SWFL Asian-American, Pacific Islander communities discuss targeted hostility during pandemic

Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities in Southwest Florida organized a symposium Wednesday to discuss the violence and verbal attacks directed toward these community members associated with the coronavirus and the pandemic. Violence against Asian-Americans nationwide has been hard to watch for many. There have been no such reports in Southwest Florida. But members of these […]

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Asian-Americans anxious but calling for change after Atlanta shootings

A demand for change from Asian-Americans across the country and in Southwest Florida after an attack rattled their community. Six women were killed last week at two Atlanta-area massage parlors by a white gunman. So far, investigators have not said if the attacks were racially motivated. But, many across the Asian-American community say targeted attacks […]

Asian Americans grieve, organize in wake of Atlanta attacks

Asian Americans were already worn down by a year of pandemic-fueled racist attacks when a white gunman was charged with attacking three Atlanta-area massage parlors and killing eight people, most of them Asian women. Hundreds of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders turned to social media to air their anger, sadness, fear and hopelessness. The hashtag […]

Man charged with killing 8 people at Georgia massage parlors

A white gunman was charged Wednesday with killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlors in an attack that sent terror through the Asian American community, which has increasingly been targeted during the coronavirus pandemic. A day after the shootings, investigators were trying to unravel what might have compelled 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long to commit […]