Obama had promised to issue an executive order sometime near the end of summer, but the White House says that order will be delayed until after the November mid-term elections to avoid the … Read more
Salman Hamdani Way in Queens, NY is more than just a street, says long time civil rights activist Deepa Iyer.
Hamdani was one of the first responders to arrive at the World Trade Center on September 11.
But unlike other heroes of September 11 who perished saving others, his legacy was almost lost simply because … Read more
As is often the case these days, I found out about the shooting first on social media.
I didn’t hear it from traditional news outlet. I heard it from stunned individuals in the Muslim American … Read more
Just two months into her new job and the second Executive Director SAALT has ever had, Suman Raghunathan is traveling the country meeting the community she … Read more
South Asian Americans Leading Together or SAALT has named Suman Raghunathan its news executive director.
Raghunathan will take over from Deepa Iyer who has been with the organization for more than ten years and who will stay on as a strategic advisor in a consultancy role.
Raghunathan will begin her new position on February 3. … Read more
Protestors in Mumbai ransacked a Dominos Pizza venting their outrage at the American owned chain over the arrest, strip and cavity search of an Indian diplomat in New York, reports CBS.
Devyani Khobragade (pictured here) is accused of lying on a visa application and paying her maid about $3 … Read more
Her Bollywood dance routine before a national television audience won her a standing ovation.
The Christian Science Monitor reports 3.4 million people in the United States have family ties to South Asia.
80 percent of … Read more
Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus will meet with President Obama at the White House today and urge him to increase the number of Asian Americans in top positions in his administration, reports the Washington Post.
Three Asian Americans held cabinet secretary positions in Mister Obama’s first term, but only General Eric … Read more
According to SAALT (South Asian Americans Leading Together) the Safe Schools Improvement Act would require schools and school districts to collect and publicize data about incidents of bullying and harassment. No longer would schools be … Read more
Asian American Pacific Islander leaders met with President Obama at the White House this afternoon and described the meeting as “really productive.” reports the Washington Post.
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies president Floyd Mori (pictured here) and Deepa Iyer, executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together and the chair of the National … Read more