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From bestselling authors to up and coming artists, here are the creative leaders in the Asian American community.

“Asian Americans” on PBS: History Lesson and Ongoing Discussion

“Asian Americans” on PBS: History Lesson and Ongoing Discussion

With many of us sheltering-in-place or at risk in essential job functions, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month hits differently this year. The continued COVID-19 scapegoating (re)produces racial tensions across the United States, resulting in acts of violence, hate,...

Two Books Offer an Honest Look into Sexual Assault

Two Books Offer an Honest Look into Sexual Assault

Content warning: Sexual harassment and rape. The following review includes spoilers.  Kelly Yang drew from her own experience of being raped while attending Harvard Law School to write her latest fictional novel that was 17 years in the making. As a survivor of...

#WashTheHate Campaign Brings Some Relief Amid COVID-19

#WashTheHate Campaign Brings Some Relief Amid COVID-19

It’s a strange feeling walking around Harvard Square, the iconic Cambridge, Mass. hub for the same-named college, and seeing absolutely no one around. It’s a ghost town because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now I feel even more aware of my presence as a Chinese...

Stuck At Home During a Pandemic? Here are 27 Things You Can Do

Stuck At Home During a Pandemic? Here are 27 Things You Can Do

COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere any time soon. As the global community battles this public health crisis, millions are cooped up at home — alone or with their roommates, partners, or kids. If you’re starting to feel stir-crazy and need some ideas on how to stay occupied...

“Yumi Chung” Gets Serious About Comedy

“Yumi Chung” Gets Serious About Comedy

Disclosure: The writer of this post received a free book in exchange for writing a review. What’s an Asian mom’s worst nightmare? Your kid wants to become a comedian. Whether you are a mom, a former kid, or Asian, "Stand Up, Yumi Chung!" has a joke for you. In this...

Bringing Business Back to Boston’s Chinatown

Bringing Business Back to Boston’s Chinatown

When business in Boston’s Chinatown began plummeting due to misconceptions surrounding the coronavirus, two city councilors stepped up to bring people back. Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu came up with the idea to host a community dim sum brunch in Chinatown and...

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