Friday 09th December 2016,

Bad Ass Asians

Star Wars Inspires Heartwarming Story

posted by Randall
Star Wars Create

In a classroom, far, far away.

By Ed Diokno

A partnership between Filipino telecom giant, Globe, and Disney Southeast Asia has produced one of the most touching promos that you’ll see this time of year.

The ad features a shy girl who wears a Stormtrooper helmet to school. You’ll discover why she hides behind … Read more

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Three Asian Americans among Dead in Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire in Oakland

posted by Louis Chan

Vanessa Plotkin

Vanessa Plotkin
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By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Three Asian Americans have been identified as among the 36 killed in last Friday night’s warehouse fire in Oakland.
 
Vanessa Plotkin,21, is a Filipino American student who attended U.C. Berkeley and majored in sociology. She grew up in Lakewood, California near Los Angeles. According … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

NAACP Speaks Out Against Spike in Hate Crimes Against Muslims & Blacks

posted by Randall

SwastikaThe NAACP is condemning the recent spike in hate crimes against Muslims and Blacks following the election of Donald Trump.

In Minneola, east of New York City, racist sidewalk graffiti directed at Blacks and Muslims was found on the sidewalk.

The graffiti included swastikas and the statement “Make America White again.”

“The slogan “Make American … Read more

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Why Are There So Many Chinese Restaurants in the United States

posted by Randall

Chinese restaurantBy Minnie Roh
Reporter for Asian American Life

In any corner of any town in America, you can always find at least one Chinese restaurant. But have you ever wondered why there are so many Chinese restaurants in the United States? Ironically, the very law that was formed to curtail Chinese immigration to the U.S. … Read more

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Vanita Gupta to Leave Civil Rights Division of Department of Justice

posted by Randall
Vanita Gupta

Vanita Gupta

By Ed Diokno
 
One of the hallmark’s of President Obama’s administration has been the rebirth of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

 

Under the leadership of Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, the division has been the tip of the spear in its aggressive defense of civil … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian Pacific American Corporate Survey Finds Some Opportunities Lacking

posted by Louis Chan

Asian Society Asian Pacific American Corporate Survey

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Seventh Annual Asian Pacific American Corporate Survey from the Asia Society reveal many AAPI employees lack executive leadership opportunities and development.

The survey polled some 3,000 Asian American and Pacific Islander employees from 24 Fortune 500 companies.

Among the key findings, 30 percent of the employees surveyed say … Read more

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Newlyweds Steven Yeun and Joana Pak Expecting First Child

posted by Randall

Steven Yeun & Joana Pak

Steven Yeun & Joana Pak.
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Just days after his wedding to photographer and longtime girlfriend Joana Pak, there’s word the couple is expecting their first child.
 
The couple hasn’t commented on the reports from E! and US Magazine.
 
Pak and Yeun wed in front of family and friends, including many … Read more

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Margaret Cho Snags Fourth Grammy Nomination. Set to Go Undercover

posted by Randall

Margaret ChoCould this be the year Grammy voters honor comedian Margaret Cho with her first Grammy?

Yesterday she received her fourth Grammy nomination for her album American Myth in the category of Best Comedy Album.

The album features her song I Wanna to Kill My Rapist

Cho had previously revealed she had been sexually abused by … Read more

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Young Joey Alexander Gets Another Shot at a Grammy

posted by Randall
Joey Alexander

Joey Alexander

By Ed Diokno

Last year, jazz pianist Joey Alexander became the youngest-ever Grammy nominee in a jazz category with nominations for best improvised jazz solo and best jazz instrumental album.

He didn’t take home the Grammy in either category but maybe he’ll have better luck this year. The Indonesian wunderkind has  been nominated … Read more

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Asian Men Show Off their Sex Appeal

posted by Randall
It's Asian Men

Yoshi Sudarso stars in It’s Asian Men

A new seductive digital short film highlights the difficulties Asian American men have in the dating scene.

Korean American director NaRhee Ahn of Dragonlady Productions and her all female crew found inspiration for It’s Asian Men from the upcoming 2017 Haikus on Hotties calendar.

“I just really … Read more

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