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In 1993, the California legislature had zero Asian Americans among its 120 members. That same year marked the launch of the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE), a nonprofit founded to address this lack of representation...

Alec MacDonald | Wed, Jul 11th- 5:40am | celebrities, entertainment, Los Angeles, voting, Activism, Community, Media, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues

The life of Richard Aoki, the former Black Panther and Asian American leader, was more nuanced than his hardline image makes it seem.

Momo Chang | Fri, Jun 29th- 8:58am | Asian American Political Alliance, asian american studies, Black Panther Party, Diane Fujino, Education, Ethnic studies, Third World Liberation Front, UC Santa Barbara, West Oakland, Across the Desk, Activism, Books Section, Community, Culture, Gender, History, Politics, Race, Social Justice

Nate Shinagawa could become the youngest Congressman in DC, bringing the challenges of rural New York to our nation's capital.

Anonymous | Tue, Jun 26th- 9:02pm | Congress, Democratic, Education, Election, Ithaca, New York, primary, Race, Community, News & Politics, Politics, Profiles, Race, Social Issues

Assemblyman Upendra Chivikula holds the title of being the first Indian American in the New Jersey state legislature and the fourth Indian American to be elected to a state legislature. Now he has his sights set on Congress.

Nadia Hussain | Tue, Jun 26th- 6:39pm | Democrat. South Asian, Election, Indian American, New Jersey, Activism, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Profiles

Obama's announcement last Friday will allow up to 1.4 million undocumented young people to temporarily remain and work in the United States without threat of...

Momo Chang | Mon, Jun 25th- 4:01pm | Education, Activism, Community, Culture, Diaspora, Immigration, Media, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice, University/Academics

Two teenage immigrants get a crash course in American democracy by serving as poll monitors in Oakland, which is providing Vietnamese voter support at the polls for the first time.

Alec MacDonald | Wed, Jun 13th- 7:42pm | california, Oakland, primary, Vietnamese, Activism, Community, Diaspora, Events, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

Last week, the House of Representatives voted on the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), a bill sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) to fight “a war on unborn little girls” among Asian immigrants. But does such a threat...

Victoria Yue | Tue, Jun 5th- 9:30pm | Blogger Column, House of Representatives, Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, PRENDA, Trent Franks, Politics

New Hyphen Politics contributor Erin Pangilinan examines AAPI's growing political power, and the efforts of the Obama campaign to court our vote.

Erin Pangilinan | Wed, Jun 13th- 11:46am | AAPIs for Obama, Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders for Obama, Barack Obama, Filipinos For Obama, Konrad Ng, Mario Salazar, Maya Soetoro-Ng, obama for america, President Obama, Politics

How Pacquiao's public stance on gay marriage made me realize he might not be my hero after all. 

Theresa Celebra... | Wed, May 30th- 7:38am | gay marriage, gay rights, manny pacquiao, Politics, Social Issues

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