Asian American Media Inc

Asian American Media Inc

Asian American Media Inc's mission is to disrupt the false and dangerous narrative surrounding Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders by publishing AsAmNews every day and affirming that Asian Americans are American. Our goal is to showcase our diverse experiences, challenge stereotypes and promote accurate representation.

Asian American Media Inc

Asian Americans are blamed for bringing covid to the U.S. We are accused of stealing jobs. We are seen as un-American. That’s why we need to tell our stories to let the public know who we are. Mission: Asian American Media Inc's mission is to disrupt the false and dangerous narrative surrounding Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders by publishing AsAmNews every day and affirming that Asian Americans are American. Our goal is to showcase our diverse experiences, challenge stereotypes and promote accurate representation. Vision: Our vision is to create a society where AANHPIs are recognized, respected, and celebrated. Asian American Media Inc sees a future where the ongoing rise of anti-Asian violence and hate are replaced by a deep appreciation of the diverse AANHPI communities.

About the Organization:

Asian Americans are blamed for bringing covid to the U.S. We are accused of stealing jobs. We are seen as un-American. That’s why we need to tell our stories to let the public know who we are. Mission: Asian American Media Inc's mission is to disrupt the false and dangerous narrative surrounding Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders by publishing AsAmNews every day and affirming that Asian Americans are American. Our goal is to showcase our diverse experiences, challenge stereotypes and promote accurate representation. Vision: Our vision is to create a society where AANHPIs are recognized, respected, and celebrated. Asian American Media Inc sees a future where the ongoing rise of anti-Asian violence and hate are replaced by a deep appreciation of the diverse AANHPI communities.

organizational budget

$100,000 - $500,000

existence for

0-5 Years

Organization benefits AAPIs residing in the following state(s):

National • Alabama • Alaska • Arizona • Arkansas • California • Colorado • Connecticut • Delaware • District of Columbia • Florida • Georgia • Hawaii • Idaho • Illinois • Indiana • Iowa • Kansas • Kentucky • Louisiana • Maine • Maryland • Massachusetts • Michigan • Minnesota • Mississippi • Missouri • Montana • Nebraska • Nevada • New Hampshire • New Jersey • New Mexico • New York • North Carolina • North Dakota • Ohio • Oklahoma • Oregon • Pennsylvania • Puerto Rico • Rhode Island • South Carolina • South Dakota • Tennessee • Texas • Utah • Vermont • Virginia • Washington • West Virginia • Wisconsin • Wyoming

organizational budget

$100,000 - $500,000

existence for

0-5 Years

Organization benefits AAPIs residing in the following state(s):

National • Alabama • Alaska • Arizona • Arkansas • California • Colorado • Connecticut • Delaware • District of Columbia • Florida • Georgia • Hawaii • Idaho • Illinois • Indiana • Iowa • Kansas • Kentucky • Louisiana • Maine • Maryland • Massachusetts • Michigan • Minnesota • Mississippi • Missouri • Montana • Nebraska • Nevada • New Hampshire • New Jersey • New Mexico • New York • North Carolina • North Dakota • Ohio • Oklahoma • Oregon • Pennsylvania • Puerto Rico • Rhode Island • South Carolina • South Dakota • Tennessee • Texas • Utah • Vermont • Virginia • Washington • West Virginia • Wisconsin • Wyoming

The Issue:

A young Vietnamese American mom contacted AsAmNews telling us bullies chanted “ching chong wing wong” at her 8 year old. The school district refused to listen to her concerns, but AsAmNews did and so did our readers.
Asian American Media Inc , a non-profit mission-driven publisher, won’t allow these anti-Asian hate incidents to be ignored.
Quantitative data underscores the severity of the problem. According to the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center, there were 11,500 reported incidents of anti-Asian hate in the first two years of the pandemic. This represents only a fraction of the actual incidents, as many go unreported.
Qualitative data highlights the lived experiences of AAPI individuals and communities. Stories of verbal and physical attacks, racial slurs, and xenophobic rhetoric like the one we just told showcase the fear, trauma, and marginalization that Asian Americans face daily. These incidents have long-term psychological and emotional effects on individuals and communities.
They contribute to the dehumanization and "othering" of Asian American communities. These narratives also undermine the contributions and achievements of Asian Americans, erasing our rich history.
While Pacific Islanders for the most part have escaped the hatred and violence stemming from COVID, they too are othered and made to feel invisible. They often feel unseen in both the Asian American and general communities. Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders also suffer from the emotional impact of being invisible and ignored.
Through its work, Asian American Media Inc and AsAmNews strive to make all members of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities be seen, heard, empowered and united.
We won’t let the mom we mentioned earlier go unheard. In June, she said a classmate drew a swastika on the back of her 11-year-old’s t-shirt. She says this has to stop. We give voice to the voiceless to empower AANHPIs to demand change.
Her experience is not unique and one that resonates with AANHPIs.
She’s getting the help of an AAPI civil rights group and we will follow this story until the district protects her children. A victory for this mother is a victory for all AANHPI communities.

The Solution:

Voters elected Julie Tang to the Municipal Court bench in 1990. Few judges looked like her back then.
“It was just a sea of White males. I just looked like an oddball,” she told AsAmNews. She is an example of a Bad Ass Asian, one of our many programs and initiatives.
  1. Bad Ass Asians: This program profiles and uplifts AAPI individuals who break stereotypes in various fields. By featuring role models excelling in non-traditional fields, we inspire and shift perceptions, providing representation for young AAPI individuals.
  2. AsAmNews: As the only daily digital news site exclusively dedicated to Asians in America, AsAmNews provides a continuous flow of content. We highlight the diverse experiences and contributions of AAPIs, ensuring that our voices are heard on a daily basis.
  3. Historical Figures and Contributions: We emphasize the importance of uplifting historical figures and shedding light on the often-overlooked contributions of AAPI communities. We challenge the erasure of AAPI narratives from mainstream education and history because there is no American history without Asian American history..
  4. Community Outreach and Alliance Building: We actively seek to unite AAPI communities across all diasporas and build alliances with other communities of color by promoting dialogue, understanding, and allyship.
What sets Asian American Media Inc's programs apart is our focus on providing a comprehensive and consistent platform for AAPI voices. AsAmNews ensures that AAPI stories and perspectives are heard daily. not just when there’s a tragedy such as the Atlanta spa overturnshootings.
Additionally, our emphasis on showcasing individuals breaking stereotypes through the Bad Ass Asians program is unique. By highlighting achievers in various fields, we challenge preconceived notions and provide inspiration.
Moreover, our dedication to historical figures and contributions rectifies the historical erasure of AAPI communities, promoting a more inclusive understanding of American history.
In 1913, California passed the Alien Land Law that barred Asian Americans from owning land. Sei Fujii sued to successfully overturned that law in 1952. Today. 33 states are considering laws to again ban many Asians from owning land. We amplifed Fujii’s story as inspiration for those warriors fighting discrimination today.

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