ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS – Video Anchor, Janelynne Galera sits down for an exclusive interview with Tiana Day, a 19-year-old activist, organizer, speaker and founder of the non-profit organization, Youth Advocates for Change. Tiana Day has chosen to fight for her rights as a half-Black half-Asian American woman living in the modern…Full Article EXCLUSIVE: YOUTH ACTIVIST LEADER TIANA DAY’S INTERVIEW WITH ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL
ETHAN PATRICK WRITES – Can recently elected Mayor Eric Adams stop hate crimes against Asian American New Yorkers? Such crimes have spiked since the pandemic began, causing Assembly member Ron Kim to call on the governor to declare a state of emergency: “The community feels a lot of anger, as…Full Article CAN NEW YORK CITY’S NEW MAYOR CURB ASIAN HATE CRIMES?
CIERRA BYRD WRITES— Many Asian Americans gathered on March 15th to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the lives lost in the Georgia spa shootings, in which eight people were killed, six of them Asian women. The family of the victims spoke at the March 15th protest alongside many other people,…Full Article IN MEMORIAM: THE GEORGIA SPA SHOOTINGS, ONE YEAR AGO
CADY ABE WRITES – Disney Pixar’s newest movie, “Turning Red”, premiered on March 11, 2022, on Disney Plus. The new animated film, directed by Domee Shi, brilliantly shines with themes of women empowerment and Asian American representation. “Turning Red” is the first Disney animated movie to have an Asian woman as head…Full Article MOVIE REVIEW: “TURNING RED” (2022) – DISNEY PIXAR CHIPPING AWAY AT THE BAMBOO AND GLASS CEILING
AIDAN SMITH-FAGAN WRITES — By now, the stories have become almost familiar: elderly Asian Americans shoved to the ground, Asian students subject to racist harassment, xenophobic epithets shouted in public. According to the nonprofit Stop AAPI Hate, Asian Americans have reported over 9,000 incidents of hate since the COVID-19 pandemic hit…Full Article ASIAN AMERICANS: FACED WITH RISING API HATE, CALIFORNIA CITIES RETHINK PUBLIC SAFETY
SKYLER GALLARZAN WRITES — Last week, I had sent a text to my grandma and grandpa: “Hi Mama and Papa, I am sure you have been seeing the attacks that have been happening to Asian Americans in the news lately, especially older citizens. I just wanted to let you know…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: PROTECT OUR GRANDPARENTS. STOP ASIAN HATE.
SKYLER GALLARZAN WRITES — On April 14, 2021, the United States Senate voted on a bill that would speed up the review of reported attacks related to COVID-19, establish new methods in reporting these incidents and keep citizens safe. The bill’s name? The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. A report conducted…Full Article ASIAN AMERICANS: THE SENATE TAKES ACTION AGAINST HATE CRIMES
KATIE SHIEH WRITES — On the evening of March 16, 2021, a 21- year- old Caucasian man named Robert Long murdered 8 people: Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Soon Chung Park, Hyun JungGrant, Yong Ae Yue and Suncha Kim, in a mass shooting. This happened…Full Article ASIAN AMERICAN ACTIVISM: THE AFTERMATH OF THE ATLANTA SHOOTING
SHAE KUROKAWA WRITES — In response to the recent shooting rampage in Georgia, in which three Asian spas were targeted and six Asian women were killed, investigators have begun to theorize that the massacre was not motivated by rising hate towards Asian Americans generated by the coronavirus. Instead, they say,…Full Article ASIAN AMERICANS: UNDERSTANDING THE SEXUALIZED HISTORY OF ASIAN WOMEN
NATALIE CHRISTENSEN WRITES — On February 27th, I held a Black-Asian Solidarity March in Playa Vista. Prior to the march, LMU’s Saisei Taiko gave a drum performance at Central Park. We then marched down Millenium Avenue to The Lawn. Speakers included Reggie Watkins, the co-founder of the Valley of Change,…Full Article ASIAN AMERICANS: BLACKS AND ASIANS UNITE OVER RISING VIOLENCE
JONAR COWAN WRITES — I am a 23-year-old Asian American raised in San Francisco for the majority of my life. San Francisco felt safe and accepting while I was growing up because I rarely experienced racism or anything that insulted my Asian heritage. In fact, I grew prideful of my…Full Article ASIAN-AMERICANS: HOME DOES NOT FEEL LIKE HOME TO AN ASIAN AMERICAN YOUNG MAN
SHAE KUROKAWA WRITES — Nearly a year since the United States began experiencing the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, violent attacks against Asian-Americans have alarmingly increased. At the start of this new year, San Francisco’s Bay Area reported a handful of xenophobic assaults against Asian-Americans, many of whom were elderly.…Full Article ASIAN AMERICANS: AS COVID-19 SURGED, ANTI-ASIAN SENTIMENT INFECTED AMERICA