Sunday 14th February 2016,

Community Issues

American Bazaar: India-born Man Wins Discrimination Suit against Chicago Police Department

posted by Randall

Chicago Police DepartmentA man born in India who applied to be a police officer with the Chicago Police Department has won a $3.1 million discrimination suit.

The American Bazaar reports that Masood Khan along with Glenford Flowers, who was born in Belize, were both rejected by the Department despite passing the police exam.

The two were rejected … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dancing in the Super Bowl Turned into a Dreamlike Experience for JabaWockeeZ Choreographer

posted by Randall
Bruno Mars and Phil Tayag at Super Bowl 50

Bruno Mars and Phil Tayag at Super Bowl 50

By Ed Diokno

Remember all the smooth dance moves Bruno Mars and his Hooligans performed in the video for Uptown Funk? The choreography was created by Phil Tayag, the Sacramento-based dancer who gained fame as a member of Asian American dance crew JabbaWockeeZ, the season1 … Read more

Asian Americans

DNAinfo: Convicted ex-NYPD Officer Liang’s Legal Team Vow to Appeal

DNAinfo: Convicted ex-NYPD Officer Liang’s Legal Team Vow to Appeal

posted by Shirley Ng-Lew


Photo by Corky Lee

Just a day after ex-NYPD Officer Peter Liang was found guilty of manslaughter in the killing of Akai Gurley in a dark stairwell, Liang’s lawyers, Robert Brown and Rae Koshetz announced on Friday that they will appeal the conviction, reports DNAinfo.

At the Lin Sing Association on 49 Mott Street in … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

12-Year-Old Prodigy Up for Grammy Award

posted by Randall
Joey Alexander

Joey Alexander

By Ed Diokno>

Joey Alexander has the world at its fingertips.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of the viewing audience won’t be able to watch or hear 12-year old Joey perform and possibly receive his Grammy this Sunday (Feb. 14).

 

The Indonesian American wunderkind has been nominated for two awards in the jazz … Read more

Community

Asian Journal: Filipino Americans Prepare to Welcome President Aquino to LA

posted by Randall

Benigno Aquino III

President Benigno S. Aquino III (Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III is scheduled to land at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, reports the Asian Journal.
 
Members of the Filipino American community are preparing to greet him.
 
Aquino will be at a summit with President Obama … Read more

Asian Americans

Queens Chronicle: Flushing is a Forgotten Place with the Forgotten Minority

posted by Randall

Flushing in QueensAbout two-thirds of Flushing in New York is foreign born. Many of them are Asian.

According to the Queens Chronicle, the people of Flushing feel like foreigners in their own home.

Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) puts it bluntly.

“Imagine if we actually overcame the Perpetual Foreign Place Syndrome and realize the return on investment … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Variety: Master of None Renewed for Second Season

posted by Randall

Masters of None
 
The first of several television programs with Asian Americans in lead roles has been renewed for another season.
 
Netflix has announced it will bring back Master of None starring Aziz Ansari for a second season in 2017, reported Variety.
 
Ansari created the program about his life as a single Indian American … Read more

Asian Americans

Firecracker Ceremony Attracts Enthusiastic Crowd in New York City for Lunar New Year

posted by Randall

17th annual firecracker Ceremony in New York City

17th annual firecracker Ceremony in New York City


By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

 
Manhattan’s Chinatown had it’s 17th Annual Firecracker Ceremony at Sara D. Roosevelt Park this week. It was organized by Better Chinatown. The ceremony also had cultural performances including lion dancing. Many children were also present. For the first … Read more

Chinese American

UPDATED : NYPD Officer Peter Liang Convicted of Manslaughter

posted by Len Patel

Peter Liang

Peter Liang


 

 

New York Police Department Officer Peter Liang has been convicted of manslaughter in the death of Akai Gurley, reports the New York Daily News.

He now faces a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.

Liang shot Gurley in a darkened stairwell while patrolling a New York public housing project.… Read more

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