Sunday 30th April 2017,

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 30, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Korean Americans and Black Americans Look Back and Press Forward 25 Years after the Koreatown Riots

posted by Randall

Koreatown Riots 25th Anniversary CommemorationProgress and unity were the themes of a gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots.

Black and Korean Americans joined together Saturday at the oldest Black congregation in L.A., the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, to remember and learn the lessons from the past, reported ABC7.

“If the African American … Read more

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Indian American Muslim Comedian Hasan Minhaj Roasts Trump at Correspondents’ Dinner

posted by Brittney Le

Hasan Minhaj

A notable absence at the first White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner of Donald Trump’s presidency? – The president himself.

The Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj capitalized on this opportunity right as he took the stage, even though Jeff Mason, president of the White House correspondents group, said Minhaj wasn’t chosen to “roast the President in … Read more

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Apr 29, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

First Asian American Named Dean of Yale College

posted by Randall

Marvin ChunYale University has named Marvin Chun the new dean of Yale College.

The Yale Daily News reports he is the college’s first Asian American dean in its nearly 300 year history.

The psychology and neuroscience professor lead Berkeley College from 2007 to 2016.

“While I feel humbled by the weight and legacy of this appointment, … Read more

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Apr 12, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

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

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Designer Vern Yip Named one of World’s Most Beautiful by People

posted by Randall
Vern Yip and family

Vern Yip with his husband Craig Koch and their sleepy children Vera Lillian Beatrix, 6, and son Gavin Joshua Mannox, 7. From Instagram

Family is everything to Vern Yip and his husband Craig Koch.

The couple and their children were featured in People after Yip was named by the magazine one of the world’s Most … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 29, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

101-Year-Old Filipino American Medal of Freedom Winner to be Buried with Full Military Honors

posted by Randall
Florence Ebersole Smith Finch

Florence Ebersole Smith Finch

A Filipino American World War II war hero who was awarded the Medal of Freedom is being laid to rest today in upstate New York.

Florence Ebersole Smith Finch died in December at the age of 101, reported the New York Daily News.

Born in the Philippines, she is the … Read more

Chinese American

Apr 29, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

The Accidental Asian Tourist

posted by Randall

Sam LouieBy Sam Louie
Psychology Today

I recently had the opportunity to visit Europe to teach on the concept of cultural Asian shame and addiction in Switzerland. Part of this opportunity allowed me to do some sightseeing in other parts of the continent, so my wife and I spent some time in Paris.

What intrigued me … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 28, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Gook Tells a Timely Poignant Story of Black-Asian Relations

posted by Mandy Day
Gook screening at SDAFF

Alex Chi, Ben Munoz and James Yi at screening of Gook at the San Diego Asian Film Festival.
Photo by John Pascasio

By Mandy Day

For those of us whose love of film often intertwines with our involvement in social justice issues,  we often need reminders about the history that played a large part … Read more


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Indian American Writer Finds Comfort from James Baldwin after Health Scare

posted by Sudip Bhattacharya
James Baldwin at March on Washiington

James Baldwin at the 1963 March on Washington with actors Charleston Heston and Marlon Brando

by Sudip Bhattacharya

The lump on my left arm grew. Soon, another formed. Skipping breakfast, I rushed to the local clinic. Since I was heading out for a conference in Chicago, I waited about a week for an appointment. Anxiety … Read more

East Asian American

Apr 28, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Emotions Still Raw 25 Years after the Koreatown and Rodney King Riots

posted by Louis Chan

Los Angeles Riots

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent


25 years ago tomorrow, the Los Angeles riots broke out following the acquittal of four officers in the Rodney King police beating.

It was one of the first cases of police brutality ever caught on video.

The beating by Los Angeles police officers of Rodney King over a … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Apr 27, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Passenger David Dao Reaches Settlement with United

posted by Len Patel

David Dao

The Vietnamese American violently dragged off a United Airlines flight when he refused to give up his seat for airline employees has reached a settlement, reports CBS Chicago.

Attorneys news for David Dao announced the deal, but refused to release the terms.

“Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing, and … Read more


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