How L.A.’s Asian-American Businesses Are Faring Amid Hate Crime Surge

Restaurants and neighborhoods like Little Tokyo contend with a rise of racist incidents as celebrities come together to raise funds for struggling eateries.

Shirley Chung, a Top Chef finalist and owner of Culver City’s Ms. Chi Cafe, recalls an incident last year in which a group of diners made her staff sanitize their outdoor table — twice. “It was very passive-aggressive racism against us,” says Chung, a Chinese American who says she now goes far above health requirements to overcome the racist connections some people make between COVID-19 and Asian people. “I stepped up service to protect ourselves.”

In the past year, Asian-owned businesses throughout L.A. have been doubly hit — by the pandemic shutdowns and by a rise in racist hate crimes. On March 2, the LAPD announced 15 anti-Asian hate crimes reported in the city in 2020, compared with seven in

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Boston has a long tradition of Asian women chefs and restaurateurs. Here are eight standout businesses to support

Neither has its restaurant community. Asia Mei, chef-owner of Moonshine 152 in South Boston, says she felt the climate grow more threatening last year around St. Patrick’s Day. “We were starting to get a lot of racist, threatening, xenophobic calls; [comments on] Facebook and community bulletin boards; things from strangers; things from people honestly you would have never thought would have said something like that. At the base of my heart, I know it’s fear and misunderstanding. I can take it because I’m tough, but at the same time, it doesn’t make it right,” she says. “It seems shocking that we aren’t more vigilant of how to empathize with each other, how to look out for each other.”

Mei is part of a long tradition of strong, successful Asian women chefs and restaurateurs in the Boston area, dating back at least as far as 1958, when Joyce Chen served Peking

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Whatsapp Officially Launches Its App For Businesses In Choose Markets

With WhatsApp Business Solution, customers can decide-in to start out a dialog with companies who then have 24 hours to answer. To answer after that preliminary period, corporations shall be charged with a set rate by country per message sent. RingCentral Engage Digitalannounces its integration with WhatsApp Business Solution that allows businesses to work together with prospects in a fast and simple way immediately by way of WhatsApp.

Source to whatsapp Business Tips , explore more about this. Theoretically, it’s possible to create your individual chat bot as Apple will present Business Chat’s API. However, it looks as if it’s not encouraged and there are not any person-pleasant options around simply yet. Let’s say the user is booking a aircraft ticket – you can also supply him to pick out his seat with out leaving the chat box. That is possible by utilizing iMessage App Framework that was released final … Read More

Zomato sign MoU to take street food vendors’ businesses online

a person wearing a helmet: PM SVANidhi scheme: Zomato sign MoU to take street food vendors' businesses online

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PM SVANidhi scheme: Zomato sign MoU to take street food vendors’ businesses online

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Zomato for empowering street food vendors with new digital technology and to provide greater income-earning opportunities on the food delivery platform.

As part of Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNibhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme, MoHUA and Zomato will work together to onboard street food vendors on Zomato’s food-tech platform, a ministry statement explained.

This agreement will give street vendors access to thousands of customers and would thus help them in growing their business. MoHUA has also introduced ‘PMSVANidhi se Samriddhi’

mobile app for socio-economic profiling of the scheme’s beneficiaries and their families. This app will link beneficiaries to various other central government schemes.

As part of the MoU, MoHUA and Zomato will operate a pilot programme with 300 vendors

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