Monday 22nd December 2014,

Campus

Nichi Bei: School District Investigates Accusations of Bullying in Suicide of 12-Year-Old

posted by Randall

suicideThe Folsom Cordova Unified School District in California is investigating concerns that the bullying of a 12-year old Japanese American may have triggered his suicide, reports Nichi Bei (graphic from Military Health)

School spokesman Daniel Thigpen says the district is going through all its records and interviewing staff to see how it responded to … Read more

Asian Americans

Staff of SNL Asserts White Privilege

posted by Randall

Asian American dollThe staff of Saturday Night Live has had more than a few controversies involving the Asian American community.

It’s obvious that over the years, the folks at SNL don’t see anything wrong with putting white actors in yellow face. They’ve done it numerous times, much to the chagrin of many Asian Americans.

The writers and … Read more

Blogs

Killings of Officers Liu & Ramos Signal Need to Tone Down Rhetoric

posted by Randall

Rafael Ramos, and Wenjian LiuBy now you likely have heard about the murders of New York Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.

The men were shot at point blank range while sitting in their patrol cars.

The New York Times reports gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot the officers in the head and upper body and then killed himself. He … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Metro Vaartha:Richard Verma Becomes First Indian American Ambassador to India

posted by Randall

Richard Verma Richard Verma has been sworn in during a private ceremony as the first Indian American Ambassador to India, report Metro Vaartha.

Verma is expected to arrive in India before Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Delhi next month. He is credited with playing a key role in the Congressional passage of civil nuclear … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jeremy Lin a Polarizing Figure in LA

posted by Randall

Jeremy Lin boxing workoutA wide variety of opinions surround Jeremy Lin.

Depending on which analyst you believe, Lin is either a one season and done journeyman with the Lakers or is falling victim to a superstar beyond his prime.

Lin scored just four points in 21 minutes for the Lakers in a 108 – 101 defeat at the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Inquisitr: Bruno Mars Inspires Marriage Proposal After Proposal

posted by Randall

Marriage ProposalBruno Mars GorillaBruno Mars is not only a hit on the music charts, he’s a hit in wedding chapels as well.

Inquisitr reports that   Bridal Guide wrote an entire article on the five Bruno Mars songs to include at your wedding and wedding reception.

A further check found more than 700,000 instances on You Tube where Bruno’s … Read more

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Inquirer: Filipino American named California Teacher of Year

posted by Randall

studyCalifornia’s Teacher of the Year has a message for students.

“Go ahead. Dare. Dare to be different. Dare to be the first one. Dare to sound smart, to get caught doing something kind, to be respectful to adults, to help someone in need, to stand up to a bully. Dare to be everything that you

Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Twitter Blast to Save Selfie Set for 8 Eastern/ 5 Pacific Tonight

posted by Randall

SelfieThe campaign to save the humorous, witty and socially relevant Selfie moves to Warner Bros TV tonight.

The studio which is behind the now cancelled TV show on ABC is being urged by fans to find a new home for the program.

Fans are being urged to send twitter blasts to @warnerbrostv and ask that … Read more

Community Issues

Huff Post: Japanese Americans Oppose Indefinite Detention of

posted by Randall

Incarceration orders to Japanese AmericansThe children of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II have joined in opposition of a law which permits indefinite detention of terror suspects without trial, reports the Huffington Post.

Among those filing an amicus brief Monday opposing the National Defense Authorization Act were the children of Fred Korematsu, the Japanese American … Read more

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