Hansi Lo Wang

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In Asian-Majority District, House Race Divides Calif. Voters

Monday, April 21, 2014

The U.S. mainland's only Asian-majority congressional district sits in California's Silicon Valley, where two Indian-American candidates are trying to oust Japanese-American Congressman Mike Honda.


In Silicon Valley, Immigrants Toast Their Way To The Top

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Immigrant workers in the Silicon Valley attend Toastmasters meetings to improve their public speaking. Organizers say those skills often lead to increased confidence at work and even job promotions.


The Harlem Hellfighters: Fighting Racism In The Trenches Of WWI

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The Harlem Hellfighters broke barriers as the first African-American infantry unit to fight in World War I. Their story is retold in a new graphic novel written by Max Brooks, author of World War Z.


Latinos Live Longer But Struggle To Save Enough For Retirement

Thursday, March 27, 2014

One of the fastest-growing demographic groups, Latinos have a longer life expectancy than whites and blacks. But 4 out of 5 Hispanic households have less than $10,000 in retirement savings.


Changing Demographics A Factor In Rhode Island's Gubernatorial Race

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In Rhode Island, the Democratic gubernatorial primaries are disputed by an Italian-American state treasurer, Providence's first Latino mayor and the grandson of former U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell.


These Cute Images Make Reading Chinese Characters 'Chineasy'

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Reading in Chinese can be difficult for language learners. So ShaoLan Hsueh and a team of visual designers have created Chineasy, a new book of pictograms featuring more than 400 Chinese characters.


To Play The Part, Actors Must Talk The Talk — In Chinese

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

As Hollywood and China grow closer, more roles are opening up for Asian-American actors to play Chinese-speaking characters. But before they can sound fluent on screen, some turn to dialect coaches.


After Tour, Medal For WWII Japanese-American Soldiers Returns Home

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Congressional Gold Medal was presented in 2011 to Japanese-American war veterans. After a round of museum visits across the country, it's back in Washington, in a new display at the Smithsonian.


Walking Down The Widening Aisle Of Interracial Marriages

Saturday, February 15, 2014

One in 10 opposite-sex marriages in the U.S. are between spouses of different races or ethnicities. At more than 5.3 million, their numbers have increased 28 percent since 2000, according to the Census Bureau.


National Puerto Rican Day Parade Reorganizes After Misuse Of Funds

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Organizers of the National Puerto Rican Day parade have announced new leadership for one of the country's largest ethnic celebrations. An investigation by the New York state attorney general's office finds that the event's longtime fundraiser misappropriated almost $1 million.


White House Picks Choctaw Nation To Fight Poverty In Oklahoma

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is one of the first five groups to benefit from a new federal anti-poverty program called "Promise Zones," which also include communities in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Antonio and southeastern Kentucky. Tribal leaders hope the initiative will bring more opportunities to their impoverished rural community.


New Pilot Program Gives Immigrant Detainees Public Defenders

Friday, November 29, 2013

Unlike defendants in criminal trials, defendants in U.S. immigration courts aren't constitutionally entitled to an attorney. But New York City is piloting the nation's first government-funded public defender service for immigrants facing deportation.


Amid A Rough Patch, Howard University Faces Flagging Morale

Monday, November 04, 2013

Howard University has seen its share of troubles lately. Faculty recently expressed their frustration with the school's Board of Trustees with a "no-confidence" vote, weeks after the university's president announced a surprise early retirement and Moody's downgraded the school's credit rating. But school administrators remain confident in the school's future.


N.Y. Stop-And-Frisk Reforms On Hold For New Year, New Mayor

Sunday, November 03, 2013

The legal battle over the New York City Police Department's controversial policy took a dramatic turn last week. A federal judge had ruled the practice unconstitutional, but an appeals court put that order on hold. What will happen next will partly depend on who New York's next mayor is.


Young African-American Shoppers Sue Barneys, NYPD For Profiling

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The New York state attorney general's office has opened an investigation on department stores Barneys. The retailers are in hot water after recent claims of racial profiling of African-American shoppers.


N.Y. Chinatown Family Finds Roots In Early Chinese Cinema

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Lee family, long-known for selling insurance in New York's Chinatown, once helped produce, distribute and screen Chinese-language films — business ventures that descendants only recently discovered when putting together a new exhibit at the Museum of Chinese in America.


'12 Years' Is The Story Of A Slave Whose End Is A Mystery

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Solomon Northup, an African-American musician from New York, was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. He was eventually freed and wrote about his experience in Twelve Years a Slave, a memoir that has inspired a new film adaptation. But by the end of the Civil War, he dropped off the public record.


'Baby Veronica' Custody Battle Continues

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Although the Supreme Court ruled on her case in June, the question of who gets custody over the young girl — her biological father or the couple who adopted her — remains unsettled.


Asians-Only Volleyball Brings Community Together

Sunday, September 01, 2013

This Labor Day weekend, more than 1,000 athletes have gathered in Washington, D.C., to play a street version of volleyball known as "9-man." The game became popular generations ago in Chinatowns across the U.S. and Canada. Only players of Asian descent are allowed to compete in the national tournament.


Crowd Defies Gray Weather For Anniversary Of 1963 March

Thursday, August 29, 2013

President Obama's speech capped a day of festivities in Washington, D.C. that began with a march across the National Mall. That's where thousands gathered against a backdrop of tight security and rainy weather. On the white marble steps of the Lincoln Memorial, national leaders took turns addressing the crowd.