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White House Initiative Relaunched to Serve AA & NHPI Again!

WHIAANHPI under the new administration carries the missions to create a comprehensive response and serve the AA and NHPI community against injustices—from the rise of anti-Asian hate and systemic lack of disaggregated data to various economic disparities like education, health, and housing.
Community

Asian Man Killed in Palmer Square Shooting, Suspect Still Unknown

What was supposed to be a normal gathering ended in despair. Over the weekend, Chicago police received a call at 3:30 AM reporting a shooting in the 2100 block of North Albany Avenue. 
Arts/Entertainment

Rock on with Ji-Young: Sesame Street's first-ever Asian American muppet

Sesame Street debuts its first-ever Asian American muppet—Ji-Young!
Arts/Entertainment

Jeff Mabi Furthers the Imprint of Filipino DJs in Chicago

The pandemic has exercised our creative juices in order to find new ways to make a living. Find out how Filipino DJs manage to get a semblance of enjoyment even amidst the ongoing health crisis in Chicago.
Community

Node Institute: Scaling Up Organizations for a Cause

AAPI-founded nonprofit organization, Node, established its first-ever Node Institute that aims to scale up organizations through an exclusive network and a set of business training sessions.
Community

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss The 2021 National Civic Leadership Forum

It’s rare to stumble upon a virtual occasion with this caliber, a conference cultivated to help participants from all backgrounds better understand the AAPI community in as many fields and perspectives as possible. Don't miss this chance and register now!
Business

AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund is Now Open For Applications!

AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund is now accepting applicants until August 31, 2021.
Community

Anti-Racism College Guide for AAPI Students and Allies

The College Consensus shares their resource for AAPI students and allies to fight against racism.
Community

AARP's Free COVID-19 Vaccination Handbook in Patel Brothers Stores

AARP is partnering with Patel Brothers to disseminate free COVID-19 Vaccination Facts Handbook to the South Asian community.
Politics

Asian American History in Public Schools with TEAACH Act

With TEAACH Act, Illinois becomes the first state in America to require Asian American history to be part of the public school curriculum.
Interviews

Node Bravely Enters the Digital World

If there’s anything that people can learn from entrepreneurs like Chicken & Rice Guys Founder Ian So, it is to just build the things that don’t exist yet especially if they’ll serve a meaningful purpose. Being unable to find a safe and brave space online where AAPIs can connect, Ian therefore founded Node.
Interviews

Tales of Colorful Pride

In celebration of Pride month this year, we veered away from the usual virtual greetings and decided to reach out to the LGBTQ community so we can amplify their personal stories through a video series, Tales of Colorful Pride, that sheds light on what Pride really is. It certainly goes beyond the rainbow parade as it discusses even the queer community's poignant tales that are often overshadowed by the glitters of the celebration.