Ming-Na Wen, who voiced the lead role in the 1998 Disney animated version of Mulan, has spoken out about the remake’s controversy involving the Hong Kong protests.
Many have called for a boycott against the new Mulan after revelations arose that the film’s lead actress Liu Yifei reshared an image from a state-backed newspaper … Read more
Views from the Edge
While AAPI candidates for POTUS have had an impact in the Democrat’s debates, Asian Americans have been absent among the moderators for any of the debates for the POTUS candidates for the Democrats.
“It is now time for the DNC to take their commitment (to diversity) even further by ensuring … Read more
The numbers are in for the Taste of Manila food festival in Toronto and they’re impressive. Held last weekend, the two-day celebration of Filipino cuisine brought 400,000 to the city’s North York neighborhood known as Little Manila, making it the largest Filipino food festival in North America.
“I’ve been here so many years. Every year keeps … Read more
New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung is making headlines after documents released Thursday show he was indicted in New Hampshire for cocaine possession, reports CBS Boston.
Sportswriter Jim Murray explained that an alarm went off in Chung’s Meredith, New Hampshire residence, … Read more
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Police arrested Chuyen Vo on Wednesday night on suspicion of fatally stabbing a California State University Fullerton employee, reports CNN.
Steven Shek Keung Chan, 57, was found on Monday with multiple stab wounds in his car in a campus parking lot, where he was pronounced dead. Chan … Read more
Hyde Park Entertainment company is opening a new global office, Hyde Park Entertainment Asia, in Chennai, India, reports IndieWire. This is part of the company’s ongoing diversity and inclusion commitment to producing more Indian and Asian films for the global spotlight.
The global … Read more
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Over 50 Muslims and fellow supporters held signs reading “Resign Now!!” and “Hate Has No Home Here” on Wednesday at a Toms River Regional Board of Education meeting to protest a board member for his anti-Muslim social media comments, reports the Asbury Park Press.
Board member Daniel Leonard, 42, made … Read more
Federal officials arrested a 35-year-old Maryland resident who was allegedly plotting a mass shooting targeting Hispanic people, reports HuffPost.
Eric Lin allegedly threatened to kill a Hispanic woman and her family in Florida, sending multiple threats via Facebook. According to the Department of Justice, he also threatened “to kill all Hispanics in Miami … Read more
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Bollywood and Quantico star Priyanka Chopra Jonas will be starring in We Can Be Heroes, a new Netflix film about a team of superhero children who have to save the world after aliens abduct their hero parents, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
However, the Indian actress is currently under … Read more
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The second episode of The Terror: Infamy, “All the Demons Are Still in Hell”, begins with Henry alone in a cell repeating, “I am not a spy: I am a simple fisherman. I love this country.” Soon, this man will be forced to … Read more
Siena Agudong has only been in Hollywood for a few years but already she has been cast in three movies and four television series. She just turned 14.
She’s so busy, what’s a young hapa girl from Kauai to do?
The Filipina American actress is best known for starring in Nickelodeon … Read more
A few old skeletons from Secretary Mike Pompeo’s closet have reappeared in the media.
This week The New Yorker published an article on Mike Pompeo, detailing how the Secretary of State has risen through the ranks of the Republican Party. The article remembered the nasty 2010 Congressional campaign Pompeo ran against Indian American state legislator … Read more
The San Francisco Coalition for Good Neighbors is encouraging Asian Americans in San Francisco to arm themselves for protection, Fox KTVU reports.
The group is encouraging Asian Americans to arm themselves because of recent crimes against Asian Americans in the San Francisco area.
“I have not seen such outrageous crime that is targeting Asian people … Read more
*Warning: article contains spoilers for Season 2 and 3 of Killing Eve*
Sandra Oh has been spotted on the set of Killing Eve in London, Metro reports. Oh was spotted outside of a London pub where the cast was filming dressed in a chef’s outfit.
Basketball star Jeremy Lin, who is currently a free-agent, is rumored to be considering a contract the Beijing Ducks, according to Bleacher Report.
Gemma Chan’s star was already on the rise when she got the role of Astrid in Crazy Rich Asians; that landmark movie starring an all-Asian cast made her career skyrocket.
In January, Chinese Brit took the role of what would traditionally cast with a white actor. In a bit of creative … Read more
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Anton Song watched the 2016 Oscars and saw Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen make East Asian people the butt of their jokes.
“I was just incredibly angry that in the year 2016 it was still possible to get on the biggest entertainment stage in the world, and hurl slurs … Read more
K. Connie Kang, who is thought to be the first Korean woman reporter in the United States, passed away last week after suffering from pancreatic cancer, according to The Los Angeles Times. She was 76.
When she was a young girl, Kang’s family fled what is now North Korea. She grew up in Okinawa, … Read more
Views from the Edge
The three AAPI prospects for President are at critical junctures in their campaigns as they begin to assess the long-term prospects of their candidacies.
Andrew Yang continues to surprise in his run for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency.
Senator Kamala Harris whose mother was Indian and whose father was African American, is losing out on Indian American voters.
Harris, whose first name means “lotus” in Sanskrit, hasn’t made her Indian ancestry a central part of her presidential campaign. Sumit Ganguly, a political science professor at Indiana University, Bloomington, called it a smart choice … Read more
The study included 3,021 Chinese Americans in Chicago at an average age of 73 with at least one child. The researchers found that parents who felt their … Read more
Siblings Flip and Christine Cuddy remembered their mother, Susan Ahn Cuddy, WWII lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, on StoryCorps.
Lieutenant Cuddy was initially turned down by the Navy’s officer school because she was Asian, but eventually was accepted anyway and became the first U.S. female gunnery … Read more
A comment on social media by Crystal Liu, otherwise known as Liu Yifei, supporting the response by Hong Kong police against pro-democracy protestors, has set off a backlash.
Supporters of the demonstrators are calling for a boycott of the live-action remake from Disney, reports the Guardian.
Liu, who was born in China and moved … Read more
Police in Texas are investigating two fatal domestic violence cases involving Filipinas on the same day.
The body of Alyssa Marie Mejia Rogers, 24, was found in a freezer at her home in Fort Worth, Texas on July … Read more
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson comes out on top above five Avengers stars on the 2019 Forbes list of the world’s highest paid male actors, having earned $89.4 million in a single year, according to Forbes.
Two other Asian stars also made the list: Jackie Chan and Indian Canadian actor Akshay Kumar earned $58 million … Read more