Tag: pandemic

Olivia Munn

AAPI Forum With Actress Olivia Munn To Discuss Anti-Asian Discrimination Hit with Racist ‘Zoom Bomb’

An online gathering of Asian American women and their allies to talk about anti-Asian discrimination felt the damage firsthand when a racist internet troll attacked their meeting. Leah Asmelash of CNN reported that the “virtual gathering of high-profile Asian American creators, including actress Olivia Munn, became the subject of their…

Los Angeles Schools

More Than 62,000 Students and Staff in Los Angeles School District Test Positive for COVID-19

In-person learning may be returning to Los Angeles schools today, but that doesn’t mean COVID-19 is no longer a problem in the nation’s second-largest district. CNN’s Cheri Mossburg reported that based on current data, more than 62,000 Los Angeles students and staff have recently tested positive for the coronavirus. Mossburg…

Great Resignation

‘Great Resignation’ Continues With 4.5 Million Americans Voluntarily Quitting Their Jobs, New Government Data Shows

America’s “great resignation” shows no signs of stopping as we enter the new year. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that “a record 4.5 million Americans voluntarily left their jobs in November,” CNN’s Anneken Tappe reported.  Based on the newly released data from the government employment tracker, this…

nanny with child

San Francisco Could Soon Require Paid Sick Leave for All Domestic Workers Within the City

In a groundbreaking and inclusive new labor law, nannies, house cleaners, gardeners and other domestic workers within San Francisco could soon qualify for and receive paid sick leave. The Associated Press reported that “the city’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Dec. 14,  unanimously passed the legislation, which the San Francisco…

COVID relief

Additional $785 Million in Pandemic Relief Will Be Dedicated to Supporting Communities of Color

The White House has announced a dramatic increase in funding to assist communities of color with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Mariel Padilla of nonprofit newsroom The 19th reported that the Biden administration would allocate an additional $785 million from the American Rescue Plan towards helping communities of color that have…

AAPI Hate

New FBI Report Estimates Anti-Asian Hate in the United States Increased by 73% in 2020

We’ve known anti-Asian sentiment increased dramatically in the U.S. since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but new government data quantifies just how shockingly severe that jump has been. Based on recently released FBI data, Sakshi Venkatraman of NBC News reported that “anti-Asian hate crimes increased more than 73% in…