Friday 06th March 2015,

Bad Ass Asians

Something Is Rotten at Whole Foods

posted by Shirley Ng-Lew

Whole FoodsBy Shirley N Lew

It is with great sadness that the work I’ve done with the assistance of Chris Kwok of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) on behalf of my friend, Kwok Ming Cheng, has come to an end.

Ever since an employee of Whole Foods Market in Lower … Read more

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Brooklyn Paper: Anti-Asian Sentiment Surfaces During Brooklyn Town Hall

posted by Randall

BrooklynAnti-Asian sentiment bubbled to the top during a town hall in Brooklyn over concern about all-cash real estate deals and illegally subdivided homes, reported The Brooklyn Paper.

Hundreds attended the meeting. The overwhelming majority of the people were white with only a handful of Asian Americans.

“I feel a little uncomfortable with an Asian … Read more

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The Story about an Asian American That May Never Be Told

posted by Randall

Flash Boys- A Wall Street RevoltBy John Entrada
Contributor for

No, it’s not about young male exhibitionists. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt is actually Michael Lewis’ latest book about the rise of high frequency trading (HFT) algorithms in the US equity market and the intrigue surrounding one man’s campaign to expose and neutralize the predatory algorithms used against … Read more

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NBC: Asian American Student debuts Science Fiction Novel

posted by Jason Fong
Dove ArisingColumbia University student Karen Bao’s science fiction novel Dove Arising was published by Penguin Random House in February 2015.


Bao’s story concerns a 15-year-old named Phaet Theta who joins a paramilitary force to save her family.  The story takes place 200 years in the future on the moon. As Bao continues to pursue her … Read more

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ABS CBN: Filipino American is 2nd Youngest Billionaire in World

posted by Randall

Bobby MurphyForbes has named Snapchat co-founder Bobby Murphy the second youngest billionaire in the world, reported ABS CBN.

The 26-year old is said to be worth $1.5 billion. Murphy grew up in Berkeley, California and his mother immigrated from the Philippines.

It was Murphy who developed the photo messaging app which makes photos disappear almost … Read more

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Muslim Like Me

posted by Randall

 Jessey EaganJessey Eagan is in the 15th day of her Muslim like me experiment.

The White woman returned to the United States five years ago after spending about 18 months in Amman, Jordan teaching.

Her experience taught her the experience of being an outsider “and sticking out like a sore thumb.”

The blonde hair blue eyed … Read more

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David Ryu Advances to General Election in LA City Council Race

posted by Randall

David RyuUnofficial returns from the Los Angeles City Clerk Election Division shows that David Ryu has advanced to the general election for the LA City Council District 4 seat.

He placed a close second with 14.6 percent of the vote. He’ll face Carolyn Ramsay who finished first with 15.3 percent. Just 135 votes separated the two … Read more


District Attorney Responds to Critics of His Prosecution of a Domestic Violence Victim

posted by Randall

Support for Nan-Hui JoThe Yolo County District Attorney in California sent AsAmNews the following news release responding to a blog we published by Nom Hee Hwang  critical of Jeff Reisig’s decision to prosecute Nan-Hui Jo for child abduction.

(Woodland, CA) – March 3, 2015 – District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that a Yolo County Jury found 43-year-old Nan … Read more

Asian Americans

Don’t Treat Our Food as a Flavor!

posted by Randall

Chinese foodBy Sung Kim

People use food as a social mechanism in which people are able to engage in social gatherings. You often hear people ask “Do you want to get Chinese?” or “Do you want to get Mexican?” and the likes. It is more often than not that most consumers do not question the historical … Read more


Breaking Down the Unjust Guilty Verdict Against a Domestic Abuse Survivor

posted by Randall

Support for Nan-Hui JoBy Nom Hee Hwang

The plight of a mother and domestic violence survivor continues. It’s a story in which injustice for victims of domestic abuse and a broken immigration system meet.

Nan-Hui Jo has been in the Yolo County Jail for over seven months on charges of child abduction. A jury Tuesday found her guilty … Read more


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