Sunday 01st February 2015,

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Fresh Off the Boat’s 11-Year-Old Star Learns Why His Show Is A “Big Deal”

posted by Randall

Hudson YangHudson Yang, the star of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat debuting Wednesday, is like any other 11-year-old kid.

“I like video games,” he told AsAmNews via email. “I spent a lot of time on set playing with my on-screen brothers, Forrest & Ian, when we weren’t acting or in school.”

Hudson plays Eddie, the show’s … Read more

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Washington Post: Army Surprised by Reaction to “Chink In Armor” Tweet

posted by Randall

Army tweetThe adverse reaction to a US Army tweet using the phrase “chink in the armor” caught it off guard, reports the Washington Post.

The Army immediately deleted the tweet and changed a headline which also used the phrase in a news release. It did not apologize, instead saying “there is nothing even remotely racial” … Read more

Chinese American

Gothamist: 30 Day License Suspension for Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

posted by Shirley Ng-Lew

Allison LiaoThe driver’s license of Ahmed Abu-Zayedeh has been revoked for running over 3-year-old Allison Liao in Flushing, Queens in November. She was holding her grandmother’s hand who was not hurt.

The Abu-Zayedeh’s revocation which happened last month seemed satisfactory to the Liao family, but now the Gothamist has learned that the suspension could be as … Read more

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NY Daily News: Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight to Be Announced

posted by Len Patel

Manny PacquiaoTMZ is reporting that the long awaited and much hyped fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will be announced as soon as Super Bowl Sunday, according to the NY Daily News.

The fight is tentatively set for May 2 at the MGM in Las Vegas.

Prior to the TMZ report, promoter Bob Arum … Read more

Asian Americans

Washington Post: US Army Deletes Post Using “Chinks” in Armor

posted by Randall

Army tweetThe US Army is finding out that words can be just as powerful as bullets.

The Washington Post reports the Army quickly deleted a racially offensive tweet referring to “chinks in special ops’ digital and physical armor” after being called out for being racist.

Yes, its true.  Chinks is defined in the dictionary as a … Read more

Chinese American

Four Named to Asian Hall of Fame

posted by Randall

Betty NguyenDancing With the Stars host Carrie Ann Inaba, world class billiard player Jeanette Lee, NBC news anchor Betty Nguyen and Mixed Martial Arts champion Benson Henderson have been named as the 2015 inductees into the Asian Hall of Fame.

Nguyen (pictured) came to the United States from Saigon in 1975 when she wasn’t yet even … Read more

Community Issues

Mercury News: Indian American Family Seeks Swift Action in Race Car Death

posted by Randall

Manuel Anthony Maldonado-AvalosTensions erupted in a San Jose courtroom during the arraignment of one of two suspects accused in the racing car death of Kiran Pabla, 24, reports the Mercury News.

The arraignment of Manuel Maldonado-Avalos (pictured left) had just wrapped up Wednesday when one of Pabla’s brothers screamed “That guy killed my sister! You Read more


Five Key Facts about The Affordable Care Act for AAPIs

posted by Randall

Asian Americans & Health CareBy John Zhang

(This was originally posted on the Center of American Progress website and is reposted here with their permission).

The federal and state health insurance marketplaces will be open for the second round of enrollment until February 15, 2015. For information on how to enroll, visit The Affordable Care Act, or … Read more

Community Issues

Nisei Soldiers Who Fought for the Emperor

posted by Randall

Nissei soldiers fight for Japanese emperorThe Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) will present the public program, “Fighting for the Emperor: Nisei Soldiers in the WWII Imperial Armed Forces” on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, 535 N. Fifth Street, San Jose, CA. This event will address how WWII dramatically … Read more


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