In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, NewsBreak launched a content campaign to highlight the stories and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Thank you to the dozens of contributors who shared uplifting stories and reminded us of the amazing contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made in our communities and around the world. If you haven’t had a chance, you can check out all the inspiring stories here.
🏆 Editor’s Pick
Karin takes us to the Oakland Aviation Museum in this piece that highlights Chinese aviator Feng Ru. She takes us through Ru’s history and his ties to Oakland. The piece also includes an upcoming event in June and what you need to know to visit the museum.
⭐️ Star Contributors
From bringing the stories of Asian Pacific Americans to the public to overcoming the fear of failure, Yitzi highlights several important topics and inspiring Asian Americans in his interview series.
Kristen shared stories about historic moments for AAPI heritage. Some of these important stories include Connecticut lawmakers passing a mandate to require schools to teach Asian American history, Temple University offering a new course focused on AAPI history, and a New York congresswoman introducing a bill to build a national museum focused on Asian Pacific American history.
Colorado Martini shared a wide range of stories related to AAPI Heritage Month. Some of the highlights include an AAPI festival at the Denver Zoo, Filipino sound and energy healing, and the history of a Japanese Internment Camp in Santa Fe.
🎗 Top Stories
Jennifer shares the story about how unjust laws and prejudice nearly wiped out Chinese restaurants in Chicago. In the early 1900’s as Chinese food was growing in popularity in the U.S., laws and proposals cropped up against Chinese restaurants. Luckily, these laws didn’t get signed into action in Chicago, but this story highlights some of the challenges and triumphs faced by Chinese Americans.
There's a Japanese Dessert Festival coming to NYC this month by Travel Maven
From mochi to tapioca, Travel Maven highlights some of the delicious vendors that participated in the Japan Fes desserts special on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. For those in NYC, there are more Japan Fes food events planned throughout the summer.
Saurabh highlights two standout Chinese restaurants in Alhambra: Chengdu Taste and Lunasia Chinese Cuisine.