Saturday 30th August 2014,

Chinese American

Reappropriate: 84-year-old Chinese Man Files Brutality Case Against NYPD

posted by Randall

Kang Chun WongIn a case of alleged police brutality that got a lot of attention in January, 84-year old Kang Chun Wong has filed a $5 million dollar lawsuit against the city of New York and the New York Police Department, reports Reappropriate.

Wong alleges he was roughed up by police after being ticketed for jaywalking. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Rafu Shimpo: The Asian American Who Discovered Robin Williams

posted by Randall

Mork & MindyLong before such hit movies as Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Morning Vietnam was a television show Mork & Mindy.

The program starring Robin Williams aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC and catapulted Williams to national prominence. Williams played an alien from outer space who came to earth in an egg-shaped spacecraft.

Ellen Endo, … Read more

Asian Americans

Whole Foods Market Keeps Community Waiting Over Racial Slur Incident

posted by Shirley Lew

Whole FoodsThe following letter from Kwok Ming Cheng & Shirley Lew was sent to Whole Foods in New York City in an attempt to solidify a meeting date over the use of a racial slur directed toward Kwok by a Whole Foods employee.
Despite several promises to meet, Whole Foods has yet to agree to any … Read more

Community Issues

Monterey County Weekly: Murder Stuns Korean American Community

posted by Randall

Salinas convenience store murder Police met with stunned and angry members of the Korean American community in Salinas, CA this week following the brutal murder of 62-year old Sook Mi Oh and the shooting of two others at a convenience store, reports the Monterey County Weekly.

Some admitted they were scared. Others demanded more police protection. Still others … Read more

Community Issues

SF Bay.CA: Arrests Made in Ponzi Scheme Targeting Vietnamese Americans

posted by Randall

goldTwo women are under arrest accused of swindling mostly Vietnamese Americans in California’s Silicon Valley out of $8 million over five years, reports SF Bay.ca.

Lananh Thi Phan, a licensed real estate broker, is being held on $10 million bail. Diane H. Do Bui, a notary public, is in county jail on $5 million … Read more

Asian Americans

Bloggers Respond to Bill O’Reilly After He Pitted Asian Americans Against Blacks

posted by Randall

Bill O'ReillyFox News host Bill O’Reilly recent denial about the existence of white privilege resorted to the tired tactic of using the model minority stereotype of Asian Americans to lecture the African American community.

Since then, several bloggers have come out with their responses. You can read some of them below.

 

The Manipulation Factor: An Read more

Asian Americans

AAJA: Harry Reid Gaffe Being Repeated by Media Outlets

posted by Randall

Real Clear PoliticsCoverage of the recent gaffe by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has drawn a sharp rebuke from the Asian American Journalists Association.

The AAJA is concerned in covering the controversy, some media outlets are making the same mistake made by Reid himself.

In his piece for Real Politics, Tom Bevan used the tired phrase “two … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Journalists Association Condemns Islamophobic Statements on Fox News

posted by Randall

Andrea Tantaros  The Asian American Journalists Association called out Fox News for some “inflammatory statements” made by its host Andrea Tantaros about the beheading of an American journalists.

AAJA called the killing of photojournalist James Foley “disturbing, appalling, monstrous,” but it cautioned against using a “barbaric act of a terrorist group” to “condemn and to smear an … Read more

Asian Americans

Crain: Number of Asian Americans Enrolled in Medical School Declining in NY

posted by Randall

medical schoolThe number of Asian Americans in New York enrolled in medical school has declined 14.5 percent while the number of  applicants actually rose 30 percent.

Crain reports those numbers cover a nine year period between 2005 and 2012 and pertain only to New York. The trend in the Empire State runs counter to the national … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Deadline: Daniel Dae Kim to Produce New Medical Drama for CBS

posted by Randall

 Daniel Dae KimDeadline reports that Daniel Dae Kim will executive produce a new medical drama based on the South Korean television show Good Doctor.

The program will be the first project from a development deal the Hawaii Five-0 and Lost co-star and his production company 3AD signed with the network last fall.

Malaysian- born Adele Lim … Read more

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