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

Local Asian Communities Share Reactions, Feelings Following Shootings At Atlanta Area Spas

A series of shootings at three spas in the Atlanta area on Tuesday left eight people dead, and authorities have identified six of them as women of Asian descent, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

It’s Been A Year Since The Pandemic Reached The US, But Violence And Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Are Still Prevalent

Early in the pandemic in Los Angeles, an elderly Korean woman who'd been verbally harassed and pelted with rocks in Koreatown went to her local police station to report the incident in her limited English.

Census Bureau Says Counting Asian Immigrants Is Hard, But Cuts Back On Language Outreach in 2020

The Census Bureau has rolled out new ads in several Asian languages, but dropped eight of the 14 languages it used for advertising in its 2010 campaign.  

Thousands of Taiwanese Expats Fly From SoCal To Taiwan To Vote For President

Taiwanese officials estimate thousands are flying from Southern California to Taiwan to vote in that country’s presidential election tomorrow.

Iranian General's Killing Stirs Strong Emotions In L.A.'s Iranian Community

Los Angeles is home to the largest Iranian population outside of Iran. The killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Suleimani is generating some strong emotions here. KPPC’s Josie Huang reports from Persian Square in Westwood.

Westminster Voters To Decide Whether To Recall Three Top Officials

Voters in Westminster will decide this spring whether to recall its mayor and two city councilmembers. The Orange County Registrar of Voters has signed off on petitions for a recall election.

Shogun Santa Returns to Little Tokyo After Tragic Loss

LA’s Asian Santa tradition is back. Shogun Santa has returned to Little Tokyo after a big loss in the community last year.  

Famed Hmong Singer Dies In Fresno Shooting

Fans of Hmong YouTuber Xy Lee are in mourning today. The singer, who has ties to Long Beach, was among four killed in a Sunday night shooting in Fresno.  

Rare, Large-Scale Study Drills Down Into Asian American Health

Health studies show Asian Americans are healthier than other groups. But lumping them together masks differences among ethnicities. A rare, large-scale study from Kaiser Permanente provides insight into those disparities.

LA Leaders Working To Avoid Census Undercount Of Asians

The 2020 Census kicks off in a matter of weeks. Census officials say Asian immigrants are “hard-to-count” because many have limited English and distrust government. 

Korean American Civil Rights Group Falls Into Chaos

In Los Angeles, another Asian American civil rights organization is in upheaval. A month after major layoffs at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, the Korean Resource Center has lost more than half of its staff.

Christine Blasey Ford Describes Her Testimony, And The Aftermath

It’s been more than a year since Christine Blasey Ford testified against Brett Kavanaugh during his bid for the Supreme Court.

In Blade Runner, The Future Is Asian

The biggest puzzler of Blade Runner is perhaps not whether Harrison Ford's character is a replicant, but what's up with all the Asian people wearing rice hats?

Hong Kong Supporters Converge on Staples Center For Season Opener

Last night at Staples Center, the Clippers beat the Lakers in a thrilling season opener. And that wasn’t all. The game was also a big deal for some NBA fans invested in ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

NBA Fan Raises $43K In Under Two Days To Support HK Protesters At Season Opener in LA

The NBA season opens in less than two weeks at Staples Center. It’s a must-see match-up between the Lakers and Clippers. But one fan wants to make the night memorable for another reason: Hong Kong democracy.