Out of the Shadows: The Bill Imada Top 50 Unsung Heroes of 2024

During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian Hustle Network holds the Bill Imada Top 50 Unsung Heroes of 2024, including Lakhi Siap, Co-Founder of the Chicago Asian Network. Inspired by Bill Imada's commitment to giving back, Lakhi emphasizes resilience and collective action in empowering the AAPI community. As these unsung heroes are celebrated, their stories serve as a reminder of the power of solidarity and the legacy of positive change.

Unfiltered Laughter: Sugar Sammy's Comedy Odyssey

Sugar Sammy, a Montreal-born comedian with Indian roots, has built a global comedic empire over 25 years, drawing from his multicultural upbringing and influences like Eddie Murphy. With a bilingual show breaking records in Quebec, he fearlessly addresses taboo topics while adapting his material to connect with diverse audiences worldwide. Now touring the US, Sammy offers a fresh comedic perspective, believing laughter unites us beyond borders.

Monica Eng: Narratives of Truths and Taste

Learn more about Monica Eng, whose many stories, both existing and yet to be published, has positioned acceptance and positivity as her indelible mark in Chicago’s papers. 

Finding Home in Stories: Cate Cauguiran's Journalism Journey

Learn the story of Cate Cauguiran, a daughter of Filipino immigrants and a U.S. Navy veteran, whose life has been a tapestry woven from threads of resilience and cultural exploration.

Building Bridges: Rep. Olickal's Promise for Inclusive Governance

Rooted in a commitment to equity and guided by personal experiences, Rep. Olickal supports immigrant families and addresses multifaceted issues in his district, ranging from healthcare to social justice. Through his role and advocacy, he continues to champion a vision of a thriving, inclusive society where diversity is celebrated and voices are heard.

From Headlines to Food Lines: Eater Chicago's Ashok Selvam Flavorful Trek

Ashok Selvam's foray into food journalism is a tale of unexpected twists. Transitioning from political campaigns and healthcare reporting to the culinary beat, Selvam found his niche in Chicago's diverse gastronomic scene, now serving as the Editor of Eater Chicago.

Whiffs of Victory: Swadesh Shrestha's Chiya Chai

Swadesh Shrestha's Chiya Chai, nestled in Chicago's Logan Square, epitomizes resilience and cultural reverence. From Nepal, Swadesh's journey intertwines her familial tea traditions with entrepreneurial ambition, culminating in a beloved chai sanctuary.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month KICKOFF!

Come join us at the PNC Centre, 1 North Franklin Street, Chicago, IL, USA for a fantastic event celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Connect with professionals, explore business opportunities, and immerse yourself in a rich cultural experience. Don't miss out on this exciting kickoff and expo!

Laos to Your House: Unveiling Lao Culinary Treasure

Tired of the consistent sentiment of Laos being a “forgotten” Asian country, the creators of Laos To Your House believe that it is now time to reverse that.

Amanda Nguyen: Pioneering The Stars as the First Vietnamese Woman in Space

Space for Humanity proudly announces its sponsorship of Amanda Nguyen, marking a significant step in reshaping our future.

A Taste of Home: The Tan Siblings' Culinary Legacy at Cebu Chicago

Nestled in the bustling streets of Chicago's vibrant Wicker Park neighborhood, Cebu Chicago stands as a beacon of modern regional Filipino cuisine. Founded by a trio of siblings—Marlon, Malvin, and Martin Tan—whose roots trace back to the picturesque island of Cebu in the Philippines, this restaurant is not just a culinary venture; it's a celebration of culture, family, and the rich tapestry of Filipino flavors.