Wednesday 22nd October 2014,

Asian Americans

Complex: Do Asian American Actors Have Responsibility to Turn Down Stereotypical Roles?

posted by Randall

Ken JeongSome in the Asian American community have criticized Ken Jeong for taking on what they consider stereotypical roles.

The scene below from the movie Hangover plays on the stereotype that Asian American men have small penises.

Parts for Asian American actors are far and few between. Complex asked if minority actors should be avoiding roles … Read more

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Giants Hero Travis Ishikawa Comes from Baseball Family

posted by Randall

Alan IshikawaThe father of Travis Ishikawa himself played competitive baseball as a youngster, reports author Bill Staples in his blog.

Watching your son hit a home run in the bottom of the 9th in a clinching championship game would make any father proud. But when Alan Ishikawa saw his son do it, it must have had … Read more

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Mail Online: Olympian Apolo Ohno Spotted With Asian Girlfriend

posted by Randall

Apolo OhnoInquiring minds want to know who’s Apolo Ohno’s new girlfriend?

Mail Online published several photos of the two frolicking in the ocean waters of Maui.

The two look quite chummy and comfortable together in the photos. At one point Ohno is seen lifting her out of the water in a playful embrace.

The eight-time Olympic … Read more

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Wall Street Journal: 5 Things to know about Diwali

posted by Randall

DiwaliToday marks the start of the Diwali Festival which marks the new year in the Indian American community.

Diwali this year actually falls on Thursday, but today is Little Diwali or Choti.

The Wall Street Journal listed the 5 things we all need to know about Diwali.

  1. Diwali means “row of lamps” in Sanskrit and
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American Bazaar: Spiderman Creator to Produce Bollywood Film With Indian Superhero

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Chakra the InvincibleThe legendary Stan Lee who created Spiderman is reportedly working on a Bollywood film version of the Indian superhero Chakra the Invisible, reports the American Bazaar.

The film will feature a grown up Chakra battling his arch enemy, Boss Yama.

“We’ve set up some great meetings already with some of the most amazingly talented … Read more

East Asian American

Mercury News: Honda Goes on Offensive as Race Tightens with Khanna

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Ro KhannaThe race between seven time incumbent Rep Mike Honda (D-Santa Clara Valley) and Silicon Valley entrepreneur and fellow Democrat Ro Khanna is neck and neck, according to a new Survey USA Poll, reports the Mercury News.

The poll commissioned by KPIX TV shows Honda with 37 percent and Khanna with 35 percent. 28 percent … Read more

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LA Times: Nisei Clubs Served As Defense Against Racism

posted by Randall

AtomettesThe Nisei clubs launched after World War II as a defense against racism and a way for Japanese Americans to maintain their cultural ties.

At its peak, there were some 400 clubs. Today there are likely only a handful.

One of those surviving clubs, the Atomettes, hopes to document their story in a new book, … Read more

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ABC: South Korean Superfan Returns to Cheer on Royals in World Series

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Sungwoo LeeSungWoo Lee is feeling the pressure of the World Series for the Kansas City Royals, reports ABC.

Lee doesn’t play for the team, but he’s considered the Royals good luck charm.

He’s made the trip from South Korea to watch the Kansas City in its first World Series since it last won in … Read more

Southeast Asian American

NPR: Vietnamese Americans Rally Behind Ebola Victim

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Nina PhamThe Vietnamese American community has raised $30,000 for Nina Pham, the Vietnamese American nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a patient in a Dallas hospital, reports NPR.

In the Vietnamese American media, Pham’s story has been major news.

“She agreed to sacrifice herself for the sake of other people,” said Nam Nguyen, editor … Read more

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