aspired to build their own companies. As Square expanded, the company implemented programs to teach employees how […]

By AHN Editor

February 1, 2023

 
Entrepreneurship

Pricklee Co-founder Kun Yang On Being A Resilient Cactus In The Harsh World Of Start-up

Pricklee celebrates the cactus as a symbol of resilience, not only because cacti thrive in the toughest environment on the planet, but because if you look closely - it resembles a human being that’s winning.

By Marielle Catral

January 31, 2023

 

Tokyo’s Influential Menswear Bryceland’s Opens Its First London Store

The new shop in London represents a little shift for the company, as their Asian stores are decorated mostly with dark wood and heavy furniture, while the Marylebone shop will be brighter with white floorboards and a more mid-century feel. Bryceland’s co-founder Ethan Newton claims that UK and EU online sales have accounted for around […]

By AHN Editor

January 28, 2023

 

These Revolutionary Theaters Bring Audiences Closer To Asian Diaspora

Stories performed on stage, as opposed to those we read on a page or viewed on a screen, provide a truly immersive, multidimensional experience. Only live theater is capable of doing that. Theater companies including East West Players in Los Angeles, Ferocious Lotus in San Francisco, Ma-Yi, and Pan Asian Repertory both in New York […]

By AHN Editor

January 26, 2023

 

Seattle Chinese Post Closes, Northwest Asian Weekly Adapts To Sustainability, Moves Exclusively Online

The Seattle Chinese Post (SCP) ceased operations earlier this month after more than four decades of local operations, while last December, their online platform, the Northwest Asian Weekly announced that they would be going fully online, mostly because the print business isn’t sustainable. Publisher of Northwest Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post, Assunta Ng thinks […]

By AHN Editor

 

Las Vegas Celebrates Vida Lin Day In Honor of Asian Community Development Council Founder’s Service And Dedication

Vida Lin Day has been declared by the Las Vegas City Council and Mayor Goodman on January 18, 2023, to honor Vida Lin for her contribution to Nevada’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Lin, a second-generation Chinese American, is the founder and president of the Asian Community Development Council (ACDC). She was one of the […]

By AHN Editor

 

Why Is It Important To Know Where We Really Are From And What It Says About Our Nation

Melbourne-based Louisa Wang is routinely asked about her ethnicity. When she was working as a bartender, it felt like a fun game for her whenever customers would try to guess her background, several asked if she was French or Spanish. Louisa exclusively speaks English and was born in Australia. She was included in the census […]

By AHN Editor

January 24, 2023

 

These Women Founded A Pregnancy and Postpartum Meal Service To Support Mothers Nutrionally

During the pandemic, Jennifer Jolorte Doro (a nutritionist) and Irene Liu (a businesswoman), started Chiyo, a meal service tailored to the different stages of pregnancy and postpartum. When Liu was in business school, her aunt had a baby and her mom took care of her aunt by making Taiwanese meals traditionally eaten by women in […]

By AHN Editor

 

Author-Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang’s Relatable Stories Draw Inspiration From His Own Life As An Asian American

American-Chinese Gene Luen Yang is an author and cartoonist who writes and draws comic books and graphic novels. Yang graduated in computer science and minored in creative writing. He then developed software before teaching high school computer science. He became a cartoonist after teaching. He now writes and draws comics full-time. American Born Chinese, his […]

By AHN Editor

January 23, 2023

 

AMD is Breaking New Ground for Asian Female Executives

After appointing Marvell Technology Inc. (MRVL) CFO Jean Hu, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) became the first major U.S. firm to hire an Asian-American woman as CEO and CFO at the same time. AMD is headed by Lisa Su, who serves as both CEO and chair, prompting MarketWatch to wonder if any other S&P 500 […]

By AHN Editor

January 21, 2023

 

Hopping Towards A Prosperous Lunar New Year For The Year Of The Rabbit

Countries all across the world are preparing to celebrate the Lunar New Year, commonly known as Chinese New Year on January 22, 2023. This marks the start of the new year on the Chinese calendar, the year of the rabbit, specifically the Water Rabbit. Most Asian countries, as well as those with significant Chinese populations, […]

By AHN Editor

 

Filipino Cuisine Pioneer In New York Chef King Phojanakong Passes Away At 54

The New York City culinary scene lost influential Chef King Phojanakong just after the new year, January 2nd. Born to a Thai father and a Filipina mother, Phojanakong grew up in New York City and worked at restaurants operated by chefs such as Daniel Boulud and David Bouley. In 2003, Phojanakong opened his own restaurant […]

By AHN Editor

January 18, 2023

 

Former NBA Player Jeremy Lin Features In New Oscar Shortlisted Documentary ‘38 At The Garden’

The Taiwanese-American basketball player Jeremy Lin features in the HBO documentary short 38 at the Garden, which has been nominated for an Oscar. The documentary follows New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin’s remarkable 2012 season. Lin, an undrafted Harvard graduate, scored 38 points at Madison Square Garden against the Los Angeles Lakers, confirming his […]

By AHN Editor

 
Community & Culture

Nielsen Noodles: Generational Views on Equitable Journalism with AsAmNews and AsianFeed

Meet the two trailblazers in AANHPI news and journalism from different generations, who are paving their ways with their passion for story-telling about change and culture.

By AHN Editor

 

American Born Chinese: Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan Continue To “Ninja-kick” The Barriers For Asian Actors To Hell

“I think we’ve broken that glass ceiling, we’ve ninja-kicked it to hell,” said Michelle Yeoh on a panel for the Television Critics Association on Friday. “And hopefully it will never come back, broken like Humpty Dumpty pieces.” Michelle was born in Malaysia and was a major Hong Kong action movie star before moving to America […]

By AHN Editor

January 17, 2023

 

Upcoming ‘The Harvest’ Movie Features a Hmong Family and the Strength and Endurance of their Bond

Recently, Asian Americans are receiving a lot of praise in both film and television. The fact that Asian Americans are becoming more visible is fantastic, but most of these movies just focus on Chinese Americans, which is limiting for other Asians, particularly South and Southeast Asians. This is what inspired Caylee So’s The Harvest, highlighting […]

By AHN Editor

January 15, 2023

 

Mala Gaonkar – The Woman in Charge of the Biggest Hedge Fund Launch

With $1.8 billion under management, Mala Gaonkar’s SurgoCap Partners began trading and made history as the largest debut of a woman-led hedge fund in the industry’s history. SurgoCap Partners invests in technology’s influence on financials, industrials, healthcare, and corporate data. The 20-person company bets on and against equities and can invest 25% of its assets […]

By AHN Editor

January 14, 2023

 

First Lao-American and Millennial To Sit As Chair Of The US Campaign To Ban Landmines – Cluster Munition Coalition

Legacies of War (LoW) CEO Sera Koulabdara is the new Chair of the US Campaign to Ban Landmines – Cluster Munition Coalition (USCBL-CMC). She will be the first millennial, BIPOC, and afflicted nation native to assume the job. LoW is the only worldwide U.S. advocacy and educational organisation that addresses the repercussions of the American […]

By AHN Editor

January 11, 2023

 

Through Perseverance, Young Entrepreneur Operates 5 Fried Rice Restaurants and 30 Takoyaki Stalls At Age 21

Rice is an essential part of the Asian diet, and it is enjoyed in many different forms. One of these is the classic fried rice, which everybody knows is a tasty and easy meal. At the age of 21 years old, Briko Galeon from Tarlac City, Philippines, was able to expand his Korean Spam BKB […]

By AHN Editor

 
Press Release

Blaze.tech Launches and Raises $3.5 Million Pre-Seed Round for AI-Powered No-Code Software Development

A smarter no-code platform that’s revolutionizing the way teams build web apps and tools.

By AHN Editor

 

Indian-American’s Thriving Community Create A Positive Impact In North Texas

The rising population of Indian-Americans in North Texas is proving to be a strong force. Indian-Americans like Singh have permanently shaped North Texas’ cultural landscape in a variety of fields, including technology, education, and politics. Tony Singh grew up with a father in the Indian Navy and moved every couple of years. Today, he’s settled […]

By AHN Editor

January 10, 2023

 

Blind Filipino-American Civil Rights Attorney Gets Elected As West Covina City Council Member

Filipino-American Ollie Cantos, who was born with a visual impairment, is now taking his experience and knowledge to West Covina City Hall. In 1997, he graduated from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles with a law degree. He served as a staff attorney at the Disability Rights Legal Center after graduating. He also held various […]

By AHN Editor

January 5, 2023

 

Japanese-American Designer Sara Sakanaka Revamps Vintage Kimonos Into Modern Clothing

Each of us has a unique way of imparting the memories, stories, and mementos we want to pass on to our future generations. As for 39-year-old Japanese-American designer Sara Sakanaka, the way is by incorporating ancient tales into modern clothing. In her studio in Brooklyn, Sara preserves a little drawstring bag that her grandmother sewed […]

By AHN Editor

 

These Two South Asian Millenials Are Breaking Cultural Barriers To Empower Women’s Financial Freedom and Literacy

“Our culture has countless strict gender roles, one of which is that men manage money and women don’t,” Aashka Piprottar, the founder of Boss Betis, told Wealthy Wolfe’s Parween Mander over email. “So while men get to discuss money openly and proudly, women, if they ever discuss it, do so in hushed, quick voices.” Those […]

By AHN Editor

 

Omakase Restaurant Group: How These Two Immigrants Went From Dishwasher And Busboy To Co-Founders

Kash Feng, co-founder and CEO of Omakase Restaurant Group, moved to the Bay Area at age 18. He was the only child of factory workers, so when he moved to the U.S. in 1999 with his buddies, he borrowed $20,000 from relatives and friends, promising to return them. Feng started working as a dishwasher at […]

By AHN Editor

January 3, 2023

 

Software Engineer Turned Crocheting Hobby Into A Six-figure Business Takes $450k Deal on ‘Shark Tank’

Justine Tiu, a former Google Classroom software engineer, started crocheting to unwind after work. After realizing its appeal, she and her ex-Wall Street director husband, Adrian Zhang, launched The Woobles, a crochet kit company. On Friday’s “Shark Tank,” the two explained the hobby’s vast appeal. The firm made $3.1 million last year and $5.3 million […]

By AHN Editor

December 31, 2022

 

Manhattan’s Chinatown Receives $20M Funding For 11 Post-pandemic Revitalization Projects

Manhattan’s Chinatown is one of the neighborhoods that has been impacted the most severely by the pandemic. New York Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled eleven transformational projects that would be part of the initiative to help the Chinatown community reopen corridors, restaurants, businesses, and cultural institutions.  The projects include: Renovating Kimlau Square Beautifying the Park Row […]

By AHN Editor

 

Rochelle Nguyen Sits As The First Asian American Nevada Senator

Clark County Commission appoints Nevada’s first Asian American senator, Rochelle Nguyen, a state assemblywoman.  “I plan on working hard to ensure we are adequately funding our public schools, that health care is affordable as well as accessible, and that all voices are represented,” Nguyen said, who will replace former state Sen. Chris Brooks for a […]

By AHN Editor

December 28, 2022

 

Vedant Fashions Founder Made It To India’s Richest List From Selling Affordable Indian Wedding Couture

Ravi Modi started Vedant Fashions in 1999 with the Manyavar brand, selling pajamas, saris, sherwanis(long-sleeved outer coats), kurtas, lehengas (ankle-length skirt), and salwar sets (trouser-and-tunic combination). Vedant Fashions designs clothes but outsources bulk of the manufacturing. It currently has 590 outlets in 228 Indian towns and 13 in North America and the UAE.  Manyavar is […]

By AHN Editor

 

13-Year-Old Took Her Fangirling Into Greater Heights, Opens a K-Pop Inspired Milk Tea Shop

Filipino teenager Given Mendoza turned her fangirling into a business. As a K-Pop fan, she loves collecting merch of her favorite Korean pop idols.  Given realized that these items can increase in value. She then found a way to earn by reselling them and worked on growing the business. With the business’ great potential, the […]

By AHN Editor

December 27, 2022

 

British-Pakistani Chef Ali Ahmed Aslam Who Invented Chicken Tikka Masala Passes Away at 77

Ali Ahmed Aslam, a chef who is thought to have created Britain’s favorite curry the ‘chicken tikka masala’, passed away at the age of 77. Aslam’s death was announced by his Glasgow restaurant, Shish Mahal, which closed for 48 hours as a sign of respect. His funeral was held at Glasgow Central Mosque, where the […]

By AHN Editor

 

Veteran News Correspondent John Yang To Sit As PBS News Weekend’s Newest Anchor

Beginning this December 31st, John Yang will take over as the new host of PBS News Weekend. The 64-year-old veteran news correspondent and commentator covered politics and international events for most of his career. He had been exposed to these topics since the 1980s, not long after receiving his degree from Wesleyan University. He worked […]

By AHN Editor

December 23, 2022

 

50-Year-Old Chinese Flight Attendant Who Lost Job Due To Age Limits Received Got Hired At A Foreign Airline After Learning New Languages

Age sets no limits for a 50-year-old flight attendant from China who lost her job and instead sought to better herself by studying English and Finnish, which caused her to receive numerous offers and land a new job at a foreign airline. “Use all your strength and courage to deal with life. Live in the […]

By AHN Editor

December 22, 2022

 

Famed Manga Series ‘My Hero Academia’ Adaptation Is Now Available On Netflix

More than a year after its announcement, the eagerly awaited live-action film adaptation of “My Hero Academia,” produced by Mary Parent and Alex Garcia of Legendary Entertainment, has finally disembarked at Netflix. Shinsuke Sato, who directed Alice in Borderland, is the film’s director and executive producer marking her first-ever English-language feature. The film was written […]

By AHN Editor

December 21, 2022

 

Rich Ting Leads First San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade After Pandemic

Chinese American actor Rich Ting will serve as the grand marshal of San Francisco’s Chinese New Year parade in 2023. The 42-year-old was reared by an athletic family, was born in Torrance, California, and spent time growing up in both Southern and Northern California. Not only did he focus on being an athlete growing up, […]

By AHN Editor

 

What Motivated A Cleaner To Become Singapore’s Primech Services & Engineering CEO

Starting out poor and being dumped by a girl because she saw no better life with a cleaner is truly a successful and inspirational story for a man who now makes fortune. Instead of getting frustrated, Vernon Kwek used his heartbreak and the discrimination he went through from his girlfriend who chose a university guy […]

By AHN Editor

December 20, 2022

 

A College Freshman’s “Failure Class” Podcast Project Paved Her Way To Times Square

When Weilyn Chong’s name and photo appeared on a Times Square billboard from the Nasdaq Tower, it instantly went viral, inspiring many young Singaporeans to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. Weilyn acknowledges the value of entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia despite the fact that the majority of her work with founders is focused in the US. Growing up, […]

By AHN Editor

 

Former Teachers Went Outside of Their Comfort Zones, Found Success in MilkTea-Inspired Taho Shop

Both Filipino educators, Camille Ona and Marvin Paclibare found a different world and passion out of their classrooms during the pandemic as teachers-turned-entrepreneurs and founders of Taho Klasiko, a special milk tea-inspired taho shop. Breaking free from their first-loved profession, the two sculpt their name as entrepreneurs who choose to walk into another path. Marvin […]

By AHN Editor

December 19, 2022

 

Slime Company Started By High School Student In His Garage Made $1.2 Million Sales After Joining “Shark Tank”

Mark Lin was only 17 when he started selling food-scented slime out of his Burbank, California garage in 2020.  He then won over venture capitalists on an episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” with his zeal for pitching and the amazing yield his company was generating, where $300,000 was a net profit out of the $540,000 […]

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Capitalizing On Her Advocacy For Women’s Protection, Young CEO Now Leading Safety Device Company Invisawear

Taking it from her unforgettable and scary experience involving safety and security, Rajia Abdelaziz realized the importance of women’s self-protection which made her put up Invisawear, now a leading safety device manufacturer. Together with her best friend and now business partner Ray Hamilton, they designed a piece of wearable tech that allows the user to […]

By AHN Editor

December 16, 2022

 

Christmas is Merrier at Mall of America With 6 Diverse St. Nicholas Including the First Asian Santa

After three long years of not celebrating Christmas the ‘usual’ way, children at the Mall of America (MOA) were finally sitting again in amusement and happiness on Santa’s lap.  What makes the experience even happier and better is to have six different Santas whom children and parents can choose from in making The Santa Experience […]

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First Indonesian Vegan Cosmetic Startup Obtains $6 Million Funding From Unilever Ventures

The first and top vegan cosmetics company in Indonesia, ESQA Cosmetics, raised $6 million in a series A round led by Unilever Ventures marking the latter’s first investment in the Southeast Asian beauty market. In the said round, East Ventures also participated, the venture arm of the global consumer goods giant. After spending over ten […]

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December 15, 2022

 

Enjoy Your Favorite Filipino Dishes Along With A Comedy Show at Eagle Rock’s Kusina Filipina

Big egg-shaped platters filled with famous egg noodle pancit, mouthwatering pork sisig, cold cans of beer, and blithe stand-up comic acts are offered as part of the restaurant’s unique dining experience. The brain behind the comedy events is Filipino-American C.J. Toledano, who was born with the background necessary for such lighthearted entertainment. The Eagle Rock […]

By AHN Editor

 
Community & Culture

Her Father Ignored Her For 8 Months When She No Longer Wanted To Be A Doctor

Years later, she wrote a comedy musical about it.

By Marielle Catral

December 13, 2022

 

Dallas Omakase Restaurant Makes Memorable Dining Experience For Deaf Couple With Staff Using ASL

Victor Montiel and Melissa Keomoungkhoun were on the verge of tears as they expressed their gratitude to the Tatsu Dallas’ personnel for making their experience unforgettable. The couple, who are both deaf, revealed in Today that they are used to getting ready in explaining themselves using their voices and American Sign Language, displaying texts from […]

By AHN Editor

 

Award-Winning Director Ang Lee To Direct Bruce Lee’s Latest Biopic With Son As Lead Role

Multi-award-winning director Ang Lee is set to direct Bruce Lee’s latest biopic with his son Mason Lee playing the role. The martial arts legend died young at 32 in 1973, a month before “Enter the Dragon,” the first Hollywood/Hong Kong film he co-produced, was set to premiere as mentioned in NBC News. Since his passing, […]

By AHN Editor

 
Entrepreneurship

How Christopher Thang Juggles Medical School and Entrepreneurship With Time Optimization Strategies

Do you sometimes procrastinate because you're waiting for motivation? Or you just don't know how and where to begin?

By Marielle Catral

 

Eric Kim To Lead CBS Entertainment and Studios As New Executive Vice President

Eric Kim has been recently promoted as CBS’ Executive Vice President for Current Programs after serving as Senior Vice President in the same company where he worked for 11 years. He succeeds Amy Resisenbach who has just advanced as President of CBS Entertainment. Kim will now be functioning in his new position to oversee the […]

By AHN Editor

December 12, 2022

 

Through Personal Experience, Tammy Sun Starts Up Carrot Fertility Company To Help Women Start Families

At 34, Tammy Sun went looking for egg fertilizing services as she thought of starting a family of her own someday. But in her quest, she, unfortunately, found out that she has “premature ovarian failure.” The mysterious disorder indicated negative effects on Tammy’s fertility that she had to go through several egg-freezing cycles which cost […]

By AHN Editor

December 10, 2022

 

Filipino Family Grows COVID Financial Aid From Government Through Fishball Sauce Business

Filipino Richie Fernandez, a new entrepreneur, was able to launch a business venture that now generates a five-digit income with the help of $100 in financial aid from the government. During the height of the pandemic lockdowns, Richie and his family chose to grow the help by opening Manong’s Fishball Sauce, “We thought of how […]

By AHN Editor

 

Asian American Community Is Prospering In Folsom Sacramento County

The number of Asian American immigrants in Folsom multiplied five-fold from 2000 until last year as found out by the US Census Bureau. Among them are Chalamcherla of India, Steven Wang of China, and Marcus Yasatuke of Japan. 51-year-old Chalamcherla long decided to come to Folsom after falling in love with the city while attending […]

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Denver’s Vietnamese Refugees Share New Life While Keeping Family’s Heritage

Because of the chaos that was happening in their homeland in the 1970s, thousands of Vietnamese fled and some, later on, found a home in Colorado. The melancholic memory is still fresh for Nga Vương-Sandoval, who, at the age of three, had to temporarily stay in refugee camps in the Philippines, Guam, and Arkansas. She […]

By AHN Editor

December 8, 2022

 

South Asians Found Second Home in Devon Avenue’s “Little India”

At Devon Avenue in Chicago, immigrants from India discovered a taste and comfort of their home country. The area, commonly referred to as “Little India,” has served as a shelter for Indians who miss their culture. Finding a home in it, Indians such as National Indo-American Museum board member Beverly Kumar, go there every now […]

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Chinatown’s Oldest and Most Respected Businesses Proudly Carried On By Next Generation

The blood of entrepreneurship runs through the veins of Chinatown’s Chinese food business owners, as three of the longest-running businesses have their children enter the management fields of their family business. Tony and Selina Chun, together with Alan and Helen Chun, who have been in the business for decades, fully trusted their children to run […]

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29-Year-Old Drift Racer Sara Choi Excels With Prowess In Male-Dominated Industry

Sara Choi, a South Korean drift racer, is one of the rare female drift racers who compete on an equal or even higher level with men in the automotive industry. “Men have egos. Men have pride,” says Choi upon knowing that some guys dislike her.  The 29-year-old was taken care of by a gang of […]

By AHN Editor

December 7, 2022

 

These Two Moms Started Milk Tea Company To Take Pride Of Their AAPI Identity

In order to realize their dream of founding a food company, Olivia Chen and Pauline Ang chose to create Twrl, a milk tea business that embodies their beliefs as mothers, graduates of Berkeley, and members of the AAPI community. For their whole 20-year friendship, they have always shared a love of food. In spite of […]

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How This CEO and Co-Founder of Insurance Company Raised $25M During Her Pregnancy

Founding a business startup and starting a family simultaneously was proved possible by the CEO and co-founder Hanna Wu of Amplify Life Insurance, a life insurance platform focused on helping people build wealth. Wu first realized the importance of insurance policy when her 20-year-long best friend lost his father and financial backbone at the same […]

By AHN Editor

December 6, 2022

 

Dallas Stars Jason Robertson Carves Name in NHL History As Highest Pointer in Latest Season

Jason Robertson made NHL history by playing the second longest-drawn-out game in franchise record and the most lengthy game in Dallas history. With 22 goals, the most in the NHL, the 23-year-old Filipino-American left winger for the Dallas Stars, made his season a success. Robertson extended his point streak to 13 games, tying the Dallas […]

By AHN Editor

December 3, 2022

 

Earthquake Victim With Amputated Legs Masters Dancing With Husband’s Self-Made Prosthetic Limbs

Nothing is impossible to 30-year-old Liao Zhi of Sichuan, China who lost her legs during an earthquake in 2008 but now mastered the art of dancing while wearing high heels with her now husband’s self-made prosthetic legs. The Chinese former dance teacher caught the online community’s attention with her talent and story being an epitome […]

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‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Actress and Director Unveils New Production Company To Uplift Marginalized Community’s Emerging Filmmakers

Kelly Marie Tran and Carlos López Estrada, the lead character and co-director of the latest Walt Disney film Raya and the Last Dragon, have created a new production company, Antigravity Academy (AGA) dedicated to developing and producing movies, television, theater, and short-form material from and about individuals from traditionally marginalized communities. AGA appointed Jared Stern’s […]

By AHN Editor

December 1, 2022

 

Son of Restaurant Owners Now CEO of Multi-Million Dollar Company Casetify Imparts Tips To Successful Entrepreneurship

With a feeling of discontent towards the smartphone case designs available in the market, Hongkong native Wesley Ng co-founded Casetify, a multi-million dollar company that manufactures and produces cool smartphone cases. The 41-year-old CEO takes his business-mindedness from his parents who own a restaurant in their region. Ng established the business in 2011 together with […]

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Learning From His Single Mom, Parent Portfolio Co-Founder Jonathan Sanchez Realizes Financial Independence at 37

Now living a financially-stable life, the couple founders of Parent Portfolio, a website that serves families to make progress with their money and helps the younger generations become financially wise, teaches their kids lessons towards a successful life. Born to a financially precarious environment, Jonathan Sanchez was reared with a thrifty outlook by his single […]

By AHN Editor

 

Patricia Lee Sculpts History as First Black Asian American To Succeed Seat F In Nevada Supreme Court

Following her victory over the other two candidates, Patricia Lee made history by becoming the first Black and Asian American attorney to hold the vacant Department F seat on the Nevada Supreme Court. Lee was chosen by Gov. Sisolak from among the candidates put out by the state Judicial Selection Committee to take the place […]

By AHN Editor

November 30, 2022

 

Bankrupt Chinese Restaurant Owner Bounces Back To Pay $6.4 Million Debt Through Sausage-Selling

“We are born with nothing. Why be scared of starting all over again?” says Chinese Tang Jian after starting up a street food stall in Hangzhou, China following his business bankruptcy which left him with $6.4 million. At 52, the former millionaire Chinese restaurant proprietor is positive of earning funds to pay his multi-million debt […]

By AHN Editor

November 29, 2022

Virginia Embraces Diversity and Korean Culture, Celebrates First Kimchi Day

Being home to one of the biggest Korean communities in the nation, Virginia had its first-ever Kimchi Day on November 22, through the Korean American Women’s Association. Held at the Good Shepherd Evangelical Church in  Springfield, the festivity was materialized especially for this motive: acknowledge kimchi as a nonnative dish in Virginia which is specially […]

By AHN Editor

 

Sunil Kumar To Sit As The First Person Color President of Tufts University in 2023

The Board of Trustees commissioned Indian politician Sunil Kumar as the 14th president of Tufts University, Massachusetts in 2023 succeeding President Anthony P. Monaco, after the latter’s 12-year term. Kumar is currently a provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Johns Hopkins University and was once the dean of the University of Chicago Booth […]

By AHN Editor

November 26, 2022

 

Two Indigenous Women Set Fire As Nike’s Latest N7 Collection Ambassadors

Nike powerhouse unveils two new faces for their latest indigenous collection in the name of 2022 Miss Aloha Hula Piʻikea Lopes and Native American Professional Track, and Field Athlete Janee’ Kassanavoid. Lopes is the first-ever Native Hawaiian featured in the special edition collection. She gracefully showcased her indigenous origin and award-winning antique sway and fashion […]

By AHN Editor

November 25, 2022

 

How This Sci-Entrepreneur Became A Company CEO At The Age Of 18

Capitalizing on her 14-year-old self’s science enthusiasm 12 years ago, Cathy Tie, transformed herself into a successful bioinformatician and entrepreneur. At 18, the young Canadian became the co-founder of the $1 million dollar worth Ranomics company, a health risk prediction provider. While she co-founded Locke Bio, an e-commerce platform for pharmaceutical and other FDA-approved product […]

By AHN Editor

 

Former Caregiver Now CEO Of Multi-Million Dollar Companies In The US

Stirred by her dream, perseverance, and thrust, Filipina-American Maye Felices-McDonald etches her name as the owner and CEO of quite a few businesses in the US such as GETMEFIT Slimming Products, and Mama’s Angels Senior Care. Maye’s voyage was not a piece of cake. She developed her entrepreneurial skills as a vendor of sweets and […]

By AHN Editor

November 24, 2022

 

Vietnamese-American Transgender Model Made History Winning local ‘Miss America’ Pageant

In the 100-year history of Miss America, 19-year-old Brían Nguyen has become the first transgender contestant to win a local Miss America Organization beauty pageant, Miss Greater Derry 2023. The teenager from New Hampshire won a crown, title, and scholarship. She ecstatically wrote on her Instagram, “No words can describe the feeling of having the […]

By AHN Editor

November 23, 2022

 

MycoWorks’ Sustainable Mushroom Leather Raised Over $187M From General Motors and Hollywood A-Listers

“Growing the future has only just started. This industry will continue to surprise people,” says Philip Ross, co-founder of MycoWorks, a mycelium material founder and producer. As the innovator of high-quality mushroom “leather” for the luxurious Hermes bags, the business acquired $187 million from Natalie Portman, John Legend, and General Motors and will soon cover […]

By AHN Editor

 

Mom Without Prior Baking Experience But Through Perseverance Finds Success With Homemade Chocolates

Despite having zero experience in baking, this mom entrepreneur was able to give birth to Ricci Chocolates, now branded as the “Home of the Best Tasting Truffles in Baguio City, Philippines”  Mitchiko Liquete clarified that she is a dessert lover but never a chocolate fanatic. Initially having no interest in making desserts nor in cooking, […]

By AHN Editor

November 21, 2022

 

This Filipino Millennial Started With $20 To Pursue Hydroponics Farming Business

Nothing is impossible for this 21-year-old Filipino who engaged in modern farming with only $20 as a starting capital. Despite being dissuaded by his grandfather who wanted him to become an engineer, Harold Zapata was determined to uplift farming, recognize farmers, and attest that farmers are the providers of our staple food and without them, […]

By AHN Editor

 

Hard Work Pays Off For Bringing Filipino Street Food “Boy Isaw” To New York, Now Makes 14$K A Month

The Filipino street food vendor admits that perseverance and hard work were really his main capitals in achieving his dream. After introducing one of the most popular Filipino barbeque street food, “ihaw-ihaw,” especially the isaw (grilled chicken or pork intestines), to New York, Filipino street food seller Robin John Calalo has seen the fruits of […]

By AHN Editor

November 18, 2022

 

Kenneth Mejia Sits As Los Angeles’ New and First Filipino American City Controller

Taking the lead with a 21-point advantage, Kenneth Mejia, is now Los Angeles’ newly-elected City Controller assuming city-wide office after cutting the edge against City Councilmember Paul Koretz. The 32-year-old is the first Filipino American to take the position. As a CPA and community militant, Mejia is pleased to embody the distinct community of L.A. […]

By AHN Editor

November 17, 2022

 

Jo Koy Makes History As The First Ever Comic Main Attraction At T-Mobile Arena

After Jo Koy’s recent successes, including the release of his two wildly popular Netflix specials,” In His Elements and Comin’ In Hot”, and the publication of his autobiographical debut book, entitled “Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American Combo”, he is set to star as the first comic main attraction at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on […]

By AHN Editor

November 15, 2022

 

Brooklyn Nets Owners Launched The Largest Business Accelerator for Minority-led Startups

After George Floyd’s controversial death in 2020, growing VC investments in businesses founded by people of color became a top priority. According to Crunchbase, just 2.4% of VC financing between 2015 and 2020 went to Black or Latinx enterprises. Funding for black entrepreneurs quadrupled to $1.8 billion in 2021. This year, however, saw a sharp […]

By AHN Editor

 

Pandemic Turns Filipino Actor Ken Chan Into A Serial Entrepreneur

Ken Chan, a 29-year-old Filipino actor, proves that the pandemic has not only caused bad things but has also brought good fortune to some, being a celebrity-turned-entrepreneur after losing his job during the crisis. Ken swiftly expanded his franchised iFuel gas station with 10 branches in different parts of the country in just a year. […]

By AHN Editor

November 13, 2022

 

Rejections Didn’t Stop Kinside CEO Shadiah Sigala To Reach A Stellar Entrepreneurial Career

Shadiah Sigala co-founded HoneyBook, a $2 billion financial management software platform for small businesses, motivated by her ability to negotiate uncertainty while gathering information and making decisions. When Shadiah was a child, her Mexican mother together with her two siblings moved to southern California. Despite most of her family members being unable to attend college, […]

By AHN Editor

November 11, 2022

 

ARTBOUND Features Giant Robot’s Asian-American Pop Culture Influence In Its Latest Episode

Highlighting the impact of the Asian-American pop culture publication Giant Robot, the debut of the latest episode entitled “Giant Robot: Asian Pop Culture and Beyond” was finally aired last October 26 in the acclaimed arts and culture series ARTBOUND on KCET. The episode showed Giant Robot’s examination of Sawtelle Boulevard as a Japanese-American neighborhood, sparking […]

By AHN Editor

November 8, 2022

 

Dreams Set No Limits To 50-Year-Old Who Started A Bakeshop Now The Philippines’ Most Famous Brand

“In a way, I was poor. I was hungry, maybe not for food but for self-achievement. I thought there must be something more I can do than just being a housewife. I was very determined to succeed, in whatever came my way,” thus said Julie Gandionco as quoted by the Inquirer, the Philippines’ local newspaper. […]

By AHN Editor

 

Veteran Actor James Hong Lauds Asian-American Representation In Entertainment Industry

During the Critics Choice Association (CCA)’s Inaugural Celebration of Asian Pacific Cinema & Television, veteran actor James Hong received the prestigious Icon award along with a few other awardees. The veteran actor reflects on his over 700 roles and how Asian representation has changed: “When I was a kid, ‘The Good Earth’ was played by […]

By AHN Editor

 

TikTok Viral Beauty Brand Youthforia Inspired From Asian Roots And Self-Awareness

We spend most of our waking hours trying to care for ourselves, but there’s only so much time in the day. That’s what the makeup brand Youthforia is for — a line of high-quality beauty products that fit seamlessly into your routine.  Founder Fiona Co Chan accomplished this goal for Youthforia, making it the first […]

By AHN Editor

November 6, 2022

 

Linda Lindas: What Life Is Like For Teenage Students Who Are Also In A Punk Rock Band

How does one balance their passions for creativity and artistic expression with maintaining an everyday life? This seems to be one of the hardest things to do when not everyone appreciates your creativity. Perhaps it may be possible, but very few people have been able to pull it off. Meet the punk rock band Linda […]

By AHN Editor

 

Filipino Entrepreneur Cultivates Family’s Land With A Goal Of Providing Food For Every Family’s Table

The Philippines, like many countries around the world, is dealing with skyrocketing food inflation due to supply issues and high fuel costs.  26-year-old Mark Ezzer Ligan, from Bacolod, Philippines, has learned how to start and sustain his farm by producing vegetables such as okra, eggplant, soursop, and coconut in his family’s 3-hectare plot of land […]

By AHN Editor

November 4, 2022

 

World’s First Studio Ghibli Park In Japan Features Iconic Settings And Characters Animation

It’s the perfect time to visit Kyoto, Japan, as Ghibli Park opened less than an hour away from the city last November 1st. The new Park features some of your favorite animated scenes and characters from Studio Ghibli films. During an event a few days before the park’s official opening, Studio Ghibli Co. chairman and […]

By AHN Editor

 

Australian Logistics Tech Firm Shippit Procures Singapore Startup Luwjistik for $11M

Shippit has announced that it will pay $18 million to buy the logistics SaaS platform Luwjistik, based in Singapore.  Founded by longtime friends William On and Rob Hango-Zada in 2014, with a mission to improve shipping for small businesses, as they have personally experienced the drawbacks of online shopping. After two years of operations in […]

By AHN Editor

November 3, 2022

 

A Millennial’s Gamble Pays Off As Her New Beauty Product Line Has Just Raised Over $225M

When the pandemic struck, all Chrisanti Indiana wanted to do was help her family and create jobs in her community. Nonetheless, as the pandemic worsened, each day appeared to be a gamble. She gambled on her dreams, created her employment opportunity, and risked everything for her family because she had no safety or security options. […]

By AHN Editor

November 2, 2022

 

What Separates DoorDash Founder Tony Xu From The Rest Of The Tech Billionaire

Learn more about Tony Xu, the co-founder, and CEO of DoorDash, the most extensive service in the US for delivering food. Xu is a Chinese-American tech billionaire who has worked for eBay and PayPal in the past, but he attributes his current success to the experience he gained working as a dishwasher. DoorDash went public […]

By AHN Editor

 

Fifth-generation Entrepreneur Reimagines NYC Chinatown Landmark While Preserving Cultural Traditions

Even though times are tough and New York’s Chinatown is on the verge of dying, there is one place where things appear to be mostly the same as they have always been. Since Mei Lum started volunteering as a child, Wing on Wo & Co has been run by her family. Brilliant and creative heritage […]

By AHN Editor

November 1, 2022

 

This Street Vendor Selling “Magic Water” Proves That No One Is Too Small To Be Successful

Priscilla Cornejo, better known as Nanay Bebe to the local people (“Nanay” means mother in Filipino), has been selling her magical water to the community since 1980 in the Philippines. She is convinced that her drink’s distinctive flavor is why so many customers seek out her business. Magic Water, or known to be its local […]

By AHN Editor

October 29, 2022

 

From Gas Jockey To Binance CEO: How Changpeng Zhao Became Richest Man In Cryptocurrency

Binance is one of the most valuable cryptocurrency exchanges in the world as of today, and its founder and current CEO is Changpeng Zhao, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, had a net worth of approximately $30 billion, which placed him in 33rd spot on the list of the world’s richest people. Early on in […]

By AHN Editor

 

A Culinary Adventure With Mark Wiens On HBO Go To Debut This November

As the nation’s most famous foodie Mark Wiens is coming back to HBO Go with his very own show. He is currently located in Thailand and is a co-owner of Phed Mark, a popular Thai eatery known for its “very spicy” pad krapao. A small look into the culture of Singapore will be presented in […]

By AHN Editor

October 27, 2022

 

If You Are Doubting On Your Career Move, Take It From This CEO Who Made Corporate Twists and Turns

If you’re worried about making the wrong career move because you’ve started to second-guess yourself, keep in mind that there is no bad decision regarding your professional development. Debby Soo, CEO of restaurant reservation service OpenTable, can understand. Consider Soo’s words carefully if you’re struggling to make a major career choice or feel paralyzed by […]

By AHN Editor

October 26, 2022

 

A Secret Business Purchase Grew Into A Multi-million Dollar Enterprise

Tess Nguyen who is a trained physiotherapist was searching Gumtree, Australia’s marketplace, for a physiotherapy clinic to buy. Instead, a sleepwear ad called Midnight Mischief captured her eye, “I’d never heard of personalised pyjamas, and I was pretty up-to-date with trends, so I sent an inquiry,” she told 7life. She consulted her friends who have […]

By AHN Editor

 

Awkwafina Knows Best About How She Is Still More Financially Great Living On $500 A Month

Even though the Crazy Rich Asians actress’ wealth is likely in the millions, she believes that a mere $500 per month is sufficient to cover her expenses. The 32-year-old actress recently told Harper’s Bazaar that her money philosophy goes back to when she was building her Awkwafina musical and comedy persona, which she used as […]

By AHN Editor

October 25, 2022

 

Chef Tracy Chang Gives Back To The Community Through The Language Of Food

Restaurateur Tracy Chang started the nonprofit Off Their Plate and Project Restore Us through the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.  The owner of the Japanese tapas restaurant,  PAGU, started Off Their Plate as a way to feed healthcare workers, and Project Restore Us sends nutritious and culturally appropriate grocery boxes to families living in food deserts. […]

By AHN Editor

October 23, 2022

 

Young Tech Startup Founders In Asia Make Mental Health Support Accessible To Break Stigma

Breaking down societal stigma and creating a new mental healthcare system for the Asia-Pacific area are two of Theodoric Chew’s objectives, founder of the digital mental health app, Intellect. Founded in 2019, the mobile app frequently monitors users’ moods, delivers rescue sessions and exercises, and lets them chat with therapists in real-time.  The 26-year-old explained […]

By AHN Editor

October 21, 2022

 

Loose Leaf Boba Company Blends Third-wave Coffee And Tea With Cultural Inclusion

Loose Leaf Boba Company is not only well-known for its expert “bobaristas.” but also for its diverse cultural representation including Burmese, Thai, Filipino, and Hispanic. “Going out for boba” was a childhood tradition that assisted the company’s mission of unifying people by normalizing cultural differences. The brand constantly values cultural inclusivity and also empowers BIPOC, […]

By AHN Editor

October 20, 2022

 

Farm of the Future: Farm66 Cultivates Vegetables Within Hong Kong’s Skyscrapers

In the course of COVID-19, a significant number of people have reported having insufficient access to fresh food entirely for sustainable living. Gordon Tam has created an urban farm that solves this problem. He is the co-founder and CEO of the Hong Kong-based vertical farming – Farm66. With advanced farming technology, he grows fresh vegetables […]

By AHN Editor

October 19, 2022

 

Chicago’s Khmai Fine Dining: A Daughter’s Tribute To Mother’s Healing From Khmer Rouge

Khmai Fine Dining is a unique Cambodian restaurant in Rogers Park, Chicago. Owned by executive chef Mona Sang, the name is a mix of “Khmer,” the language and ethnicity of native Cambodians, and “me,” the Khmer term for mother, to emphasize her mother’s important role in presenting traditional Cambodian cuisine. Mona, together with her sister, […]

By AHN Editor

October 18, 2022

 

Filipina Mom Started Her Career Selling Vegetables Got Her Degree At 32 To Become A Teacher

Liezel Nudalo Formentera is now ready to work toward achieving her lifelong ambition in the field of education. Formentera works as a street vendor in Cebu, Philippines, and hopes to improve her family’s situation someday. The only way she can see doing so is to further her education and get a better job. She could […]

By AHN Editor

October 17, 2022

 

Takashi Cheng Honored With A Special Award For Exemplary Initiatives On Elevating The AAPI Creator Community

The Gala hosted by the Asian Business Association was in full swing during the evening spent celebrating AAAPI contemporaries. The evening’s events revolved around the concept of authentic old Hollywood, and its guest list included several famous personalities.  Takashi Cheng was honored with the Media Visionary of the Year Award, one of the night’s main […]

By AHN Editor

October 14, 2022

 

How An Engineering Graduate Trades Hard Hats For Pastry Becomes 6-Figure Baker

For Danica Lynne Casta, an engineer by profession turned baker, success was hers after she risked taking a big step outside her comfort zone. She now manages her online cake business under “Amberlyns Cake.” The Filipina baker had just graduated from university when the pandemic struck. Danica began to reconsider her professional goals in baking […]

By AHN Editor

October 13, 2022

 

25-year-old Who Earns Half A Million Per Year Proves That No One Is Too Young To Be A Real Estate Investor

This millennial will inspire you with his quest for financial independence. Sahil Mehta earns $515,000 a year flipping houses in addition to his full-time job at Golden Gate Sotheby’s. Mehta grew up in a low-income household. He moved to California at 16, where he started college and graduated early to launch a successful career in […]

By AHN Editor

October 12, 2022

 

Eight Trailblazing Asian Women Who Are Slaying It In Startups

When it comes to closing the gender equality gap in entrepreneurship, many barriers remain to be addressed. However, female entrepreneurs in the startup industry are now rising and have been taking center stage. Fortune recently released a list of the 15 Most Powerful Women in Startups based on PitchBook valuation data.  Eight women on the […]

By AHN Editor

October 11, 2022

 

This Mom Took a Career Switch and Is Now Making Six Figures as a Book Narrator

Natalie Naudus’ voice actor journey began when she realized that narrating audiobooks could be a promising career option. She found that audiobooks were one of the fastest-growing areas of content creation and that most of them were recorded by voice actors in high-quality at-home studios.  The mother of two decided to pursue it as a […]

By AHN Editor

October 10, 2022

 

This CEO Transformed Lost Fishing Nets Into Sustainable One-Of-A-Kind Bikinis

Plastic pollution harms our planet and health, but thankfully, companies like Copenhagen Cartel are combating this environmental problem by converting lost or abandoned fishing nets into bikinis with a modern twist on an ancient textile tradition. Copenhagen Cartel’s founder and ocean lover, Katrine Lee Larsen, was motivated to help mitigate the adverse effects of plastic […]

By AHN Editor

October 9, 2022

 

Ann Mukherjee: First Woman of Color CEO of Liquor Brands Shares An Incredible Outlook To Grow

Indian American Ann Mukherjee CEO and chairman of Pernod Ricard, has been a model for success and women’s empowerment. At 56 years old, she is currently managing the world’s second-largest seller of wine and spirits and is also renowned for top-shelf liquor brands such as Absolut, Jameson, and Malibu. In an industry dominated by men, […]

By AHN Editor

October 7, 2022

 

Korean Startup Dongnae Makes Apartment Hunting More Affordable And Accessible

Its key product, Dongnae FLEX, offers short-term, fully-furnished rentals with low deposits, appealing to fresh graduates or travelers unable to cough up the hefty deposits typically required of Korea’s apartments. Former WeWork executives Insong Kim and Korean-American Matthew Shampine founded Dongnae in 2020. They are “Making it a better experience for the brokers, for the […]

By AHN Editor

October 6, 2022

 

Lush Enterprises CEO Kim-Manzolini Took Trading To The Next Level To Build Her Empire

Who wouldn’t want to engage in something that generates value? It took a while before you could achieve something like this. You had to be determined and keep going to get through the process.  Think about how CEO Sun Yong Kim-Manzolini runs Lush Enterprises as an entrepreneur and, at the same, an investor. After working […]

By AHN Editor

October 5, 2022

 

29-Year-Old Wedding Guitarist Made A Pandemic Pivot To Real Estate Earns $245K A Year

The best part is that playing weddings “doesn’t even feel like working. We’re just partying.” Moses Lin told CNBC Make It’s Millennial Money series. Early in Lin’s career in 2016, he played at a coffee shop for three hours and got $3 tips. Today, his work takes him from New York to Hawaii, even to […]

By AHN Editor

October 4, 2022

 

GGV Capital’s Jenny Lee: From Jet Engineer To One Of World’s Best Venture Capitalists

Recognized as one of the world’s top 100 venture capitalists by Forbes for 11 years in a row, Singaporean venture capitalist Jenny Lee stayed in her hometown to raise money for four new funds launched by her firm GGV Capital at the height of the pandemic in 2020.  For four months, according to Forbes, the […]

By AHN Editor

September 30, 2022

 

Netflix’s Star-studded Series Avatar: The Last Airbender Includes George Takei, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Arden Cho, Danny Pudi

More actors have joined the cast of Netflix’s live-action version of “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” including George Takei, Utkarsh Ambudkar from the sitcom “Ghosts,” Arden Cho from Partner Tracks, and Danny Pudi from the comedy series “Mythic Quest.” Avatar: The Last Airbender unites the “four nations”: Water Tribe, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Air Nomads […]

By AHN Editor

September 29, 2022

 

Constance Wu On Surviving Twitter, Producer’s Sexual Assault On Her New Memoir

Constance Wu is opening up about her time on “Fresh Off the Boat” and saying that a senior producer of the 2015–2020 ABC sitcom sexually harassed her. She tells The New York Times about a producer’s “controlling behaviors” in her memoir Making a Scene. “Fresh Off the Boat was my first-ever TV show. I was […]

By AHN Editor

September 28, 2022

 

Major Online Shops Including Etsy, Yelp, Uber Eats Boost Visibility Of Minority-Owned Businesses

The pandemic has devastated minority-owned businesses. Only 31% of Black-owned enterprises and 44% of Hispanic-owned businesses got Paycheck Protection Program aid, according to the Federal Reserve. To raise awareness and support minority-owned companies across the country, major online shops and delivery systems are now showcasing Asian, Black, LGBTQ, and female entrepreneurs. Amazon Launchpad enables vendors to […]

By AHN Editor

September 27, 2022

 
Entrepreneurship

Twrl Milk Tea Co-Founder & CMO Olivia Chen Shares Essential Lessons On Setting Foot In Famed Retailer Costco

If there's a specific business you'd like to have, believe what Olivia thinks of it, "Don't be afraid to chase the account you want to be in."

By Marielle Catral

September 23, 2022

 
Community & Culture

From Refugee To Legendary: The Roller Coaster Hustling of Serial Entrepreneur Tony Lam

From selling $4 macaron ice cream sandwiches to selling logistics and marketing software — serial entrepreneur and Shark Tank Winner, Tony Lam has done it all!

By Marielle Catral

September 16, 2022

 
Community & Culture

“Life as an entrepreneur is tough” Is An Understatement For Vanessa Techapichetvanich

Life as an entrepreneur is complex, but once you hit it, everything falls into place!

By Marielle Catral

September 12, 2022

 

Starbucks Reveals Newest CEO Reckitt’s Laxman Narasimhan

Laxman Narasimhan, a seasoned executive with extensive experience in the consumer products industry, will succeed Howard Schultz as CEO of Starbucks. Over the course of over 30 years, Narasimhan has led and advised several international consumer-facing companies.  When he joined the consumer goods company Reckitt, it dealt with a cyber attack, a botched product launch, […]

By AHN Editor

September 9, 2022

 

Vietnamese-American Writer Turned Down $5M To Shoot Her Own Story In New Orleans

“Everyone has tried to tell our stories on film and television, but they are inaccurate because the producers, directors, and storytellers haven’t lived it.”  — Thuc Doan Nguyen described the other filmmakers who wanted to finance her upcoming film but were never satisfied with what they could do for her story. Nguyen was eager to […]

By AHN Editor

 

Two Former Bankers Set Out To Make Plant-Based Home Goods Using Bamboos

In order to produce environmentally friendly household goods such as tissues and wipes, Singaporeans Angela Sim and Lynn Yeo, the founders of Cloversoft, invested in bamboo trees as the material of choice.  Bamboos were discovered to be the fastest-growing plants in the study, so they decided to cultivate them. Furthermore, unbleached bamboo does not contain […]

By AHN Editor

September 8, 2022

 

Former Foodpanda Rider Launches Dessert Bar Serving Coriander Gelato, Mala Waffles

Combining sweet cream with the sharp zing of coriander, this gelato flavor apparently converted over 80% of coriander haters who tried it, as per Eat Book Singapore. Bryan Liew launched his dessert cafe LoFi Bar at the height of the pandemic, with no prior F&B experience except being a Foodpanda rider. According to Vulcan Post, […]

By AHN Editor

September 7, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Teen Brothers Build Non-Profit To Empower Underprivileged Kids Through Educational And Enrichment Programs

Legenade Children’s Fund was founded by young brothers Ethan and Dylan Black with a mission to “help kids become legendary.”

By Marielle Catral

September 2, 2022

 

The Rise of Young CEO Mehak Vohra: From College Dropout to Successful Marketing Mentor

After dropping out of school, Mehak Vohra spent the next two years working her way up the corporate ladder before establishing SkillBank, where she can now assist people land jobs at marketing agencies across the United States.  Vohra was an experienced ghostwriter and copywriter from an agency, which inspired her to establish her marketing. When […]

By AHN Editor

September 1, 2022

 

From A Struggling Restaurateur To Successful Netflix Chef

The ability to cook does not, however, automatically translate into the capacity to manage a restaurant. The food industry is a fiercely competitive one. Fortunately for Vietnamese chef Nikki Tran, he succeeded as an “accidental chef” despite his previous failures in the restaurant industry. But what exactly is the secret to his success?  Nikki launched […]

By AHN Editor

August 31, 2022

 

Wu Makes Historic Singles Match Grand Slam Win For China In 63 Years

Wu Yibing became the first male tennis player from China in 63 years to win a Grand Slam tennis match with a victory in this year’s US Open beating Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3 6-4 6-0 in the first round. The 22-year-old didn’t compete from March 2019 to January 2022 owing to elbow, back, shoulder, and wrist […]

By AHN Editor

 

Young Siblings’ Pest Control Startup Skyrocketed In Two Months After Their Tiktok Video Went Viral

In just two months, these two siblings launched a pest control business that now serves a wide area around Quezon Province and nearby cities in the Philippines. They are like any other young adult with unfortunate life prospects, but they’ve persevered because they know there must be a better way.  Pesconex Pest Control Services is […]

By AHN Editor

August 26, 2022

 

Asian-American Woman in Law On Finding Her Voice That Lead To Her Success In The Courtroom

When looking at an Asian-American woman, certain implicit biases exist. They are often judged as being too meek, timid, or passive to achieve their goals. They may be held back by such an evaluation, preventing them from realizing their full potential. It was difficult for Asian-American lawyer Debra Wong Yang to speak up throughout her […]

By AHN Editor

August 25, 2022

 

Teen Student Entrepreneur Earns Millions Through Online Business Thanks To Mother’s Mentorship

16-year-old Irish Oloris from the Philippines has not only been successful in launching her beauty products business, but she also inspires others to follow their dreams and make them a reality.  She wasn’t interested in starting her own business when she was young, but after being mentored by her entrepreneur mother, she learned the strategies […]

By AHN Editor

August 23, 2022

 

TukTuk Box Founders Highlight Southeast Asian Flavors With Snack Kits

Laotian American Christy Innouvong-Thornton and Beatriz Aurelio-Saguin of Filipino and Indonesian descent use food to explore and share their heritage. “Food is our love language. In the Asian community, sometimes our parents don’t like to express their emotion,” Beatriz told the Guardian, “But they’d give you a big bowl of rice and your favorite dish […]

By AHN Editor

 
Op-Ed

Gleaming Presence of Tremendous Communications Shining an Iridescent Light on AAPI

Turning a crisis into an opportunity, Jeremiah Abraham provides Tremendous to the AAPI community as a haven during the pandemic

By Grace Shin

August 22, 2022

 

Former Wacoal Marketing Executive Kristin DiCunzolo Leads Her Way For Lingerie Brand Lively As Newest CEO

Lingerie companies continue to operate in the same outmoded ways, but times have changed and the industry is ready for advancement and growth. Despite the fact that the founder and current CEO of Lively, Michelle Cordeiro Grant is stepping down to manage the transition and assist with the company’s PR and brand partnerships. Lively was […]

By AHN Editor

August 20, 2022

 

The Ups And Downs Of A 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur As He Rides The Wave Of Success He Has Built Through Rental Arbitrage

You still have the right to hope for the best and move forward even if you face adversity just as you reach the pinnacle of your accomplishments. This 23-year-old entrepreneur is proof that hard work and determination can pay off. Derek Cheung is a former college student who got into rental arbitrage. He was an […]

By AHN Editor

August 19, 2022

 

Director Gurinder Chadha On Shaping Her Successful Career By Celebrating Difference

“People might tell you that you’re the odd one out. Remember you’re not, you too are the mainstream. The world might try to make differences a pejorative thing, but I’ve carved out a whole career by celebrating it,” says the 62-year-old film director, Gurinder Chadha, in her recent candid interview with The Guardian. Gurinder Chadha […]

By AHN Editor

 

26-Year-Old Filipino Entrepreneur Turns Waste Coconut Shells Into A Thriving Business

With zero funding, Filipino entrepreneur MJ Loleng built her start-up company, Ecobriqs Charcoal Briquettes, an innovative eco-friendly charcoal business from waste coconut shells. She was able to attract investors with her idea who also had a passion for sustainability and providing employment to those who are poor in the Philippines, as she said that she […]

By AHN Editor

August 18, 2022

 

From Former Janitor To Leading A Flourishing Filipino Restaurant In Australia

Who would have thought that the odd jobs of a janitor and a street vendor would lead to such a great story? This is what actually transpired to John Andrew Dangca, the owner of a Filipino restaurant in Canberra, Australia. Before establishing his popular restaurant among Filipinos, he worked as a street vendor and janitor. […]

By AHN Editor

 

Humphry Slocombe Launched Filipino-Inspired Ice Cream In Collaboration With Popular Eatery Señor Sisig

There is nothing quite like a scoop of ice cream on a hot day, as we’re sure you’ll agree! And what better way to enjoy one than with a tasty serving of delectable creations alongside your best dishes? This summer, the renowned Filipino food truck now restaurant Señor Sisig will open a branch in the […]

By AHN Editor

August 17, 2022

 
Op-Ed

Melody Hahm on Shaping a Diverse Venture Capital Landscape for Entrepreneurs

From pre-law to leaving traditional media for venture capital, Melody's journey to helping BIPOC entrepreneurs is one of a kind.

By Annie Lin

August 15, 2022

 

‘Mompreneur’ Turned Her Hurdles Into Success And On A Mission To Help Other Moms Start Their Businesses

Filipino entrepreneur Chell Diaz Fernandez is on a mission to inspire other mothers to persevere in pursuing their dreams, regardless of how simple those businesses are or how difficult the road lies ahead. The “mompreneur” has tried over 15 businesses since 2016 — she has sold in bazaars and had “sari-sari store” or a neighborhood […]

By AHN Editor

August 14, 2022

 

Filipino $1 Street Food Restaurant In LA Highlighted On Netflix “Street Food: USA”

Filipino food in the U.S. is heating up with a flurry of news reports, viral videos, and social media posts about a Pinoy-owned street food eatery in Los Angeles after it was featured on the popular Netflix show “Street Food: USA”. One of LA’s best and most interesting eateries, Dollar Hits, is owned by Elvira […]

By AHN Editor

August 13, 2022

 

Zepto’s Teenager Founders Share How They Built An App With A $900M Valuation

Zepto, an instant grocery delivery startup founded by two teenagers, Kaivalya Vohra and Aadit Palicha, brought their company to a valuation of $900 million in just nine months. Vohra had “a couple of long conversations” to convince his parents for him to drop out of Stanford for his startup. But pulling them on board wasn’t […]

By AHN Editor

August 12, 2022

 

Filipina Single Mother in Canada Grew Her Cleaning Job Into a Million-Dollar Janitorial Business

We’ve all heard the stories of people who have started with next to nothing and come out ahead. They are able to turn their passions into successful businesses while providing them with a sense of purpose. But what does it really take to become a successful entrepreneur?  As a Filipina single mom who built a […]

By AHN Editor

August 11, 2022

 

The Notable Filipino Entrepreneur Who Used His Peanuts Enterprise To Establish An Empire

“Choose to be an entrepreneur because then you desire a life of adventure, endless challenge, and the opportunity to be your best self.” — a remarkable statement from “Big John”, the founder and former chairman of JG Summit, one of the largest companies in the Philippines.  John Gokongwei, a Filipino businessman, investor, and philanthropist, died […]

By AHN Editor

August 10, 2022

 

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao On Being A Confident Woman In The Male-Dominated Tech Industry

Greater diversity in tech overall could solve some of the industry’s biggest problems, including fighting disinformation, hate speech, and harassment in online spaces, said the former Reddit CEO, Ellen Pao in a recent podcast interview. While women have made achievements in tech, their numbers are still low. A survey from AnitaB.org, a global group for […]

By AHN Editor

August 9, 2022

 

North Side Immigrant Rights Group Foster Community By Folk Drumming

Hana Center, a nonprofit organization for Asian American and immigrant rights, provides neighbors new opportunities to teach them traditional Korean folk drumming, which activists frequently use in their advocacy.  Community engagement coordinator Won Joon Lee tells Block Club Chicago that the group teaches Pungmul, a Korean folk tradition with deep historical roots. It originated in […]

By AHN Editor

August 8, 2022

 

TomoCredit Raised Its Value To $222M To Help Gen-Z Build Credit Fast

TomoCredit announced that it had raised $22 million in a Series B funding round, giving it a post-money valuation of $222 million.  It has also secured $100 million in debt financing and has raised $39 million in equity since its launch. The newly acquired funds will be put to use by the corporation in the […]

By AHN Editor

 
Community & Culture

“My dad left our family for another woman when I was around 6 years old”

You have the power to turn your pain into your purpose.

By Marielle Catral

 

Filipino Founder of Mega Sardines William Lim Shares Business Wisdom

Mega Global Corporation began as a fishing vessel in 1975 and is now one of the Philippines’ most successful canned sardine manufacturers. It has 88 ships, two functioning factories, one under development, and two headquarters. The company’s founder William Lim said that her wife was from a fishing family and his enthusiasm for fishing sparked […]

By AHN Editor

July 22, 2022

 

Filipino-Chinese Lester Yu Of Fruitas Holdings Inc. Further Expands His 25+ Brand Portfolio

One of the leading groups in the food cart industry in the Philippines, Fruitas Holdings Inc., owned by Chinese-Filipino entrepreneur Lester Yu, has expanded its brand portfolio with the acquisition of Ling Nam, a 72-year-old establishment that operates three locations in Manila, Philippines.  Fruitas’ wholly-owned subsidiary Soykingdom bought 100% of LN Banaue Inc. This firm […]

By AHN Editor

 

Seattle’s Famous Canlis Restaurant named the First Female Executive Chef

Aisha Ibrahim has been announced as the new head chef of the famed restaurant Canlis in Seattle. She is the first female executive chef at Canlis and joins a long list of notable chefs who have worked at the restaurant over its seven decades. The management at Canlis was looking for a chef who was […]

By AHN Editor

July 21, 2022

 

Darjeeling Express Chef Asma Khan’s New Cookbook Celebrates Women and Her Ammu (Mother)

Cookbook author, activist Indian chef Asma Khan is so much more than just being in the kitchen.  In addition to owning London’s Darjeeling Express and hosting her own online cooking class, YesChef, she uses her platforms to advocate for world hunger, mentoring immigrant women, gender equality, and calling out toxic work cultures in kitchens. With […]

By AHN Editor

July 20, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Bald, Bold, and Beautiful: Proud Of Being Fifty-Five Walking My Truth

“Here I am, no longer bound, no longer afraid, no longer ashamed, I am free. I am my own kind of beautiful”.

By Marielle Catral

July 19, 2022

 

Google Data: Nearly Half of Gen Z Searches on TikTok Rather than Google

TikTok, which is the social media app that is expanding at the fastest rate, has seen its user base skyrocket over the past few years. A Google executive has confirmed that the format of TikTok is changing the way that young people conduct internet searches, and Google is working to keep up with these changes.  […]

By AHN Editor

 

Former King 5 Anchor Lori Matsukawa Receives One Of Japan’s Highest Honors

Lori Matsukawa, a former Hawaii resident, and Seattle news anchor received the ‘Order of the Rising Sun Sun, Gold and Silver Rays’, one of Japan’s highest honors. The award was for her contribution to promoting Japan-U.S. friendship. “This is a true honor and thrill for me because for the last several years, I’ve been really […]

By AHN Editor

July 17, 2022

 

Renowned NYC Little Tokyo Restaurateur Faces $95M Sexual Assault Lawsuit

A $95 million lawsuit has been filed against a restaurant owner behind several top East Village Japanese restaurants, Shuji Bon Yagi for allegedly sexually assaulting an employee this winter.  The lawsuit was filed by Nozomi Horikoshi, a top executive at Yagi’s restaurant group T.I.C., who claims Yagi allegedly assaulted her while she had passed out […]

By AHN Editor

July 16, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Recession, Pandemic Won’t Stop This Momma Baker For Taking On New Opportunities

True entrepreneurs find opportunity even in the worst scenarios.

By Marielle Catral

July 15, 2022

 

New Report Says There Is Still A Talent Crunch In Southeast Asia Amidst The Layoffs

One of Southeast Asia’s biggest job platforms, Glints, just put out a report that shows the situation may not be as severe as they seem. Glints co-founder and CEO Oswald Yeo told TechCrunch that there has been a lot of funding injected into the IT business. This is a response to the two-to-three-year bull run, […]

By AHN Editor

July 14, 2022

 

Founder of Penn Asian Senior Services Im Ja Choi Passed Away At 73

A well-known supporter of Asian American seniors and the founder and emeritus CEO of the nonprofit Penn Asian Senior Services, Im Ja Choi,  passed away on Wednesday, June 22, from lung cancer in a South Korean hospital, she was 73.  A memorial service will be conducted on July 16 at 3:00 pm at the Evergreen […]

By AHN Editor

July 13, 2022

 

New LA-Based Firm ‘541 Ventures’ Aims To Globally Empower Asian Tech Innovators

Founder-turned investor and a former Techstars Managing Director, Eunse Lee, announces the launch of a new LA-based venture capital firm, 541 Ventures.  Lee has been investing in North American, APAC, and European firms and said that he has watched Asian IT entrepreneurs succeed,  “Interestingly however, there’s no source of capital that really understands them and […]

By AHN Editor

July 12, 2022

 

Jo-Ann Chung On Her Journey to Being Alaska’s First Female Asian American Judge

Alaska’s Supreme Court judges are majorly based in Anchorage, and several of them are women who are now making up benches that are more reflective of the communities they serve. “I think it’s important for us on the bench to reflect the community that we live in,” Judge Jo-Ann Chung, the first female Asian American […]

By AHN Editor

July 11, 2022

 

Popular Twitch Streamer LilyPichu Signs An Exclusive Deal With YouTube

Lily shared a cheeky announcement video where she was nervously trying to pick between a purple and red button representing the choice between Twitch and YouTube.  The ultimate decision, however, was made by her two Pomeranians, Temmie and DaVinky, who chose YouTube, to which Lily says “good decision.”  In a tweet in which she announced, […]

By AHN Editor

July 10, 2022

 

Wimbledon: Hong Kong Tennis Player Coleman Wong Makes History For Reaching Boy’s Singles Quarter-finals

Coleman Wong Chak-lam becomes the first tennis player from Hong Kong to reach the last quarter-finals of the boy’s singles at Wimbledon last Thursday. The Hong Kong tennis player advanced to the round of eight by claiming a 7-5, 7-5 victory over Peter Privara of Slovakia on Wednesday. This victory set up a battle with […]

By AHN Editor

July 9, 2022

 

First Asian-American Judge Tsering Cornell To Serve In Clark County

In May, Governor Jay Inslee appointed Tsering Cornell to fill the seat vacated by Judge Scott Collier, who officially retired from his position on Thursday.  During the ceremony, Cornell remarked that she will have a difficult time following in Collier’s footsteps because of the latter’s more than 20 years of service to the community. The […]

By AHN Editor

July 8, 2022

 

Meet The First Filipino-American Woman Who Took Home The Miss Texas USA Crown

Just one week after Averie Bishop was named the first Asian American Miss America Texas, R’Bonney Gabriel, a Filipino American fashion designer from Bayou City just won the title. Each year Miss Texas USA competition contestants compete in one of two distinct but equally prestigious crowns.  There is a distinction between the two Miss Texas […]

By AHN Editor

July 7, 2022

 

Journalist Aki Soga Becomes The First Asian American To Lead The Burlington Free Press

Aki Soga was named executive editor of the Burlington Free Press. He joined the Gannett-owned daily newspaper in 1991 and was most recently the engagement editor.  When asked about the significance of becoming the paper’s first Asian American executive director, Soga responded, “People seeing someone like me as editor of a Vermont newsroom hopefully opens […]

By AHN Editor

July 6, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Journey From the Road: A Project Sharing Meaningful Life Stories While Cycling Solo Towards the East

“I quit my previous life to start this amazing journey. I'm cycling the world solo with no fixed destination and no time frame.”

By Marielle Catral

July 5, 2022

 

Alex Wagner Takes Over Rachel Maddow On MSNBC 9PM Show

It has been officially announced through interviews with Variety and The New York Times that Alex Wagner will be hosting the 9 o’clock program on MSNBC in the coming days.  MSNBC president Rashida Jones’ promotion of Wagner is undoubtedly the most important programming decision she has made since taking complete control of MSNBC, a cable […]

By AHN Editor

July 4, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Mai American: A Son’s Atonement, A Mother’s Healing Journey

"As someone who wasn't married, she carried the burden of supporting three children alone. This woman who I thought was so weak was actually superhuman"

By Marielle Catral

 

This New Flatiron Pastry Shop Is A Blend Of Korean, French, and New York Influences

Korean-born pastry chef, classically trained in France, just opened a new dessert destination, Lysée. Owned by pastry chef Eunji Lee who was born in Busan, South Korea, she studied pastry and worked in France before bringing her talents to Jungsik in New York.  Her new shop is the fulfillment of what she said was a […]

By AHN Editor

July 2, 2022

 

Deluxe Expands in Southeast Asia With Former Netflix Korea Exec Samantha Kim

Samantha Kim, a former executive of Netflix Korea, has been appointed by a leading global provider of digital and cloud-based solutions Deluxe, to fill the role of Managing Director, Business Development, for the Asia Pacific region. Kim, who will have his base in Seoul, will be responsible for supervising Deluxe’s efforts to implement growth in […]

By AHN Editor

July 1, 2022

 
Community & Culture

A Badass Mindset To Be The Better You

“The best skill in the world is being able to do what you need to do even when you don’t feel like it. If you’re waiting to feel like it, you may never feel like it. The more you practice it, you start actually falling in love with it.” -Jay Shetty

By Marielle Catral

 

Asian Americans Hold First National Rally in Washington For Racial and Social Equality

Racism driven by Covid has served as a wake-up call for many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, prompting them to demand parity and seek ways to end anti-Asian hatred and injustice. The Asian American and Pacific Islander community will organize their first national Unity March, an anti-racism demonstration that is expected to attract at least […]

By AHN Editor

June 30, 2022

 

Alibaba’s Erica Chan On Accelerating Women-preneurs

The negative impacts of the pandemic affected Asian-American women owners at a higher rate than their male-owned and non-minority-owned counterparts. More than 50 percent of AAPI entrepreneurs are experiencing challenges using federal, state, and local assistance programs for small enterprises. The government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provided $800 billion to small company owners, while only […]

By AHN Editor

June 29, 2022

 

“The Summer I Turned Pretty” Series Author Jenny Han Revealed Taylor Swift’s Music Influence On Her Writing

“The Summer I Turned Pretty” author Jenny Han is now a showrunner for a new Prime Video series based on her best-selling young adult trilogy. Not only did she contribute to the show’s conception, but she also worked on the show’s smashing soundtrack, which features songs by Cardi B, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and many […]

By AHN Editor

June 28, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Growing up, I labeled myself as a “Fail Asian”

For years, Anna carried that shame and believed that she’ll always be a “Fail Asian” and that she will never be good enough as her peers.

By Marielle Catral

Asian American Identity 

 
Community & Culture

Shaping The Young Generation And Strengthening Family Bond Through Immersive Kits

Immigrant children on a mission to change the way families flourish and raise empowered, healthy people.

By Marielle Catral

June 26, 2022

 

Asian Wellness Experts Aim To Preserve Culture As Beauty Trends Rebrand Holistic Techniques

As social media influencers bring Asian-inspired techniques to the mainstream and give them a new name, Asian wellness experts are trying to preserve the integrity of their cultures’ rituals. Brands and influencers advertise ‘Gua Sha’ as a wrinkle-reducing alternative to Botox and cited to discharge lymph. However, this technique was used to relieve pain, prevent […]

By AHN Editor

June 25, 2022

 
Featured Profile

Say Hello To Aja Dang, Your New Life-Guiding Friend

Everyone needs an Aja Dang, but if you can’t find yours, it’s okay because there is MSTRPLN

By Grace Shin

June 24, 2022

 

The Night Market 2022: A Place to Share Culture and Celebrate Asian Culinary Excellence

Night markets have been part of the way of life all over Asia. It usually starts with just a simple thing, vendors needed a place to sell and so they gather in one place – and it is always a fun and exciting night. Taiwanese American Tiffany Alexandria brought the night market to Rochester in […]

By AHN Editor

 

Jeremy Lin Launching Basketball School To Motivate Young Asian Ballers

Former NBA point guard Jeremy Lin is starting a basketball school with the intention of inspiring the next generation of young ballers of Asian heritage. “I’m passionate about players becoming better at basketball but I’m also probably even more passionate about Asian American kids growing up with confidence, with self-esteem, being proud to be Asian, […]

By AHN Editor

June 23, 2022

 

Dragon Warrior Po Ready To Save The World Again In The New Kung Fu Panda Series

For the first time since 2016, Jack Black will reprise his role as Po, the beloved martial arts master who also happens to be a panda. Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight, the latest Netflix original series, will air on July 14th. In the DreamWorks Animation new trailer, a duo of evil weasels named Klaus […]

By AHN Editor

June 22, 2022

 

Activists Continue To Fight For Racial Justice Decades After Vincent Chin’s Death

Vincent Chin, the Chinese American murdered in Detroit 40 years ago, still inspires people to continue the battle for racial justice. “Many different Asian advocacy organizations were born out of that moment to say ‘never again,” said Helen Zia, the executor of the Chin estate and one of the co-founders of American Citizens for Justice. […]

By AHN Editor

June 21, 2022

 

Korean Hit Series Squid Game Receives Three Nominations At 2022 TCA Awards

The Korean hit Netflix series ‘Squid Game’ has been nominated for 3 categories including Program of the Year against AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’, HBO Max’s ‘Hacks’, ‘Severance’ from Apple TV+, HBO’s ‘Succession’, Showtime’s ‘Yellowjackets’, and HBO’s “The White Lotus.’ “This lineup is a testament to how diverse and innovative the modern television landscape has become,” […]

By AHN Editor

June 20, 2022

 

Superstore Actor Nico Santos Stars In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3

Filipino-American actor Santos, best known for playing sales associate Mateo Liwanag in the NBC series ‘Superstore’ and Oliver T’sien in ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ is the latest name to be in Marvel’s recently wrapped ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3′. The release date of the newest Marvel picture, which is planned for May 5, 2023, will […]

By AHN Editor

June 19, 2022

 

Japan Leading Video Game Developer Nexon In The Works For Western Expansion

The Japanese video game publisher Nexon Co., Ltd. is getting ready for an international rollout and has its sights set on the Western market. Although the video game creator is relatively unknown outside of Asia, its $22 billion valuation makes it one of the world’s 10 most prominent video game companies, surpassing the creator of […]

By AHN Editor

June 18, 2022

 

University Dropouts Secured $1.2M To Help College Students Find Jobs Easier

Millions of college students struggle to land their first job, and companies struggle to recruit the right junior candidate, and that is what the start-up, Simplify, wants to fix ⁠— seamlessly find the right roles for job seekers to learn and grow. The San Francisco-based startup was co-founded by Stanford and Berkeley dropouts Michael Yan, […]

By AHN Editor

June 17, 2022

 

Hall of Fame Boxer Floyd Mayweather Will Take On Japanese MMA Fighter Mikuru Asakura in Rizin Exhibition Bout

Former welterweight world champion and Hall of Fame boxer Floyd Mayweather is returning to Japan this September for his next exhibition boxing bout, and this time he will be taking on a mixed martial arts fighter. Featherweight MMA star Mikuru Asakura, said he intends to use this opportunity to raise his name and his value […]

By AHN Editor

June 16, 2022

 
Featured Profile

Aishwarya Iyer Renovates Olive Oils into a Luxury Staple

She shares her journey on building Brightland and her ideologies that characterize her brand

By Grace Shin

 

New Report Shows How Hard The Pandemic Hit Asian American Owned Businesses in New York

A new analysis of Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth data finds Asian American-owned businesses in New York City were hit harder and earlier than other communities, likely due to xenophobia and a misguided fear of Asian establishments at the outset of the pandemic. New York’s Asian-American community thrived before the pandemic. According to the 2017 […]

By AHN Editor

June 15, 2022

 

San Francisco Chronicle Restaurant Critic Soleil Ho Receives James Beard Award

James Beard Foundation awards SF Chronicle’s Soleil Ho the Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award. The Craig Claiborne award is the ultimate distinction for restaurant criticism, granted to someone who has made an everlasting influence on food and culture, setting regional standards and catalyzing national dialogues. Ho got the Craig Claiborne award based on three […]

By AHN Editor

June 14, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Founder and Former CEO of VapeXhale Seibo Shen’s Wild Journey To Realigning His Goals To His Purpose In Life

Climbing the ladder to success is no easy feat. It's a long journey. It's lifelong and it's built with a lot of ups and downs. Whether it is to start a new phase of your life or even to step down from something that you currently do, this story will inspire you to take the next step.

By Marielle Catral

June 13, 2022

 

Cannes Film “Broker” Tops Box Office Charts On Its Opening Day in Korea

Veteran Japanese writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s first Korean-language film, “Broker”  topped the box office in South Korea on its opening day. The film produced by Zip Cinema was shown on 1,590 screens on Wednesday and sold a total of 145,000 tickets for those screenings, according to the Korean Film Council. Its combined total of $1.15 million […]

By AHN Editor

 

Minnesota Hmong Chamber of Commerce Organized The First Annual AAPI Small Business Expo

As a result of the pandemic and the rise in the number of anti-Asian hate crimes in recent years, many of the small businesses that are owned and operated by members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in Minnesota have suffered severe damage, and some have been forced to close their doors for […]

By AHN Editor

June 12, 2022

 

Thailand First Asian Nation To Legalise Cannabis For Therapeutic Use

Thailand is the first Asian country to legalize marijuana for medicinal and industrial usage after the Food and Drug Administration removed it from the narcotics list. The Southeast Asian country made it legal to cultivate and possess marijuana on June 9, for which the public health minister plans to distribute 1 million marijuana seedlings the […]

By AHN Editor

June 10, 2022

 

Asian American Women Leaders Who Face The Hurdles Of Politics

Asian American women are underrepresented in political leadership as existing power structures favor males and men of color. Even within the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, women occupy the political office at lower percentages than males according to New American Leaders’ research. Following anti-Asian violence and hate crimes, AAPI voting turnout surged. Six Asian […]

By AHN Editor

June 9, 2022

 

Star Trek Creator Gene Roddenberry Laid The Foundation For Asian Representation in Pop Culture

Roddenberry was ahead of his time, according to Star Trek fan and writer, Karen Ni, “Back in the 1960s, he already intuited that there needed to be a representation of minorities in Star Trek. They would be seen as real people.” George Takei played Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek TV series. He is […]

By AHN Editor

June 8, 2022

 

AAPI Women Attend Self-Defense Classes To Feel Safer in New York

Following the murders of Michelle Go and Christina Yuna Lee this year, Muay Thai fighter Jess Ng from Queens felt obliged to equip and empower the Asian community to look out for each other and protect themselves from more violence. In her self-defense classes, Jess instructs women how to remove themselves from dangerous situations with […]

By AHN Editor

June 7, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Mother Publishes Books To Connect Young Generation With Their Khmer Roots

A bilingual children's book to connect young generation with their Khmer roots. 

By Marielle Catral

June 6, 2022

 

LGBTQ Advocate and Fire Island Star Margaret Cho Speaks About Pop Culture and Politics

Best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social and political problems, especially regarding race and sexuality, Margaret Cho currently plays the mother hen to a swarm of gays who annually visit her beach house in Joel Kim Booster’s gay rom-com ‘Fire Island’ The actress-comedian tells AV Club that she initially wanted a […]

By AHN Editor

June 5, 2022

 

Texas Teen Wins National Spelling Bee’s First-Ever Lightning Round Tiebreaker

Last Thursday, 14-year-old Harini Logan made history by winning the first-ever lightning-round tiebreaker at the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee In the spell-off, which was a format that tested the participants on how many words they could accurately spell within 90 seconds, Harini competed against the Aurora spelling virtuoso Vikram Raju. She was awarded more […]

By AHN Editor

June 4, 2022

 

New Research Reveals Asian Americans Face Lengthier Periods of Unemployment

Despite having the lowest unemployment rate of any racial or ethnic group in the United States, Asian American workers experience the longest duration of joblessness and other labor issues. According to the Labor Department, Asian unemployment was 3.1% in April. The total U.S. unemployment rate is 3.6% while white unemployment is 3.2%. (The Bureau of […]

By Bryan Pham

June 3, 2022

 

Early 20th Century Queer Asian Canadian Activist Worth Rediscovering For His Theories on Sexuality

Historian of sexuality and author Laurie Marhoefer had written one of the most important research in his new historical biography about sexuality in the early 20th century by an Asian Canadian named Li Shiu Tong. Li was usually just a footnote in Magnus Hirschfeld’s works. Hirschfeld was a closeted German and sexologist who was well […]

By Bryan Pham

June 2, 2022

 

AAPI Communities Migration Stories And Living the American Life

The 2020 Census highlights AAPI population trends throughout the past decade. Anti-Asian hate crimes have risen since the pandemic began. Some locals are suddenly afraid of communities they’ve lived in for decades; others believe racism and xenophobia have always been there. Kim Bellware, Anne Branigin, and Shannon Liao shared Asian migration stories and how these […]

By Bryan Pham

June 1, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Supporting Asian Mental Health: Where can we go from here?

Now more than ever, the need for mental health care services among Asian Americans is clear and urgent when considering the drastic increase in racism and violence since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

By Anise Health

 

House Manifest: A Co-Living Space for Personal And Entrepreneurial Growth

The pandemic swept the world and everyone quickly had to pivot. Entrepreneurs had to embrace digitalization in order for their business to survive, while others took this opportunity to finally pursue their dreams of discovering the world and being digital nomads. Stephen Choi founded House Manifest, a residential community located in Lisbon, Portugal for remote […]

By Bryan Pham

May 31, 2022

 

High School Students Launches Digital Magazine To Uncover Untold Stories Of Asian-Americans For Future Generations

A group of passionate and hard-working high school students is documenting the experiences of Asian-Americans throughout history and the current day through a digital magazine called “What We Experience.” The e-magazine discusses a variety of topics relating to the experiences of Asians in American society. These topics range from the history of the Model Minority […]

By Bryan Pham

May 29, 2022

 

Costco As An Indispensable Part Of Asian American Households

Asian Americans’ fast-growing population and spending power in the United States make them a valuable customer base. According to the Pew Research Center, the Asian population grew 81% from 2000 to 2019, whereas the general population grew 16%. Asian Americans have the highest median household income, but the most intragroup economic disparities. Currently, Asians only […]

By Bryan Pham

May 27, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Bhutanese Single Mother Breaks Stereotypes And Shares Passion for Her Country

A woman who proves that the stigma of being a single mother is false.

By Marielle Catral

Community Race 

Actor-Comedian Bobby Lee Stars In Mario Garcia’s Film ‘The Throwback’

HBO Max’s “And Just Like That…” actor, Bobby Lee, has signed on to star in Mario Garcia’s feature film directorial debut, “The Throwback”. Currently filming in Tampa, the actor-comedian plays alongside Justina Machado, Will Sasso, Gregg Sulkin, and Michelle Randolph. The indie comedy follows a married couple (Machado and Sasso) who are experiencing a full-blown […]

By Bryan Pham

May 26, 2022

San Diego’s Jason Paguio Appointed To State API Commission

Asian Business Association San Diego (ABASD) CEO Jason Paguio has been appointed to the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs by Governor Gavin Newsom.   Honored by the Governor’s appointment, Paguio is eager to serve as an advocate for minority-owned businesses and their families at the state level. He adds, “The power […]

By Bryan Pham

 
Op-Ed

Daughter Continues Father’s Legacy Through Writing His Remarkable Life Story

His life and legacy continues to breathe through the chapters and pages and words I’m so thankful to have written.

By Marielle Catral

May 25, 2022

Community 

First-Ever Chinese American Department Store ‘Pearl River Mart’ Continues To Bridge The Gap Between Generations

In February 2020, Chinatown businesses fell due to criticism around COVID-19. The community showed their resilience by creating lanterns for which people could leave notes and visit afterward. The first-ever Chinese American department store, Pearl River Mart, supplied these lanterns that emerging artists decorated with auspicious Chinese characters. When the lights turned up in December, […]

By Bryan Pham

From Consoles To Communities: A Conversation With AAPI Gaming Influencers

Gaming influencers and content creators used their platforms to create safe spaces for the AANHPI community and advocate for issues they are passionate about.

By AHN Editor

‘Big Hero 6’s Cuddly Super-Robot Baymax Returns For A Disney+ Spinoff Series

The adorable, inflatable healthcare companion in Big Hero 6 is back protecting the world on June 29 on Disney+. Returning to the fantasy metropolis of San Fransokyo, each episode of the Disney+ Original series sees the healthcare bot-slash-superhero use his new special powers to aid citizens in need. Baymax! will feature the return of several […]

By Bryan Pham

May 24, 2022

 
Book

10 Children’s Books That Teach Important Life Lessons and Celebrate Asian Heritage

From inspiring stories that you would enjoy sharing with your child for bedtime to books that your older children would read on their own…or even you.

By Marielle Catral

Books Children's Books 

Vietnam Currently Leads The 31st Southeast Asian Games With Over 150 Gold Medals

Eleven countries are competing for the gold in the 31st Southeast Asian Games from May 12th to 23rd in Vietnam, with the theme “For a Stronger South East Asia”.   Originally scheduled for November-December 2021, but was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 10,000 athletes from 40 sports competed in 526 events With 154 […]

By Bryan Pham

May 23, 2022

 
Community & Culture

‘Little Fat Boy’ Writes a Cookbook That Celebrates The Immigrant Spirit Through His Family’s Recipes And Stories

A cookbook that resonates with a lot of Asian Americans who always felt somewhere in-between.

By Marielle Catral

Asian American Asian Culture Community Identity 

 
Op-Ed

CPA Turned Author, Mother Writes An Illustrated Book To Help Children Be More Mindful

“Changing career from CPA to author meant losing fixed income and lifestyle change but all sacrifices were worth it.” Priya shared with the AHN community

By Marielle Catral

May 22, 2022

Asian Culture 

Columbus Crew 2 Midfielder Michael Vang One Of U.S. First Pro Soccer Players of Hmong Descent

Hmong people’s presence in the sports world is growing – last year, Olympic gymnast Suni Lee made history by becoming the first Hmong American to win a gold medal on the artistic gymnastics floor. Shifting to soccer, a 21-year-old midfielder for Columbus Crew 2, Michael Vang, is one of the first professional Hmong players in […]

By Bryan Pham

May 21, 2022

Asian American Twin Sisters Become The First Girls to Achieve Eagle Scout In Brooklyn

Three years ago, the Boy Scouts of America allowed girls to join, and the name was changed to Scouts of BSA in 2019. Identical twins Selina and Alison Zhang didn’t want to miss the opportunity and became the first girls and the first Asian American girls to make it to Eagle Scout in Brooklyn. The […]

By Bryan Pham

May 20, 2022

 

Eater’s Executive Editor Stephanie Wu Is Now The Food Website’s New Editor-in-chief

Stephanie Wu is thrilled to step into her new role as Eater’s second-ever editor-in-chief. She  will lead the editorial organization and work closely with Amanda Kludt, the publication’s founding editor-in-chief, to expand on the publication’s journalistic excellence while also supporting the Eater brand’s business and growth. Kludt describes the new editor-in-chief as a visionary editor, […]

By Bryan Pham

May 19, 2022

 

AAPI Advocate Grace Young Receives This Year’s Julia Child Award

Award-winning cookbook author, culinary historian, and filmmaker, Grace Young is the recipient of this year’s annual Julia Child Award, given by the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts to individuals who have had a significant impact on the way people in the United States cook, eat, and drink. Young has dedicated her […]

By Bryan Pham

May 18, 2022

 

Comedy Central Renews ‘Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens’ For A Third Season

Nora will continue to navigate her life as Comedy Central renewed the sitcom starring the ‘Shang-Chi’ and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ actress Awkwafina for a third season! The successful second season was launched in August 2021 and surpassed numbers for Season 1. The series has become the highest-rated season one premiere for Comedy Central since 2017. […]

By Bryan Pham

May 17, 2022

 

AAPI Corporate Directors Share Key Steps In The Journey To The Board Seat

Although Asian Americans are widely seen as successful, they experience more workplace exclusion than any other minority and are underrepresented in leadership positions. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Month, Irene Liu Chief Legal Officer (CLO) at Hopin sat down with two Asian American leaders on corporate boards to celebrate and hear about their […]

By Bryan Pham

May 16, 2022

 

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Star Stephanie Hsu Reunites With Michelle Yeoh In ‘American Born Chinese’

Stephanie Hsu is set for a guest-starring role in the Disney+ series “American Born Chinese,” which reconnects the actress with her “Everything Everywhere All at Once” co-stars Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan. The 31-year-old actress is best known for her breakout performance in “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” in which she plays Joy/Jobu Tupaki, […]

By Bryan Pham

May 15, 2022

 

Randall Park’s Production Company ‘Imminent Collision’ Inks First-Look Deal With Universal TV

Imminent Collision, a production company founded by actor Randall Park, producer Hieu Ho, and screenwriter Michael Golamco dedicated to bringing comedy stories from Asian American perspectives has signed a first-look deal with Universal Television. Ho formerly served as the President of Jon M. Chu’s production firm and oversaw BuzzFeed’s global scripted division across film and […]

By Bryan Pham

May 14, 2022

 
Featured Profile

Fantasy Sports App CEO and Co-Founder Nan Wang on Building a Passion-Driven Startup for Sports and Non-Sports Fans Alike

How life-long friendship, immigrant legacy, and Asian founders in Silicon Valley inspired the inception and trajectory of this fantasy football, basketball, and esports app

By AHN Editor

Social Media Tech 

 

Virginia Highschooler Creates History Curriculum Recognizing Women Of Color

The 17-year-old woman of color, Prasidha Padmanabhan noticed women in history, particularly women of color, aren’t reflected in her school’s history curriculum and are frequently omitted in U.S. history books. In 2020, she founded Women for Education, Advocacy and Rights, otherwise known as WEAR, with the goal of writing women back into history, and combating […]

By Bryan Pham

May 12, 2022

 

High School Student Receives An Award For Original Jazz Composition For Big Band

16-year-old trumpet player, Skylar Tang from Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough, California won the Dr. J. Douglas White student composition and arrangement competition at the prestigious 27th annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. The competition aimed to encourage young musicians in high school to develop and arrange unique compositions for […]

By Bryan Pham

May 11, 2022

 
Community & Culture

‘Courageous Christy’ On Believing In Being Both A Hustler And Humanitarian

If you're really passionate about what you do, but it won’t bring you a lot of money, would you still pursue it?

By Marielle Catral

Community 

 

‘Asian Founded’ Creator Esther Lee Highlights AAPI Businesses Through Creative Content

This May, Asian Founded celebrates its first Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Journalist Esther Lee has always been a huge advocate of the API community and highlighting Asian excellence, which led to the creation of “Asian Founded.” When Lee saw the practical impact a viral video could have on a business, she decided […]

By Bryan Pham

May 10, 2022

 

Canadian-Founded Web3 Community ‘Bridge the Gap’ A Safe Space For Young Asian Creatives

Photographer and brand director William Nguyen and executive producer Justin Lee are teaming up to create “Bridge the Gap,” a Web3 community that will serve as a safe haven for young Asian creatives while also providing educational programming. Children of Asian immigrants can use Bridge the Gap to have an open conversation about their cultural […]

By Bryan Pham

May 9, 2022

 

Youth-Led Non-Profit Project Lotus Aims to Empower Asian Americans Voices and Destigmatize Mental Illness

“We’re Asian-Americans. We’re tired of discrimination and prejudice. We’re tired of mental health stigma. We’re tired of the model minority myth.” is the first thing that you’ll see on Project Lotus’ website. According to the project, 25% of all Asian-Americans face mental distress, 19% of students contemplate suicide, and sadly 3 times less likely to […]

By Bryan Pham

May 8, 2022

 

Baisun Brings Experiential Soy Candles Inspired By Nostalgic Asian Scents and Flavors

The scent of cherry blossoms fills the air and suddenly reminds you of your childhood when your parents were trying to get the best ornament for the Lunar New Year at the local market. How about the scent of steamed white rice, which instantly puts you in that thought that dinner is almost ready. Smells […]

By AHN Editor

May 7, 2022

Asian Resource Inc: Former Refugees Assist Refugees To Work And Settle in Sacramento

Over 108,000 migrants have been resettled in California over the last 20 years. Between 2017 and 2019, Sacramento County is a leading refugee destination in California, with 2,400 refugees relocating to the city. With refugees coming to the U.S., Sacramentos’ nonprofit community-based organization Asian Resource Inc. (ARI) assists refugees as well as immigrants with their […]

By Bryan Pham

May 6, 2022

 
Op-Ed

Out Of The Comfort Zone And Into The Growth Zone

“The old adage - ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’ held plenty of truth because it became a survival requirement in this season”

By Marielle Catral

May 5, 2022

Community 

 

Husband And Wife Duo Brings Junghwa Cuisine To the Bay Area

The owners of the popular Inner Sunset Korean superette, Queens, debuted their new Korean-Chinese restaurant on Taraval Street last March. ‘Hotline’ serves classic Junghwa cuisine out of steam pans from which customers can choose sides and entrees to make their own combos so they can try a little bit of everything. Junghwa food originated in […]

By Bryan Pham

May 4, 2022

 

Asian American Home Buying Rebounds Post-Pandemic

Early in the pandemic, Asian American homebuyers saw a sharp decline in activity possibly due to safety concerns, but recent data suggest a growing share of home sales post-pandemic. To commemorate the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Realtor.com with authors Jiayi Xu and Hannah Jones, took a closer look at how Asian American […]

By Bryan Pham

 

New Analysis By The National Women’s Law Center Revealed Some AAPI Women Wage Gap Costs $3,000 A Year

The Asian American and Pacific Islander Women’s Equal Pay Day is observed on May 3rd, and it represents how these women will catch up to the wages white men made the year prior. According to a new analysis by the National Women’s Law Center, an Asian American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander woman starting her […]

By Bryan Pham

 
Community & Culture

AHN Top 50 Unsung Heroes 2022

An unsung hero is one who has achieved great things or committed acts of bravery or self-sacrifice. These heroes are creating positive impact, pioneering changes and making remarkable contributions in their respective fields. We understand that there are many members in this community who have been actively giving back without asking for much recognition and we want to take this opportunity to honor their excellence. We believe that these unsung heroes deserve to be celebrated for their work every day.

By AHN Editor

May 3, 2022

Community 

 

Fire Island: Queer Rom-Com Film Starring Bowen Yang and Joel Kim Booster To Bring Heat This Summer

Saturday Night Live Emmy-nominated breakout star Bowen Yang, and screenwriter Joel Kim Booster star in the Searchlight LGBT rom-com film premiering this summer on Hulu. Inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, “Fire Island” is set in Fire Island Pines, a famed queer escape destination off the southern shore of Long Island The plot revolves […]

By Bryan Pham

April 30, 2022

 
Op-Ed

Russian-Korean-Swedish Actor Director On Breaking The Chains of Being a Cultural Misfit

As I decided to put myself together and stop blaming everything and everyone for my miseries, I realized that my biggest disadvantage is in fact my superpower”

By Marielle Catral

April 27, 2022

 

Two Avid Napper UBC Students Create a Life-Size Dog Bed

Two University of British Columbia students had a brilliant idea for improving naps — create a human-sized dog bed. Plufl co-founders Yukinoria Kinoshita and Noah Silverman are international economic students at UBC from the United States who have been living in Vancouver for over four years.  Kinoshita and Silverman spent a lot of time at […]

By Bryan Pham

April 26, 2022

 

Singapore Telehealth Startup Ordinary Folk Raises $5M in Pre-Series A Funding

Ordinary Folk, a Singapore-based telehealth firm focused on men’s and women’s health issues, has secured $5 million in pre-seed funding from Monk’s Hill Ventures.  Through its two primary platforms, the start-up is reinventing the foundations of healthcare: Noah allows men to receive remote diagnosis and treatment on mental wellness, sexual health, hair care, and weight […]

By Bryan Pham

April 25, 2022

 

Glossier Collaborates With Olivia Rodrigo As Its First Celebrity Beauty Brand Ambassador

Grammy-award singer Olivia Rodrigo is collaborating with the beauty startup Glossier’s new campaign called “You Look Good,” the start of a long-term partnership that will include a curated set of Olivia’s favorite Glossier products so fans can recreate her signature look. The New York-based company wants its first-ever celebrity collaboration with a person who could […]

By Bryan Pham

April 24, 2022

 
Op-Ed

Awesome Asian Americans: An Illustrated Anthology That Inspires Young Generation To Dream Beyond Borders

Despite racism, discrimination, and stereotypes, these notable pioneers persisted and became role models for future generations.

By Marielle Catral

Asian American Asian Culture Book 

 
Op-Ed

Tibetan Immigrant Preserves At-Risk Heritage Through Food

"During the pandemic, I mustered up the courage to launch the first of its kind woman-owned Tibetan CPG food brand in the US specializing in (frozen) Ready-to-Cook Momo (aka Himalayan Dumplings) & Tibetan hand pies; in spite of being told by many, with well intentions, that the CPG frozen food industry for someone of my stature is just too high"

By Marielle Catral

April 22, 2022

 

The Genera+ion Actress Lukita Maxwell Joins New Apple TV+ Comedy Series ‘Shrinking’

Indonesian-American actress Lukita Maxwell (Genera+ion) is joining the main cast of Apple TV+’s new comedy series “Shrinking” alongside Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) and Luke Tennie (CSI: Vegas). “Shrinking,” produced by Warner Bros. Television, depicts a grieving therapist (Jason Segel) who begins to breach the rules by telling his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his […]

By Bryan Pham

April 21, 2022

 

Japan Plastic Manufacturer Creates Plant-based Resin Guitar Picks

With most plastic isn’t biodegradable, plastic pollution has become one of the world’s most crucial environmental challenges. Japan’s plastic products manufacturer, Nishibata Blow Industry Co. collaborated with biodegradable resin firm Neqas Co. and developed a completely biodegradable guitar pick, the “Zero” pick, to raise awareness about plastic waste’s environmental issues. The development team not only […]

By Bryan Pham

April 20, 2022

 

K-Pop Band Stray Kids Unveil Seven-Date for “Maniac” US Arena Tour This Summer

The K-pop octet Stray Kids announced the dates for the North American leg of their 2nd world tour “MANIAC” this summer.  The tour will begin in Seoul at the end of April, then in Japan in May, and finally in the United States in June and July. The seven-date US tour kicks off on June […]

By Bryan Pham

 
Op-Ed

YASHY: A Fusion Of Luxurious Indian Hand-Embroidery And Streetwear

Aha moments aren’t magic, they come to people who are committed to their goals and never let anything get in their way.

By Marielle Catral

Community 

 
Op-Ed

Helping The Community: Dentist Supports Fresh Grads and Colleagues to Accelerate Careers

Transitioning from college to the professional world is one of the biggest hurdles newly graduates often face. Most of them feel lost and overwhelmed entering the “real world.”

By Marielle Catral

April 19, 2022

 

Classic Japanese Soba Restaurant Sarashina Horii Brings Its Signature Soba To Manhattan

The 230-year-old Tokyo’s famed Soba restaurant Sarashina Horii has launched its New York branch on East 20th street, the first-ever outside Japan. This high-end soba restaurant began as a small shop in Tokyo in 1789. Its signature handmade Sarashina soba noodles are made from the innermost part of Japanese buckwheat, which produces pure white noodles […]

By Bryan Pham

April 18, 2022

 

East Meets West: New Takeout Fusion Restaurant Masala Burgers Spices Up Toronto

Canadian-Indian Mohamed Panchbhaya launched his “desi burger”, Masala Burgers in Toronto after being inspired by the bustling street food he experienced on several trips back to India. Masala Burgers offers all-natural homemade burgers made with the finest spices. They also serve masala wings, sweet potato fries, and samosas. Their masalas and spice blends are what […]

By Bryan Pham

April 17, 2022

 
Op-Ed

Switching Careers At 40 Might Seem Dumb But Sometimes We Have To Take Chances To Be Truly Happy

If thinking about switching careers petrifies you and fills you with self-doubt, you're not alone.

By Marielle Catral

April 15, 2022

Community 

 

A New UC-Hastings Law School Study Shows Bias Persists Against Asian Women In Tech

While there are more Asian women in tech than ever before, these women of color are facing greater hurdles compared to white women in the industry.  The authors of the UC-Hastings law school, Joan C. Williams, Rachel Korn, and Asma Ghan gathered data between December 2019 and May 2020 and discovered that diversity initiatives disproportionately […]

By Bryan Pham

 
Op-Ed

9-Year-Old Asian American Student Shared His Cultures With His Peers To Counter Bullying

Attending school for many Asian-Americans or immigrant kids hasn’t been easy. Some hurtful comments can even make children despise the idea of attending school, but 9-year old, Ashton Tran, did not shake but rather came up with a powerful idea.

By Marielle Catral

April 13, 2022

Asian American Asian Culture Bullying 

 

Entrepreneur Andy Nguyen Launches NFT Inspired Burger Restaurant To Bring A Real-Life Experience to Web3

Andy Nguyen is bridging entrepreneurship and Web3’s digital world by launching his Bored Ape NFT inspired burger restaurant the “Bored & Hungry” in Long Beach, California this Saturday (April 9th). One of the most sought-after NFT collections in the world, The Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) is a collection of 10,000 unique Bored Ape NFTs […]

By Bryan Pham

April 11, 2022

 

Moji Masala’s Small Packs Full Of Robust Indian Spice Blends Make Cooking Easy

Indian food is considered the most diverse and unique cuisine in the world. Since most of their dishes are so complicated that you’d want to have them only in a restaurant. So, husband and wife duo John David Walsh and Shireen Qadri wanted to make authentic Indian cooking easy for everyone – and it’s amazing! […]

By Bryan Pham

April 10, 2022

 

Asian Grocery Giant 99 Ranch Market Opens Its First New York Store

99 Ranch Market Founder and CEO, Roger Chen, opened his chain’s first location in 1984 in California’s Little Saigon. On Saturday, April 9th at 9:00 am, the largest Asian grocery chain will be opening its very first store in Westbury New York, and to date 56 stores across the United States. “Since the first store […]

By Bryan Pham

April 8, 2022

 

Boiling Dragon Adds Spice to Pearland International Cuisine Trail

In promoting Texas’ Pearland as an essential culinary destination, Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB) launched a digital foodie passport, ‘Pearland International Cuisine Trail’ early this March – and the registration is free! The project uplifts 7 of the local restaurant businesses that serve international cuisine, giving visitors a taste of the diverse cultures. One […]

By Bryan Pham

April 7, 2022

 

Grammy Awards: Korean-American violinist Jennifer Koh’s pandemic masterpiece wins Best Instrumental Solo

Korean-American violinist Jennifer Koh won the Best Instrumental Solo at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards for her recording “Alone Together”, a project born out of the COVID-19 pandemic and the financial hardship it wreaked on so many musicians and artists. The album released by Cedille Records was recorded in February and March 2021, during the […]

By Bryan Pham

April 6, 2022

 

Twitch’s Justin Kan Secures $35 Million Seed Round for NFT Marketplace Fractal

Fractal, the gaming non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace founded by Twitch co-founder Justin Kan, has acquired $35 million in funding backed by investors including Paradigm and Multicoin Capital. The San Francisco-based company is a web3 platform for gamers to buy and sell items in games under the Solana blockchain. Back in December 2021, Fractal faced a […]

By Bryan Pham

April 5, 2022

 

Nongshim Co.Unveils New Bakery Snack Brand Petit Paris To Go With Your Tea

South Korea’s largest instant noodle and snack producer, Nongshim Co., launched a “bakery snack” brand named Petit Paris, starting with a savory and sweet taste of eggs and maple syrup bread roll snack, similar to a French toast. More products under the “Petit Paris’ brand will be introduced as it pioneers the market for snacks […]

By Bryan Pham

April 4, 2022

 

Meet EggKing, The Iowa eggs and Asian Cuisine Fusion

EggKing began as a pandemic project. Three Iowans with roots in Des Moines’ south side drew from their distinct Asian food cultures to create their EggKing style, an egg sandwich from the Korean gilgeori toast, which translates as “street toast.” Brothers Andrew and Art Sayasane’ with Laotian heritage, and Curt Wang whose family is from […]

By Bryan Pham

April 3, 2022

 

A Sister Duo’s Kimono Business Thrives In San Francisco’s Chinatown

Chinese-American sisters Tiffany and Renee Tam launched Kim+Ono, a company that sells exclusively silky kimonos of Japanese origin with a modern aesthetic to time-honored traditions, and create our own contemporary design. Their parents had been selling traditional handcrafted pieces in their own shops but the sisters wanted to rebrand for Old Shanghai and bring the […]

By Bryan Pham

April 2, 2022

 

Mother-And-Daughters Team Turns Scraps Into One Of A Kind Fanny Packs

“Roncy Packs” was born when Lyli Vuong’s three-year-old son had a request for his grandmother, seamstress Kim Nguyen, to make him a fanny pack. They then quickly realized how convenient it is to have just the essentials within reach. Why the name? Nguyen’s family lives in Roncesvalles, and the community is extremely supportive of small […]

By Bryan Pham

April 1, 2022

 

First Korean-American Owned Cho Wines In Oregon To Open A Tasting Room

Before jumping into Oregon’s wine industry, Korean-Americans Dave and Lois were musicians playing at wineries in Southern California. In October, the winemakers purchased the future site of CHO Wines in the Willamette Valley’s Chehalem Mountains American Viticultural Area after a 10-year wine journey. Founded in 2020, CHO Wines according to the couple is much more […]

By Bryan Pham

March 30, 2022

 

Gemma Chan Portrays Hollywood’s First Chinese American Movie Star Anna May Wong In An Upcoming Biopic

‘Eternals’ star Gemma Chan and 2021 film ‘Passing’ producer Nina Yang Bongiovi are currently in talks with Working Title Films in developing a biopic of Hollywood’s first Chinese American movie star Anna May Wong. The late Hollywood star, who is known as the first Chinese American star to garner international recognition, was born in Los […]

By Bryan Pham

March 29, 2022

 

Justin H. Min On Advocating the AAPI Community And Self Discovery

Hollywood Korean-American actor, Justin H. Min has always been proud of his heritage, and his career is lifting off as the industry feature Asian men in more and bigger roles. But that newfound abundance of available work, coupled with a horrifying spike of AAPI attacks during the pandemic, means grappling with his ethnic identity—and what […]

By Bryan Pham

March 26, 2022

 

Reel8 and Jeremy Lin Launch First Exclusive Linsanity NFT To Uplift Underrepresented Asian American Filmmakers

“I have personally experienced how difficult it can be to have our stories underrepresented, I am excited to give fans an opportunity to support their favorite filmmakers while also supporting crucial youth programs for our community.” – Jeremy Lin “Linsanity” director Evan Jackson Leong and Jeremy Lin have cooperated to offer a limited run of […]

By Bryan Pham

March 25, 2022

 

Asian Artists: BTS, Olivia Rodrigo, Bella Poarch bag awards at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music

The iHeartRadio Music Awards 2022 honored the most played artists on their radio stations and app during the year, and the Asian artists were thriving! K-pop boy band BTS and Filipino-American artists Olivia Rodrigo, Bella Poarch, Bruno Mars, and Korean American rapper Anderson Paak received several awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on […]

By Bryan Pham

March 24, 2022

 

Directors Turned Down ‘Loki’ to Direct Michelle Yeoh Multiverse Film

Science fiction film, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert had been working on their own screenplay and developing their own multiverse movie when a golden opportunity to direct the Marvel series “Loki” arrived.  The Loki concept for Disney+ was “trying to achieve sci-fi Douglas Adams style,” Kwan explained. “It was […]

By Bryan Pham

March 23, 2022

 

New Title: Indian-American Astronaut Raja Chari Takes His First Spacewalk And Upgrades ISS Solar Array

Raja Chari, commander of the SpaceX Crew-3 Dragon capsule, arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) in November 2021 and is currently on a six-month science mission to demonstrate new technology for NASA’s future Moon and Mars missions, including NASA’s Artemis program’s lunar missions. Chari and his fellow NASA astronaut Kayla Barron had prepared for […]

By Bryan Pham

March 22, 2022

 

Land Of The Free or Land Of The Fear: Asian Americans Have Long Been Target of Bigotry

Earlier this month, Min Jin Lee, author of “Free Food for Millionaires” and “Pachinko”, conducted an informal poll on social media earlier this month to ask Asians and Asian Americans how they had changed their everyday lives in response to the recent surge in anti-Asian attacks. Hundreds of young and old men and women took […]

By AHN Editor

March 20, 2022

 

Sony and Marvel Eyeing Steven Yeun Of ‘The Walking Dead’ As Mister Negative In Spider-Man 4

How will Marvel follow up a smash hit like No Way Home? They’ll have to give it their best shot. They’ll also have to go big.  According to some sources, Steven Yeun is being considered the main villain in the upcoming Marvel hit movie, Spider-Man 4. Although new plans could come up. Will Steven Yeun […]

By Bryan Pham

March 19, 2022

 

Filipino Americans: Kimee Balmilero, Tess Paras and Jason Rogel Joins ABC’s Pilot ‘Josep’ As Regulars

The latest additions to ABC’s Filipino American pilot ‘Josep’, starring Jo Koy, are Kimee Balmilero, Tess Paras, and Jason Rogel. Balmilero is recognized for her regular role as Dr. Noelani Cunha on CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0”. Paras joins the series shortly after directing and executive producing the “2022 ViacomCBS Sketch Comedy Showcase”. Rogel recently played Sebastian […]

By Bryan Pham

March 18, 2022

 

Better Bite Ventures launches $15M Fund To Invest in Bold Founders Building Asia’s Future Food-tech Unicorns

Better Bite Ventures, the first VC fund dedicated exclusively to both APAC-only founders and alternative protein companies, has announced the launch of a $15 million fund.  Founded by plant-based lifestyle enthusiasts and longtime entrepreneurs, Michal Klar and Simon Newstead, the venture capital firm’s mission is to fund early-stage founders developing vital climate-friendly alternatives to animal-based […]

By Bryan Pham

 

High School Student Wins Grand Champion at Houston Rodeo’s Annual Art Auction and Sells Masterpiece at $250k and $265K

Over 3,000 pieces of student artwork from 95 public school districts and 54 private schools statewide entered the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo school art auction 2022 in January and selected 739 pieces to advance to the next round. Gracin Nguyen, a student in the Pearland Independent School District, won the Grand Champion work of […]

By Bryan Pham

March 16, 2022

 

Young Asian Australian Entrepreneurs Accelerating Global Links in the Asia Pacific Markets Fueling the Rise of Asian Owned Businesses

New research revealed that Australia’s economic relations with Asia are diversifying into new industries, such as professional, scientific, and technical services, wholesale trade, as well as transferring market knowledge and technologies from advanced Asian economies, such as China, Japan, and South Korea “The cliché of migrant entrepreneurs as outsiders with low formal qualifications and poor […]

By Bryan Pham

March 15, 2022

 
Featured Profile

Personal Finance Creator Vivian Tu is Building an Empire as the Best Friend You’ve Always Wanted (or Wanted to Be)

The ex-Wall Street Trader is on a mission to make personal financial literacy inclusive and accessible for marginalized communities—all while balancing a full-time job

By AHN Editor

March 14, 2022

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Funding Societies Raises $144M led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 Plus $150M In Debt Lines To Fuel Southeast Asia’s SMEs

The entrepreneurial and innovative enterprises that will drive the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic are the small businesses, but the micro-enterprise all over the world face the same issue: they frequently struggle to obtain the finance they require to expand.  Funding Societies (which goes by Modalku in Indonesia) wanted to empower small and medium-sized enterprises […]

By Bryan Pham

March 13, 2022

 

Bokksu bags $22M Series A at a $100M valuation to deliver traditional Asian groceries to your home

The New York and Tokyo-based startup raised $22 million in a Series A round at a valuation of $100 million to bridge cultures by helping traditional Asian products reach a global audience. Valor Siren Ventures led the round, which also included Company Ventures, St. Cousair, World Innovation Lab (WiL), Headline Asia, and Gaingels. Since 2018, […]

By Bryan Pham

March 12, 2022

 

CEO Suneera Madhani Raised Stax Valuation to $1 Billion Becomes Fintech’s Latest Unicorn

Florida-based company, Stax, backed by investors Greater Sum Ventures, HarbourVest Partners, and Blue Star Innovation, announced a $245 million series D investment yesterday, giving the financial industry a new unicorn. Stax is a subscription-based payments processor that charges in-person and online retailers a flat subscription monthly fee rather than a percentage of sales. Founded in […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Breaking Boundaries at Lazada Forward Women Awards 2022

Southeast Asia’s leading eCommerce platform, Lazada, hosted the second edition of the Lazada Forward Women Awards 2022 in conjunction with International Women’s Day. The awards ceremony was held at Lazada’s flagship office and Singapore headquarters, Lazada One, and was broadcast live on the LazLive channel in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.  The […]

By Bryan Pham

March 11, 2022

 

Feisty Female Entrepreneurs Who Defy Internet Trolls

Artisanal food businesses founded by Asian American women proudly market products that are rooted in and influenced by their culture. Many businesses benefit from social media engagement as it helps them build a loyal and passionate customer base, but they often endure racist and sexist comments. Fly By Jing (Los Angeles, CA) Famed for its […]

By Bryan Pham

March 10, 2022

 

Nguyen Coffee Supply Secures $2.6M Funding to Foster Vietnamese Robusta

Nguyen Coffee Supply is paving the way for the next wave of beverage culture with Vietnamese coffee. The seed round funds will be used to further the company’s aim of promoting economic growth for Vietnamese farmers through specialty coffee production while also fostering a varied and inclusive coffee culture. Sahra Nguyen, a first-generation entrepreneur-activist who […]

By Bryan Pham

March 8, 2022

 

Peter Thiel-Backed Philippine Fintech Startup PayMongo Raises Total Funding of $46 Million in Just Over 2 Years

Manila-based fintech startup PayMongo, backed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, has acquired a $31 million Series B funding round, increasing its total capital to roughly $46 million. Also known as the “Stripe for the Philippines,” PayMongo provides businesses with integration tools to accept a variety of digital payment options, including credit cards and e-wallets.  As […]

By Bryan Pham

March 7, 2022

 

First Asian-Inspired Sparkling Water Sanzo Raises $10 Million in Series A to Bridge Cultural Gap

Emerging Asian-inspired sparkling water brand Sanzo, has secured $10 million in a Series A round-headed by CircleUp Growth Partners. Filipino-American Sandro Roco launched the company in 2019, with the goal of bridging the cultural gap between Eastern and Western cultures through quintessential Asian flavors such as yuzu, ginger, alphonso mango, lychee, and calamansi.  It’s the […]

By Bryan Pham

March 4, 2022

 

Asian Founded: Weee! raises $425 million Series E from SoftBank!

The multicultural e-grocer Weee! is on a roll as their monthly active users grew 150% year over year. With the goal to be “the primary source for food at home”, the company has secured $425 million in Series E funding from SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2. The investment brings the startup’s valuation to more than $4 […]

By Bryan Pham

March 3, 2022

 

Kim Jung-Ju, Founder of MapleStory and KartRider, Dies at 54

Kim Jung-Ju, the billionaire founder of Korean online game developer Nexon Co. has died at the end of last month in the US, according to his private investment firm NXC Corp. He was 54. Kim had received treatment for depression but his condition had recently deteriorated, NXC Corp., said in a statement, without giving a […]

By Bryan Pham

March 2, 2022

 

Unstoppable Bollywood Heroines Who are Also Successful Entrepreneurs

Women in Bollywood today prove that they can wear multiple hats. Other than entertaining their fans with their diverse roles in the industry, there are businesses run by these wonderful women. Here’s a list of the finest B-town divas who have proved themselves to be excellent entrepreneurs: Sushmita Sen The 1994 Miss Universe is now […]

By Bryan Pham

March 1, 2022

 

‘Squid Game’ Made Historic SAG Awards Victories

On Sunday, Netflix’s Squid Game made history at the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards, as the show became the first non-English-language series and the first Korean series to win the SAG Awards.  The show swept the awards night with wins in nearly every category it was nominated for Squid Game stars Lee Jung-Jae and Jung […]

By Bryan Pham

 

K-pop Star Sorn Drops Her Highly-Anticipated New Solo Single “Sharp Objects”

Sorn is back and has just released her second single ‘Sharp Objects’ on February 24! She’s doing something completely different which can be seen in several behind-the-scenes recordings and TikToks followed by a mysterious teaser image for her first solo comeback with ‘Sharp Objects’. Sorn wanted to show her audience an honest and more courageous […]

By Bryan Pham

February 26, 2022

 

Hayao Miyazaki’s “Shuna’s Journey” Manga Finally Gets English Release for the First Time in Over Four Decades

After over 40 years since its original Japanese debut, acclaimed anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s “Shuna no Tabi” or “Shuna’s Journey” manga is getting an English translation and release in the United States for the first time. Miyazaki published the manga in Tokuma Shoten’s Animage magazine back in June 1983. The New York City publishing company, […]

By Bryan Pham

February 25, 2022

 

‘We Cannot Afford to anymore’: Macon’s Wandee Asian market Closes After Just a Year

More and more small businesses are facing a difficult time as prices are on the rise, and the Wandee Asian Market is no exception. Although business founders Nawarat “Ploy” Vibulrungsun and Chatnarin “Mac” Apirukanotai jumped at the idea of making exotic products accessible to those in Macon, they claim it’s no longer worth it due […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Asian American Writer Stephanie Foo Recounts the Horrors of Child Abuse and PTSD Healing Journey in Her New Memoir

“This book has a good ending.”, as the writer and former “This American Life” producer, Stephanie Foo felt compelled to remark in the prologue, as her memoir about recovering from complicated PTSD contains such distressing accounts of abuse. The Malaysia-born American writer’s life was textured by childhood trauma, and when misery, self-loathing, and rumination overcame […]

By Bryan Pham

 

BTS will Perform a Four-night Las Vegas Stadium Residency

BTS has announced that the “Permission to Dance on Stage” events will take place in Las Vegas on April 8, 9, 15, and 16, at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium and will be streamed live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. On the final night of the performances, the livestream will be available worldwide for the […]

By Bryan Pham

February 24, 2022

 

Lunar New Year Parade Gloriously Roars Back to San Francisco After a Pandemic Hiatus

After two years of a pandemic and an uptick in anti-Asian hate crimes, thousands of people looked to welcome the new year with the parade — a symbol of a new beginning and a return to normalcy. On Saturday, San Francisco’s Chinatown welcomed the Year of the Tiger with a parade of dancers, live music, […]

By Bryan Pham

February 23, 2022

 

Nathan Chen Dedicates Gold Medal to his Mother as they Reunite Post Winter Olympics

The 22-year-old American figure skater won the gold medal in the men’s figure skating short program at the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022. As he earns accolades and great praise, he continues to credit it all to his mother. The Olympian reunites with his mother live on the TODAY show, where he hugged his mother and […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Sony has Announced the Release Date of Sandra Oh Starrer ‘Umma’

The horror drama ‘Umma,’ directed by Sam Raimi and starring Sandra Oh of Grey’s Anatomy, will be released on March 18, 2022. ‘Umma’ means ‘mother’ in Korean. Sandra Oh plays Amanda, a woman living a peaceful life with her daughter (Fivel Stuart) on an American farm, but when the remains of her estranged mother arrive […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Experts Say ‘Strict Parent’ Narrative for Asian American Olympians is Damaging

Stories and headlines remained focused on the Asian American athlete’s “strict” parents, discipline, and immigrant service, experts have pointed out. While these are important aspects of their lives, neglecting Olympians’ other great qualities, such as passion and individuality, have led to a long history of refusing to depict Asian Americans as full human beings, even […]

By Bryan Pham

 

California Bill Aims to Combat the Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crime

“It’s our desire that California can once again be a trailblazer, this time in ensuring the safety and well-being of Asian Americans in the U.S.” said Manjusha Kulkarni, co-founder of the national reporting center Stop AAPI Hate. Stop AAPI Hate received reports of more than 9,000 hate acts against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Karen Chen’s Stunning Butterfly Dress was Handcrafted by Her Loving Mother

We can only imagine how much time and support parents of Olympians devote to their children’s athletic abilities. There are numerous practices, training sessions, competitions, and equipment to buy, among other things. Karen Chen’s mother found a unique way to be part of her daughter’s incredible performance even going so far as to make the […]

By Bryan Pham

February 19, 2022

 

BTS to Hit the South Korean Stage Again Since 2019

The K-pop band is returning to the stage in Seoul despite Omicron outbreak in their home country, as pre-pandemic life returns. BTS had performed in the U.S. but not in its home country since 2019. The group’s management agency, HYBE Co., said on Wednesday that the band will hold three in-person performances in South Korea […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Simu Liu Got Candid About Ken Jeong’s Kindness which made Him Feel Welcome in Hollywood

‘Shang Chi’ actor, Simu Liu, recently opened up about the pressure of becoming the new face of Asian representation in an interview for Vanity Fair’s 2022 Hollywood Issue, as well as the unexpected support he received from Ken Jeong, whose act of kindness made him feel welcome. The 32-year-old actor discussed how he felt like […]

By Bryan Pham

February 18, 2022

 

Gedde Watanabe Remarks How Encouraging it is to See More Asian Representation in Hollywood

Watanabe talked about how great the Asian actors have worked in the industry and how amazing it is to see the increase in diversity. Actor-comedian, Gedde Watanabe, discussed his role in the 1984 romantic comedy film “Sixteen Candles” in his recent interview on the KTLA 5 Morning News, and how things have changed for him […]

By Bryan Pham

 

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Jon M. Chu New Role as Chief Creative Officer for an Asian and Hispanic e-grocer, Weee!

In the smash film “Crazy Rich Asians” the filmmaker, Jon M. Chu, has a profound enthusiasm for food which is evident in his films.  Dumpling-making, night market street cuisine, and wedding feasts are among the most memorable scenes in “Crazy Rich Asians.” The 42-year-old director developed his passion for food while growing up in his […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Winter Olympic Highlights: Eileen Gu wins her second medal in the slopestyle competition

The American-born freestyle skier, who now competes for China, Eileen Gu, took another step towards dominating the 2022 Winter Olympics but fell just short of winning a second gold medal in a row. The 18-year-old won silver in the women’s Freeski slopestyle by the tiniest of margins, requiring a dig-deep third-round run to catapult herself […]

By Bryan Pham

February 17, 2022

 

Naomi Watanabe is Slayin’ in the Latest Fashion Campaign for Beyonce’s Ivy Park

“Japanese Beyonce” is what they call the Japanese comedienne, Naomi Watanabe, due to her iconic impersonation of the American superstar back in the days. Today, Watanabe is more known as a model and fashion icon. She’s worked with major worldwide fashion and cosmetics brands including Kate Spade and SK-II, in addition to her own plus-size […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Teen Wolf’s Arden Cho declines return for movie over a ‘disrespectful’ 50 percent pay gap between her co-stars

Arden Cho, who is the only Asian actor among the main cast, has reportedly turned down the upcoming revival film of Paramount+’s ‘Teen Wolf’ after she was offered half the salary of her co-stars. Paramount+ received a huge backlash from fans on social media for being “disrespectful” of the Teen Wolf actress. “We have no […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’ Uniquely Depicts a Coming-of-age Film Through Cultural Specificity

Disney and Pixar’s original 3D animated movie “Turning Red” is a coming-of-age film but it’s unlike any other.  It’s the first Pixar feature film to be directed solely by a woman. Director and animator, Domee Shi, makes this film very personal, as it’s based on her own relationship with her mother. The Chinese-Canadian director saw […]

By Bryan Pham

February 16, 2022

 

ABC News blasted for mistakenly identifying Asian woman activist as murder victim

A community activist blasted ABC News for making a “harmful mistake” that “further invisibilizes Asian women”.  ABC News misidentified Grace Lee, a local activist who attended a vigil for the murder victim Christina Yuna Lee, as Michelle Go on the on-screen chyron during an interview in the “World News Tonight” segment. Many viewers were taken […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Shang-Chi Star Simu Liu may be toying with us in the new live-action Barbie movie with Margot Robbie

The star of Marvel hit Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, Simu Liu is in talks about an undisclosed role in the upcoming Warner Bros’ live-action Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, and America Ferrera. It’s pretty obvious that Robbie will portray Barbie and that Gosling will play Ken, although Ferrera’s character […]

By Bryan Pham

February 15, 2022

 

Netflix celebrates Asian Diaspora with their new Social Media Channel Golden

Netflix has introduced @NetflixGolden, a new Twitter and Instagram dedicated to championing stories from the Asian diaspora, which joins the online streaming platform’s other audience-focused and genre verticals – Strong Black Lead, Netflix Film, Con Todo, Geeked, Netflix Is a Joke, and Most. “We have so many more wonderful, nuanced stories to tell. We know […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Gao Tingyu made history as China’s first man to win an Olympic Gold in Speed Skating

Although the 24-year-old skater considers himself quite a slow person, he really loves the speed of speedskating, thus setting an Olympic record with his victory in the 500 meters speedskating competition in a blistering time of 34.32 seconds, right on his beloved home soil. Zhang Hong was China’s only gold medalist in speedskating. She won […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Snowdrop: Disney+ Releases Trailer for Its First Korean Drama Series

Snowdrop on Disney+: Key art and trailer of the platform’s first Korean drama series Disney+ dropped the trailer and key art for Snowdrop, the streaming platform’s first Korean drama series. The series is another masterpiece by the writer and director duo, Yoo Hyun-mi and Jo Hyun-Tak, the people behind 2018’s Sky Castle which was was […]

By Bryan Pham

February 14, 2022

 

Chloe Kim begged reporters for snacks because she was starving after her gold-medal victory

Chloe Kim is the most relatable gold medalist Everyone craves a treat after a long day of hard work. This has been seen in the 2022 Beijing Olympics after Chloe Kim racked another gold medal, making history as the first woman to win two golds in the snowboard halfpipe. After celebrating her dominant victory and […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Winter Olympic Highlights: Asian Americans are sweeping victory after another and it’s satisfying

Asian American heavyweights Nathan Chen, Eileen Gu, and Chloe Kim are pulling in gold medals with their breathtaking performances. Chen’s achievement on Thursday made him the first to join an exclusive club of American men to win gold at the Winter Olympics since Evan Lysacek in 2010. The 21-year old snowboarder, Chloe Kim, became the […]

By Bryan Pham

February 12, 2022

 

Philippines together with 3 fellow Tropical Southeast Asian Countries carving their paths for their first Winter Olympic win

Although snow will never be experienced in Southeast Asia, this does not prevent athletes from the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Timor Leste from partaking a total of eight competitors competing on the slopes in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Lone representatives of their country, Yohan Goutt Goncalves of French-East Timorese ethnicity and Asa Miller of […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Beijing Olympics 2022: Nathan Chen wins his long-awaited Olympic gold

Figure skating star, Nathan Chen scored his long-awaited gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Games. The 22-year-old figure skater scored a high 218.63 in the free skate, building on a record-breaking short program earlier this week. He put on a masterful performance that included a quad flip and triple toe loop, a quad flip, and […]

By Bryan Pham

February 11, 2022

 

USA snowboarder Chloe Kim captures repeat Olympic gold with massive halfpipe run

Chloe Kim secures the second Olympic gold with a massive half-pipe run. Kim, 21, is four years older and infinitely wiser than she was when she first captured gold, and the world’s attention, in PyeongChang after dealing with the joys and the nasty sides of sudden fame. She has spent the last half-decade dominating the […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Michelle Kwan’s Asian American fans have stayed passionately captivated for more than 20 years.

The two-time Olympic medalist and five-time world champion’s fans have stayed intensely interested for more than 20 years. From Michelle Kwan’s college and graduate school days to working for the State Department and celebrating milestones like motherhood.  One of Kwan’s fans, Amanda Lew Herman, texted her mother and cousin right away to express her joy […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Online streaming platform Mubi buys rights to Oscar Winner Japanese Drama “Drive My Car”

The production company, The Match Factory has sold all rights of Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Oscar-winning film ‘Drive My Car’ to Mubi, a fast-growing theatrical distributor and streaming platform.  Following its theatrical run, Mubi has also earned the first SVOD rights for the UK and Ireland. The UK distribution rights were obtained from Modern Films. ‘Drive My […]

By Bryan Pham

February 10, 2022

 

Disney Unveils the Kick-Ass cast of ‘American Born Chinese’ Including Leading Actress Michelle Yeoh

The cast roster for Disney’s upcoming streaming adaptation of Gene Luen Yang’s ‘American Born Chinese’ has been released, and it’s stacked! ‘Shang-Chi’ director Daniel Destin Cretton is executive producing, ‘American Born Chinese’, for Disney+. The action-comedy series follows a young man named Jin Wang, a typical teenager dealing with all the pitfalls of high school […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Remembering Asian Games gold medalist Praveen Kumar Sobti, also known as the ‘Bheem’ of Mahabharat

Sobti, who was an elite Indian athlete before turning into acting, has passed following a cardiac arrest late on February 7th, Monday evening at his Delhi residence. He was 74. “He had a chronic chest infection problem. At night, when he started feeling uneasy, we called the doctor at home. He passed away between 10 […]

By Bryan Pham

February 9, 2022

 

Social media slammed Olympic figure skater who gave up her US citizenship to compete for China after finishing last

Olympic figure skater Beverly Zhu, who later changed her name to Zu Yi, after she renounced her American citizenship in 2018, was selected to compete for China but failed to deliver on the ice on Sunday.  During a free skate team competition, she fell twice and received the lowest score, dropping the team to fifth […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Men’s Figure Skating Highlights: With World Record, Nathan Chen Is Halfway to Winning Gold

The 22-year-old American skater Nathan Chen is once again the focus of the Olympic spotlight. The Utah native is perhaps America’s best chance at earning an individual gold medal over ice skating’s four disciplines – men’s, women’s, pairs, and ice dance. Chen’s participation in the team event is critical to the United States’ chances of […]

By Bryan Pham

February 8, 2022

 

Eileen Gu of China lands first 1620 of Career en Route to Olympic Gold in Freestyle Big Air

China’s “Snow Princess, Eileen Gu, jumped into the top and won her first gold with a 1620 and a perfect landing, scoring a 94.5, making her total score 188.25 in the event’s debut at the Winter Olympics. The 18-year old shrieked when she landed the job then dropped to her knees when the score was […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Beijing Olympics then and now: Why the 2008 and 2022 Games feel worlds apart

This week, Beijing will officially be the first city in the world to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics. After 14 years the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2022 Winter Olympics feel like worlds apart. China is no longer a rising country. China has risen and is confident in its place in the world […]

By Bryan Pham

February 7, 2022

 

Rich Ting on Why Everyone Should See Netflix’s The Summit of the Gods

Netflix’s The Summit of the Gods has been nominated for Best Indie Feature in the 49th Annie Awards next to other anime such as Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle and STUDIO 4ºC’s Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko. In an interview, Rich Ting, who voiced Habu Joji, discussed his connection with the role, how the film showcased proper Asian […]

By Bryan Pham

February 6, 2022

 

Ali Wong serving laughter this Valentine’s Day with New Netflix Special, Don Wong

Comedian Ali Wong is completing her comedy trifecta, with the release of her new Netflix special, Don Wong, this February 14.  Wong released a teaser, posing in front of a slick sports car wearing a proper Valentine’s Day fashion. Whether you’re a lonely heart planning to eat ice cream from the tub or a happy […]

By Bryan Pham

February 3, 2022

 

Popular Lunar New Year Traditions From Around the World

People around the world celebrate new beginnings every December 31st, waiting for the ball to drop and welcome the very first second of January 1st with a bang. Asian communities also celebrate new beginnings during Lunar New Year, which begins on February 1 in 2022. Asian Americans in the U.S. celebrate Lunar New Year in […]

By Bryan Pham

February 1, 2022

 

NFT in China: A Step Towards Being an Industrial and Digital Powerhouse

China has a clear stand in the cryptocurrency community. With social and economic stability as a concern, China has a dim view of its speculative, volatile crypto trading and its association with gambling, money laundering, alleged scams, and other problems. However, it’s a different story when it comes to crypto’s blockchain technology. President Xi Jinping […]

By Bryan Pham

January 30, 2022

 

Penn Law to sanction Professor Amy Wax after saying U.S. ‘better off’ with fewer Asians

Ted Ruger, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law, said he would seek sanctions against tenured law professor Amy Wax over discriminatory remarks she made about the Asian American community. In an interview with economist Glen Loury on Bloggingheads.tv, Wax commented about Asians immigrating to the U.S. “If you go into medical […]

By Bryan Pham

January 28, 2022

 

Irene Zhao earns $5million dollars USD in 10 Days

Singapore-based Chinese influencer and Instagram model, Yuqing Irene Zhao listed her non-fungible tokens (NFT) earning her millions within 10 days. The IreneDAO collection is listed on Opensea, a peer-to-peer marketplace for NFTs, rare digital items, and crypto collectibles. It garnered purchases from prominent individuals like Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz and YouTuber Logan Paul. Her […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Bills Aim to Add Asian American History to Wisconsin Schools’ Curriculum and Raise Visibility

Wisconsin state lawmakers are hoping to bring Asian American history to schools through Senate Bill 379 and Assembly Bill 381 which will require school boards to provide curriculum on Asian Americans, or as the bills specify, “Hmong Americans and Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans” (APIDA). The act would amend current state law, which says school […]

By Bryan Pham

January 26, 2022

 

Chloe Kim’s Olympic Struggles and Her Desire to Win Gold

Chloe Kim, the youngest female Olympic gold medalist in snowboarding history revealed that she maintains a complicated relationship with her mementos as a halfpipe champion.  She was overwhelmed by the pressure of her title as she dived blindly into a life of fame. When won a Silver Medal in Halfpipe at 13, she faced racism […]

By Bryan Pham

 

How Joe Evans Explored the Intimate Nightlife of the Region Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic

Joe Evans, 34, a seasoned media producer, did a remarkable feat by making a TV show about after-hours nightlife around Asia at a time when most Asian nightlife was shut down. The six-part docuseries not only touches the typical nightlife you’ve seen, but Evans and his team go more intimate and explored the stories of […]

By Bryan Pham

January 25, 2022

 

2022 Barbie Lunar New Year Doll Wears a Guo Pei Designed Phoenix-embroidered Qun Kwa

In partnership with the world-renowned Chinese Fashion designer, Guo Pei, Mattel has launched a Barbie doll celebrating the Lunar New Year Festivities.  According to Mattel, it features Guo’s “signature embroidery detailing” with intricate designs of golden phoenixes representing femininity and grace; and water and wave motifs symbolizing wealth, nourishment, and resilience, which is traditionally worn […]

By Bryan Pham

 

Asian American Woman Shoved to Her Death Onto Subway Tracks in Times Square

Michelle Alyssa Go, 40, of Manhattan was pushed in front of an R train as it approached the 42nd Street platform in Manhattan on Saturday morning, says NYPD. The murderer and deranged homeless ex-con, Simon Martial turned himself into the police station a couple of hours later.  The family of Go, broke their silence on […]

By Bryan Pham

January 18, 2022

 

Steven He Viral ‘Emotional Damage’ meme takes over TikTok

By now, if you have used TikTok at all lately, you would have most likely seen Steven He’s ‘Emotional Damage’ clip on your For You Page. The meme is used to poke fun at situations that are ‘emotionally damaging’ — for example, getting roasted by your parents or crush, or being in awkward situations. He […]

By Bryan Pham

January 14, 2022

 

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao Tops Mukesh Ambani To Become Asia’s Richest Person

Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of Binance has catapulted into the ranks of the world’s wealthiest people. The 44 years old has reportedly grown his net worth over $96 billion, comfortably placing him amongst the elite list of 15 wealthiest people in the world. The cryptocurrency pioneer amassed $96 billion which means that he has surpassed […]

By Bryan Pham

January 13, 2022

 

Mario Kart Tour Announces First Southeast Race Track (Singapore)

From Tokyo to New York and Arcades to Mobile Games, the iconic virtual kart racing video game, Mario Kart, never ceases to pace their players with new tracks to drift and race on.  The Singapore Speedway, a new addition to their list of maps, is the first-ever to be based on a Southeast Asian city. […]

By Bryan Pham

January 12, 2022

 

Meta Names Doordash CEO Tony Xu to Board

Facebook’s parent company, Meta has appointed Tony Xu, Doordash’s CEO to its board of directors. Xu’s appointment on Tuesday, January 11th is the first change to the board since the company’s rebrand to Meta in October 2021. Xu brings his experience running one of Silicon Valley’s hottest companies. The 37-year-old CEO worked as a dish […]

By Bryan Pham

January 11, 2022

 

O Yeong-su, the star of ‘Squid Game,’ wins South Korea’s first Golden Globe Award

South Korean Star, O Yeung-su claimed the country’s first Golden Globe Award on Sunday Evening, for his amazing role in Netflix’s Squid Games. O, 77 won for his portrayal of Oh ll-nam is also known as Player 001 who is later revealed as the real mastermind of the game. “I feel like I’m floating on […]

By Bryan Pham

January 10, 2022

Announcement

Announcing AHN’s first accelerator program

For our first cohort launching Spring 2022, we will accept 10 companies across today’s fastest-growing tech industries, including e-commerce and healthcare.

By Bryan Pham

January 3, 2022

 
Op-Ed

Discovering Our Best Selves in “Chinatown Pretty”

Authors Andria Lo and Valerie Luu explore the priceless pearls of wisdom from stylish seniors of Chinatowns across North America.

By Jane Won

December 28, 2021

Book Review 

 
Op-Ed

Have You Eaten Yet?

Sharing a cookie with a stranger helped me get adopted. I was probably three years old when I stumbled into a meeting between my orphanage directors and two women from the international adoption agency responsible for my life completely changing.

By Daniel Anderson

December 27, 2021

 
Op-Ed

Growing Up With K-pop

With the world eclipsed by a pandemic, perhaps what we needed in 2020 was simple goodness.

By Jane Won

December 26, 2021

Op-Ed

So Asian

It wasn’t until several years after graduating high school until I realized the power of embracing my heritage.

By Lawrence Hu

December 7, 2021

Identity Race 

 
Op-Ed

Agile: The Family Business

“No Crying at the Dinner Table”, a documentary short by Carol Nyugen depicting her own family captures the quiet sorrow of family members who reside together but live in their own isolated worlds

By Jane Won

December 3, 2021

Op-Ed

Quiet Racism

What makes it hard, if not impossible, to have constructive conversations around the elusiveness of quiet racism.

By Lawrence Hu

December 2, 2021

Identity Race 

Announcement

AHN’s Top 50 Unsung Heroes 2022

Creating positive impact and pioneering change: nominations for 2022 are open

By Bryan Pham

December 1, 2021

Announcement

The AHN Community Job Board

Browse and submit jobs posted by those in the AHN community!

By Bryan Pham

November 29, 2021

Community Job Board