Sunday 23rd November 2014,

Asian Americans

NBC LA: Undocumented Asian Immigrants Encouraged to Come Out of Shadows

posted by Randall

Los Angeles ChinatownUndocumented Asian immigrants are slowly coming out of the shadows, but not as quickly as immigrant advocates would like, reports NBC LA.

Despite President Obama’s immigration reform package offering temporary relief, some in the Asian community remain hesitant to take advantage.

“We still feel in the API community there is still a lot of … Read more

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Arthur Chu Shakes Off His Jeopardy Tourney Finals Loss

posted by Randall

Arthur ChuArthur Chu came all so close to staging a comeback victory in the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions.

He started the final night of the tournament $10,000 behind and in second place.
 
That was quite a deficit to make up, but he almost did it.

As Cleveland.com reports Chu went into last night’s Final Jeopardy … Read more

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Opposing Views: Fire Chief Asks Asian American Reporter If She Speaks English

posted by Randall

Valerie ChinnGive WDRB reporter Valerie Chinn lots of credit.

The reporter for the Fox affiliate in Louisville, Kentucky handled a racist remark directed at her by a local fire chief with poise.

According to Opposing Views, Chinn has been investigating spending at the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District for a year.

“Why are there so … Read more

Asian Americans

Bloomberg Business Week: Asian American Customers Sue Sephora for Discrimination

posted by Randall

SephoraFour Asian American customers have sued Sephora for discrimination, saying they were singled out because of their Asian surnames, reports Bloomberg Business Week.

All four are VIP customers of the cosmetic retailer. They received notice of a special 20 percent off sale for Insiders, as  high volume customers at Sephora are called,

When the … Read more

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Japanese American Named Finalist for Tampa Bay Rays Manager

posted by Randall

Don Wakamatsu Don Wakamatsu is reportedly one of three finalists to take over as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, reports numerous news outlets including Tampa Bay.com.

Wakamatsu is a fourth generation Japanese American who is currently the bench coach for the Kansas City Royals.

Wikipedia adds his father was born in the Tule Lake incarceration … Read more

Blogs

Yahoo: Asian American Push Back Against Attack on Affirmative Action

posted by Randall

Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American AssociationRecent lawsuits filed against Harvard and the University of North Carolina have civil rights advocates in the Asian American community pushing back, reports Yahoo.

The lawsuits filed by Edward Blum’s advocacy group Students for Fair Admissions claims Asian American applicants are being held back in favor of less qualified blacks & Latinos.

“Conservatives desperate … Read more

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Cleveland.com: Arthur Chu Goes into Jeopardy Finals in Second Place

posted by Randall

Arthur ChuArthur Chu enters the last day of the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions in second place, reports Cleveland.com

Chu missed the final Jeopardy answer and is $10,000 behind the contestant no one was talking about, Ben Ingram.

Julia Collins, the favorite in the competition, ended the 1st day of the final round in third with $6,400.… Read more

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Fresh Off the Boat to Debut & Selfie to Return (sort of)

posted by Randall

SelfieIt looks like fans of ABC’s cancelled Selfie will get to see a few more episodes while the network could soon announce the date for the debut of Eddie Huang’s Fresh Off the Boat.

Selfie’s executive producer Emily Kapnek has announced the remaining five episodes of the program will air soon on Hulu, Hulu Plus … Read more

Blogs

Why Bruno Mars Should Walk Off the Set of SNL

posted by Randall

Saturday Night LiveBruno Mars is scheduled to appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend. The Filipino American hit machine from Hawaii will appear with Mark Ronson to perform their new single, Uptown Funk.

My initial excitement about the appearance (I still remember Mars Rocking the Superbowl last season) was quickly tempered by my distaste for SNL’s … Read more

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Mercury News: The Chinatown Protest that Tipped the Scales for Immigration Reform

posted by Randall

Ju HongIt was the shout heard around the world, an immigrant protest coming from San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Now one year later, SanFrancisco Bay Area activist Ju Hong got from the President exactly what he asked for–an executive order on immigration reform.

The Mercury News reports its unlikely Hong spontaneous shout down of the President during a … Read more

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KCRA: Bera Wins. New Record for Asian Americans Elected to Congress

posted by Randall

Ami BeraDoug Ose has conceded to Rep Ami Bera in the District 7 Congressional Race in Sacramento, reports KCRA.

In the latest count, Bera leads by 1432 votes with 92,394 votes. The Associated Press late Wednesday declared the race for Bera.

“It’s been my honor serving this community as a doctor for the last nineteen … Read more

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