Stop Asian Hate

Massachusetts braces for migrant crisis

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent BOSTON — The state of Massachusetts is expecting an influx of migrants to pose a threat to its limited resources and wants nothing more to avoid hate crimes against the newcomers, who may not be able…

SF city officials, community leaders discuss AAPI hate

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent   SAN FRANCISCO — This week’s celebration of the Lunar New Year AKA the Chinese New Year of the Wooden Dragon saw the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community head to city hall to air…

Balloon incident triggers more Asian hate

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent   SAN FRANCISCO – An Incident of a balloon flying over US airspace last year was another tool used by hatemongers to resort to Asian hate assaults. Whether it was a spy balloon as initially claimed…

A most important remembrance of an early victim of Asian hate

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO – This week marks the third anniversary of the tragic killing of a very senior Asian American. While there have been a number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) seniors who had met…

Fear remains a year after mass killings in cities with large AAPI communities

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO – One year ago this week, two deadly hate crimes took place in California. One happened in Monterey Park and the other in Half Moon Bay. The first mass killing took place on January…

Remembering one of the earliest modern day cases of Asian hate

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO — It has been five years since an apparent case of Asian hate saw an 88-year-old grandmother mercilessly assaulted in a San Francisco park, with the injuries she sustained causing her eventual demise. In…

‘Hate’ cases surge in California; state agency bares plan to halt trend

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr SACRAMENTO – The California Commission on the State of Hate has released its first annual report mainly providing the Commission’s work to study and combat hate activity aimed at supporting a California free from hate….

San Francisco case that launched Stop Asian Hate finally gets trial date

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO – A high-profile case considered as the spark that gave birth to the Stop Asian Hate movement finally moves forward with the trial date set for early next year. In January of 2021, Thai…

Pew Research study finds Asian Americans still face prejudice, discrimination

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO – For most Asian Americans, facing prejudice and discrimination are considered an all-too-familiar part of life in the US, according to a recently released report from the Pew Research Center. According to an article…

Domestic violence problems brought to fore after being ‘silenced’ for decades

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr. SAN FRANCISCO – Prostitution is regarded by many historians as the oldest profession that had the stigma to many conservatives who would rather consider it as illegal and even punish the prostitutes for “peddling their…