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Now Weekly Issue 001: AAPI News Headlines

Every week, the Asian American & Pacific Islander community is up to bigger and better things. At KITS, we love discovering new digital marketing tactics. One of our main goals, though, is to promote and empower the AAPI community as much as possible. What better way than catching the latest AAPI news?

That’s how Now Weekly was born. The KITS version of an online newspaper, Now Weekly provides you with positive news headlines regarding the AAPI community. It is any easy way to discover powerful and exciting AAPI news you may have missed.

Without further ado, let’s discover this week’s top headlines. 




Joe Biden Signs Executive Order Condemning Anti-Asian Racism Related To COVID-19





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Biden signed an executive order that “recommends that federal health authorities should make sure their COVID-19 response “demonstrates cultural competency, language access, and sensitivity towards AAPIs.” It also directs the Department of Justice to make more concerted efforts to address hate crimes and harassment against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, in partnership with AAPI community leaders.




UMass student undertakes project to provide translated voting resources in various Asian languages.




umass student lily tang

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UMass student Lily Tang developed a translation project with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Asian American Commission (ACC.) Tang worked with Jessica Wong (umass alumni) and Brooke Kamalani Yuen (comm engagement coordinator for ACC) to improve voting access for Asian Americans, particularly small AAPI ethnic groups. Together, they provided voting resources in 7 different Asian languages!

"Now that we're coming out of the 2020 election, we're seeing the impact of Asian American voters,” Tang said. “However, as a government and as candidates, there’s not a lot of effort to outreach to the AA community when we know that there is a very specific need that the AA community faces that the majority of other communities don’t.”

Corky Lee, legendary Asian American photographer, dies at 73

Corky Lee, legendary Asian American photographer, dies at 73

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Legendary Chinese-American photographer passes away of COVID-19. Lee dedicated his work to amplifying the voices and realities of Asian American communities through photography.

"He has left us with what is likely to be the single largest repository of the photographic history of Asian Americans of the past half century."



A Pho Love Story featured in “For January, 3 Romances That Prove Love Is Ageless” on NPR


Image by NPR

A Pho Love Story, written by Loan Le, is a highly-anticipated romance novel about two Vietnamese-American teens falling in love.
The book releases its hardcover version on Tuesday February 9th 2021!



Minari wins New York Film Critics Online’s best picture award



Steve Yuen in film Minari

Image by A24

New Film Minari  wins best picture and best foreign language film. A major win for actress Yun-Jung Youn receiving the award for best supporting actress.
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Victoria Cece

Aspiring Editor in 'Chef,' Victoria spends her time between her kitchen, Google Drive, and a good pasta scroll hole. She lives for discovering new words and foods, especially the ones she will struggle the most to pronounce. A passionate storyteller, Victoria currently works as a content strategist & copywriter for KITS Creativ.

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