Response to the American Apparel ad featuring a topless merchandising employee with the words Made in Bangladesh across her chest has been largely negative.
The idea was to focus attention on the company’s fair labor practices. The retailer says its pays its employees 50 times the wages of other companies which outsource their work to … Read more
(Note from the editor: Farah Goes Bang is the first of several reviews AsAmNews will be featuring in the coming week from CAAMFest in San Francisco. Farah plays March 14 at the Pacific Film Archive Theater in Berkeley at 7 pm and at the Sundance in San Francisco March 16 at 2pm)
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A recent article in the International Business Times, highlights Indian “tech pioneers,” such as Vinod Dham (photo from Wharton School), who created the Pentium chip, and entrepreneurs like … Read more
A recent panel discussion at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas, found Mindy Kaling firing back at questions about diversity on her show, The Mindy Project (Photo by Digital Photos).
The mood of the panel titled “Running the Show: TV’s New Queen of Comedy,” was fairly jovial until … Read more
A coalition of Asian American civic groups gathered on International Women’s Day to criticize a lawsuit demanding the removal of the Comfort Woman Statue in Glendale, California, reports Hankyoreh (photo by Melissa Wall).
The groups made up of Korean Americans, Filipino Americans, Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans also demanded a formal apology from the … Read more
A 9-year old is being called a hero for saving his little sister’s life, reports ABS CBN.
Jaecoun Santos immediately called 911 when his three-year old sister began choking on a grape.
An ambulance rushed to the scene and the grape was removed from Yaleona Santos’ throat at the hospital.
Police in Pasadena, CA … Read more
Much like the always teased, but never fulfilled battle between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, the Chua – Dragon showdown appears headed to the same fate.
Jie Song Zhang … Read more
Jeremy Lin scored 26 points off the bench and took over for the fouled out Patrick Beverley in overtime to help the Houston Rockets overcome a 12 point deficit in a 118 -113 win over the Portland Trailblazers, reports Red94.
Lin’s minutes have been down significantly of late as his scoring production has plummeted … Read more
A bill by California Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) would require the state to develop a model for establishing ethnic studies programs statewide in California public schools, reports the Huffington Post.
The bill if passed would be a sharp contrast to Arizona where Mexican American studies has been banned.
“We have probably one of the most … Read more
Seventh grader Kush Sharma has advanced to the National Spelling Bee competition after outlasting his opponent through 95 rounds of spelling words in Kansas City, reports CNN (photo by Stacey Huggins).
He spent 75 of those rounds going one on one with fifth grader Sophia Hoffman, who finally was eliminated after misspelling the word … Read more