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

Chinatown teachers try to stamp out rumors about teachers' strike

With each passing day of the LAUSD strike, Helen Han has gotten increasingly worried that some of the school district's Chinese-speaking families don't fully understand why she and other teachers are striking.

Asian actress' Golden Globe award seen as win for diversity

Sandra Oh is the second Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for best lead actress in a TV drama series. But Asian representation is still lacking in Hollywood.

Why these California Jews are fighting for bail reform

A coalition of Jewish organizations and synagogues have made bail reform a top legislative priority. They are pushing S.B. 10 to do away with the cash bail system.

'Safe parking' for LA's homeless is hobbled by a lack of money and religious partners

The founders of Safe Parking L.A. thought churches and synagogues would be clamoring to open up their parking lots for the night, and that money to fund these efforts would flow from politicians' coffers. They were wrong.

Why ‘safe parking’ for homeless is still hard to find in LA

When Safe Parking LA sought churches and synagogues to allow the homeless living in vehicles to stay overnight in parking lots, they got few takers.

For some LA-area clergy, immigration is a remote issue

A workshop run by an interfaith group seeks to teach faith leaders how they can make immigration less remote for their congregations and help communities in need.

Groups say anti-terrorism grant helps to stigmatize Muslims

Mayor Eric Garcetti's office said the federal grant would go into community outreach to rein in violence among different groups, including white supremacists.

Interfaith leaders gather in wake of SCOTUS travel ban ruling

Following the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Trump administration travel ban, local interfaith and civic leaders met to show their support for Muslims.

This 'dreamer' priest says her faith is being hijacked by "domestic terrorists" hiding behind the Bible"

The Rev. Nancy Frausto is one of the country's few clergy members on DACA, and risks deportation when the program expires.

How unusual was the high number of votes in the Koreatown Neighborhood Council election?

The number of votes cast, some 19,000 with more still to be counted, took the city clerk's office by surprise.

Landslide vote vetoes new neighborhood council in Koreatown

A plan to create a second neighborhood council in Koreatown — one that would have encompassed Little Bangladesh — was soundly defeated at the polls:  98.5% to 1.5%, according to unofficial tally.

Inglewood housing activists sue city over plans for an LA Clippers stadium

In two years, the LA Rams move to Inglewood. And now it looks like the Clippers might follow.

The latest on the brown water plaguing some Compton households

Frustrated residents met in Compton Monday night to vent about discolored water coming out of their taps. 

California evangelicals opposing border family separations

Evangelicals in California voice support for immigration reform that keeps families together at the border.

Muslim sex educators blaze their own #MeToo path

Even before the #MeToo movement shook up workplaces worldwide last fall, a group has been asking Muslims to talk about issues involving consent during sex and sexual misconduct.