Friday 22nd August 2014,

Asian Americans

Asian American Group Accuses Daily Beast of Pitting Asians Against Blacks

posted by Randall

Looting in FergusonA recent story by the Daily Beast on Ferguson has drawn the ire of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice  .

The story headlined Ferguson’s Other Race Problem: Riots Damaged Asian-own Stores attempted to highlight a problem that doesn’t exist, said AAAJ.

The Daily Beast story resurrected memories of the rioting in Los Angeles’ Koreatown after … Read more

Asian Americans

Whole Foods Market: Says Ching Chong Incident “Not A Community Issue”

posted by Len Patel

Whole FoodsBy Shirley N Lew

In an apparent attempt at damage control, Whole Foods Market has responded to calls for a meeting over the use of the racial slur “ching chong” by a store employee at the chain’s New York Bowery location. Readers shared Monday’s update on Whole Foods non-responsiveness all over the internet (Thank you!). Read more

Asian Americans

Deadline: Star-Studded ‘Revenge of the Green Dragons’ Debuts Trailer

posted by Theodore Tae

Revenge of the Green Dragon Movie PosterAn upcoming action crime drama flick featuring an all-star Asian American cast has finally released its trailer, reports Deadline.

 Asamnews ran the trailer earlier, but this post has a little more information about the movie.

Directed by Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, Revenge of the Green Dragons is executive produced by Martin Scorsese and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Three More Military Honors for the Late Daniel Inouye

posted by Randall

Daniel Inouye The honors and tributes keep piling up for the late Senator Daniel Inouye almost two years after his death.

The National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Georgia announced it will name its parade field in honor of Inouye, a purple heart recipient and World War II veteran who served with the 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team.… Read more

Japanese American

Korea Times: Michigan City Installs Comfort Women Memorial

posted by Theodore Tae

Comfort Women Memorial in Glendale, CAFor years, controversy over memorials to World War II-era comfort women has driven a wedge between Korean and Japanese immigrants communities across the country.

Now a city in Michigan has entered the fray by installing a statue commemorating the comfort women, reports the Korea Times.

After years of planning and fundraising, the city of … Read more

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Jeremy Lin Surprises Mom with a Birthday Pie

posted by Randall

Jeremy Lin boxing workoutBoys will be boys, even at age 25.

Jeremy Lin was up to his prankster ways again, this time for his mother’s birthday.

He posted a video on Instagram presenting his mom with a birthday pie.

This is not long after posting a video that went viral of him dunking a nerf basketball on his … Read more

Asian Americans

More Asian American Groups Speak Out on Ferguson

posted by Randall

FergusonAsian Pacific American Advocates (OCA) is denouncing the civil rights abuses against demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri while the Asian American Journalists Association is speaking out for the protection of journalists covering the story.

“Excessive use of police force, continued racial and religious profiling, and the lack of accountability for officers involved in these cases have … Read more

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Fashionfoiegras: Vanessa Hudgens Unveils New Blonde Look

posted by Randall

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens is a walking fashion plate.

Even when she’s seen going to the gym, she’ does it with style.

The actress has been spreading her wings, moving to some dramatic roles such as playing the part of a young prostitute and  co-starring with Nicholas Cage in The Frozen Ground.

Now Hudgens if flaunting … Read more

Community Issues

CBS NY: Man charged in hit & run hate crime against Sikh Man in NY

posted by Randall

Sandeep SinghA Long Island man has been arrested for a hate crime, accused of calling a Sikh man a terrorist before running him down with his pick up truck, reports CBS NY.

29-year-old Sandeep Singh was dragged several hundred feet and suffered abdominal and back injuries.

55-year old Joseph Caleca faces attempted murder and felony … Read more

Asian Americans

Mixed Reviews for Mikado Yellowface Debate in Seattle

posted by Randall

Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society Mikado, A Comic OperaHundreds of people attended a forum held in response to the uproar over the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society production of The Mikado Monday night.

Sharon Chang sitting in the audience was driven to tears, still carrying the hurt caused not only by the production, but by the tone & the direction of the discussion … Read more

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