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Spreading Love through Indulgence

A coffee and boba shop serves as a testament that genuine customer fulfillment is enough reason to give maximum effort towards the job and that working hand-in-hand with other small shops can drive one's own business forward--Brew Lounge.
Community

Resources: Stop Anti-Asian Hate Now

We at Chicago Asian Network want to help inform you better on racial injustice so we’ve compiled a list of resources that you could refer back to and share with those you know who need to see these.
Politics

TEAACH Act to Paint a Complete Picture of the U.S. History

Hate crimes are going rampant alongside the coronavirus. To mitigate fear and unreasonable acts, Chicago lawmakers turn to a tested solution: education.
Community

My E Three Raises the Filipino Flag High

Recently, My E Three Co-founders Michele and Andy Rivera were recognized by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in celebration of Filipino American History Month. They were among six Filipino businesses recognized throughout the U.S.
Community

Toyota Helps Asian American Pacific Islander Communities to Withstand COVID-19 Crisis

The Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) heeded the Asian American-Pacific Islander (AAPI) entrepreneurs and helped them sustain their businesses by supporting various initiatives together with its Pan-Asian nonprofit partners.
Interviews

The Pen taking its Shot for Black Lives

Dear Asians Initiative was born of the frustration to attend to the lack of understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement and its protests. By actively engaging in conversations, people begin to acknowledge that there is a problem in the justice system and that it’s possible to work alongside the Black Lives Matter movement to bring about structural change for all minority groups.
Interviews

The Immigrant American Dream

Na is one of the citizens who was hit the hardest by the pandemic. The business that he built from the ground up was looted and the remaining goods were intentionally destroyed.
Arts/Entertainment

Dance for a Cause

The company thrives on being able to spread joy but as it faces one of its greatest challenges, due to a loss of revenue during the quarantine period, allow your light to shine and bring back the joy to Yin He Dance.
Interviews

Narni Yoder Sets Higher Standards for Laboratory Services

Narni, a Filipina-American, is the Co-Founder and Chief Sales Officer of Simple Laboratories (Simple Labs), the largest independent clinical laboratory in the Chicago area.
Community

Chinatown Remembers the Legendary Helen Moy “Tomatoes”

She was part of various civic organizations, including serving as President of the Chinese American Civic Council (CACC), the Chicago Chinese Women’s League, and the Girl Scouts.
Community

17 local Asian American organizations to support during #GivingTuesday

If you still haven't decided who to support during #GivingTuesday, here are some of our favorite local organizations that do great work in the Asian American community.