Saturday 28th May 2016,

Pacific Islander

May 28, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

ABC7: San Francisco Extends Aloha Spirit to Hawaiian Teen Recovering from Brain Surgery

posted by Randall
Kaikea Ahuna and his mother Kanoe

Kaikea Ahuna and his mother Kanoe

An Hawaiian teen who spent the last month recovering from brain surgery at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California has been honored by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.

ABC7 News reported in April that his family’s car was broken into at Fisherman’s Wharf and all his medical records and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 28, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

While You Were Away, Make It Pop Discovered Asian American Men Have Sex Appeal

posted by Randall

Make It PopBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent


If you’re like me and don’t have tweeners living with you, you probably haven’t paid much attention to Nickelodeon’s Make It Pop.

The show,centered around three Asian girls who formed a KPop group, became a source of much controversy in the Asian American community last year when it … Read more

Asian Americans

May 28, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Clinton Aggressively Targeting AAPI Vote

posted by Louis Chan

Hillary Clinton courts the AAPI Vote

By Ed Diokno & Louis Chan

 

With the California primary a week away, Hillary Clinton is trying regain the momentum from rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has been winning the primaries and caucuses of the smaller states. Despite his victories, a Sanders victory is mathematically unlikely but in the public’s eye, the Clinton campaign Read more

Chinese American

May 27, 2016 Ξ 1 comment

Racist Commercial Airing on Chinese Airwaves

posted by Louis Chan

Qiaobi commercialBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A commercial for a Chinese laundry product is causing quite a stink in the U.S.

It’s gone viral on social media with some comments almost as racist as the commercial itself.

It depicts a Black man making advances at a Chinese woman.

She responds flirtatiously, coaxing him to get … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 22, 2016 Ξ 1 comment

My Chinese Wonders If It’s White Enough

posted by Randall
Slam Poet

Unidentified Slam Poet

By Ed Diokno
 

She’s 18 years old and she’s a student in the Boston public schools. She presented her poem “My Chinese” and brought down the house at the “Louder Than A Bomb” slam poetry contest held in Boston last week.
 
Unfortunately I don’t have her name. Who is she?

Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 27, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Rappler: First Asian American Actress to Star in Phantom of the Opera

posted by Randall
Ali Ewoldt

Ali Ewoldt will become the first Asian American actress to play the leading role in Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera

Filipino American Ali Ewoldt has been named as the new Christine in the long running Broadway production of Phantom of the Opera, reports Rappler.

She’ll replace Julia Udine June 13.

Ewoldt whose mother is Filipino … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 27, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Dumbfoundead Takes #StarringJohnCho Concept to New Music Video

posted by Louis Chan

SafeBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Korean American rapper Dumbfoundead, AKA Jonathan Park, is taking the #StarringJohnCho concept to the next level.

The Koreatown-based musician took classic Hollywood scenes from both the big screen and television and superimposed his face on top of the White male stars.

“After the last Academy Awards and the regular … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 27, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Kahuku High School Graduation Goes Viral – AGAIN!

posted by Randall
Kahuku High graduation

The seniors of Kahuku High & Intermediate School continued the tradition of a graduation performance

By Ed Diokno

Kahuku High and Intermediate School on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii did it again. Their elaborate graduation performance has become a legendary tradition and the video of their graduation has gone viral, just like it did … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 26, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Director Says He Won’t Whitewash Crazy Rich Asians Movie

posted by Len Patel
Jon Chu

Jon Chu will director Crazy Rich Asians

The film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling 2013 novel, Crazy Rich Asians,won’t be whitewashed if director Jon Chu has his way.

The story of rich Asians living in Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai is seen through the eyes of a Chinese American.

Chu who has directed G.I. Read more

Filipino American

May 26, 2016 Ξ 1 comment

Filipino American Oil Worker Wins $250,000 in Discrimination Suit

posted by Louis Chan

EEOC
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A Filipino American oil worker whose manager urinated on his leg and called him names has won $250,000 in a discrimination suit.

Matthew Clark worked for the American Casing & Equipment, Inc., a North Dakota oilfield service company operating in Williston, N.D. He accused the company manager of hurling … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 26, 2016 Ξ 3 comments

Celebrity Short Takes: Constance Wu, Justin Lin, Daniel Wu, Matt Damon, Vanessa Hudgens and More

posted by Randall
Full Metal Alchemist

The anime characters in Full Metal Alchemist and their human actors.

By Ed Diokno

Director’s decision counters Hollywood’s ‘whitewashing’ practice

 

When the live-action adaptation of the wildly-popular manga-turned-anime Fullmetal Alchemist hits theaters next year, its entire cast of lead characters will be Japanese.

“I want to depict something that follows the original work as

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