Tuesday 01st December 2015,

Asian Americans

Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung, Michael K. Lee and the Cast of ‘Allegiance’ to Record Cast Album

posted by Lia Chang
The cast of 'Allegiance'.

The cast of ‘Allegiance’.

By Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts and Entertainment Reporter

Lea Salonga and Telly Leung in 'Allegiance'. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Lea Salonga and Telly Leung in ‘Allegiance’. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA have announced that the cast of the new musical Allegiance is headed into the MSR Studios on Monday, December 7th to record the cast album.

Scheduled … Read more


Sleep Deprived Students Struggle with Mental Health

posted by Randall

Sleep Is for the Strong

By Sahar Hakim-Hashemi  

When I was 12 years old, my family immigrated to the US from Iran. My father, being a math professor, wanted for my brothers and I to grow up in the US so we could have a chance to attend the best universities in the world. He sent us to a challenging … Read more

Asian Americans

Campaign launched: Asian Americans #NotTheSame

posted by Randall



Some of the young people whose stories were featured in the #NotTheSame campaign.

By Ed Diokno
As Asians, we’ve all had to contend with the image that most non-Asian Americans have of us. Often they can’t tell if we are Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Cambodian or any of the other 48 … Read more

Community Issues

USA Today: Marine Found Guilty of Killing Filipino Transgender Woman

posted by Randall

Filipina Transgender Jennifer Laude with suspect, Pfc. Joseph Scott PembertonA U.S. Marine has been convicted by a court in the Philippines in the death of a transgender woman, reports USA Today.

Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was immediately sentenced to six to 12 year in prison for the death of Jennifer Laude.Jennifer Laude

Pemberton strangled Laude after picking her up at a bar and later … Read more


Reuters: Former Fraternity President Accused in Pledge’s Death Testifies Frat Encouraged Hazing

posted by Randall

Pi Delta PsiOne of four students facing charges in the death of a pledge in a New York fraternity testified that his frat secretly encouraged hazing, reports Reuters.

Daniel Li, 23, is former president of Pi Delta Psi fraternity at Baruch College.

Li took the stand and testified during the pretrial hearing that his frat’s national office … Read more

Community Issues

WABC: Police Seek Man Who Burned Hindu Flags in Queens

posted by Randall

Hindu flags burned

Neighbors say they fear for their safety after an unidentified man burned some 40 religious Hindu flags in front of homes in Queens, reports WABC.

Police released dark and grainy video of the incident and hope somebody may be able to identify him.

It happened at around 1 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.

The incident has drawn … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Guardian: Mash Up Americans Explores Life in an Interracial Family

posted by Randall
Mash Up Americans

Mash Up Americans’ co-founder Amy Choi and her family

Amy Choi and Rebecca Lehrer are self-proclaimed Mash Up Americans.

Choi is Korean American who married a Colombian Mexican American and gave birth to a child she calls a “Korombexican American”.

Lehrer is a Salvadoran Jewish American.

The two have launched a new podcast called Mash Read more


Court Says It’s OK for Florida Gun Shop Not to Sell to Muslims

posted by Len Patel

Andy Hallinan

The owner of a Florida gun shop who declared his store a Muslim-free zone is gloating in victory after a federal judge tossed out a lawsuit challenging his declaration as a violation of civil rights.

Andy Hallinan posted a video on Facebook likely meant to stick in the face of CAIR, the Council on American … Read more


Asian American Identity is No Longer an Either Or Proposition

posted by Louis Chan

Lunar New Year, New York

By Louis Chan

AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Spokesman-Review published a 100-year-old article from its archives this weekend that got me thinking about how far Asian Americans have come feeling more comfortable with their identity.

The article talked about a riff in Spokane, Washington’s  Chinese community between those who wanted to celebrate the Chinese New … Read more


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