Josie Huang

Asian American Communities Correspondent

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More Asian Americans live in L.A. County than any other county in the U.S. The communities are varied and complex and often invisible in the mainstream media. I tell the stories of recent immigrants and families who have been here for generations to answer the question: How do you navigate the intersection of being Asian and American and what impact does that have on L.A.’s future?

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Stories by Josie Huang

This Grandmother Went From Chinatown To Brentwood Looking For The Landlord Trying to Evict Her

Immigrants from Southeast Asia and China have settled in and around Chinatown for more than 150 years. But over the last decade, gentrification has been squeezing some of them out.

LA's Top Asian American Civil Rights Group Suffers Staff Losses

The largest Asian American advocacy organization in Los Angeles has announced major layoffs that  could affect services offered to thousands each year.  

​Facing Eviction in L.A., This Vietnamese Grandmother Fought Back

L.A.'s Chinatown has long drawn newcomers from China and Southeast Asia. In recent years, gentrification has been squeezing some of these immigrants out.

Harvard Grad Weighs In On Affirmative Action Decision

A federal judge in Boston has ruled that Harvard University does not discriminate against Asian Americans when using race-based admissions.

LA Judge Upholds Flores Agreement, Protections for Migrant Children

Today, federal judge Dolly Gee blocked a proposed new rule by the Trump administration that would permit the indefinite detention of migrant children with their families.

SoCal's Refugee Community Taking Planned New Restrictions Hard

The Trump administration has proposed capping the number of refugees to be admitted in the coming year to 18,000 -- a historic low.

When Climate Change Confronts Chinese Restaurants In the San Gabriel Valley

California has set a goal of going carbon-neutral by 2045.

California Legislature Passes Laotian History Bill

This morning, the California State Legislature passed AB 1393, which promotes the teaching of Laotian history and culture in public schools. 

In SGV, Getting A Sense of Air Quality

Air quality in parts of the San Gabriel Valley is some of the worst in Los Angeles County. Now local environmentalists with the Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement are turning to residents for help.

LA's Hong Kongers March In Solidarity With Protesters Back Home

This past weekend, hundreds marched in Santa Monica in solidarity with protesters in Hong Kong. It’s been 20 weeks since Hong Kongers began their fight against a bill they say would cede too much power to China.

In Southern California, A Drive to To Remember Comfort Women

A statue. School curriculum. A musical.

Telling The Story of Comfort Women Through Song

World War II ended nearly 75 years ago. But the memory of what happened to tens of thousands of Korean women during the war is still raw for many. "Comfort women," as they were euphemistically called, were forced to work at brothels serving the Japanese military.

LA To Have Two Asian American Councilmen Serving At Same Time

Some votes have yet to be counted, but today the Los Angeles City Council recognized John Lee as councilman-elect for the district covering northwestern San Fernando Valley. Lee would be only the third Asian American ever elected to council.

New Public Charge Rule Has Some Asian Immigrants Avoiding Needed Care

Today the Trump administration announced a rule that aims to make it harder for immigrants who use public services to get a green card.

Koreatown To Get Museum Celebrating Korean American Experience

The Korean American National Museum is on pace to break ground next year on the corner of Vermont and Sixth.