LA Mayor, Homeland Security chief urge undocumented immigrants to ‘step forward’

LOS ANGELES – Since President Barack Obama announced his executive action on immigration last November, hundreds of departments and organizations have been gearing up to implement the plans that are estimated to affect millions of undocumented residents living in the United States.   http://asianjournal.com/news/la-mayor-homeland-security-chief-urge-undocumented-immigrants-to-step-forward/

TV series ‘Transcendent’ looks to break misconceptions of transgender women 

A brand new TV series is premiering on Fuse, uniquely focusing on the everyday lives, struggles and overall experiences of today’s transwomen. Produced by World of Wonder Productions (creators of “RuPaul’s Drag Race:), the show “Transcendent” will follow the lives of a diverse group of transwomen living in San Francisco.   http://asianjournal.com/entertainment/tv-series-transcendent-looks-to-break-misconceptions-of-transgender-women%E2%80%AF/

WIN ARTS: Radiating light and hope for Filipinos through music (Asian Journal)

IT all started with a love for Philippine heritage, art, and performance. Singing, dancing, and performing have always been integral aspects of the Filipino tradition—be it cultural or contemporary dance groups, learning to play multiple instruments, or karaoke “Magic Mic” at parties. http://asianjournal.com/entertainment/win-arts-radiating-light-and-hope-for-filipinos%E2%80%AFthrough-music/

Behind the ‘model minority’ myth

http://asianjournal.com/news/behind-the-model-minority-myth-the-asian-disadvantage/ WITH stereotypes like “The Model Minority” and the “most successful race,” Asian Americans are facing increasing pressure in society.  

AAPI community organizations make push for immigrants to apply for DACA (Asian Journal)

THERE are roughly 11.5 million undocumented immigrants in the US today, and 1.5 million of those are Asian Americans. In California alone, at least 40,000 of the half a million undocumented immigrants in the state are eligible for beneficial programs like Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), implemented in 2012, which allows immigrants, who came to the States before age 16 and also meet other requirements, to temporarily live and …

WHIAAPI boosts outreach efforts in Filipino-American community (Asian Journal)

http://asianjournal.com/news/whiaapi-federal-agencies-boost-outreach-efforts-in-fil-am-community/ ASIAN American media crowded the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 27, where the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) hosted an informational session for various members of the AAPI community. It was an event to bring together to discuss programs that affect the diverse AAPI population in the Southwest region.