Monday 27th April 2015,

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KUSI: Vietnamese Americans Return to USS Midway To Commemorate Ship’s Role in Evacuating Them

posted by Randall

USS Midway Evacuations during the Fall of Saigon
 

It was 40 years ago this week that the crew of the USS Midway evacuated 3,000 South Vietnamese before the communist takeover of the former country.

Sunday, 5,000 people in San Diego attended a ceremony on the deck of the Midway commemorating that historical mission, reports KUSI.

Panic ensued that day as people … Read more

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Bangkok Post: Thai American Killed in Nepal Quake

posted by Randall

Marisa Eve GirawongA Thai American doctor from New Jersey is among the more than 3,700 people killed in the 7.9 Nepal quake, reports the Bangkok Post.

28-year-old Marissa Eve Girawong died in an avalanche that hit her base camp on Mt. Everest. Girawong worked for the Seattle-based Madison Mountaineering.

“It is with deep sorrow and profound … Read more

Asian Americans

Opinion: Why Peter Liang Deserves to be Indicted for Death of Akai Gurley

posted by Randall

Jason Fong on Justice for Akai Gurley

By Jason Fong

Peter Liang, a rookie NYPD officer, fired the bullet that killed unarmed Akai Gurley in the Louis Pink Houses in Brooklyn on November 20, 2014. No one disputes this. Not Peter Liang. Not his partner.

Shockingly, there are some Chinese and Chinese Americans who feel that Liang should not be punished. They … Read more

Asian Americans

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Protestors in New York Shout: Justice for Peter Liang!

posted by Shirley Ng-Lew

Peter Liang RallyStory & Photos by Shirley N Lew

AsAmNews New York Correspondent

Demonstrators took to the streets in New York City to protest the prosecution of NYPD Officer Peter Liang. Many Asian American groups with signs and banners in English and Chinese shouted, “Justice for Peter Liang,” as they marched from Brooklyn, Cadman Plaza and over … Read more

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How a 10-Year-Old Child Survived the Fall of Saigon and Made It to the US

posted by Randall

Vietnamese refugees evacuated via helicopter

(This is the latest in a series of stories on AsAmNews to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the arrival of Southeast Asian refugees to the United States. The following is a question and answer with Jean Luc. Her story is featured in the book by Carina Hoang, Boat People: Personal Read more

Asian Americans

Stillwater Press: Asian Americans Confront Workplace Stereotypes

posted by Randall

Ellen WuA panel of Asian Americans expressed frustrations about the stereotypes they deal with in the workplace, reports the Stillwater Press.

The discussion at the University of Oklahoma was sponsored by the Asian American Students Association.

“We’ve all had that experience when you do something and that person goes, ‘Oh, you did that – that’s … Read more

Chinese American

Chinese Delivery Driver Shot & Killed in Philadephia

posted by Randall

A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the killing of a Chinese delivery driver in Philadelphia, reports CBS Philadelphia.

49-year old Rendong Zheng died after being shot in the shoulder while making a delivery for New China Restaurant .

Police say more than a dozen shots … Read more

Community Issues

Emil Guillermo: Sherpas in US Await News from Mt. Everest After Nepal Quake

posted by Randall

Serap Jangbu SherpaBy Emil Guillermo

Serap Jangbu Sherpa, 46, was hanging on every bit of communication from the base camp in the Himalayas -by text, online, Facebook–when I called him on Saturday.

It was like he was hanging on the side of the mountain he loved.

Serap is a premier climber who has scaled Mt. Everest three … Read more

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Deadline: Wong Fu Productions Debut Film to Be Released on Vimeo

posted by Randall

Everything Before UsWong Fu Production’s Everything Before Us will debut on demand on Vimeo, reports Deadline.

The first featured length film by popular You Tube stars Philip Wang and Wesley Chan made its world premiere this week at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Everything Before Us is described as a science fiction/romantic drama and … Read more

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Sports Blog: Five Possible Destinations for Jeremy Lin

posted by Randall

Jeremy Lin and Parsons ChandlerIt’s been widely speculated that Jeremy Lin will leave the Los Angeles Lakers now that he is a free agent.

The Sports Blog lists five possible teams where Lin could land– Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, and NY Knicks. The article also suggests possible scenarios where Lin could return to the Lakers, which he … Read more

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