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Lifting up all voices in metro Detroit, including Michigan’s Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, for the 2018 midterm election

Asian News 09/27/2018 0 Comments

“It is so important that all voices are lifted up in our democracy, and that includes Asian American voters,” said Michigan Representative and Democratic state Senate candidate for District 1 Stephanie Chang. “There is so much at stake in the 2018 elections — from immigrants’ rights to an economy that works for everyone — Asian American voters should have a say…

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Asian News 09/04/2018 0 Comments

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards will grant two Michigan honorees $1,000, a medallion and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Canton and Manchester students were Michigan‘s top youth volunteers of 2018 LANSING, Mich. – Today through November 6, 2018, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for Michigan‘s top youth volunteers of the year. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2019…

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Real estate is hot in Detroit. But its top owner, the city, isn’t selling.

Asian News 08/21/2018 0 Comments

William Gill wants to buy a fixer-upper home in Detroit and has his sights set on the neighborhood of North Campau. Far removed from the trendy areas of Midtown and downtown, the neighborhood near Interstate 75 and Hamtramck is close to his job as a hi-lo driver and his daycare for his children. Unfortunately for Gill, most of the homes…

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Gretchen Whitmer officially taps Garlin Gilchrist II as running mate

Asian News 08/20/2018 0 Comments

LANSING — Gretchen Whitmer on Monday officially tapped Garlin Gilchrist II as her running mate, adding a young, progressive voice to her campaign for Michigan governor in hopes of energizing voters in Detroit. Gilchrist, 35, grew up on Detroit’s east side and is executive director of the University of Michigan’s Center for Social Media Responsibility. He emerged from relative political…

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Asian News 06/11/2018 0 Comments

By ROBERT EINHORN | Foreign Policy Program, The Brookings Institution | JUNE 2018   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY If the U.S. intelligence community and most non-governmental experts on North Korea are right that Kim Jong-un has no intention of getting rid of his nuclear and missile capabilities altogether, an agreement committing the North to complete denuclearization, whether rapidly or incrementally, will not be…

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Asian Americans and the food justice movement in metro-Detroit—adding complexity, making connections

Asian News 05/30/2018 0 Comments

  “Before it was even called urban gardening, my parents kept a garden in the backyard ever since I was a kid,” said Shane Bernardo, a life-long Detroit resident and a consultant, facilitator and speaker actively involved in food justice. “So I learned at a very early age how strongly my family identified with our cultural roots and our traditional…

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Michigan Based Tour Company Wins 2018 International Silver Travvy Award for Best Tour Packager for Asia

Asian News 02/01/2018 0 Comments

Grand Rapids, Michigan – January 24, 2018 – A&S Signature Journeys has earned the prestigious Silver statuette in the Travvy Awards for Best Vacation Packager—Asia which was held Wednesday, January 24, 2017 at Gotham Hall in New York City. The annual Travvy Awards, known as the Academy Awards of the travel industry, recognize the highest standards of excellence in the…

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New Research on Refugee Economic Contributions

Asian News Business News 10/17/2017 0 Comments

Global Detroit, University of Michigan release study detailing up to $295 million in annual economic activity West Bloomfield, Michigan – Every year, refugees to Southeast Michigan contribute up to $295 million to the region’s economy and, in 2016 alone, they create up to 2, 311 new jobs. That’s according to a new study released by Global Detroit and University of…

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