House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak, approving a Democratic resolution on a mostly party-line vote. Republicans called...

Judges scrutinize suit's claims in Harvard racial bias case

BOSTON (AP) — A panel of appeals court judges on Wednesday repeatedly challenged the legal claims of a group that accuses Harvard University of intentional discrimination against Asian American studen...

'Skeptical:' Ernst suggests COVID numbers are inflated

WASHINGTON (AP) — Echoing a discredited conspiracy theory, vulnerable Republican Sen. Joni Ernst is suggesting government statistics on coronavirus infections and deaths have been inflated. ...

Floyd’s death sparks new activism among communities of color

When Washington, D.C.’s NFL team dropped the offensive reference to Native Americans from its name last month after decades of resistance, activist Frances Danger knew why: the Black Lives Matter move...

As US deaths mount, virus takes outsize toll on minorities

As many as 215,000 more people than usual died in the U.S. during the first seven months of 2020, suggesting that the number of lives lost to the coronavirus is significantly higher than the official ...

Harris' dual identities challenge America's race labels

It was just 20 years ago that the U.S. census began to allow Americans to identify as more than one race. And now, the country is on the threshold of seeing the name of Kamala Harris -- proud daughter...

California requires ethnic studies for university system

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Students at California State University, the nation’s largest four-year public university system, will need to take an ethic studies course to graduate under a bill signed Mo...

'One of us': South Asians celebrate Harris as VP choice

CHICAGO (AP) — Two words summed up Tamani Jayasinghe’s exuberance for the first Indian American and Black woman to run for vice president: “Kamala Aunty.” That title of respect that ...

Asian American girls saw pivotal icon in 'Baby-Sitters Club'

Author Ann M. Martin had no master plan when she decided to make one of the core members of “The Baby-Sitters Club” a Japanese American girl named Claudia. Claudia Kishi happened to ...

Voices of protest, crying for change, ring across US, beyond

They are nurses and doctors, artists, students, construction workers, government employees; black, brown and white; young and old. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken ...

Heat, rain, long lines: Georgia election plagued by problems

ATLANTA (AP) — Voters endured heat, pouring rain and waits as long as five hours on Tuesday to cast ballots in Georgia, demonstrating a fierce desire to participate in the democratic process while rai...

Taiwan-based pop stars to join Asian-American benefit event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several of Taiwan’s most popular stars will join an Asian-American livestreamed event to promote the fight against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and xeno...

Asian Americans lead in internet-based TV use, study shows

Asian Americans, more than any other group, are using digital devices and streaming services for their television viewing, according to a report made public Monday. The Nielsen compa...

PBS docu-series 'Asian Americans' more timely amid pandemic

A century of racist attacks detailed in the new PBS documentary series “Asian Americans” might have felt like ancient history just a few months ago. But through the lens of the coro...

Asian celebs work to combat racist attacks amid pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Olivia Cheng was recently volunteering in Vancouver when she says she witnessed a man drive up to an elderly Chinese woman, roll down his window and yell, “This is your fault!”...