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Why is APALC supporting healthy families in Alhambra?

May 9 2012

Alhambra Source

On Saturday, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center will be hosting a forum for family issues at San Gabriel High School in Alhambra. Marvin Andrade, the national advocacy organization's director of leadership development, explains why families, why this is not limited to Asian Americans, and why Alhambra.

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Asian-American Population Grew Faster than any Other Race Group in Last Decade

May 7 2012


The Asian population grew faster than any other race group in the United States between 2000 and 2010, according to new Census data released last week. This was observed for the population who reported Asian alone (increased 43 percent), as well as for the population who reported Asian alone or in combination with another race (increased 46 percent)

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Lives that speak loudly

May 4 2012

Asian Journal

“NON-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of Mankind. It is the supreme law.  By it alone can mankind be saved.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“Generations to come, it may be, will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.” - Albert Einstein

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Growing Asian-American Communities Underrepresented

May 3 2012

The Epoch Times

Asian-Americans are the fastest-growing community in the United States and their businesses are more likely to create jobs than any other, but they are largely ignored by government and political parties, according to recent research.


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20 Years Ago: A Look Back at the Los Angeles Riots

May 3 2012

Highbrow Magazine

Editor’s Note: The following commentary is written by Stewart Kwoh, the president and executive director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, the nation’s largest Asian-American legal and civil rights organization that serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations each year.

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Obama urges Americans to learn Asian contributions to US

May 3 2012

Asian Journal

Commemmorates May Asian American Heritage month

To commemorate Asian American Heritage Month, President Obama is urging all Americans to learn more about the history and contributions of this group.

“This month, we reflect on the indelible ways AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) communities have shaped our national life,” the president said in a statement on May 1.

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Asian-American community grows 50 percent in a decade

May 2 2012

89.3 KPCC

The Census Bureau has new data on the country's Asian-American population, and they confirm that the community is far more diverse than most people think.

Demographer Dan Ichinose, a member of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, says that while some Asian groups (particularly mainland Chinese and Koreans) have done well economically, that's not the case across the board.

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KCET Local Hero: Stewart Kwoh

May 1 2012


"To seek justice for the mistreated, create a stronger voice for disenfranchised Asian Americans and others, and build a united, multi-racial community - that is my passion."

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