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McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity Enrolls More Than 5,000 Seeking More Education and Skills

Asian News 04/24/2016 0 Comments

Warren Buffett commends McDonald’s for “ensuring its workers have the tools to succeed throughout their careers and that in turn makes our entire economy stronger.” McDonald’s today announced that Archways to Opportunity, its workforce education program, has enrolled more than 5,000 people since its creation one year ago. The program provides assistance in earning a high school diploma, receiving tuition…

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Metro Detroit arts and cultural organizations invited to apply for operating support grants from The Kresge Foundation

Asian News 04/19/2016 0 Comments

$4.8 million available to nonprofits in tri-county area This summer, The Kresge Foundation will award grants totaling $4.8 million over three years to small, mid-size and large arts and arts and cultural organizations in metro Detroit’s tri-county area of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Detroit Arts Support grants provide unrestricted operating dollars to organizations in the performing, visual and literary…

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MEETINGS- PRODUCTIVE AND EFFICIENT OR A ‘WASTE OF TIME’?

Asian News Cultural Awareness 03/24/2016 0 Comments

Meetings are an important part of every business day. They are used to train groups on new methods or processes, to solve problems, to develop new corporate strategies or policies and to inform large groups of the same company information.  While the meeting functions are often the same in every culture, meeting attendance is not the same across cultures. A…

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Michigan High Schoolers to help North Korean students

Asian News 03/19/2016 0 Comments

[Ypsilanti=MiAsian] Tack-yong Kim = Washtenaw International School students hosted a Korean Dinner to raise funds to help defected North Korean kids in South Korea. It sounds unusual that a five year old school became interested in a North Korean issue. The question is answered when you learn about John Park, who started a site called Everyone’s Free four years ago when he…

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Giving Voice to the State’s Asian Communities

Asian News 03/17/2016 1 Comments

Inside the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission By Kim Clowes The number of Asian-Americans living in Michigan is rising, with the population increasing by more than 40% over the last 15 years.  In fact, Asian-Americans are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the Tri-County area of Metro Detroit, including Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.  Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi.  Korean, Japanese,…

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A New Politics of Diversity in Detroit?

Asian News 03/03/2016 0 Comments

By Kim Clowes, assisted by Hayg Oshagan(New Michigan Media) On Saturday, July 22nd, 1967, Detroit found itself in the middle of an oppressive heat wave.  In popular culture, Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ topped the R&B charts and ‘The Dirty Dozen’ was #1 at the box office.  That year, the Motor City produced the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac GTO and the Detroit…

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REFLECTIONS ON THE CASE AGAINST PETER LIANG

Asian News 02/25/2016 0 Comments

By Theresa Tran Over the weekend, there were several protests across the country, mobilizing thousands of Chinese and other Asian Americans on behalf of officer Peter Liang, a Chinese American police officerconvicted last week for manslaughter in the accidental shooting of Akai Gurley, an African American man.  This has also illuminated a bifurcated response from Asian American groups and individuals from…

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Chinese Americans call for justice in Ann Arbor

Asian News 02/20/2016 0 Comments

Downtown rally one of 47 nationwide for Peter Liang [Ann Arbor=MI Asian] Tack-Yong Kim = Hundreds of Southeast Michigan Chinese-American community members assembled in front of the Washtenaw County Circuit Court today to rally for equal justice for NYPD Officer Peter Liang. Peter Liang was convicted of second-degree manslaughter on Feb. 11, 2016 and is facing a sentence of up…

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