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

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.

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.