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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!
Politics

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.