Saturday 04th July 2015,

Bad Ass Asians

Ellen Pao Doesn’t Deserve to Be Fired

posted by Randall

Ellen PaoEllen Pao is a woman of courage.
 
She took on one of the most powerful venture capitalist firms in Silicon Valley suing them in an unsuccessful sex discrimination case.
 
The interim CEO of Reddit took down five community boards that had been taken over by trolls who violated Reddit’s policy against harassment. … Read more

Asian Americans

Refinery 29: An Asian American Woman’s Brush with A Serial Attacker

posted by Randall
Tyrelle Shaw

Tyrelle Shaw

An article written by an anonymous writer in Refinery 29 details one Asian American woman’s brush with a man in New York who targeted Asian women for attacks, then committed suicide.

When Tyrelle Shaw’s name surfaced in the news, she was stunned.

They had been friends on Facebook for three years. The two … Read more

Campus

5th Grade Mandarin Immersion Students Keep Pace with High School Advanced Placement Learners

posted by Randall
Elementary school

file photo of an elementary school

Wendy Ho’s son Brendan entered the Mandarin immersion program in kindergarten and is now in the same program in the third grade at Ohlone Elementary in Palo Alto, CA. Neither Wendy or her husband Michael speak Mandarin, but are grateful their son can converse with his grandmother in her … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Huff Post: George Takei Reverses Self. Apologizes to Justice Thomas

posted by Len Patel

Clarence Thomas
 
Less than 24 hours after defending his remarks that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is a “clown in blackface” for his remarks about dignity, slavery and incarceration camps, George Takei has offered an apology.
 
“I owe an apology,” the actor and activist wrote on his Facebook page. “I am reminded, especially on this … Read more

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Lunch with Tony Winner Lea Salonga and George Takei, Stars of ALLEGIANCE

posted by Randall

by Lia Chang

Allegiance stars George Takei, Lea Salonga with producer Lorenzo Thione at The Strand Bistro in New York on June 25, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Allegiance stars George Takei, Lea Salonga with producer Lorenzo Thione at The Strand Bistro in New York on June 25, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

I recently had lunch at The Strand Bistro in New York with Tony Award-winning actress and recording artist Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon) to celebrate her … Read more

Campus

LA Times: Vicious Attacks Raise Concerns for Parachute Kids from China

posted by Randall
Oxford School

Oxford School in Rowland Heights, CA attracts many international students

80,000 students in U.S. high schools are here on F-1 student visas. More than 9,200 are from China with dreams of using their American high school education as a ticket to a prestigious U.S. university.

So when three teens in Los Angeles County were arrested … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Inquirer: Bill to Honor Filipino American Labor Leader Signed by Governor Brown

posted by Randall

Larry Itliong
Filipino American labor leader Larry Itliong will be honored in the state of California with a special day each year heralding his contributions to history, reports the Inquirer.

His birthday October 25 has been officially declared Larry Itliong Day by California Governor Jerry Brown who signed the bill into law.

“He was a hero … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sky News: Biker Jailed in Attack on Alexian Lien

posted by Randall

Alexian Lien Beating
 

A biker who pleaded guilty to assault and riot in the beating of SUV driver Alexian Lien in New York has been sentenced to three years in prison, reports Sky News.
 

Prosecutors said Jason Brown was part of a group which repeatedly kicked Lien and pounded him with their motorcycle helmets after … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Inquirer: Cheryl Burke Pulls Out as Host of Miss USA Pageant After Trump’s Remarks

posted by Randall

Cheryl Burke

“Cheryl Burke of Dancing With The Stars” by Mark J Sebastian – Cheryl Burke (#100792). Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cheryl_Burke_of_Dancing_With_The_Stars.jpg#/media/File:Cheryl_Burke_of_Dancing_With_The_Stars.jpg


 
Dancing With the Stars
celebrity dancer Cheryl Burke has pulled out as co-host of the Miss USA pageant in protest of remarks by Donald Trump about Mexican immigrants, reports … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

THE HILL: Takei Blasted for Calling Justice Thomas ‘a clown in blackface.’ He Defends Remarks

posted by Elizabeth Kim

George Takei responded to Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissent to the Supreme Court’s decision last week legalizing gay marriage by calling him ‘a clown in blackface,’ reports The Hill. George Takei
 
The actor and gay rights activist, best known for his role in Star Trek, expressed his frustration with the dissenting opinion in an interview … Read more

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