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Indian American/ South Asian American

May 1, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Julia Roberts Could be the New Face of India

posted by Louis Chan
Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

India is reportedly turning to Oscar winning actress Julia Roberts to promote tourism in its country as well as the practice of yoga.

The actress who catapulted to fame with the movie Pretty Woman has been a regular practitioner of both Hinduism and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 1, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Japanese and Muslim Americans Wrap Up Journey to Manzanar

posted by Louis Chan

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Manzanar Pilgrimage

Carol Lin was among the ambassadors who lead the Manzanar Pilgrimage in 2015

Dozens of Japanese American and Muslim Americans are scheduled to wrap up their three day weekend pilgrimage to Manzanar today.

They are visiting the site of one of ten incarceration camps where 120,000 Japanese Americans were … Read more

Asian Americans

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President Obama Proclaims Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

posted by Randall

Barack Obama with Michelle

President Obama released the following proclamation declaring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month:

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are the fastest growing racial group in our country, growing over 4 times as rapidly as the population of the United States.  As one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse groups in America, the … Read more

Asian Americans

May 1, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

AAPI Heritage Month: A Timeline of Asian America

posted by Randall

By Ed Diokno

In honor of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month – DiversityInc posted this historical timeline of Asians in America.

It is by no means complete. For instance, it left out the first recorded landing of Asians on the North American continent in 1587. However, it’s a good jumping-off point for further … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 30, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

WABC: Chinatown Beating Sparks Concern in New York

posted by Randall

Chinatown beatingA Chinatown restaurant manager who came to the defense of his waitress is speaking out about the beating he endured from a customer.

Video circulating on the internet shows the victim on the ground helpless, while the suspect repeatedly pounded him until he was a bloody mess.

The incident took place outside a restaurant as … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 30, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Olympic Gold Medalist Dead at 85

posted by Randall

Tommy Kono

Tommy Kono

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Tommy Kono has died at the age of 85, reported the New York Times.
 
Kono gained a passion for weight lifting while growing up in an incarceration camp for Japanese Americans during World War II.
 
Kono set at least 20 world records in the 50s and … Read more

Campus

Apr 30, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

#ThickEnvelope: It’s A Layover, Not Your Final Destination.

posted by Randall
Sather Gate at the University of California at Berkeley

University of California at Berkeley has been ranked the number one public university in the country.

By Patrick Lorenzo

For admitted students and families still pondering their decision on where to enroll this Fall, May 1st is looming ahead.  The Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) is a national deadline for students to submit their … Read more

Chinese American

Apr 30, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Court Orders San Francisco Noodle Company to Stop Distribution of Products

posted by Randall

Noodles

By Ed Diokno
 
A San Francisco-based noodle-maker won’t be selling any noodles any time soon after federal inspectors found unsanitary conditions in its factory.

 
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Kun Wo Food Products Inc. and the firm’s co-owners, Zi Xing … Read more

Community

Apr 29, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

India Prime Minister Modi Invited to Address Joint Session of Congress

posted by Randall

Narendra Modi with Mark Zuckenberg


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg during a visit to Silicon Valley last year


 
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to speak to a joint session of Congress during his visit to the United States in June.
 
This will be Modi’s third trip to the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 29, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Idaho State Journal: Baseball Field at Incarceration Camp to be Rebuilt

posted by Randall
Minidoka

Minidoka

You might call it a Japanese American field of dreams in the midst of a nightmare.

The Idaho State Journal reports that a baseball field used by those incarcerated at Minidoka will be reconstructed.

It’s a joint project of the National Park Service and Friends of Minidoka. They are seeking both volunteers and donors … Read more

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