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Obama Nominates Lesbian Judge

Obama Nominates Lesbian Judge

President Barack Obama Friday nominated Pamela Ki Mai Chen to the New York district court, making her the first lesbian Asian-American judge appointed to the U.S. District Court: http://feminist.org/blog/index.php/2012/08/03/obama-nominates-first-asian-american-lesbian-federal-judge/

By Justin McCraw
“What’s Your Story?” Leads to Questions

“What’s Your Story?” Leads to Questions

The White House’s Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders’ “What’s Your Story?” Champions of Change program is drawing questions from one nominated group after its video seemingly had the most views of the contest but failed to place in […]

By Justin McCraw
First Asian-American Appointed Nevada Federal Judge

First Asian-American Appointed Nevada Federal Judge

Miranda Du, who was nominated by President Barack Obama, is the first Asian American to sit as a federal judge in Nevada: http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Reno_Lawyer_Becomes_First_Asian-American_144727925.html

By Justin McCraw
President Obama Names Asian American to World Bank

President Obama Names Asian American to World Bank

President Barack Obama nominated President Jim Yong Kim of Dartsmouth College to lead the World Bank, making him the first Asian-American to head the position: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/03/23/bloomberg_articlesM1C9R96S972B01-M1D0Z.DTL

By Justin McCraw
White House Selects Top Video Creators for Visit

White House Selects Top Video Creators for Visit

The White House announced its top three videos in its “What’s Your Story?” challenge, as part of its Champions of Change initiative, for the AAPI community.

By Justin McCraw