South Asian American

Here's What Oscars' Host Chris Rock Got Right…And What He Got Wrong
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While there were a handful South Asians representing us—Priyanka Chopra, Mindy Kaling, Dev Patel, Sharmeen Obaid and Asif Kapadia—there are hardly ever any South Asian or South Asian-American nominees or winners at any mainstream U.S. award … No tags for this post.

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HAB BANK Hosts Healthcare Professional Dinner on Long Island
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GARDEN CITY, NY (TIP): HAB BANK, nation's oldest and largest South Asian American bank, hosted a dinner for Healthcare Professionals at Akbar Restaurant, Garden City, New York, Sunday, March 6, 2016. The event was organized under the auspices of … No tags for this post.

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Quantico Writer Sharbari Ahmed's First Solo Writing Credit Airs Tonight
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Tonight's episode of Quantico is Bangladeshi-American writer Sharbari Ahmed's first solo credit for the ABC network TV series. Episode 13 is called “Clear,” and you can watch a sneak peak of it here: … No tags for this post.

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Concert at Germantown Jewish Centre Will Span the Globe
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The group, which formed in Philadelphia in the early 1990s, is made up of Branavan Ganesan of Sri Lanka, Raji Malika, a South Asian American, Joseph Tayoun, a Lebanese American and Roger Mgrdichian, an Armenian American. Malika plays guitar … No tags for this post.

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Rabab Jafri: Muslims for Black lives
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So here I am, as a South Asian American, speaking to my Muslim community: We have neglected our African-American brothers and sisters for far too long. The harsh reality of this truth is one that I have known for much too long, but over the past month … No tags for this post.

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#Asians4BlackLives highlights need for cross-cultural activism in minority …
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“The speakers made critical and fundamental points about the fact that we as Asians or Asian Americans, and I am speaking as a South Asian American, cannot keep trying to relate experiences of pain and suffering or the same forms of racism, because … No tags for this post.

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#31Days of Feminism: Tanzila Ahmed
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I have a career in doing electoral organizing for the South Asian and Asian American community from over the past 15 years — and I started doing political work because of what happened to the South Asian American community after September 11th. No tags for this post.

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MIA's New Video Elevates Badass South Asian Warrior Women
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Though MIA's 2013 album, Matangi, was generally well received, it was not well understood. This was, in part, because of many Western music critics' lack of curiosity about cultures outside their own, and specifically the music within; Matangi was an … No tags for this post.

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Supreme Court nomination process sure to be an epic debate
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In that group, the 9th Circuit's Paul J. Watford, a 48-year-old African American, and Sri Srinivasan, a 48-year-old judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit who would be the first South-Asian American on the Supreme Court … No tags for this post.

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Muslims 'Disgraced' by America's Most Popular Play
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The story of Amir, the lead character in this piece centering on a dinner party gone downhill, is one of the only South Asian American male roles in a play so lionized by the international theatre community. And the implication at the end of the 80 … No tags for this post.

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Here's What Oscars' Host Chris Rock Got Right…And What He Got Wrong
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While there were a handful South Asians representing us—Priyanka Chopra, Mindy Kaling, Dev Patel, Sharmeen Obaid and Asif Kapadia—there are hardly ever any South Asian or South Asian-American nominees or winners at any mainstream U.S. award … No tags for this post.

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Interfaith group seeks to broaden its reach
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Chandru Acharya, an ICO leader and president of the South Asian American Voices for Impact, or SAAVI, presents the Hindu section of the course and also has paid visits to Plymouth-Canton classrooms. “The Religious Diversity Journey is a wonderful … No tags for this post.

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Tipping the Scales of Justice Srikanth Srinivasan
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Using surname as a proxy for ethnicity we focused on South Asian American (SAA) and Asian and Pacific Islander American (APA) nomination success. Republican presidencies in our data related to an 8% decrease in confirmation. Republican Senate … No tags for this post.

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How Muslims are “Disgraced” by the most popular play in America
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The story of Amir, the lead character in this piece centering on a dinner party gone downhill, is one of the only South Asian American male roles in a play so lionized by the international theatre community. And the implication at the end of the 80 … No tags for this post.

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Gov. Brown releases 2015 judicial appointment data
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Rupa Goswami, the first South Asian American woman judge ever appointed in California. – Halim Dhanidina, the first American-Muslim judge ever appointed in California. – Jim Humes, the first openly gay justice ever appointed to the California Court of … No tags for this post.

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