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Senate Confirms First Gay Asian-American Woman to Federal Bench
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… the Senate today confirmed Pamela Ki Mai Chen, a Brooklyn prosecutor, to the federal bench for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Chen is the first openly gay Asian American on the federal bench. The Legal Times … No tags for this post.

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Asian American group releases report detailing sociopolitical needs in Metro …
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DETROIT, MI – Often viewed as a “model minority," the Asian American community in Metro Detroit is more marginalized than most people are aware of, according to the Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote.of Michigan. The non-profit association recently … No tags for this post.

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How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California
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"Millions of our families are affected and that's why the Asian American and Pacific Islander community is mobilizing to lift up our voices and ensure that our family's concerns and needs are also reflected in an immigration reform bill.” Hung points … No tags for this post.

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CAAMFest 2013 Reviews: Amrit Singh's Dosa Hunt
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Those of us lucky enough to live near South Asian American enclaves know well the joys of the dosa, those crispy South Indian crepes stuffed with potatoes and other deliciousness. And if you don't, consider Dosa Hunt a public service announcement, one … No tags for this post.

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Vt. Newspaper Criticized by Asian American Group
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A Vermont newspaper is being criticized by the Asian American Journalists Association for publishing a poster using a print type associated with Chinese calligraphy for the words "fry Rice" to urge a local school to beat its opponent — Rice Memorial … No tags for this post.

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Have Republicans lost Asian-American voters?
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Growing vote bank: Older and middle-aged Asian-Americans are more likely to be Republican, but their younger counterparts are turning more strongly Democratic. If this trend continues, the support for the Democrats among Asian-Americans who seem to … No tags for this post.

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In immigration news: Asian American reform priorities, a plan to curb employer …
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Connie Choi (second from left), an attorney with the the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, says Asian-Americans have been particularly affected by a bill signed in 1996 by President Clinton making it easier to deport individuals who have committed … No tags for this post.

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Senate confirms first openly gay Asian-American to federal bench
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The U.S. Senate on Monday evening made history with little difficulty when it confirmed the first openly gay Asian-American for a seat on the federal bench. By a voice vote, the Senate confirmed Pamela Ki Mai Chen, a lesbian, for a seat on the U.S … No tags for this post.

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First lesbian Asian-American confirmed to federal bench
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WASHINGTON – Pamela Chen has been confirmed by the Senate and will become the first lesbian Asian-American judge on the federal bench. Judge Chen will serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. President Barack Obama … No tags for this post.

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The American mainstream only gets a taste of Asian pop music
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Recently, the Asian-American pop group Aziatix signed a deal with Cash Money Records, a mainstream American record company home to artists like Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Lil' Wayne. With this move, it might seem like Asian pop is starting to break into … No tags for this post.

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University: Petition's Claims of Defunding Asian Cultural Programs Are Untrue
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In response to a petition on Change.org that suggests Stony Brook University is cutting funding for Asian and Asian-American programs, the university has released a statement saying those claims are untrue. That petition, titled "Stony Brook University … No tags for this post.

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Two Northrop employees receive Asian American engineer awards
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As part of the National Engineers Week Program, two Northrop Grumman Corp. employees walked away with top awards at the annual Asian American Engineer of the Year event in Dallas, the company announced Tuesday. Brad Furukawa, vice president … No tags for this post.

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Hazel Ying Lee: Showcased Asian-American involvement in war effort
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3/6/2013 – FORT MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — The Asian and Pacific island influence for the Air Force began during the early days of World War II when Chinese-American women were recruited to serve in the "Air WACs," a special unit within the Army Air Corps … No tags for this post.

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Pamela Chen, Asian American Gay Judge, Appointed To Federal Bench
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After more than thirteen years with the Department of Justice, Pamela Chen has been confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York by the U.S. Senate, making her the first openly gay Asian American to be confirmed as a judge … No tags for this post.

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The Asian American Film Laband Asian CineVision Present 72-Hour Shootout …
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New York, NY — March 1, 2013 — The Asian American Film Lab (Film Lab) is pleased to announce the Ninth Annual 72-Hour Film Shootout ("Shoot-out") will be taking place this year from May 31 to June 3, 2013. The Shootout is a worldwide competition in … No tags for this post.

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