Tag: Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

House Votes to Oust Term ‘Oriental’ from Federal Law

By Sheryl Estrada Rep. Grace Meng represents the Sixth Congressional District of New York encompassing the borough of Queens. She is the first Asian American member of Congress from New York State. Photo credit: ClotureClub.com The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation this month removing all references to “Orientals”…

Report: Asian American Buying Power to Hit $1 Trillion by 2018

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock A new Nielsen report shows the buying power of Asian Americans expanded by $718 to $770 billion in 2014 and is expected to soar to $1 trillion by 2018. The report dissects the consumer impact of the still relatively small demographic, but while the…