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A Letter From the Editor: NBC Asian America Marks One Year

This week, NBC Asian America marks one year since we launched. A letter from editor Amna Nawaz.
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This week marks one year since we launched NBC Asian America. In the past twelve months, we've tried our best to represent the depth and diversity of the fastest-growing group in America, to elevate the voices and issues of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and to bring you the stories that matter most to you.

By reading our stories, watching our videos, and sharing our content, you - in turn - have helped us to grow into one of the largest English-language, Asian-American news sources in the country, with 30 percent growth month-to-month, and an average of 1.5 million views each month.

Below, a look back at your top twenty stories from the last year.

  1. Indiana Sentences Purvi Patel to 20 Years for Feticide
  2. Alabama Cop Arrested for Takedown That Left Indian Man Partially Paralyzed
  3. Louisville Mourns 'Family Man' Shot After School Drop-Off
  4. Sureshbhai Patel, Grandfather Partially Paralyzed by Cop, 'Improving': Attorney
  5. Which Woman Should Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill?
  6. Indian Grandfather Paralyzed After Encounter with Alabama Police
  7. Teen Pilot on Around-World Flight Found Dead in Samoa
  8. Native Hawaiians to Federal Government: Give Us Back Our Kingdom
  9. The First Multiracial Miss Universe Japan Has Been Crowned
  10. North Korea Furious Over Kim Jong Un Parody Dance Video
  11. Teen Pilot Attempts to Break Record With 30-Day Flight Around the World
  12. Paul Kalanithi, Doc Behind Essays on Dying, Succumbs to Cancer
  13. Mindy Kaling's Brother: I Posed As Black to Get Into Med School
  14. Auction of Internment Items Halted After George Takei Intervenes
  15. Margaret Cho Responds to Critics of Her Golden Globes Cameo
  16. World's Largest Hindu Temple Being Built in New Jersey
  17. Purvi Patel, Sentenced to 20 Years for Feticide, Files Appeal
  18. Congressman Mike Honda's Transgender Granddaughter Makes Him Proud
  19. Adoptees to Rachel Dolezal: You're Not Transracial
  20. Chinese Actress Sued for Her Intense Stare

Thank you for coming to the site, liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter. As always, we welcome your feedback and story ideas, so please keep the comments, tweets, and messages coming.


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