Monday 30th March 2015,

Community Issues

ABC57: Indian American Becomes First Pregnant Woman Sentenced Under Indiana’s Feticide Laws

posted by Len Patel

Purvi PatelThe first pregnant woman to be prosecuted under Indiana’s feticide laws has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, reports ABC57.

Purvi Patel says she panicked and was left in shock when a fetus came gushing out in a pool of blood. She says she had a miscarriage, and in a panic, dumped the … Read more

Asian Americans

Nan Hui Jo to Be Sentenced Wednesday in Domestic Violence/Kidnapping Case

posted by Randall

Support for  Nan Hui JoNan-Hui Jo, the Korean mother convicted last month of kidnapping her child from who she says is an abusive former husband, is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in California.

The case has generated much social media buzz and support from both the Asian American community and workers who assist domestic violence victims.

According to New Read more

Blogs

Unconscious Bias Held Back Ellen Pao

posted by Randall

Women in the workplaceBy Emily Liu

On Friday a jury ruled in favor of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the defendant in the widely followed gender-discrimination suit brought by Ellen Pao. Pao alleged that the firm failed to prevent gender discrimination, did not promote her due to her gender, retaliated against her for complaining, and eventually fired her … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

SF Examiner: Chinatown Tenants Stop Evictions

posted by Randall

Rally to stop eviction at 2 Emery Lane in SF ChinatownTenants facing eviction from a SRO (Single Room Occupancy) building in San Francisco’s Chinatown won a decisive victory with some high profile help.

Mayor Ed Lee, who in his early days worked as an attorney and tenant advocate for Asian Law Caucus, stepped in with Supervisor Julie Christensen to halt the ouster of tenants at … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jessica’s Gay Ex-Boyfriend Visits on Fresh Off The Boat

posted by Randall
Fresh Off the Boat LGBT EpisodeTuesday night’s episode of Fresh Off the Boat is being called by some the LGBT episode.

 

Jessica’s ex-boyfriend Oscar Chow (guest star Rex Lee) comes to visit. She hopes Oscar will make her husband Louis jealous and is disappointed when he isn’t.  Jessica  seems completely blind to the fact that Oscar is gay.

 

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Community Issues

NJ.Com: Mom Turns to Congress to Help Get Her Kidnapped Twins Back

posted by Randall

Bindu PhilipsAn Indian American mother hopes Congress can pressure India into returning the twin boys kidnapped by her ex-husband, reports NJ.com.

Bindu Philips went with her twin boys and then husband to India in 2008. She said her husband abused her and returned to the US alone.

“Every day I awaken to the heart-wrenching reality … Read more

Asian Americans

Los Angeles Times: Asian Americans Gaining Political Strength

posted by Randall

Asian American Voters
The growing influence of Asian American voters is being recognized with victories at the polls in California.

The headline in today’s Los Angeles Times reads Recent Election Gains Show Asian American Voter Power Surge.

The victory of John Lieu in the Congressional race to replace longtime Rep Henry Waxman, along with John Chiang’s win for … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Yahoo: Kyle Larson Out of Sprint Race After Fainting Spell

posted by Randall

Kyle Larson Sprint race car driver Kyle Larson is being held for evaluation at a Virginia hospital following a fainting spell  and is out of today’s race in Martinsville, reports Yahoo.

The incident happened yesterday during an autograph session.  He has been evaluated at two area hospitals.

“Although all tests came back negative and Larson feels … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Elle: L’Oreal Names Its First Asian American Spokesmodel

posted by Randall

Soo Joo ParkSoo Joo Park has been named by cosmetic brand L’Oreal Paris as its latest spokesmodel, reports Elle.

The Korean American model is on a roll. Redken named her its spokesmodel in December.

“I’m extremely honored and so happy because they’re both global brands that are known for pushing innovation and beauty that not only … Read more

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