Monday 08th February 2016,

Bad Ass Asians

Young New Asian American Actor Featured During Super Bowl Along with Veteran

posted by Randall

George Takei

A pioneer veteran Asian American actor along with a young new upstart were featured in two separate commercials during Sundays’ Super Bowl.

12-year old Neel Sethi who will play Mowgli in Disney’s remake of The Jungle Book this spring made a big splash before an audience of well over 100 million television viewers in the … Read more

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WBUR: Museum Apologizes for ‘Kimono Wednesdays’

posted by Randall

Kimono Wednesdays at MFA

A conversation at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts about last summer’s controversial Kimono Wednesdays kicked off Sunday with an apology from the Museum’s director, reports WBUR.

“I want to start with our acknowledgement and apology,” said Matthew Teitelbaum. ” He was particularly critical of the event’s original title, Flirting with the Exotic. “I … Read more

Community

New Year Traditions Carried on by Young Vietnamese Americans

posted by Louis Chan

Tet

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Chinh Doan grew up in Vietnam until she was almost five years old and has vivid memories of Tet, the Vietnamese New Year which is today.

“My parents would dress me up in traditional Vietnamese attire to visit our relatives, to wish everyone a new year filled with happiness, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Filipino American Puts Himself in Super Bowl Record Books.

posted by Randall

Jordan Norwood
 
By Ed Diokno
 
A Filipino American put his name in the Super Bowl record books. Jordan Norwood of the Denver Broncos returned a punt 61 yards, the longest punt return in Super Bowl history.
 
He caught the ball surrounded by Panther defenders but apparently, they thought he signaled for a fair catch … Read more

Asian Americans

Lunar New Year Kicks Off with Family Gatherings Today

posted by Randall
Chinese vegetarian dish

Chinese vegetarian dish

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The sweet smell of pineapple tarts bring back fond memories for Cheryl Tan every Lunar New Year.

Those tarts were a treat her late grandmother gave her each year to mark the holiday.

“These bite-sized buttery cookies topped with sweet pineapple jam are eaten in Singapore … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

AAPI Players to Appear in the Super Bowl

posted by Randall
Jordan Norwood

Filipino/American Jordan Norwood has the potential to become the unheralded hero of the Super Bowl

By Ed Diokno

I’ll let you in on a secret.

The Super Bowl is being played today in Santa Clara, Calif. about 40 miles south of San Francisco. If you follow football, you’ve probably picked a team to cheer for, … Read more

Blogs

DeMarcus Cousins Chinese New Year Incident Highlights Tricky Minefield

posted by Randall

Sacramento Kings Year of Monkey controversy

Employees of the Sacramento Kings remove Year of the Monkey t-shirts after objections from DeMarcus Cousins


 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
You may have heard that Sacramento King’s all star DeMarcus Cousins objected to the Year of the Monkey t-shirts that were given away on the first day of Black History Month.… Read more

Blogs

Asian Students To Their White Classmates, “We Are Not Related”

Asian Students To Their White Classmates, “We Are Not Related”

posted by Shirley Ng-Lew

By Shirley N Lew

These Asian students gave a final message to their white classmates in their yearbook.

According to Yahoo, these students pulled off a stunt that earned the witty award in my opinion. The four students with the same last name, Nguyen, appeared in their high school yearbook with a message to … Read more

Campus

Campus Round Up: Push for Asian American Studies & Peer Counseling for Multiracial Students

posted by Randall

Dartmouth Asian American Studies petition

(Campus Round Up is a new feature on AsAmNews about the news and concerns of Asian American students on campuses nationwide. If you have an item of interest from your campus, email it to us at info at asamnews.com or use the hashtag #AsAmNewCampus.)
A hapa student at Yale has launched a movement to establish … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Could Make Difference in Nevada Caucuses

posted by Randall

Nevada Caucus Training

The Nevada presidential caucuses are approaching, with the Nevada Democratic caucuses taking place on Saturday, February 20th, and the Nevada Republican caucuses taking place on Tuesday, February 23rd.

With 8.5% of Nevada’s voting age population Asian American and Pacific Islander, AAPIs can be critical in the entire political process—beyond the general election to the nomination … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

National: Indian American Advances to Final 24 of American Idol

posted by Randall
Sonika Vaid

Sonika Vaid

Indian American contestant Sonika Vaid has advanced to the final 24 of American Idol, reports the National.

Vaid became an early favorite when she wowed the judges during the audition period and judge Harry Connick Jr. declared Vaid could win the competition.

While she survived the rigorous two night elimination round, the … Read more

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