Thursday 30th June 2016,

Bad Ass Asians

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Snehal Desai Named New Artistic Director of East West Players

posted by Louis Chan
Snehal Desai

Snehal Desai

In a major signal that South Asian Americans are a big part of the Asian American theater scene, East West Players has named  Snehal Desai as its new Artistic Director.

Desai replaces Tim Dang who retires after 23 years leading the nation’s longest running professional theatre of color in the United States.

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Blogs

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Blog: Binding Our Wounds–The Story of Gay Filipino Priest Rev. Noel Bordador

posted by Susan Chang

Noel Bordador

By Susan Chang
AsAmNews Staff Writer

 

As we end Pride Month in the midst of the Orlando tragedy and disappointment over the US Supreme Court’s decision to deny immigrants’ rights,  we must not give up the fight for rights as LGBTQ APIs and immigrants. Rev. Noel Bordador is not giving up.

Rev. Noel Bordador … Read more

Chinese American

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Chinese National Guilty of Smuggling High-tech U.S. Military Hardware to China

posted by Len Patel

Military weaponsBy Ed Diokno

A Chinese national who had false papers identifying him as a natural-born U.S. citizen  was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for trafficking the United State’s high-tech military weaponry.

Kan Chen, 26, of Ningbo, China, in Zhejiang Province, was convicted for conspiring to violate the Arms … Read more

Chinese American

Jun 29, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Papa John’s Employee Labels Pizza Order from Chinese American Customer “Ching Ching”

posted by Louis Chan
Papa John pizza labeled with a racial slur

This photo is of a pizza ordered by a Chinese American customer that Papa John employees labeled “Ching Ching”


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

This is becoming a recurring nightmare that doesn’t show any signs of ending anytime soon.

The photo above was tweeted by a friend of a Chinese American customer who found … Read more

Chinese American

Jun 29, 2016 Ξ 1 comment

Six Asian Americans Killed in Fiery Crash as Their Husbands & Dads Watch Helplessly

posted by Randall
Gorman accident

Two mothers and their four children are killed after their disabled minivan is read ended by a big rig and explodes in flames

This gut wrenching scene is hard to imagine.

Two Asian American men had to be held back by California Highway Patrol Officers as their van was engulfed in flames and their two … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 29, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

#BeingAsian Trending Worldwide Reveals Humor, Pain of Being Asian

posted by Randall

Being Asian
 
By Ed Diokno

On Tuesday #BeingAsian trended on Twitter. First posted by 17-year old Michael Tarui on Twitter, Tuesday the hashtag really gained attention by the afternoon PST. By then, Asians all the world began contributing.

 

Tara told NBC News“The purpose of the tag was to create solidarity among us youth … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 28, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Japanese American Actress Hopes Her Kick Ass Character Will Be a Role Model

posted by Randall

Karen Fukuhara

Karen Fukuhara

At just 5’2″, Japanese American actress Karen Fukuhara is about to kick some butt.
She’s set to play the female samurai warrior Katana in the comic book movie Suicide Squad.

The movie stars Will Smith and Margot Robbie.

“Someone recently told me how refreshing it is to see an Asian woman as … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

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Video: Meet Chad Tanaka Pack, Gay Asian American Associate in Ministry of Marble Collegiate Church

posted by ShirleyNLew
Chad Tanaka Pack

Chad Tanaka Pack

By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

A gay Asian American minister is spreading his multi-cultural ministry in New York.

Chat Tanaka Pack is the Associate in Ministry of Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. I met him during the New York Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26. His church … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Jun 28, 2016 Ξ 1 comment

REPORT: Political Hate Rhetoric Catalyst for the Rise in Anti-Muslim American Acts

posted by Randall
Cover page for CAIR report-Confronting fearBy Ed Diokno
Being Muslim American already carries a decent amount of baggage.,” writes actor Aziz Ansari in a New York Times oped published over the weekend. “In our culture, when people think ‘Muslim,’ the picture in their heads is not usually of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or the … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian Americans Celebrate at the New York Pride Parade
Jun 27, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian Americans Celebrate at the New York Pride Parade

posted by ShirleyNLew

By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

 

Under a blue sky with a sea of rainbow, New York City’s Pride Parade could not have been more celebratory. After the massacre of  49 people and injuring of 53 at Pulse, a gay night club in Orlando, FL, New Yorkers packed 5th Avenue from 36th … Read more

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