NEWS: Congressional Medals, Olympics, Citizenship, A Writer’s Life

NBC News: Recognizing Filipino American Vets; Congressional Gold Medal Proposal for Filipino Vets Passes Senate, Heads to House; Asian-American Athletes to Watch at the 2016 Rio Olympics; Sikh Actor Waris Ahluwalia to Star in Film on 1923 Supreme Court Citizenship Case / The New Yorker: The Remarkable Forgotten Life of H. T. Tsiang

NEWS: Guns, Classics, War

AAPI-Data: Gun Control is an Asian American Issue / CNN: Meet the Filipino who runs Penguin Classics / NY Times: Bob Kerrey and the ‘American Tragedy’ of Vietnam

NEWS ROUNDUP: Brussels bombing, campaign outreach, military and faith

This week’s news includes a report on a victim of the Brussels airport attacks, a Texan who had just celebrated her wedding anniversary. For the race to the White House, the Clinton campaign hired the deputy director of the White House’s AAPI Initiative to become its outreach director to Asian Pacific American voters. After months…

IN THE NEWS: An Army Captain and His Articles of Faith

Capt. Simratpal Singh won a temporary legal judgment in his quest to practice his Sikh religion by wearing a beard and a turban while serving in the U.S. Army. Capt. Singh is a West Point graduate and a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom who earned a Bronze Star for leading more than 150 patrols that…

FEATURED VIDEO: Executive Orders and Civil Liberties

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 which authorized the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security. It was followed by Executive Order 9102 which established the War Relocation Authority for its implementation. Over 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry were moved to assembly centers, then…

HISTORICAL NOTE: Rescinded recognition for wartime service

On February 18, 1946, President Truman signed a legislation passed by the 79th US Congress called the Rescission Act which denied promised veteran status for Filipino soldiers who were American nationals fighting under the United States Army Forces Far East. In preparation for an impending war with Japan, President Franklin Roosevelt issued a military order…