Thursday 30th July 2015,

Community Issues

ABC7: Asian American Accuses Police of Excessive Force during SF Gay Pride

posted by Randall

Tony Nguyen

A San Francisco man says he became a target of excessive police force after speaking out on behalf of a woman he felt officers were roughing up.

Tony Nguyen had just come out from the Lexington Club during Gay Pride on June 27 when he said he saw police trying to restrain a woman.

“I … Read more

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AL.com: Hiroshima Survivor Looks Back Ahead of 70th Anniversary

posted by Randall

Hiroshima atomic bombNext Thursday will mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bomb drop on Hiroshima.

It’s a day that changed the life of Huntsville, Alabama resident Haruko Lewis, 88, forever.

“Hiroshima. So beautiful. All gone. Gone. Dead, ” she said to Al.com.

Haruko speaks in short choppy sentences due to a stroke she suffered last year.… Read more

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Wrap: Aziz Ansari to Play Lead in TV’s ‘Master of None’

posted by Randall

Aziz AnsariAziz Ansari will become one of the few Asian Americans playing a lead role on television when his new show Master of None debuts on Netflix.

He’ll play Dev, a young actor in New York and a character somewhat based on his own life.

The 10-episode comedy which debuts in November will explore issues of … Read more

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Pacific Citizen: Asian Americans Fought in the Civil War

posted by Randall
Cpl Joseph Pierce

Cpl Joseph Pierce

The contributions of Asian Americans to the Civil War never made it onto the pages of American history books, but the National Park Service is working to make sure their stories are told.

“It is our job to keep those stories alive so that the places where the values of our nation … Read more

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Disabled Asian Americans Still Fighting for a Seat at the Table

posted by Randall

Alice Wong

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

As with so much in our society, disabled Asian Americans have had to fight for a seat at the table to advocate for issues important to them.

Among those in the forefront is Alice Wong.

She runs the Disability Visibility Project.

“There are … Read more

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KING: Neighbors Oppose Hookah Lounge after Murder of Chinatown Leader

posted by Randall

Donnie Chin protest

The murder of Seattle Chinatown leader Donnie Chin near the King’s Hookah Lounge is drawing increased scrutiny on the business, reports KING.

Chin had been vocal about his concerns that hookah bars brought undesirable elements into the community.

He had been patrolling the area for that very reason the night he was found shot … Read more

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The Recorder: Two Asian American Bar Groups Oppose ‘The Slants’ Trademark Fight

posted by Randall
The Slants

“The Slants” by Simon Tam – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Slants.jpg#/media/File:The_Slants.jpg

Two Asian American group of lawyers are opposing a band’s fight to call themselves The Slants, reports The Recorder.

The Asian American rockers from Portland, Oregon applied to trademark their name, but the Patent and Trademark Office … Read more

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Playing Hide and Seek with Actress Lia Chang

posted by Randall

Hide and Seek final copy

By Lia Chang

I am over the moon that my Bev’s Girl Films producing partner Garth Kravits and I are now award-winning filmmakers.  Our debut indie short, Hide and Seek, was named among the top ten films of the Asian American Film Lab’s 11th Annual 72 Hour Film Shootout filmmaking competition.  A sold-out World … Read more

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