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Readout of White House Meeting with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Leaders
White House Briefing Room

Readout of White House Meeting with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Leaders

The White House convened philanthropic and business leaders, including The Asian American Foundation, to discuss the role they can play in supporting AA and NH/PI advocacy, power, and representation.

Press Release: The Asian American Foundation Announces Historic Commitment of Over $1 Billion For AAPI Communities
TAAF

Press Release: The Asian American Foundation Announces Historic Commitment of Over $1 Billion For AAPI Communities

Through Its “AAPI Giving Challenge,” TAAF Raises Groundbreaking Support for AAPI Organizations and Causes Thanks To Philanthropic, Corporate, Individual Partners TAAF Leaders, Advisory Council Members, Partners Briefed Biden-Harris Administration Officials at White House Today On Their Plans To Provide Increased Resources To AAPI Communities

Exclusive: White House meets with The Asian American Foundation
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Exclusive: White House meets with The Asian American Foundation

President Biden, Vice President Harris and other White House officials met this afternoon with members of the The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), a newly formed philanthropic group aimed at fighting racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Axios has learned.

Erika Moritsugu, Biden’s new liaison to Asian Americans, fights for influence in the White House
Washington Post

Erika Moritsugu, Biden’s new liaison to Asian Americans, fights for influence in the White House

Moritsugu is at the center of Washington’s expanding political muscle for more AAPI representation at the highest levels of the Biden administration and greater input into policymaking across the federal government.

Asian-American Business Leaders Fund Effort to Fight Discrimination
The New York Times (Photo: Reuters)

Asian-American Business Leaders Fund Effort to Fight Discrimination

A new foundation is launching with $250 million in backing from influential executives and major companies.

The Asian American Foundation launches with $125 million donation to AAPI causes
CBS This Morning

The Asian American Foundation launches with $125 million donation to AAPI causes

Actor and producer Daniel Dae Kim and Sonal Shah, president of The Asian American Foundation, join "CBS This Morning" to discuss the foundation's launch and its $125 million donation to AAPI causes.

The Asian American Foundation launches with $125M commitment to benefit AAPI communities
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The Asian American Foundation launches with $125M commitment to benefit AAPI communities

The NBA is just one of the big names that has shown support in the organization

AAPI pride: Asian and Pacific Islander heritage helps lift America to what it must be
USA TODAY

AAPI pride: Asian and Pacific Islander heritage helps lift America to what it must be

To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the USA TODAY Network asked activists, artists and newsmakers how they're embracing their heritage to help lift all of America out of hate and keep the promise of the American dream.

Asian American business leaders pledge $250m to fight hate
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Asian American business leaders pledge $250m to fight hate

The effort highlights Asian Americans as a political and cultural force after a spate of anti-Asian hate crimes.

Naomi Osaka teams up with Sweetgreen as 1st athlete ambassador, youngest investor
Good Morning America

Naomi Osaka teams up with Sweetgreen as 1st athlete ambassador, youngest investor

TAAF Corporate Partner Sweetgreen announced its new partnership with tennis star Naomi Osaka exclusively to "Good Morning America."

New data shows rise in anti-Asian attacks
NBC Nightly News

New data shows rise in anti-Asian attacks

TAAF President Sonal Shah speaks with NBC Nightly News on the 164 percent increase in reports of anti-Asian hate crimes compared to this time last year.

Asian Business Leaders—Including Alibaba And Yahoo Founders—Launch Effort To Combat Discrimination
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Asian Business Leaders—Including Alibaba And Yahoo Founders—Launch Effort To Combat Discrimination

Some of the world’s most influential business leaders and corporations on Monday launched an ambitious philanthropic initiative aimed at supporting Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders as they tackle mounting attacks and harassment.

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Discrimination against Indian Americans happens more than you might think
Washington Post (Reuters)

Discrimination against Indian Americans happens more than you might think

A new survey reveals 1 in 2 Indian Americans experienced recent discrimination, often on the basis of skin color

Combatting Hate: Key Resources in the Federal Government
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Combatting Hate: Key Resources in the Federal Government

Racial equity is an immediate priority for the Biden-Harris Administration. President Biden is putting equity at the center of the agenda with a whole of government approach to advance racial justice across Federal agencies, policies, and programs.

6 Charts That Dismantle The Trope Of Asian Americans As A Model Minority
NPR

6 Charts That Dismantle The Trope Of Asian Americans As A Model Minority

"Smart." "Hard-working." "Nice." Those were among the adjectives that respondents offered up in a recent poll when asked to describe Asian Americans. The poll, conducted by the nonprofit Leading Asian Americans to Unite for Change (LAAUNCH), was another all-too-familiar reminder that Asian Americans are still perceived as the "model minority."

Asian Americans deserve respect, not 'Go back to China' insults and worse: Elaine Chao
USA Today (AP)

Asian Americans deserve respect, not 'Go back to China' insults and worse: Elaine Chao

It's outrageous that in the 21st century, AAPI people and others live in fear because they look like their ancestors didn’t arrive on the Mayflower.

How Asian Americans are experiencing a new wave of activism
The Today Show

How Asian Americans are experiencing a new wave of activism

As part of “We Belong,” a network-wide initiative to celebrate AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Heritage Month, NBC investigative and consumer correspondent Vicky Nguyen joins TODAY with a look at how Asian Americans are speaking up against hate and division.

The first Korean American first lady in the US: We will not stand silent any more
CNN

The first Korean American first lady in the US: We will not stand silent any more

Yumi Hogan, TAAF Advisory Board Member, first lady of Maryland, and the first Korean American first lady in the United States, shares her American Dream as a first-generation Korean American.

Kamala Harris, Chloé Zhao, Blackpink Among Gold House’s 100 Most Impactful Asians
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Kamala Harris, Chloé Zhao, Blackpink Among Gold House’s 100 Most Impactful Asians

Gold House has revealed its list of the 100 Most Impactful Asians of the Year. Vice President Kamala Harris, Oscar winners H.E.R. and Chloé Zhao, and the K-pop group Blackpink are among the list of politicians, entrepreneurs, athletes and entertainers honored.