Sunday 11th December 2016,

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WCPO: State Department of Education Launches Investigation into Death of Emilie Olsen

posted by Randall
Emilie Olsen

Emilie Olsen

WCPO is reporting the Ohio Department of Education is investigating the case of Emilie Olsen, the 13-year-old adopted Chinese girl who’s suicide in 2014 has focused much attention on how the Fairfield School District deals with bullying.

The station reports the investigation is being handled by the Office of Professional Conduct which handles … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Rogue One is the Most Asian of the Star Wars Episodes

posted by Randall
Rogue One

From left, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen and Rez Ahmed.

By Ed Diokno

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the latest incarnation from the Star Wars universe, is the most Asian of all the episodes produced so far.

I’m excited that the Disney production sees fit to include Asians in prominent roles in the … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Sacramento Bee: President Obama Urged to Dismantle Bush Era Muslim Registry

posted by Randall

Muslim AmericansThere’s been a lot of publicity surrounding President-elect Trump’s statements during the election supporting the establishment of a Muslim database.
 
Trump, as he has with many of his campaign promises, has since backpedaled and denied he wants to track anyone based on their religion. That statement, however, doesn’t rule out Muslim registration.
 
The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Vanessa Hudgens’ New Superhero Comedy to Debut on NBC

posted by Randall
Vanessa Hudgens in Powerless

Powerless

NBC has given a premiere date to Vanessa Hudgen’s new comedy, Powerless.

The midseason replacement will kick off Thursday, February 2 at 8:30 p.m./7:30 central.

Hudgens plays an insurance adjuster who becomes a cult figure after taking on a superhero.

The series also features Emily Locke; Danny Pudi; Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, and … Read more

Campus

Asian American Studies Offers Self Defense Class to Combat Hate Crimes

posted by Randall
Hate crime

Photograph of the Overpass Light Brigade holding a message at the Sikh temple shooting memorial in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, August 7, 2012.

An Asian American reporter was on a New York Street recording video when a White man stuck his face in front of the camera and yelled “Yeah, Trump.”

Heated four letter words were … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Star Wars Inspires Heartwarming Story

posted by Randall
Star Wars Create

In a classroom, far, far away.

By Ed Diokno

A partnership between Filipino telecom giant, Globe, and Disney Southeast Asia has produced one of the most touching promos that you’ll see this time of year.

The ad features a shy girl who wears a Stormtrooper helmet to school. You’ll discover why she hides behind … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

NAACP Speaks Out Against Spike in Hate Crimes Against Muslims & Blacks

posted by Randall

SwastikaThe NAACP is condemning the recent spike in hate crimes against Muslims and Blacks following the election of Donald Trump.

In Minneola, east of New York City, racist sidewalk graffiti directed at Blacks and Muslims was found on the sidewalk.

The graffiti included swastikas and the statement “Make America White again.”

“The slogan “Make American … Read more

Chinese American

Why Are There So Many Chinese Restaurants in the United States

posted by Randall

Chinese restaurantBy Minnie Roh
Reporter for Asian American Life

In any corner of any town in America, you can always find at least one Chinese restaurant. But have you ever wondered why there are so many Chinese restaurants in the United States? Ironically, the very law that was formed to curtail Chinese immigration to the U.S. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Three Asian Americans among Dead in Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire in Oakland

posted by Louis Chan

Vanessa Plotkin

Vanessa Plotkin
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By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Three Asian Americans have been identified as among the 36 killed in last Friday night’s warehouse fire in Oakland.
 
Vanessa Plotkin,21, is a Filipino American student who attended U.C. Berkeley and majored in sociology. She grew up in Lakewood, California near Los Angeles. According … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Vanita Gupta to Leave Civil Rights Division of Department of Justice

posted by Randall
Vanita Gupta

Vanita Gupta

By Ed Diokno
 
One of the hallmark’s of President Obama’s administration has been the rebirth of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

 

Under the leadership of Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, the division has been the tip of the spear in its aggressive defense of civil … Read more

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