Friday 22nd July 2016,

Indian American/ South Asian American

Jul 22, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Arab American News: Indian American Beaten after Attacker Screams “Isis”. President Obama Speaks Out

posted by Randall

CAIRAn Indian American man in Nebraska is recovering from a broken nose, split lip and bruised calf after he says his attacker screamed “Isis (expletive), get out of my country,” reports Arab American News.

“He started punching me fast. Then I started covering my face like this. Then he gave me a punch,” Suthahar … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 22, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Diary of a Trump Delegate, Day 5: Lisa Shin Speaks at the Republican National Convention

posted by Lisa Shin
Lisa Shin

Lisa Shin is the head of Korean Americans for Trump

By Lisa Shin
Trump Delegate

Finally, the day I had been waiting for, with both dread and anticipation.   I had been reciting the words to myself, over and over again, but my big fear was being overcome by stage fright.   Thankfully, there were rehearsal times … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 22, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

George Takei Reaches Out to Latino Commuity, Warns Against Trump Presidency

posted by Frances Fu

George Takei

George Takei sends a message to Spanish speaking voters


 
In a recently released Facebook video, Star Trek actor and LGBTQ advocate George Takei uses his Spanish-speaking skills to compare Trump’s platform on Mexican immigrants today to the racist propaganda used by the Roosevelt administration against Japanese Americans during World War II.
 
“Back Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 22, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Where Are the AAPI Pundits on Cable News Shows?

posted by Randall
Lanhee Chen

CNN had Lanhee Chen, former Mitt Romney policy director, on a panel talking about Donald Trump’s remarks questioning President Obama’s sincerity when talking about the fatal shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge.

By Ed Diokno

From the admittedly biased perspective of Views From the Edge, diversity — or the lack of it — … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 21, 2016 Ξ 1 comment

Protesters Tell SF Mayor Ed Lee to “Go Back to China”

posted by Randall

Recall Ed Lee rally

Things turn ugly at a recall Ed Lee rally outside San Francisco City Hall

Despite overwhelming winning reelection just last year with 56 percent of the vote, Mayor Ed Lee hasn’t been the most popular mayor in his second full term.

Anger over the lack of affordable housing and the big influx of yuppie tech … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 21, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Los Angeles Showcase for Asian American Performers Struggles to Stay Free

posted by Karin Chan
Kurt Ikeda at Tuesday Night Cafe

Singer-songwriter Peter Su invites Priska and Quincy Surasmith (not pictured) on stage to provide backup vocals for his new song Santa Barbara.

Story & Photos by Karin Chan

A woman’s voice carries above the lead-in music to the next arts performance in a packed courtyard Tuesday night in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

“Shut the f— … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 21, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Diary of a Trump Delegate, Day 4: Asian Pacific American National Forum

posted by Lisa Shin

RNC Day 4By Lisa Shin
Trump Delegate

 

Today’s highlight was the RNC Convention Asian Pacific American National Forum.   It was held at the Republican Natoinal ConventionHard Rock Cafe and was an incredible time of fellowship and networking.  Speakers included  Reince Priebus, Elaine Chao, Michelle Steel, Alan Cobb, Sean Reyes, David Wang, Harmeet Dhillon, Helen Van Etten, Governor Eddie … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Jul 21, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

This Hindu Donald Trump Believer Puts His Money Towards the GOP Campaign

posted by Randall
Shillalah Kumar

Shillalah Kumar founded the Republican Hindu Coalition.

By Ed Diokno

 

Although several polls say AAPI voters tend to favor Democrats and Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump does have his supporters in the Asian American community.

As a matter of fact, it turns out that one of Trump’s major donors is a Hindu American businessman Shalabh

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Bad Ass Asians

Jul 20, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Rep Mark Takai Dies of Cancer

posted by Louis Chan
Mark Takai

Rep Mark Takai is seen here on the right.

U.S. Rep Mark Takai (D-HI) has died after a months-long battle with cancer. The first-term Congressman announced in May he would not be seeking reelection due to his disease.

Reports out of Hawaii indicates he died surrounded by family this morning. He first made public … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 20, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Award Winning Asian American Actor & Director to Open New York’s Asian American International Film Festival

posted by Louis Chan

Spa night

Spa Night stars Joe Seo


 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Spa Night, the film which kicks off the nine-day Asian American International Film Festival tomorrow night in New York, is rolling into the Big Apple with some major MO as in momentum.The film by director Andrew Ahn and starring Joe Seo
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