Wednesday 02nd September 2015,

Chinese American

Ex-NYPD Cop Wojciech Braszczok in Biker Road Rage Starts Two Year Sentence

posted by Shirley Ng-Lew
 Wojciech Braszczok

Ex-NYPD Cop Wojciech Braszczok sits alone outside courtroom to start his two year sentence.

By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

Ex-New York Police Department Officer Wojciech Braszczok turned himself over to authorities to begin his two year sentence for the biker road rage in 2013 that left Alexien Lien brutally battered and his … Read more

Community Issues

WHNT: Jury Selection Underway in Trial in Alabama of Officer Accused of Beating Grandfather

posted by Len Patel

Eric Parker

Jury selection is underway in the federal trial of a Madison, Alabama police officer accused in the police brutality case of an Indian man, reports WHNT

Sureshbhai Patel slowly entered the courtroom with the assistance of a walker to witness the proceedings. In February, Patel was enjoying a walk in a Madison neighborhood where he … Read more

Asian Americans

WBEZ: Suspensions Recommended for Three Officers in Police Raid of Asian Salon in Chicago

posted by Len Patel

tanning salon raid Chicago

A review panel in Chicago is recommending suspensions for three officers involved in a controversial raid of an Asian tanning salon, reports WBEZ.

Surveillance camera video of the incident which went viral shows an officer grabbing an Asian woman who is later identified as salon manager Jessica Klyzek, a naturalized Chinese American.

One officer … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Actor Tzi Ma Rides ‘Hell On Wheels’ to New Heights

posted by Lia Chang
Actor Tzi Ma attends the AAIFF2015 screening of AMC’s Hell on Wheels at Village East Cinema in New York on July 31, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Actor Tzi Ma attends the AAIFF2015 screening of AMC’s Hell on Wheels at Village East Cinema in New York on July 31, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

By Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts & Entertainment Reporter


For four decades, Chinese American actor Tzi Ma has worked in film, television, and on stage creating a distinguished … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Bakersfield Californian: Filipino American Grape Strike Leaders to be Commemorated on 50th Anniversary

posted by Len Patel

Philip Vera Cruz

Like so much in our history, the contributions of Asian Americans are often forgotten.

As was the case with the Chinese who built the transcontinental railroad, the leadership of the Filipino Americans who lead the Delano Grape Strike in California alongside Cesar Chavez 50 years ago rarely gets a mention in U.S. history books.

A … Read more

Asian Americans

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Ruby Yang talks about her new film, My Voice, My Life

posted by Lia Chang

By Lia ChangMVML-English-Poster
AsAmNews Arts & Entertainment Reporter

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Ruby Yang’s newest film, My Voice, My Life, follows an unlikely group of misfit students from four Hong Kong middle and high schools cast in a musical theater performance. From low self-esteem to blindness, each student confronts unique personal challenges in the process of … Read more


Daily Penn: Campus Niche Organizations Help Students Find their Space

posted by Randall

LGBTQ Center University of PennsylvaniaWith many students already back to school, this story is timely.

It’s easy especially on large campuses to feel isolated.

Finding your comfortable space in everyday life can be difficult, but it can be especially difficult for students living away from home for perhaps the first time.

The Daily Penn reports on the popularity of … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Global Times: Xiao Jiguo Has Become Famous for Looking Like President Obama

posted by Randall

Xiao JiguoWhat’s up with this? This is a strange story.

The Global Times reports that Xiao Jiguo makes a living in China imitating President Barack Obama.

He once uploaded a clip of himself singing a song on the internet and many people began commenting how much he looked like the 44th president of the United States.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Hoodline: Japanese American Shares Memories of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

posted by Randall

1906 Earthquake

The great thing about oral histories is the stories live long after the person has died.

Such is the case of Dr. Kazue Togasaki.

She was in her mid-90s when she died in 1992.

Togasaki participated in the Study Center’s Oral History Project in 1978.

She was just 8 when the 1906 earthquake in San … Read more


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