Tuesday 24th January 2017,


Mixed Race Asians at Risk

posted by Mandy Day
Mandy Day registers to be a bone marrow donor

AsAmNews Correspondent Mandy Day swaps her tongue. That’s pretty much all you do when you register to be a bone marrow donor.

By Mandy Day
AsAmNews Correspondent

I was inspired to become a bone marrow donor in 2009 while attending a Japanese culture festival in Northern California.  While there, thanks to the Diablo Valley Japanese … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

The Face that Helped to Launch the Women’s Movement

posted by Randall
Moonier Ahmed

Moonier Ahmed, left, was the model for the poster on the right.

By Ed Diokno

You probably saw her face featured prominently in the Women’s March on Washington last Saturday. She wore a hijab of the stars and stripes, a defiant gaze looking directly at you.

The poster featuring 32-year old Munira Ahmed was held … Read more

Chinese American

Yellowface Casting Controversy Erupts in Houston

posted by Randall
Houston Grand Opera

Photo by Houston Grand Opera

500,000 Asian Americans live in Houston. They are the fastest growing ethnic population in the city.

Yet the Houston Grand Opera seems to be stuck in a different time.

It’s new production of Nixon in China features White actors in Asian roles.

The Houston Chronicle describes the portrayal of those … Read more

Asian Americans

Proof Positive Asian American Pacific Islanders Came out Strong for Women’s March

posted by Randall

Women March on Washington

By Ed Diokno

On Jan. 20, Donald Trump was installed as President of the United States. On Day 2 of his administration, the country held a do-over and Trump – without the help of the Electoral College system –  came out on this short end.


The turnout – estimated to be about 2 million … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Asian Americans win Gold at U.S. Figure Skating Championships

posted by Randall
Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen easily won the 2017 Men’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Karen Chen

Karen Chen is the 2017 Women’s U.S. Figure Skating Champion

Nathan Chen, 17, has just won the men’s U.S. Figure Skating championship and is already being called “America’s hope.”

The Salt Lake City teen’s victory at the championships in Kansas City, Mo. comes less … Read more

Asian Americans

White House Initiative for AAPI Apparent Casualty of Trump Presidency

posted by Randall
President Obama meets with White House Initiative of AAPIs

President Barack Obama’s White House Initiative for AAPI gave Asian/Americans and Pacific Islanders to the highest levels of government.

By Ed Diokno

In President Barack Obama’s first year in office, he reinstated the White House Initiative for AAPI that was first created by President Bill Clinton but had lain moribund during George W. Bush’s two … Read more

Asian Americans

Images From The Women’s March NYC

Images From The Women’s March NYC

posted by ShirleyNLew

By Shirley L Ng
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

The Women’s March more than exceeded anyone’s expectations. Now touted at the largest protest in US history, women around the nation marched to protect women’s rights, but many utilized the march to voice their dissatisfaction of President Trump.

Cities such as Sydney, Berlin, London, Paris, Nairobi marched Read more

Asian Americans

Lunar New Year & Tết Festival Coming Soon

posted by Brittney Le
Tet Festival

2016 Tet Festival in Orange County

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Intern

What’s so special about January 28th this year? It won’t be just any normal Saturday – Lunar New Year is finally coming, ringing in the Year of the Rooster.

Lunar New Year is celebrated by various Asian cultures, notably Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean,  Cambodian,Thai … Read more


Democracy in Action-Hundreds of Thousands Deliver a Message to President Trump

posted by Randall

Women's March in Oakland

Photo by Jar [o]

Women's March in Oakland

The Women’s March in Oakland was one of many that took place across the country and even the world. Photo by Jar [o]

By Ed Diokno
America speaks – hell, the world speaks. It was a great day. A powerful day!

Millions of people hit the streets today to express … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Trump Supporters Celebrate at AAPI Ball

posted by Randall

Several hundred supporters of President Donald Trump attended the APA Presidential Inaugural Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Friday night.

The gala was sponsored by the Trump-Pence Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee (APAAC) and the National Committee of Asian American Republicans (Asian.GOP).

Several diplomats from Asian countries attended the … Read more

Asian Americans

Vietnamese Americans Accuse State of Louisiana of Discrimination

posted by Lisa Dinh
Nail salon

Nail Salon by Tom Hilton

Vietnamese Americans are well known in the nail salon industry. For those who question sanitary standards at these salons, the state cosmetology board inspectors is the government entity responsible for oversight of such criteria.
But a group of Vietnamese nail salon owners in Baton Rouge have argued the board … Read more


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