Sunday 21st January 2018,

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Jan 21, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty in Murder of University of Illinois Student

posted by Randall

A University of Illinois student accused of killing, torturing and kidnapping a visiting scholar from China will face the death penalty, reports NBC Chicago
 
The body of YingYing Zhang, 26, has not been found, but police say they have evidence she is dead. She was last seen in Champaign on June 9.
 

YingYing Zhang

YingYing

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Jan 21, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian Americans Less Likely to Get Response from their State Legislator

posted by Randall

VoteA new study has found that Asian Americans who reach out to their state legislator are less likely to get a response than other groups, according to researchers who shared their findings in a blog on the Washington Post.

Micah Gell-Redman from the University of Georgia, Neil Visalvanich from Durham University, and Charles Crabtree … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 21, 2018 Ξ 1 comment

Asian American Senators Keep Promise on DACA

posted by Randall

Mazie Hirano and Dick Durbin

Senator Mazie Hirano (D-Hawaii) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) meet with Dreamers protesting outside the Capitol Saturday
Courtesy: Senator Dick Durbin


 
Views from the Edge contributed to this report
 
Three Asian American senators held firm in their support of DACA and rejected the latest Republican proposal on a measure that would have extended … Read more

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Jan 20, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Studies at Penn Struggles to Win Support. UW Student Senate Calls for Pacific Islander Studies

posted by Randall
Asian American Studies at University of Pennsylvania

Photo from University of Pennsylvania

While one ethnic studies program struggles, another potential program has just won support.

The student senate at the University of Washington has voted to support the establishment of a Pacific Islander Studies major, reports The Daily

The resolution was introduced by the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) and the Pacific … Read more

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Jan 20, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Darren Criss Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend

posted by Randall
Darren Criss with Mia Swier

Via Facebook

Actor and musician Darren Criss is officially off the market.

The former Glee star who is currently starring in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story on FX announced his engagement to his girlfriend of seven years, writer/producer Mia Swier.

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Jan 20, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Will Aziz Ansari Show Up at the SAG Awards?

posted by Randall
Aziz Ansari

Via Facebook

Views from the Edge

 

The biggest question for the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night is: Will Aziz Ansari attend?

Fresh off his Golden Globe award, Ansari has a good chance of winning a SAG award for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. Ansari plays an Indian … 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

Asian Americans

Jan 20, 2018 Ξ 1 comment

High Rate of Depression Among Asian Seniors

posted by Randall

Mental HealthBy Chrissy Smith

We already know that Asian Americans have difficulty seeking a diagnosis and treatment for depression, but the problem is particularly dire among seniors. Data collated from various studies show that specific groups are at risk – particularly elderly women (who have a more than double suicide rate to that of white … Read more

Chinese American

Jan 19, 2018 Ξ 1 comment

Chinatown Building Deemed Unsafe. Tenants Evacuated

posted by Randall
85 Bowery NY Chinatown Evacuation

Via Yuh-Line Niou via Twitter

Dozens of tenants evacuated Thursday from a New York Chinatown apartment deemed unsafe are accusing the landlord of trying to get rid of them so he can build a high rise, reports Patch.

The apartment on 85 Bowery housed at least 75 tenants, according to The Lo-Down, which reported … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 19, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Diversity increases on Broadway but not for Asians

posted by Randall
Hamilton

Courtesy: Hamilton Broadway

Views from the Edge

The lights of Broadway appear to be shining brighter for minority actors, singers and dancers but they dim when it comes to Asian American performers.
Though the 2015-2016 season was touted as the season of diversity with the musical Hamilton leading the way, there were fewer Asian American … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 19, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Not Enough “We”, Too Much “Me”–A Conversation with John Chiang on the Model Majority Podcast

posted by Randall

 

John Chiang at MLK Parade

John Chiang at the Annual Kingdom Day Parade in Los Angeles to honor Martin Luther King. Photo via Facebook

By Kevin Xu
Model Majority Podcast

In a recent episode of the Model Majority Podcast (@modelmajorityp), its co-host Kevin Xu (@Kevinsxu) interviewed John Chiang (@JohnChiangCA), California’s State Treasurer and candidate for governor about, his family’s … Read more

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