Sesame Street has a new friend, and it's the long-running show's first Asian Muppet. Sesame Workshop announced that Ji-Young is a seven-year-old Korean American character, performed by Sesame Workshop puppeteer Kathleen Kim. The "spunky" character will make her first starring appearance opposite Shang-Chi star Simu Liu in See Us Coming Together: A Sesame... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- This report is a part of "America Strong," an ABC News series highlighting stories of strength and resiliency across the nation. Before there was a single confirmed coronavirus case in New York City, a stranger yelled at Yin Chang and Moonlynn Tsai... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Since early reports of COVID-19's suspected origins in Wuhan, China, the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the United States has faced skyrocketing incidents of hate, including a string of racist incidents against athletes. "People are racially profiling Asians. Although they blame... Read More.
(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A man is in custody after allegedly stabbing a 94-year-old Asian woman multiple times in broad daylight in San Francisco, police said. The woman was attacked at about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday and rushed to a hospital, the San Francisco Police Department said.... Read More.
(OKALOOSA ISLAND, Fla.) -- A man has been charged with a hate crime after verbally abusing and physically assaulting a family of Asian descent while on vacation in Florida. The incident occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, on Okaloosa Island on the... Read More.
Jon M. Chu, who directed Crazy Rich Asians, is apologizing for how the 2018 hit romantic comedy portrayed South Asian characters. Speaking recently with Insider, the director addressed the controversy over casting South Asian actor in stereotypical roles, such as domestic workers. Crazy Rich Asians was set in... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- There are almost 20 million people of Asian descent in the U.S. But if you looked at national polling and medical research, they might appear largely invisible in important conversations about politics, race and other issues, a factor that has plagued the... Read More.
(CHICAGO) -- Anti-Asian hate incidents continue to rise across the country, one legislator seeks to combat racism with a new law requiring Asian American studies in public schools Illinois state Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz said she wants to fight "ignorance" with the Teaching Equitable Asian-American History... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. has seen a disturbing surge in hate incidents against the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, with a total of 6,603 incidents reported from March 2020 to March 2021, according to data gathered by the group Stop AAPI Hate. Stop... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- New York City Police have released surveillance video showing a man punching a 75-year-old Asian woman in the face in broad daylight. The victim fell to the ground and the suspect fled on foot following the "unprovoked attack" Wednesday afternoon in Queens,... Read More.
(FREMONT, Calif.) -- A California man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting an Asian woman is suspected of two other attacks and could be linked to more, the Fremont Police Department posted on its Facebook page late Friday night. Alexander Lomax, who police described as a... Read More.