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

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.

Asian American, Christian, Progressive And Lonely. Is There A Church For You?

Southern California is home to hundreds of churches started by Asian American immigrants. For some younger members, these churches are too conservative. Progressive churches, typically with largely white congregations, aren’t always the right fit either.

Nearly 2,000 trek to California desert for 50th Anniversary of Manzanar pilgrimage

The first pilgrimage to Manzanar was organized in 1969 by Japanese-American activists.

Fresh Off The Boat Hits 100-episode milestone in first for Asian Americans

Reaching this benchmark is a traditional measure of longevity and readiness for syndication, and it looks to be increasingly uncommon, as networks move toward shorter episode orders.

UCLA Alums Charged With Running Test Cheating Scheme

Former UCLA students are part of an alleged test-cheating ring that saw them impersonating Chinese nationals.

The History Behind Chinatown's Lunar New Year Parade

Tens of thousands of people squeeze into Chinatown every year for the Golden Dragon Parade. It's an L.A. institution, one of the oldest and most popular events of its kind in the country.

LA's Chinatown parade is more than dragon dancing. Here's the history you might not know

The first time L.A.'s Chinese residents paraded before other Angelenos 125 years ago, it was a very different picture.

Interview with SCPR’s new president and CEO Herb Scannell

Media industry veteran Herb Scannell, who once led Nickelodeon and BBC Worldwide North America, will serve as Southern California Public Radio's new president and CEO beginning late February.

KPCC hires new CEO to lead audio ‘renaissance’

Media industry veteran Herb Scannell, who once led Nickelodeon and BBC Worldwide, North America, will serve as Southern California Public Radio’s new president and CEO beginning late February.

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.