"Congress has the Asian American community's back," Rep. Grace Meng, who led the bill, said on Tuesday.
Greg McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William "Roddie" Bryan also face murder charges in Arbery's killing.
There were 180 hate crimes were recorded in New York City from January 1 through May 2, an increase of 73% from the same period last year.
In a remarkable show of bipartisanship, the bill passed the Senate 94-1. It addresses the spike in violence against Asian Americans.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer praised Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's cooperation as a "very good thing," saying: "I salute him for it."
Activists should stand in solidarity without comparing Asian hate crimes to anti-Black oppression, says Katie Li, a second-generation Chinese American.
Joseph Russo, 28, is facing 23 charges stemming from three incidents within the past month after he allegedly attacked two women and one man.
"We need to show our humanity. We can't let people hurt our seniors, our elders," volunteer Lisa Gold told Pix11 News.
DoorDash founder Tony Xu, YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, and Zoom CEO Eric Yuan joined nearly 1,000 other business executives in signing the letter.
"F--- you. You don't belong here," a man is accused of shouting while punching and kicking the woman to the ground, the New York Daily News reported.
Prosecutors in San Francisco elevated what were initially misdemeanor charges against a 53-year-old man to felony assault and hate crime charges.
The women, including four of Korean descent, were killed in massage parlors in and near Atlanta. The motive for the shootings remains unknown.
Hate crime incidents against Asian Americans surged 150% during the pandemic, a trend which Biden said must stop.
Representatives from Oakland's Chinatown said the man was shoved to the ground and robbed during the attack on Tuesday morning.
The controversial symbol has a dark history in America as white hate groups predominately used nooses to lynch Black people.
Hate crimes against Asian-Americans have reached an “alarming level” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, United Nations officials said. In a report made public this week, UN officials expressed “serious concern over the rising wave of racist and xenophobic attacks,” which they said President Trump is “seemingly legitmising.” Asian-American groups have asked […]
Businesses in Manhattan’s Chinatown have been struggling to survive because of coronavirus-related restrictions and a racial stigma against Asians in the US. Chinatown small businesses reported losses between 60% to 80% in February and March. Local organisations are helping them raise funds and set up temporary outdoor dining spaces. View […]