Archives for March 2021

Bay Area Day of Remembrance calls for reparations for African Americans

Reparations for African Americans took center stage at the annual Bay Area Day of Remembrance program held online by the Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium under the theme: “Abolition! Reparations! Carrying the Light for Justice” Feb. 19. Documentary filmmaker Dianne Fukami and her daughter Hillary Nakano, co-chair of Japantown for Justice, emceed the event, […]

Eunice Sato, Long Beach’s first female mayor, dies at 99

Sato, who was also the first Asian American woman to serve as mayor of a major American city, died from cardiopulmonary arrest on Feb. 12.   Eunice N. Sato, the first female mayor of Long Beach who helped turn the city around during tough economic times in the 1970s and 1980s, has died. She was […]

Fluffy Japanese Souffle Pancakes スフレパンケーキ

These Fluffy Japanese Souffle Pancakes are like eating cottony clouds, but even better, with homemade whipped cream and fresh berries! Japanese people take pancakes to new heights. Think cottony clouds of heaven that melt in your mouth! Have you seen Fluffy Japanese Souffle Pancakes (スフレパンケーキ) on social media, or maybe even tasted them when you […]

Victims of anti-Asian attacks reflect a year into pandemic

Nearly a year after they were almost stabbed to death inside a Midland, Texas, Sam’s Club, Bawi Cung and his two sons all have visible scars. It’s the unseen ones though that are harder to get over. Cung can’t walk through any store without constantly looking in all directions. His 6-year-old son, who now can’t […]

Ethnic communities unite to combat anti-Asian violence

In the midst of an epidemic of brutal attacks hate crimes against Asian Americans, ethnic communities are coming together to attack the virus of racism. A family celebrating a birthday at a restaurant is yelled at with racist remarks by a tech executive: “F–k you Asians. Trump is going to F–k you … f–king Asian […]

Hate groups migrate online, making tracking more difficult

During one of the most politically divisive years in recent memory, the number of active hate groups in the U.S. actually declined as far-right extremists migrated further to online networks, a move that has made it harder to track adherents of white nationalist and neo-Nazi ideologies. In its annual report, released Feb. 1, the Southern […]

In latest attack on Asians, woman dragged by car in robbery

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A woman was dragged by a car in Oakland’s Asian business district during a robbery that her husband says left her bruised and shaken, marking the latest in a series of attacks against people of Asian descent in the San Francisco Bay Area and in other parts of the U.S. Eric […]

Actress Olivia Munn says Asian woman, friend’s mom, hurt in shoving

NEW YORK (AP) — An Asian woman standing on a New York City street was violently shoved to the ground and police were searching for the suspect, with a spotlight being put on the case by actor Olivia Munn who said she was a friend of the woman’s daughter. The New York Police Department said […]

Berkeley man arrested for ‘threatening and hateful’ social media posts

OAKLAND, Calif. — A Berkeley man was arrested Feb. 22 in connection with criminal threats made on social media that were investigated as a hate crime, Oakland police said. “Investigators received information from a media partner regarding the disturbing remarks towards members of the Asian community,” the department said in a news release. “OPD investigators […]

Morikawa plays a steady hand to win Workday Championship

BRADENTON, Fla. — The plan was for PGA champion Collin Morikawa to wear a red shirt with his black pants Feb. 28 to show support for Tiger Woods as he recovers from career-threatening leg injuries from a car crash. The clothes shipped to him never arrived, so Morikawa did the next best thing at the […]

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