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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.

TAAF Releases Statement and Rapid Response Toolkit in Advance of COVID-19 Origins Report From the White House
TAAF

TAAF Releases Statement and Rapid Response Toolkit in Advance of COVID-19 Origins Report From the White House

Anti-Hate Toolkit Launched to Protect AAPI Communities and Highlight Proactive Measures for Addressing Hate

AAPI Leaders Fear COVID-19 Origins Report Will Lead to More Hate, Violence
AsAm News

AAPI Leaders Fear COVID-19 Origins Report Will Lead to More Hate, Violence

The Biden Administration is expected to release a report on the origins of COVID-19 this week. AAPI leaders are concerned the report could lead to more anti-Asian violence throughout the country, CNN reports.

Asian American advocates fear new attacks on women and older adults after COVID-19 origin report
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Asian American advocates fear new attacks on women and older adults after COVID-19 origin report

“We want our communities to be prepared,” so the Asian American Foundation issued a toolkit on how victims and witnesses can respond.

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.

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.

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 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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We Commemorate, We Commit: Out of Catastrophe, a Conversation on Connection and Repair
IFYC

We Commemorate, We Commit: Out of Catastrophe, a Conversation on Connection and Repair

In a moving conversation moderated by IFYC founder Eboo Patel in partnership with Sonal Shah, the founding president of The Asian American Foundation, the four shared a virtual stage yesterday to reflect on that morning two decades ago, mourn the 3,000 who died, and tell how they turned catastrophe into a catalyst for their life’s work: activism, research, teaching and writing that aims to protect, inspire and serve.

Hate crimes rise to highest level in 12 years amid increasing attacks on Black and Asian people, FBI says
Washington Post (AP)

Hate crimes rise to highest level in 12 years amid increasing attacks on Black and Asian people, FBI says

The number of hate crimes in the United States rose in 2020 to the highest level in 12 years, propelled by increasing assaults targeting Black and Asian people, the FBI reported Monday. In all, the federal agency tallied 7,759 hate crimes last year, a tumultuous 12 months marked by a global pandemic, a divisive presidential election and upheaval in the economy.

Over 20 organizations demand Biden 'redouble' efforts to fight anti-Asian bias
NBC News (Source: Reuters)

Over 20 organizations demand Biden 'redouble' efforts to fight anti-Asian bias

As the investigation into the origins of the coronavirus is set to end this month, the groups warn that discussions of the report could aggravate anti-Asian hate.

Inside the Diverse and Growing Asian Population in the U.S.
NYTimes

Inside the Diverse and Growing Asian Population in the U.S.

The number of people who identify as Asian in the United States nearly tripled in the past three decades, and Asians are now the fastest-growing of the nation’s four largest racial and ethnic groups, according to recently released census numbers.

Illinois becomes first state to mandate Asian American history in public schools
USA Today

Illinois becomes first state to mandate Asian American history in public schools

A watershed moment: Illinois becomes the first state to mandate Asian American history in public schools

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.