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House bill aims to condemn ‘Hinduphobia’ but draws concern from progressive groups

The resolution enumerates several points, including that the House celebrates the contributions of Hindus to the country and that it condemns anti-Hindu bigotry.
Shri Thanedar
Shri Thanedar

A 'Crazy Rich Asians' Broadway musical is in the works

The beloved romantic comedy will mark the Broadway debut of Jon M. Chu, who has become Hollywood’s go-to filmmaker to bring stage shows to the big screen.
Constance Wu stars as Rachel in "Crazy Rich Asians."
Constance Wu stars as Rachel in "Crazy Rich Asians."
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Lawmakers seek disavowal of Supreme Court's racist 'Insular Cases' that limited rights of people in U.S. territories

A series of early-1900s Supreme Court rulings included discriminatory language and helped ensure that people in U.S. territories wouldn't have the same rights as other Americans.
A woman waves the flag of Puerto Rico
A woman waves the flag of Puerto Rico
8d ago

College hoop stars showcase their fashion prowess at the WNBA draft

The stars of the game wore top fashion labels Monday night at the WNBA draft, where style was front and center along with the picks.
LSU's Angel Reese, Iowa's Caitlin Clark and Stanford's Cameron Brink before the WNBA basketball draft on  April 15, 2024, in New York.
LSU's Angel Reese, Iowa's Caitlin Clark and Stanford's Cameron Brink before the WNBA basketball draft on  April 15, 2024, in New York.

One of Bay Area Chinatown's oldest jewelry stores loses nearly all inventory in robbery

Video captured a group of six thieves, including one with a gun, rushing into the store, violently smashing cases with hammers and grabbing everything they could.
Video footage captured a group of six thieves, including one with a gun, rush into Phuong Jewelry Store, violently smash cases with hammers and grab everything they could.
Video footage captured a group of six thieves, including one with a gun, rush into Phuong Jewelry Store, violently smash cases with hammers and grab everything they could.
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A female comic book superhero fights villains — and a painful women's health condition

The reaction to Lúz La Luminosa, a Latina, Asian and queer superhero who fights evil and endometriosis, has been “beautifully positive," creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez says.
Lauren “La La” Liu as the titular superhero in the new comic book “Lúz La Luminosa"
Lauren “La La” Liu as the titular superhero in the new comic book “Lúz La Luminosa"

David Chang and Momofuku will no longer enforce 'chili crunch' trademark

“First and foremost, I want to apologize to everyone in the AAPI community who’s been hurt or feels like I’ve marginalized them or put a ceiling on them by our actions,” Chang said.
David Chang at the Variety Sundance Studio
David Chang at the Variety Sundance Studio

LGBTQ South Asians are celebrating 'Monkey Man' for its representation of India's trans community

Members of the hijra community, often demonized or mocked in media, become warriors against corruption in Dev Patel’s new film.
A scene from "Monkey Man."
A scene from "Monkey Man."

Japan gifts 250 new cherry trees to D.C., replacing those to be removed for repairs

The announcement came as President Joe Biden welcomed Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and first lady Yuko Kishida to the White House for a state visit.
Cherry Blossoms Bloom Around DC Tidal Basin
Cherry Blossoms Bloom Around DC Tidal Basin

Father sues Texas Hindu temple, alleging it branded 11-year-old with hot iron

The father is asking for $1 million in damages due to what he says was permanent scarring from the branding ceremony.
Fort Bend County Courthouse
Fort Bend County Courthouse

Rumors of Avantika playing a live-action Rapunzel spark racist backlash online

The “Mean Girls” star has been the target of racist comments since rumors started that she was cast in a live adaptation of “Tangled.”
Avantika Vandanapu at the "Mean Girls" New York premiere
Avantika Vandanapu at the "Mean Girls" New York premiere

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