Sunday 01st February 2015,

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Portland Tribune: Patriot Patrick Chung Likes Flying Under Radar

posted by Randall

Patrick ChungThe most sought after players by the media during Super Bowl week get to sit on a podium.

The other players just roam around the field until a reporter stops them to ask questions.

New England Patriot starting safety Patrick Chung was among the later group and he didn’t mind at all.

“Little less pressure,” … Read more

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Business Insider: Seahawk Doug Baldwin Almost Quit Football

posted by Randall

Doug BaldwinSeattle Seahawk Doug Baldwin will take the field at the Super Bowl in Phoenix today as quarterback Russell Wilson’s favorite receiver (photo by Jeff of Doug Baldwin at last year’s Super Bowl parade).

But five years ago as a junior at Stanford under coach Jim Harbaugh, Baldwin almost quit the game, reports the Business InsiderRead more

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Review: Fresh Off the Boat Offers Fun New Take on American Dream

posted by Randall

Fresh Off the BoatFresh Off the Boat is a funny look at an American family chasing the American dream.

The comedy debuting Wednesday night in a two episode premier (8:30 and 9:30 pm Eastern/Pacific) is the story of an immigrant Taiwanese family and the struggles typical families deal with.

The kids played by Hudson Yang as the hip … Read more

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Fresh Off the Boat’s 11-Year-Old Star Learns Why His Show Is A “Big Deal”

posted by Randall

Hudson YangHudson Yang, the star of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat debuting Wednesday, is like any other 11-year-old kid.

“I like video games,” he told AsAmNews via email. “I spent a lot of time on set playing with my on-screen brothers, Forrest & Ian, when we weren’t acting or in school.”

Hudson plays Eddie, the show’s … Read more

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Two Asian Americans Could Play Key Roles in Super Bowl

posted by Randall

Patrick ChungSeveral Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are on the rosters of the two Super Bowl teams, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.

The two highest profile players are Seahawks’ wide receiver Doug Baldwin out of Stanford University and Patriot’s safety Patrick Chung from the University of Oregon.

Chung was born in Jamaica. His father … Read more

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Star Tribune: TV Leading Way for Diversity in Hollywood

posted by Randall

Jane the VirginWhile much of the talk after the Oscar nominations was about the lack of minority nominees, TV has gone in the opposite direction, suggested columnist Neil Justin in the Star Tribune.

The CW announced in January a second season of Jane the Virgin which features an almost entirely Latino cast. The same day it’s … Read more

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Washington Post: Army Surprised by Reaction to “Chink In Armor” Tweet

posted by Randall

Army tweetThe adverse reaction to a US Army tweet using the phrase “chink in the armor” caught it off guard, reports the Washington Post.

The Army immediately deleted the tweet and changed a headline which also used the phrase in a news release. It did not apologize, instead saying “there is nothing even remotely racial” … Read more

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Gothamist: 30 Day License Suspension for Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

posted by Shirley Ng-Lew

Allison LiaoThe driver’s license of Ahmed Abu-Zayedeh has been revoked for running over 3-year-old Allison Liao in Flushing, Queens in November. She was holding her grandmother’s hand who was not hurt.

The Abu-Zayedeh’s revocation which happened last month seemed satisfactory to the Liao family, but now the Gothamist has learned that the suspension could be as … Read more

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NY Daily News: Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight to Be Announced

posted by Len Patel

Manny PacquiaoTMZ is reporting that the long awaited and much hyped fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will be announced as soon as Super Bowl Sunday, according to the NY Daily News.

The fight is tentatively set for May 2 at the MGM in Las Vegas.

Prior to the TMZ report, promoter Bob Arum … Read more

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