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Posted byon May 25, 2011 at 9:07 AM EDT
Earlier this week at an event hosted by the White House, I listened as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) youth told compelling stories about the challenges and triumphs of living at the intersections of race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity.
Posted byon May 24, 2011 at 6:39 AM EDT
President Obama discusses the devastation in Missouri, Minnesota and across the Midwest. “The American people are by your side. We’re going to stay there until every home is repaired, until every neighborhood is rebuilt, until every business is back on its feet. That's my commitment, and that's the American people’s commitment.”
Posted byon May 23, 2011 at 5:04 PM EDT
Hundreds of World War II veterans visited the National World War II Memorial recently thanks to Honor Flight Network, a non-profit that arranges transportation for veterans to travel to Washington, D.C. to visit their war memorial.
Posted byon May 23, 2011 at 9:43 AM EDT
When it comes to big issues that are important to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, transportation doesn’t always spring to mind first. Other matters such as civil rights, immigration, education, health care and small businesses have historically been at the forefront of concern.
Posted byon May 17, 2011 at 7:15 PM EDT
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke travels with members of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness to visit Permac Industries.
Posted byon May 7, 2011 at 5:51 PM EDT
In honor of Mother’s Day, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs celebrates the women who have served our country and taken on one of the greatest roles in life.
Posted byon May 5, 2011 at 9:20 AM EDT
In 1954, South Korea was still reeling from the devastation of the Korean War. Its economy was poorer than 2/3 of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa and its people had an average life expectancy of 54 years. In that same year, the International Cooperation Association—USAID’s precursor—developed a partnership between the University of Minnesota and the National University in Seoul.
Posted byon April 29, 2011 at 11:16 AM EDT
As a Hmong American woman who is well versed on health issues of Hmong in the United States, I was stunned by the staggering statistics I recently learned about diseases that affect Southeast Asian American women. After spending the past several days in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, attending the 15th Hmong National Conference and participating in round table discussions with community members, I am convinced that the work of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAPPI) is more important than ever.
Posted byon April 25, 2011 at 2:57 PM EDT
Operation Homelink, a nonprofit 501(c)3, presents 150 refurbished desktops to families of deploying service members on at the St. Cloud National Guard Armory.
Posted byon April 21, 2011 at 2:06 PM EDT
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack explains how USDA is working with farmers and entrepreneurs to secure our nation’s long-term energy future and give Americans more choices about where to spend their gas dollars: at home or abroad.