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

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.

Watch: DACA battle waged in Pasadena as appeals court weighs Trump action

DACA has protected some 700,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families that overstayed visas.

I went to a Shen Yun show. Here's what I saw

Followers of Falun Gong, a spiritual movement persecuted by the Chinese government, launched the show in 2006 and turned it into a worldwide phenomenon.

Gay K-pop singer from OC pushes envelope in South Korea

An Orange County Korean-American raised as a Christian seeks music stardom in a country where conservative mores rule society.

Korean-American pastors are praying for a united Korea; natives, not so much

They may have grown up in the U.S., but a group of Korean-American Christians have returned to their parents' homeland and are vocal supporters of unification.

SoCal snowboarder Mike Shea aims for Paralympic gold

Snowboarder Mike Shea of Castaic is trying to medal again after winning silver at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics.

LAist is coming back — under KPCC management

The public radio station will own and operate the local news site out of its Pasadena offices.