Sunday 28th August 2016,

Campus

Aug 28, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Diverse Education: Bill Sent to Governor’s Desk Would Mandate Ethnic Studies in California Public Schools

posted by Randall
Incarceration camp orders

San Francisco, California. High School boys look over Buchanan Street scene, prior to evacuation of residents of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.. Photo by Dorothea Lange

Sources tell Diverse Education that California Governor Jerry Brown will likely sign into law a bill mandating that ethnic studies … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 27, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Everyone’s Uncle and Civil Rights Leader Dies at 82

posted by Randall
Bob Santos

Bob Santos

A Filipino American who forged friendships with Black, Latino and Native American leaders in the 60’s and 70’s and is credited with saving Seattle’s Chinatown International District died Saturday at the age of 82.

Bob Santos was known as everybody’s uncle, said Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray to the Seattle Times.

“Bob Santos … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 27, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Washington Post: The Good & the Bad of Diversity in Animation

posted by Randall

MoanaA film coming out in November is being lauded by Asian and Pacific Americans for its diversity of voices, while another which came out this month is being panned.
 
Following on the success of its film Big Hero 6 starring Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney and Jamie Chung, Disney is following up with Moana.… Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 27, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Boba May Be Bad for You

posted by Randall

Boba
By Ed Diokno
 
OH, NO! Boba drinks can lead to diabetes. The popular sweet drink, also known as Bubble Drinks, which has those tapioca balls floating around in them, can have up to 36 grams of sugar, or as much as a can of Coke.
 
Too much sugar in your diet can cause … Read more

Campus

Aug 25, 2016 Ξ 2 comments

Asian American Files Discrimination Complaint against Ivy League Schools

posted by Louis Chan

Hubert Zhao

From Facebook


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A Chinese American student from Orlando with a 5.3 weighted GPA has filed a complaint against Cornell and Columbia Universities after being rejected for admission.
 
Hubert Zhao is a National Merit Scholarship winner and was president and captain of his high school’s Science Olympiad, Debate, … Read more

Crime

Aug 26, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Police Crackdown on Vietnamese American Street Gangs Nets 23 Arrests

posted by Randall

Gang of Thrones

By Ed Diokno

A Police crackdown on a Vietnamese street gang operating out of the San Francisco Bay Area resulted in 23 arrests, recovery of 69 gambling machines, 420 lbs of marijuana, one alligator and possibly, one law enforcement officer.

 

San Jose police Chief Eddie Garcia, joined by representatives of the FBI and DEA, … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 25, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Survey Finds Family and Retirement Important for Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan

Asian American Financial Experience
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A new online survey of 2,000 self-identified Asian Americans found retirement and family are particularly important in the AAPI community.

The survey conducted by Harris Poll for Prudential Financial from June 19 through July 21 found 25% believe taking care of family members is a financial priority versus 15 … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Aug 25, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Rebtel Takes on Indian American Stereotypes to Promote Long Distance Service

posted by Len Patel

Rebtel Commercial

By Len Patel

When it comes to long distance service, Rebtel isn’t exactly a household name.

To cut through the clutter, the Swedish firm has come out with a couple of new ads under it’s slogan speak freely to promote its calling plan to India.

In one commercial not yet publicly released, an Indian national … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 25, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian Pacific American Actors Among Highest Paid in World

posted by Randall

Dwayne JohnsonSix of the highest paid actors in the world are of Asian and Pacific Islander descent, according to a list released by Forbes.

Of the seven, only one is American. Dwayne Johnson whose mother is Samoan and father if Black, is the highest paid actor in the world. He earned $64.5 million in 2015 … Read more

Chinese American

Aug 25, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

ABC7: Judge Inspects Dilapidated Chinatown Apartment

posted by Randall

Oakland Chinatown ApartmentA judge hearing a lawsuit brought by tenants of an Oakland Chinatown apartment building that has been described as roach-infested paid a visit Wednesday to see the conditions for himself, reports ABC7.

The tenants allege the new landlord has allowed the building to deteriorate to force them out so it can be rented to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 25, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Variety: New Drama Being Developed would Star John Cho

posted by Randall

John ChoVariety is reporting the USA cable channel is developing Connoisseur, a drama about a con artist that would star John Cho.

Cho will reportedly play Clay Park, a con artist who draws the attention of the FBI and organized crime by duping the wealthy into paying millions for fake wine.

Cho would also serve … Read more

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