Friday 30th September 2016,

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Supreme Court to Hear Slants Case

posted by Randall

The SlantsBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Supreme Court has agreed to take on the trademark case involving the Asian American rock group, The Slants.

By now you likely know The Slants tried to trademark their name, but the federal Patent and Trademark office turned them down on ground their name was offensive, even racist.… Read more

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Asian Woman’s Viral Post Highlights Job Discrimination Based On Race

posted by Zara Zhi



By Zara Zhi
AsAmNews Staff Writer

 
A social media post about job discrimination by an Asian American woman is quickly going viral. Tiffany Trieu was excited about a job she had applied for and sent a LinkedIn message to the company’s president.
 
But, as she explains on Facebook, her enthusiasm quickly turned … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 29, 2016 Ξ 1 comment

Birth of the Dragon Biopic Enrages Bruce Lee Fans, Buries Asians in Favor of a White Guy

posted by Randall
Birth of the Dragon

Birth of the Dragon

By DTM Universal
Cross-post from Dynasty Clothing MMA
 

Bruce Lee (played by rising Hong Kong Kung Fu star Philip Ng), the legendary martial arts icon who changed the world, is depicted as a one-dimensional, asexual, awkward loser who is jealous of the White guy in his own biographical film. A … Read more

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Hot Wheels to Be Interpreted for Big Screen by Justin Lin

posted by Randall

Hot WheelsBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
When I was in second grade, most of my friends were playing with cars and Legos. I was bouncing the basketball around making shots from two feet out. I was sooo proud of myself when the ball went through the hoop, even if no one was guarding me.… Read more

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Blog: New NBC Show Normalizes Sexism, Human Trafficking And Asian Stereotypes

posted by Zara Zhi

By Zara Zhi
AsAmNews Staff Writer

A new show making light of human trafficking and Asian stereotypes called Mail Order Family has been greenlit by NBC. The half-hour sitcom centers on a widowed single White father who orders a mail order bride from the Philippines to help rear his two preteen daughters, reports Deadline.… Read more

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Two Filipino Americans to Star in Hedwig & the Angry Inch

posted by Randall
Darren Criss

Darren Criss

By Ed Diokno

Two Filipino Americans will be starring in the San Francisco production of the Broadway rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch in which they will reprise the roles they played in New York.

The San Francisco show is a homecoming for Darren Criss and Lena Hall, both of whom grew

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Sep 29, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

George Takei gives personal collection to Los Angeles museum

posted by Frances Fu

Japanese American National Museum

Japanese American National Museum

 Star Trek actor George Takei plans to donate memorabilia from his life to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.
 
The exhibit will include souvenirs from his time on Star Trek and memories from his run for Los Angeles City Council in 1973.
 
The collection is called “New Read more

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Sep 28, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Behind the Scenes Look at Casting in Hollywood Debuts

posted by Louis Chan
phot by David Kang

Photo by: Sophia Koivisto

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A new reality show featuring an Asian American casting director debuted Tuesday night on Myx TV, the only English language Asian American entertainment network.
 
Cast Me stars David Kang of DK Casting, which focuses on filling roles in television commercials, music videos and … Read more

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Sep 28, 2016 Ξ 1 comment

Jeremy Lin Gets Real

posted by Randall

Jeremy Lin 
By Ed Diokno
 
Jeremy Lin, newly signed with the Brooklyn Nets, could not avoid the obvious questions from the media on media day this week. He is one of just a handful of Asian Americans playing in a sport of big men and dominated by African American players. He also couldn’t avoid commenting … Read more

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Asian Journal: 5 Fil-Ams named to Trump’s APA advisory committee

posted by Frances Fu
Nino Falvio

Ninio Falvio

Trump’s newly formed Asian Pacific American advisory committee has named five Filipino-Americans, including former U.S. Congressman Steve Austria (R-Ohio); Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes; Brunswick, Ohio Mayor Ron Falconi; Ron Villanueva, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates; and Pastor Herman Martir of Texas, reports  Asian Journal,

 
“Coupled with the … Read more

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