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Hawaii Five-O co-stars ask for equal pay to white co-stars - CBS offers less - They Quit

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Thursday, 06 July 2017

Hawaii Five-O co-stars ask for equal pay to white co-stars - CBS offers less - They Quit
by Suzanne Kai July 5, 2017 A year after the 2016 Oscars ceremony host Chris Rock made stereotypical jokes out of the Asian American kids on stage - Asian actors are still fighting for parity and roles. Actors Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, co-stars on the CBS series 'Hawaii Five-0' since 2010 asked for equal pay to that of their white co-stars, Alex O'Laughlin and Scott Caan. According to Variety, CBS' final offer was 10 to 15 percent lower than what O'Loughlin and Caan are...

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SF Native Betty Ong Remembered - Flight Attendant was on the 1st plane to hit the World Trade Center 9/11

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 14 September 2011

COLMA, Calif. (KGO) -- KGO TV reporter Vic Lee reports.

San Francisco native Betty Ong was a flight attendant aboard the first plane to hit the World Trade Center in New York. In a way, she was one of the first responders: Ong risked her life by alerting American Airlines that a hijacking was under way. For the full story click here.

June 19th is the 29th Anniversary. Remembering Vincent Chin - by Emil Guillermo

Posted by AC Team on Monday, 20 June 2011

Remembering Vincent Chin? Vincent Who? Asian Americans know him, but do they know Ronald Ebens? Click here for Emil Guillermo's commentary. Visit Emil Guillermo's official blog at www.amok.com

Steven Chu U.S. Energy Secretary says one Reactor core in Japan may have suffered as much as 70% damage

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 01 April 2011

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu says approximately 70% of reactor No.1's core at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant had suffered severe damage. Read the full story by the NY Times.

Asian Population is Fastest Growing Race: +43% In the Last Decade, U.S. Census Shows

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 25 March 2011

A special announcement released by the 
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders March 25, 2011 WASHINGTON – The nation’s Asian population became the fastest growing race over the past decade, experiencing a 43 percent increase from 2000 to 2010, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Asian population grew from 10.2 million in 2000 to 14.7 million in 2010, gaining the most in the share of the total population, growing from 4 percent to about 5 percent over the last decade.
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders director Kiran Ahuja noted the importance of understanding the needs of this growing population.
“We must come together and understand what these changes in our country’s demographics mean for public policy,” said Ahuja. “We see increasing numbers of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders representing influential positions, but many pockets of this community are in great need of basic protections and services.”
According to the Census Bureau, most people in the 2010 Census reported only one race. Of these individuals, about 14.7 million people – or about 5 percent of all respondents – identified their race as Asian alone. The smallest major race group was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.5 million), which represented 0.2 percent of the total population.
For more information details about the Census data, please visit http://www.census.gov. For more information on the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, please go to http://www.aapi.gov. 

Brooklyn's Asian Population jumps 41% from 2000-2010 says 2010 U.S. Census

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 25 March 2011

Brooklyn's Asian population jumps +41% according to the 2010 Census. Click here for a report by NY1's Jeanine Ramirez. 

The Asian population count has grown from 186,000 to 262,000 from 2000-2010 according to U.S. Census figures, but Paul Mak, the founder and director of the Brooklyn Chinese American Association says the community is still undercounted.

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