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Kimmy Yam

Kimmy Yam is a reporter for NBC Asian America.

Kimmy Yam is a reporter for NBC Asian America.

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Wis. school board members dismissed book about Japanese American incarceration as being ‘unbalanced,’ parents say

Parents are pushing back after a committee whose members sit on a Wisconsin school board did not move forward with approving a book about Japanese American

Former Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui honored during 150th anniversary of baseball in Japan

Former Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui was honored in New York City for his contributions to baseball and helping build cultural connections between the U.S. and

Suspect in fatal shooting at Taiwanese church in California charged with hate crime

Southern California prosecutors on Friday added hate crime charges against the Las Vegas man who allegedly acted on his opposition to Taiwan and opened fire

Jeremy Lin launching basketball school to inspire Asian diaspora youth

Former NBA point guard Jeremy Lin is launching a basketball school with the aim of motivating the next generation of young ballers of Asian descent.

Delivery worker's death highlights failure of police and gun safety environment, advocates say

Eva Zhao met her husband, Zhiwen Yan, a fellow immigrant from China, when she moved to the U.S. and began working at the same Chinese restaurant in Queens.

‘Fire Island’ star Bowen Yang on how LGBTQ spaces can be unwelcoming for queer Asians

The Asian American queer rom-com “Fire Island” spotlights the power of queer Asian friendship — particularly in spaces that aren’t always inclusive of LGBTQ

Asian senior victims of hate say U.S. 'more physically dangerous' for community

New research shows the toll anti-Asian racism has had on Asian American seniors amid the pandemic.

Church shooting suspect was ‘very negative,’ took issue with Taiwan and U.S. governments, acquaintances say

After the deadly shooting Sunday at a Taiwanese church in Southern California, those who interacted with suspect David Chou are sharing past interactions,

Pastor at California church describes takedown of gunman, how wife helped

The Rev. Billy Chang was only about a dozen steps away from the gunman when shots erupted Sunday, he recalls in a group message.

For Asian women, salons are more than a place for pampering — they’re a lifeline

It’s where Asian American women steal away to de-stress amid tensions; where elders get their perms and reminisce of their home countries between rinses.

At 93, James Hong finally gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

James Hong, one of the most prolific Asian American actors in history, got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday.