Category: News

News related to Anti-Asian Violence, the Asian-American community, seniors, AAPI society, and solidarity actions. This is an umbrella category for timely events that intersect with more specific categories.

Man arrested for Rowland Heights robbery; deputies searching for more suspects

Aug 15, 2022 One man has been arrested for a violent parking lot robbery in Rowland Heights last month, but LASD deputies are searching for one other suspect. The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Ranch 99 Market in Rowland Height in July: Shortly after the attacks, the Asian American community joined… Read more »

The Murder of Zhiwen Yan, Delivery Driver

Update: Alleged Killer Glen Hirsch found dead at home Aug. 5, 2022 The man accused by authorities of killing a Chinese food delivery man in April was found dead by sheriffs with a gunshot wound to his head Friday, the man’s attorney said. Glenn Hirsch, 51, was out on $500,000 bail and ordered by… Read more »

Texan sentenced 25 years in hate crime stabbing of Asian family

Texan sentenced 25 years for stabbing

AsAmNews Posted By Randall August 4, 2022 The Justice Department announced the sentencing of Jose Gomez III to 25 years in state prison on hate crime charges for the stabbing of a father and his two children. Prosecutors contend Gomez stabbed the family in Midland, TX because he thought they were Chinese which he blamed… Read more »

AAJA Broadcast Snapshot Finds Underrepresentation of AAPIs in Local TV News in Top 20 Media Markets

May 4, 2022 Author Daniella Ignacio The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is releasing the preliminary findings from a broadcast snapshot analyzing the number of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) reporters, anchors, meteorologists and hosts working in local television newsrooms across the nation.  While the project is a snapshot in time, the lack of representation… Read more »

Poll: Distrust of Asian Americans is rising

Americans continue to wrongly blame people of Asian descent for the coronavirus, and a greater percentage are harboring distrust of their loyalties, according to a new report.

Legal professionals donate their time to fight anti-Asian hate

Lia Reichmann – July 31, 2022 A recent report from Stop AAPI Hate found that more than 11,400 hate incidents were reported against Asian Americans between March 2020 and March 2022. Two nonprofit organizations are stepping in to help provide legal assistance to anti-Asian hate crime victims. National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Founded in… Read more »