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

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.

State Extends Deadline To Apply To Join Redistricting Panel

In recent months, the state has been accepting applications from regular Californians to join a commission that redraws voting maps. But the applicant pool has been disproportionately white and male.

Family of Filipino Veterans To Lose Special Immigration Status

The Trump administration says it’s ending a program designed to reunite Filipino World War II veterans with family. Their advocates say the policy change will be deeply felt in LA, home to the country’s largest Filipino American community.

How A Homeless Shelter Proposal First Divided -- And Then Brought Together -- LA’s Koreatown

James An never pictured he’d be doing this: kneeling on a wet sidewalk to help a shivering homeless man after a cold night of hard rain in Koreatown.

Protesters Killed A Plan For A Koreatown Homeless Shelter. But That's Just The Beginning Of The Story

Homelessness is up 86% in Koreatown. Here’s how the neighborhood has been responding.

Redistricting Panel Draws Disproportionately Male, White Applicant Pool

In California, the important task of redrawing Congressional districts every 10 years is done by a panel of regular citizens.

In Little Tokyo, Denouncing The Detention of Migrant Children

News that the White House plans to detain undocumented migrant children in Fort Sill, Oklahoma has brought back painful memories for Japanese Americans.

Congressman With Large Asian American Constituency Fears Census Undercount

Congressman Gil Cisneros and Asian American community leaders are encouraging his constituents to participate in the Census.