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


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

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

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

May 25, 2022

‘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

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

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