Wednesday 20th September 2017,

Chinese American

Sep 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Chinese American Adoptee Meets “Potential” Birth Family

posted by Randall

Olivia Wolf Coverage in ChinaBy Olivia Wolf
AsAmNews Intern

(Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of blogs on the author’s search for her Chinese birth parents. Her trip to China was recently concluded. This is her journal of her travels.)

I had just began the eight-hour train ride to Beijing. So long Shaoyang!

I’m still trying … Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Study predicts Asians to be largest U.S. immigrant group

posted by Gabi Wy

Asian Americans
 
A report by the Pew Research Center predicts Asians will be the nation’s largest immigrant group by 2055, surpassing Hispanics. More Asian immigrants have moved to the U.S. than Hispanic immigrants every year since 2000.
 
The U.S. Asian population grew 72 percent from 2000 to 2015 to a record 20.4 million, which is … Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

John Cho To Represent Asian Americans In ‘The Exorcist 2’

posted by Tanvi Wattal

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Photo by Charlie Nguyen (IMG_7708) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Asian American actors often find themselves stereotyped into the select few “Asian” roles that are offered in Hollywood. John Cho of American Pie fame, however, has set out to break through the stereotypes and make his mark in Hollywood.

Recently, Cho has … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Woman denied visa and chance to save her sister’s life
Sep 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Woman denied visa and chance to save her sister’s life

posted by Ed Diokno

 

A stem cell donor who could save the life of her sister is being prevented from entering the United States because American Embassy officials won’t issue a visa to her.

 

Helen Huynh was diagnosed the most aggressive form of leukemia on Feb. 14. The best way to save her … 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

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DACA beneficiaries file lawsuit vs. Trump administration
Sep 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

DACA beneficiaries file lawsuit vs. Trump administration

posted by Ed Diokno

By Ed Diokno

Views From the Edge

A Thai/American medical student is one of the six DACA participants suing the Trump admininstration.

The suit, filed today (Sept. 18) in San Francisco federal court, is the first to be brought by beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Read more

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Father indicted for killing his three children
Sep 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Father indicted for killing his three children

posted by Ed Diokno

ROBERT HODGES, 32, was charged with three counts of premeditated murder for the deaths of Kelvin Hodges, 11, Julia Hodges, 9, and Lucas Hodges, 7 months. He also faces one count of attempted murder for the alleged assault on his wife, Mai Sheng Hodges.

In an earlier press conference earlier, Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Read more

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Riz Ahmed makes history at Emmy’s; Aziz Ansari repeat winner
Sep 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Riz Ahmed makes history at Emmy’s; Aziz Ansari repeat winner

posted by Ed Diokno

By Ed Diokno

Views From the Edge

HISTORY was made at the Emmy’s last night (Sept. 17) when TV’s most coveted honor was awarded to Riz Ahmed, the first Asian/American actor to win an Emmy.

Ahmed won the award for Outstanding Acting In A Limited Series for his work on HBO’s The Night Of. … Read more

Filipino American

Cub’s Addison Russell is back from injury
Sep 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Cub’s Addison Russell is back from injury

posted by Ed Diokno

Addison Russell is back to his old self just in time for the Chicago Cubs’ final push towards  the playoffs and possibly the chance to defend their World Series title.

Defying all expections, Russell’s quick foot injury appears to cured. When he was put on the disabled list, there was a possibility that he would

Read more

Asian Americans

Let’s hope an AAPI actor wins an Emmy tonight
Sep 17, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Let’s hope an AAPI actor wins an Emmy tonight

posted by Ed Diokno
By Ed Diokno
There’s a chance  an Asian/American actor will win an Emmy today (Sept. 16) but based on the history of the awards show, the odds would be against it occurring. It would be only the second Emmy awarded to an AAPI actor.
The last couple of years, it looked … Read more

Community

California takes big step towards becoming a sanctuary state
Sep 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

California takes big step towards becoming a sanctuary state

posted by Ed Diokno

By Ed Diokno

Views From the Edge

THE CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY today (Sept. 15) approved SB 54 that would make the state a so-called sanctuary state.

SB 54, which Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign, aims to restrict collaboration between local law enforcement and federal agents, but it does allow police to communicate with immigration … Read more

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