Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022 May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the U.S. NPR has compiled a list of stories and other content that chronicles the experiences of AAPI communities.
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Gua Sha, a facial massage technique in traditional Chinese medicine, has reached viral fame, thanks to social media influencers in the West. Tanja Ivanova/Getty Images hide caption

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A new app guides visitors through NYC's Chinatown with hidden stories

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Jada Yuan with her grandmother, Chien-Shiung Wu. Wu/Yuan family hide caption

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Particle and experimental physicist Chien-Shiung Wu. University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries hide caption

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The Queen of Nuclear Physics (Part One): Chien-Shiung Wu's Discovery

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Taco Bell axed the Mexican pizza from its menu to make way for new items, but popular demand brought it back. Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images hide caption

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Taco Bell is bringing back the Mexican pizza — and South Asians are rejoicing

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Comedian Nigel Ng at the Dream Downtown hotel in Manhattan April 11, 2022. Kholood Eid for NPR hide caption

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Keep screwing up egg fried rice. It makes Uncle Roger happy

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Demonstrators in Times Square marching one year ago during a protest against Asian hate after eight people, six of whom were Asian women, were killed in three shooting incidents in the Atlanta area by a white man. Michael Nagle/Getty Images hide caption

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A Look At Anti-Asian Violence One Year After The Atlanta Shootings

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For same Asian Americans, it was the first time in Nashville they saw so many Asian Americans gathered in one place. This was a vigil last March for the victims of the Atlanta spa shooting. Courtesy of API Middle Tennessee hide caption

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The marquee is seen at the world premiere of Disney and Pixar's "Turning Red" at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. on March 1. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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George Takei testifies before the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians in California in 1981. Kaz Takeuchi/Visual Communications Photographic Archive hide caption

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George Takei got reparations. He says they 'strengthen the integrity of America'

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Corinne Tan is American Girl's 2022 Girl of the Year, and the first Chinese American doll to hold that title. The company says her story will teach kids about standing up to racism, among other lessons. Business Wire hide caption

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Rachel Sklar, an environmental epidemiologist and postdoctoral scholar is seen at the San Quentin State Prison in California, collecting data on COVID-19 transmission in the state's prison population. Sklar, who is of Filipino descent, says she has been denied an academic opportunity because some institutions do not consider her to be from a racial group that is underrepresented in STEM. Rachel Sklar hide caption

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Ernie, a Muppet from the popular children's series Sesame Street, appears with new character Ji-Young, the first Asian American Muppet, on the set of the long-running children's program in New York on Nov. 1. Noreen Nasir/AP hide caption

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This 'Sesame Street' kid is now the Muppeteer for its first Asian American character

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