Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) can determine who becomes the next President of the United States. That was the empowering message echoing through every speaker who addressed the biggest gathering of AAPI professionals in the nation. Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) co-hosted the first Presidential Town … Continue reading Presidential Town Hall for Asians and Pacific Islanders
My friend Tammy Nguyen Lee invited me to a speaking symposium unlike any I’ve attended before. Tammy’s organization called Against the Grain Productions (ATG) hosted the 5th Annual Groundbreakers Speak seminar, highlighting six Asian Americans excelling in various career fields. Each person shared a personal story that the audience could relate to. Here are a couple … Continue reading Be Inspired: Asians Who Break Ground
It’s hard to ignore the striking oddity when a Caucasian plays the lead role in a film set in Asia or about Asians. This was the controversial topic of conversation at a Lunch Plenary titled #OscarSoWhite and Whitewashing in Hollywood. Hosted by KABC News Anchor David Ono and featuring three speakers- Janet Yang (Hollywood producer), … Continue reading Hollywood Whitewashing Not as Big of a Deal in Asia?
I grew up watching Pokémon and wished Pikachu was real. Now, he’s a part of my world, with all of his cute friends like Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle. Pikachu via http://pokemon.wikia.com/wiki/Pikachu Clockwise from top left: Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander via Pinterest ‘Dani Morgan’ To see my childhood friends popping up in my car, at home and at … Continue reading Why ‘Pokémon Go’ Has Us Going Crazy
In August, PCA members Christine and Jessica will be heading back to Las Vegas for an exciting conference. They previously attended the Asian American Business Roundtable in January at The Venetian. Jessica Wang and Christine Lee checking out Lunar New Year decorations at Las Vegas This time, they will be taking part in the Asian … Continue reading Heading to Vegas (Again)
Summer is a busy season filled with Asian tourists coming to the U.S. A CIC Research study for Visit California showed that Chinese topped the overseas visitor market, with almost one million visitors coming to visit the sunshine state in 2014. Nationally, Chinese made up more than 45% of the entire overseas visitor population. … Continue reading Summer = Asian Tourist Season!
During the month of June PCA is celebrating all things Filipino. Since February, we as a staff have been learning about a different Asian group every month. It’s an opportunity for us to immerse ourselves in the diverse world that is L.A. Here are a few facts about Filipinos in LA that we found interesting: … Continue reading June Cultural Month: Celebrating the Filipino Culture
When you think of Vietnamese Americans and business, nail salons or pho restaurants may come to mind. This does reflect one important aspect of the Vietnamese American communities throughout the U.S.- many individuals are entrepreneurs. In fact, about 80% of all nail salons in California, and 43% of all nail salons in the country are … Continue reading Four Reasons Why You Should Be Marketing To Vietnamese Americans
It’s no secret that some of the biggest spenders in luxury retail are Asian Americans. Ahn Do, a reporter at The L.A. Times, noted an average Asian American household had an income of $100,000, more than general U.S. households and the highest among cultural groups. Photo Courtesy of Chopard.com As in all business, building positive … Continue reading Monkeys in Luxury Shopping
Lunar New Year has many other names- Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, and in 2016 the Year of the Monkey. While many people observing this holiday may be hazy about when the party actually begins(since it changes every year), they’re perfectly clear about the traditional do’s and don’t’s during the 2+ week-period, because it could … Continue reading Chinese New Year Taboos- What NOT to do