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The Shoot: How “No Place Like Kasama” Came To Be

Tenacity, resilience, and a strong will to break the mold are just some of the great things that describe Asians in general. As AAPI month comes to a close, we saved the best for last. 
Food

Sochi’s Secret Recipe

From high school sweethearts to business owners. Unravel the tale of how Sochi Saigonese Kitchen came to be, and what secret recipe helped and continues to help the restaurant flourish.
Community

Barbara’s Bookstore in Solidarity with AAPIs

In a pandemonium brought about by several uncertainties, Barbara’s Bookstore stood firm to provide refuge for those who are seeking a sense of truce. Discover how the bookstore continues to thrive and champion the AAPI community today.
Business

The Making of Merry Richards Jewelers

Merry and Richard Cheng took the risk of entering a saturated market, defying all odds as immigrants in 1985 and being able to establish the now multi-million dollar Merry Richards Jewelers.
Business

A Bridal Compassion

Love stretches far beyond romantic antics and fairytale-like happy endings. It’s a contagious concept rooted with deep compassion towards one another. If you think about it, love starts with compassion. This happens to be the main focus of Tina Wong, owner and founder of Grace and Ivory. 
Community

Asian American Coalition of Chicago: City's Diverse Alliance

Asian American Coalition of Chicago stands as one of the longest-standing organizations that bring Asian Americans together in the city. They are also known for their annual Lunar New Year celebrations.
Community

Where to Go: List of Lunar New Year celebrations in Chicago!

Lunar New Year get-togethers will surely pop-up left and right. If you don’t know where to go, no worries, we got you! Here’s a list of Lunar New Year celebrations in Chicago!
Arts/Entertainment

#AsiansWhoCAN Rise: King Marie

Giving herself the identity of “King”, Christine Marie Borda a.k.a. King Marie has definitely proven that she continues to rise and make her mark in a challenging and primarily male-dominated industry, music.
Community

#AsianWhoCANUplift: Mia Park

Mia believes that when water rises, all the ships rise with it. For the past years, she has been using her skills in acting, writing, producing, and teaching yoga to uplift herself and others.
Community

#AsianWhoCANEnlighten: Shereene Manimala

Shereene understands the importance of showing up and telling your stories fully and honestly even with societal pressure, trusting that it is through this that we can empower more to lead and take action.
Community

#AsianWhoCANBrew: Francis Almeda

Francis acknowledges the importance of a support system for people to continue pursuing their passion. He has been fostering valuable relationships and a sense of community among AAPIs through Side Practice Coffee.
Business

What Happened During #AAPISTRONG

#AAPISTRONG Heritage Month Business Summit was an exemplary display of camaraderie between diverse communities on how being together creates an impact that inspires people to take action.