Monday 25th May 2015,

Asian Americans

NY Post: American Girl Introduces New Asian American Doll After Uproar

posted by Randall

American GirlJust a year after removing its only Asian American doll from its collection, New American Girl has quietly introduced a new Asian American doll, reports the New York Post.

Diane Clehane has a daughter born in China and was among those who raised quite a stink a year ago in response to American Girl’s … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Filmmaker Challenges Millennial AAPIs to Determine Their Legacy

posted by Shirley Ng-Lew

Edward Lee

By Shirley N Lew, AsAmNews New York Correspondent


Edward Young Lee, a filmmaker and activist in the Asian Pacific American community, finds his passion in telling stories that need to be heard.  He has a big heart for improving the lives of disadvantaged people and to close the gap on the disparity they face.… Read more

Chinese American

ABC7: Grandma Attacked in Mother’s Day Beating Dies

posted by Randall

Lin LeongA grandmother who was shopping for groceries in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Mother’s Day and struck in the head has died, reports ABC7

77-year old Lin Leong collapsed several days after the attack and fell into a coma. Her family took her off life support on Friday.

“I hope everyone’s able to collectively gather as … Read more

Asian Americans

NY Post: Asian Americans Disappear from Hawaii in New Bradley Cooper Movie

posted by Randall

AlohaThe Media Action Network for Asian Americans is voting the new movie starring Bradley Cooper Aloha off the island, reports the NY Post.

Hawaii is 58 percent Asian American and Pacific Islander and the only majority Asian American state in the nation.

Yet the only Asian Americans seen in the movie are background actors … Read more

Community Issues

Koream: Struggling With the Korean “Culture of Drinking”

posted by Jason Fong

Korean drink BaeksejuIn many Korean households, children are exposed to alcohol consumption on an almost daily basis at a young age, as attitudes towards underage drinking are relatively relaxed.  

Korean American Sam Joo, in his interview with Koream, talked about growing up exposed to excessive drinking, which he, like many young Korean Americans, considered “normal, … Read more

Asian Americans

Washington Post: Asian Americans Struggle to Deal with Depression

posted by Jason Fong

depressionMany Asian Americans are less inclined to seek out mental health care and therapy that they might need, due to an apathetic attitude towards mental health issues, as well as a relative lack of information about available mental health care.

As stated in the Washington Post, according to 2007 data derived from the National … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

KABC: Japanese American Family Befriended by William Kellogg Forced to Leave Family Home

posted by Randall

Yuge CottageA Japanese American family that has lived in their home for a century must vacate by June 1 for a parking lot, reports KABC.

The Yuge family lived at the home thanks to the generosity of philanthropist and cereal magnate William Kellogg.

Hanjiro Yuge worked at the Scripps-Kellogg estate, known as Scripps Hall, in … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Film on Filipino American Farm Labor Struggle Nominated for Emmy

posted by Randall

Larry ItliongDelano Manong, a film about the Filipino American farm laborers’ role in the Delano strike of 1965, has been nominated for an Emmy Award for best Cultural/Historical Program.

The film is directed by Marisa Aroy and features the role labor leaders Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz played in the historic movement.

“Growers like … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Times Gazette: 11 Year old Graduates from College

posted by Randall

Tanishq Abraham 11-year old Tanishq Abraham has graduated from American River College in Sacramento, reports the Times Gazette.

College officials think he is the youngest ever to graduate from the university, but say they don’t have all the records to confirm that.

Abraham was home schooled at age 7 and passed an exam last year which … Read more

Asian Americans

Looking Back at Six Years of the President’s Initiative on AAPIs

posted by Randall

AAPI White House Summit 2015By Rick Eng

The White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on May 12, 2015, in Washington, D.C., may arguably have been the crowning event of this year’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Present were nearly 2,000 community leaders and activists, federal representatives (including six Cabinet-level secretaries), and guests, representing … Read more


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