Wednesday 01st July 2015,

Asian Americans

Statesman: Kung Fu Saloon Settles Charges It Discriminated against Blacks & Asians

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Kung Fu Saloon

The owner of the Texas-based Kung Fu Saloon has agreed to make changes to settle a federal discrimination complaint it discriminated against Asians and Blacks, reports the Statesman.

The bar which has locations in Austin, Dallas and Houston is accused in a consent decree of routine discrimination against Blacks and Asians through an arbitrary … Read more

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MSNBC: George Takei Responds to Justice Thomas’ Statements on Incarceration Camps & Gay Marriage

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Lea Salonga as Kei Kimura and George Takei as Ojii-san in the World Premiere of Allegiance - A New American Musical, with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and book by Marc Acito, Kuo and Lorenzo Thione, directed by Stafford Arima, Sept. 7 - Oct. 21, 2012 at The Old Globe. Photo by Henry DiRocco.

George Takei with Lea Salonga in his play Allegiance, the story of a family ripped apart by the incarceration camp experience.

Actor and activist George Takei responded with indignity to arguments by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas that “human dignity cannot be taken away” by the government and that those Japanese Americans held in incarceration Read more

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Update: Disgraced California Senator Leland Yee Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

posted by Randall

Leland Yee

Update: 12:06
The Los Angeles Times reports former State Senator Leland Yee has pleaded guilty to racketeering.

He faces up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines and possible restitution.
Yee had originally entered a not guilty plea last year. The reversal is believed to be part of a plea bargain for a … Read more

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Tim Dang to Step Down As Artistic Director of East West Players after More than 20 Years

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Tim Dang

Tim Dang

East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest running professional theatre of color and the largest creator of Asian Pacific artistic work, has announced that Tim Dang will step down in June 2016 as producing artistic director after 23 years.

“I thought that June 2016 would be the appropriate time to pass the torch … Read more

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What is Bobby Jindal Implying about Immigrants?

posted by Randall

Bobby Jindal’s has unveiled a new campaign ad in Iowa he hopes will increase his poll numbers.
 
Right now, he’s barely above a hash mark in GOP presidential polls.
 
Jindal is trying to distinguish himself from the pack by being the most conservative of the bunch.
 
In his ad Read more

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Rafu Shimpo: Barrack at Heart Mountain Saved from Demolition

posted by Randall

Heart Mountain
A barrack which once housed Japanese Americans incarcerated at Heart Mountain in Wyoming during World War II has been rescued from demolition by the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, reports Rafu Shimpo.
 
The barrack has been used by Iowa State University as housing at their geology field studies station. The University wants to build … Read more

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THR: How ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Almost Became a White Story

posted by Randall

Crazy Rich Asians
 
The best selling novel Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan received wide interest from not only the chick lit crowd, but those on Wall Street as well.
 
Interest in the book by Hollywood was almost instantaneous and now Kwan is serving as the film’s executive producer.
 
Kwan says one of the first … Read more

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CBS LA: First Korean American Sworn In to LA City Council

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David Ryu
 
Several hundred people gathered outside Los Angeles City Hall to witness history in Los Angeles’ large Korean American community, reports CBS LA.
 
David Ryu became the first Korean American ever to be sworn in to the Los Angeles City Council.
 
He’s just the second Asian American to serve on the council despite … Read more

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Yahoo: Chinese Model-Actress Denies Romantic Link to Jeremy Lin

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Jeremy Lin
 
Jeremy Lin has been linked to Chinese model-actress Xu Dongdong, but the 25 year old denies any romantic interest, reports Yahoo.
 
The two have been seen together at various places, most recently when Lin attended a charity dinner in Hong Kong.
 
Xu who has been named by some as China’s sexiest … Read more

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