Wednesday 23rd August 2017,

Chinese American

Aug 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Center of Asian American Community Threatened

posted by Randall

Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center
 
The focal point of the Chinese and Asian American community in Phoenix is under threat.
 
For the second weekend in a row, several hundred protested outside the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center against the recent sale and possible building renovation, reports the Az Central.
 
A sign outside the building marking the building … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Top Asian American Journalist Fired at Los Angeles Times

posted by Randall
Davan Maharaj

Davan Maharaj via Twitter

The publisher and editor of the Los Angeles Times has been ousted in a major management shakeup, reports Poynter.

The Business Standard describes Davan Maharaj as the “highest ranking Indian American newspaper journalist.

Maharaj has been editor of the Times since 2011 and became publisher just last year. He was … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

American Girl adds Native Hawaiian doll

posted by Gabi Wy
American Girl Nanea Mitchell

American Girl’s newest BeForever character, Nanea Mitchell, a Hawaiian girl growing on the island of Oahu in 1941.

American Girl fans everywhere will say ‘Aloha’ as the doll company added a Native Hawaiian doll to its BeForever collection today.

The doll’s character, Nanea Mitchell, is a Hawaiian girl growing up on the island of Oahu … Read more

Blogs

Aug 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Stereotypical Portrayals Live on Despite Death of Jerry Lewis

posted by Louis Chan

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis was half the comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis


 
Jerry Lewis is recognized as one of the classic comedians of our time.
 
With his passing this Sunday, you’ll likely see numerous tributes to the 91-year-old actor.
 
Unfortunately, Lewis comes from a time when it was considered funny to … Read more

Campus

Aug 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Guilty Plea in Baseball Bat Beating Death of Chinese Student

posted by Randall

Xinran JiA 22-year-old man is facing a sentence of 15 years to life in prison after pleading guilty Friday to second degree murder in the beating death of a University of Southern California student, reports KABC.

Sentencing for Jonathan Del Carmen is scheduled for November 3 in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Xinran Ji stumbled to … Read more

Community Issues

Aug 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Leader of Group Attacked as Racist and Hateful Identifies as Japanese American

posted by Randall
Joey Gibson

Joey Gibson via Facebook

Joey Gibson describes himself as Japanese American and a defender of free speech.

The leader of the group Patriot Prayer says he has nothing to do with White supremacists, but his rallies have attracted neo-Nazis, members of the alt right and White nationalists, according to the SF Examiner

San Francisco Mayor … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 12, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Report Hate Crimes Here to Documenting Hate Project

posted by Louis Chan

Hate Reporting ProjectBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

AsAmNews is proud to be part of a joint effort between New America Media and Pro Publica to track the increasing number of hate crimes in the United States.

The Documenting Hate Project is an effort to confirm and verify the rise in hate incidents since the November election.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

AAPI Teen Girl Starts at Quarterback

posted by Randall

Alexandria Buchanan
 
Alexandria Buchanan has become the first girl in Hawaii to start at quarterback for a varsity squad. Oh, and she also threw a touchdown pass in that game.
 
Buchanan plays for McKinley High School in Honolulu where she started last year on the junior varsity team.
 
You can watch her historic touchdown … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Kal Penn Steps Down From President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in Mass Resignation

posted by Olivia Wolf

Kal Penn with President Obama

Kal Penn was on President Obama’s staff.

Actor Kal Penn resigned from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities along with 17 others on Friday in response to President Donald Trump’s comments about the recent violence in Charlottesville, reports WRKO.

“All members have now resigned,” Penn wrote on twitter. “Per @politico, PCAH is … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 20, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Asian American Helped Neo-Nazi Site Get Back Online, but Not for Long

posted by Randall

Server not foundJust days after being dumped by several internet providers, a neo-Nazi website was reportedly back online with the help of an Asian American entrepreneur.

Nick Lim is founder of the Seattle-based company BitMitigate. The Daily Stormer was forced off line everywhere except on the dark web after it mocked the appearance of Heather Heyer, the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 19, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Star Football Player and 4.1 GPA Student Breaks Asian Stereotypes

posted by Olivia Wolf
TaeVeon Le

TaeVeon Le

Although the all-American sport of football is predominantly associated with Black and White athletes, a Vietnamese American teenager is breaking the stereotype that Asians can’t play sports.

TaeVeon Le is the star tight end of his football team at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, reports The Los Angeles Times.… Read more

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