# Aapi voices
Here are the winners for NewsBreak's AAPI Heritage Month content campaign
May was Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The AAPI umbrella term encompasses cultures from the entire Asian continent, including East, Southeast, and South Asia, and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia, according to The Library of Congress.
Beyond Borders: Celebrating the Richness of AAPI Cultures
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the vibrant cultures, traditions, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This month provides an opportunity to recognize and honor the diverse experiences and remarkable achievements of AAPI communities.
Why is there a pagoda in Longmont?
The history of the Kanemoto Pagoda in Longmont, Colorado
San Antonio's Restaurant Passport Program Promotes AAPI-Owned Eateries for Month-long Celebration
Explore San Antonio's Vibrant Food Scene with the Return of the Restaurant Passport Program. To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, San Antonians can enjoy new flavors and celebrate AAPI culture through a special program offering discounts.
Local Young Pacific Islander Making A Difference With Her Culture
Meet a young Pacific Islander named Delaney! We celebrate this young lady with deep Pacific Islander roots as she uses her culture to make a difference in other young lives daily.
Sacramento Association of Realtors celebrates Asian Americans Pacific Islanders Month
On May 2, 2023, as the Broker/CEO of my company Dynamic Real Estate, I joined the monthly meeting organized by our local Sacramento Association of Realtors. The meeting was held in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, celebrated every May since the 1970s when the United States government officially recognized the major role that generations of Asian American and Pacific Islanders have played in American history.
The Tower of Compassion at Kanemoto Park
The Tower of Compassion is a beautiful pagoda tugged away in the Southmoor neighbor of Longmont, Colorado. The tower was donated to the city by the Kanemoto family in 1966. The Kanemoto Park is a seven-acre park which is within land the family once farmed. Come hear the tower's history and about the Kanemoto family.
Announcing the winners of NewsBreak’s AAPI Heritage Month content campaign
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.
Unstoppable: Advocate and Actress Dominique Kang Has Persevered With Her Disability and Now Pays it Forward
Representation matters. I am fighting for diversity and inclusion. Though we are already fighting a good fight in these movements, I’d like to continue with these movements. It is imperative especially at a time we are living in that we see ourselves being represented truthfully on the silver screen & small screen. Creatives in the entertainment industry possesses a powerful tool to influence the world. I believe It is our responsibility as an actor(storyteller) to represent it truthfully & authentically.
Touching Hearts: one child at a time
Touching Heart was founded by Helen Yi and her daughter, Taylor. The women both have a passion for helping people in need. When Taylor was turning 13 years old, she asked her friends to donate to a local charity of their choice in place of a birthday present. Her friends wrote her thank you cards in return telling her how much they loved the opportunity to give back. “I think when I saw all those thank you cards it really inspired me,” recalls Taylor, who is now graduating from college. What began as one act of kindness, blossomed into the Touching Heart nonprofit.
Creative agency plants fake pillboxes in NYC pharmacies to raise awareness of AAPI hate crimes
An independent creative branding agency has come up with a unique and clever way to spread awareness about discrimination, racism, and hate crimes experienced by members of the AAPI community.
Boba Republic brings milk tea, tapioca and a sense of community to Allen and Plano
Boba tea, smoothies and other blended drinks from Boba Republic.Courtesy of Boba Republic. As demand for it increases, there's no shortage of boba tea shops in Dallas and its northern suburbs, but David Kim wanted something more. After helping with the successful expansion and growth of his family's trampoline park business, Jumping World, Kim was eager to test his entreprenurial skills on a personal project. "I also believed there was a huge market need for a non-franchise milk tea cafe," Kim said.
Temple University to offer new course focused on AAPI history and political issues for the first time
Nearly 12 percent of Temple University's student body identify as AAPI. Historically, the University has not offered courses specifically addressing AAPI history, experiences, or political issues. However, that's about to change.
This South Asian photographer makes room for moms
In light of AAPI month, there is one photographer in the Chicagoland area that deserves recognition for her work: Kiki Khan. Khan is a wife and mom of two, one girl and boy. When she's not tending to family, Khan is usually working on her passion- photography. Khan is a South Asian photographer who specializes in visual storytelling focused around motherhood and infants. She is an artist and well-attuned to the needs of the communities she works with as majority of her clients come from backgrounds that Khan is aware of.
Bay Area middle-schoolers get national recognition for AAPI education and activist initiatives
A group of California middle school students started an activist organization to promote AAPI education in classrooms across the country. Now their initiative is getting national attention.
Lawmakers once tried to ban white women from frequenting Chinese restaurants
Unfair laws and prejudice nearly wiped out Chinese restaurants in Chicago 100 years ago. China Town in ChicagoAdam Alexander courtesy of Choose Chicago. (CHICAGO) As popular as Chinese food has become in America, there was once a time in our history when Chinese-American restaurants were under attack.
The Colorado astronauts who lost their lives going to space
Amongst NASA’s fallen astronauts, include University of Colorado Boulder alumni Ellison Onizuka and Kalpana Chawla, who died in space shuttle accidents 17 years apart. Both are remembered on campus in the Heritage Center and on a memorial in front of the Fiske Planetarium.
Remembering Kurt Chew-Een Lee, an American War Hero and the First Asian-American Marine Officer
Major Kurt Lee during his interview at the Library of CongressWIKI. As soon as Mr. M. Young Lee, whose Chinese name meant “brilliant scholar,” immigrated to the US from Guangzhou, China, he traveled back to China to bring his wife, whom he had married in an arranged marriage, into the US. By 1926, the family had the first of their six children. The Lees’ firstborn was none other than the American war hero Kurt Chew-Een Lee.
The Golden Hour Service Society Is Helping To Bring the Community Together in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
As a blogger, I volunteer my time and talent to a variety of nonprofits across the country ranging from an organization that helps pediatric oncology patients to one that is trying to bring the arts to low-income schools. While a couple of these nonprofits are fortunate to have an army of volunteers to help run their day-to-day operations, some have but a few.