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Oakland and SF communities rally for unity after attacks on Asian Americans

Community organizers in Oakland and San Francisco rallied for unity over the weekend, after a surge of violence in recent weeks against Asian Americans in the Bay Area. Oakland’s Chinatown, where Lunar New Year was being celebrated Feb. 13, has been a particular hotspot for incidents. On Jan. 31, a 91-year-old was sent to the […]

Meet the Sansei researcher exploring the intergenerational impacts of Japanese American incarceration

Editor’s Note: This interview was originally posted at https://densho.org/sansei-researcher-exploring-intergenerational-impacts-japanese-american-incarceration. Once a taboo topic, the impacts of WWII incarceration on Japanese Americans who lived through it are well-documented and widely acknowledged today. Donna K. Nagata, a psychology professor at the University of Michigan and the daughter of camp survivors, started studying these impacts in the early […]

COVID-19 vaccines questions & answers

Q. Doesn’t the vaccines ave side effects? Is it dangerous? A. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, about as safe as any other vaccine and much safer than almost all common medicine. There can be some minor side effects after vaccination, such as a mild fever or sore arm. Mild symptoms are normal and a sign that […]

Attacks on older Asians stoke fear as Lunar New Year begins

OAKLAND, Calif.  — Police have stepped up their patrols and volunteers are increasing their street presence after several violent attacks on older Asians stoked fear in San Francisco Bay Area Chinatowns and subdued the celebratory mood leading up to Lunar New Year. City officials also have visited Chinatowns in San Francisco and Oakland this week […]

Police chief credits united response in finding abducted children

A major cooperative effort resulted successful in the recovery of two children who were abducted in a vehicle stolen while their father was making a food delivery the night of Feb. 6, San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said at a news conference the afternoon of Feb. 7. The Honda Odyssey, with the children inside, […]

Justice Department drops Yale admissions discrimination suit

WASHINGTON — In another reversal of Trump-era policy, the Biden administration on Feb. 3 dropped its discrimination lawsuit against Yale University that alleged the Ivy League school was illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants. Federal prosecutors said the Justice Department’s underlying investigation, aimed at ensuring Yale complies with federal anti-discrimination laws, continues. The […]

Health registry centers AAPIs

Asian and Pacific Islander community members from California gathered for an online presentation by the Collaborative Approach for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Research and Education the morning of Jan. 23.  CARE is a collaboration of multiple academic and community partners: the University of California, San Francisco, UC Davis Health, UC Irvine, National Asian Pacific […]

Corky Lee, known for photographing Asian America, dies at 73

Corky Lee, a photojournalist who spent five decades spotlighting the often ignored Asian and Pacific Islander American communities, has died. He was 73. Lee died Jan. 27 in New York City’s Queens borough of complications from COVID-19, his family said in a statement. “His passion was to rediscover, document and champion through his images the […]

Filmmaker seeks bone marrow donor after leukemia relapse

In 2016, Paul Goodman was diagnosed with leukemia. The 25-year-old Yonsei filmmaker had gone to the doctor to take some blood tests and was quickly ushered to the ER the next day to start chemotherapy. A year later, he was in remission. He had even made it to the four-year mark, meaning the chance of […]

COVID-19 claims two in J-Sei Home

Following its Jan. 17 announcement of confirmed COVID-19 cases at J-Sei Home, an assisted living facility in Hayward, Calif., two residents have since died, according to Diane Wong, J-Sei’s executive director. According to Wong’s Jan. 31 e-mail statement, all of J-Sei Home’s staff and residents have tested negative and “sufficient time has passed allowing the […]

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