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2012-04-24 10:23:41

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress expanded the...

2012-03-29 10:23:35

JERSEY CITY, N.J., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As a not-for-profit space, the Middle East Center for the Arts' activities will focus on the concept of collaboration, with artists, curators, scholars, and institutions of different religious and cultural backgrounds working together as a unified community. The shared goal is to broaden the perception and educate the greater public about the Middle East, combining divergent philosophies and beliefs that would otherwise not meet. MECA is the...

2012-03-21 10:23:49

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress expanded the observance to a...

2012-03-21 06:23:48

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released a 2010 Census brief, The Asian Population: 2010 [PDF], that shows the Asian population grew faster than any other race group over the last decade. The population that identified as Asian, either alone or in combination with one or more other races, grew by 45.6 percent from 2000 to 2010, while those who identified as Asian alone grew by 43.3 percent. Both populations grew at a faster rate...

2011-11-02 08:32:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daniel Pearl Foundation (www.danielpearl.org) announced today that this October's Daniel Pearl World Music Days set a record with 2,089 events in 84 countries. World renowned musicians, performers and artists from around the world participated in this awareness-raising initiative by dedicating their music to the theme of "Harmony for Humanity." Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002, is...

2011-10-03 10:06:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 10th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days, a global network of concerts, began this weekend and will continue throughout the month of October. Musicians of all genres will take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate with audiences the ideals that journalist and musician Daniel Pearl stood for: Uniting people through words and music to promote tolerance, friendship and the oneness of our humanity. This year, more than 1400 performances in 53...

2011-02-17 13:01:53

UC Riverside study finds that Asian Americans are not viewed as ideal leaders. Asian Americans are widely viewed as "model minorities" on the basis of education, income and competence. But they are perceived as less ideal than Caucasian Americans when it comes to attaining leadership roles in U.S. businesses and board rooms, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside. In a groundbreaking study, researchers found that "race trumps other salient characteristics, such as...

2011-01-12 00:01:22

Social Roots a popular social network for south asians, is currently offering a new promotion. Users get 100 minutes for every they review write. The most a user can earn is 500 minutes a month. For more details please visit socialroots.com/freeminutes Morganville, NJ (PRWEB) January 11, 2011 Social Roots is a new Social Network targeting South Asians. According to the Co-Founders, Kunal & Shaan Batra, the South Asian community has not been given a truly effective voice online. With...

2010-08-24 14:00:36

There are marked differences in heart disease risk and occurrence among Asian-American subgroups, but data on these subgroups is limited, prompting the American Heart Association to call for more research on this fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the U.S., according to a scientific statement published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "Available research shows that subgroups of Asian-Americans are at increased risk of complications and death from cardiovascular...

2010-08-23 15:00:00

Statement highlights: - Asians are the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the U.S., but data on cardiovascular disease is lacking. - 90 percent of the Asian-American population falls into one of six major subgroups: Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. - If all Asian-Americans are grouped together, differences in heart risk between the groups can't be detected. DALLAS, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are marked differences in heart disease...