Saturday 24th August 2019,

AAPI Actors

Original ‘Mulan’ Star Ming-Na Wen Speaks Out About Remake’s Controversy
Aug 24, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Original ‘Mulan’ Star Ming-Na Wen Speaks Out About Remake’s Controversy

posted by Akemi Tamanaha

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

Asian Americans

Lawmakers urge Democrats to have an AsAm moderator in debates
Aug 24, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Lawmakers urge Democrats to have an AsAm moderator in debates

posted by Ed Diokno

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

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Toronto hosts largest Filipino food festival in North America
Aug 24, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Toronto hosts largest Filipino food festival in North America

posted by Ed Diokno

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

Asian Americans

Aug 23, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Patriots’ Patrick Chung indicted for cocaine possession

posted by Brittney Le

Photo by Jeffrey Beall via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0).

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

Asian Americans

Aug 23, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Suspect in fatal stabbing was victim’s coworker at Cal State Fullerton

posted by Brittney Le

Photo from the Fullerton Police Department.

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

AAPI Actors

Aug 23, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Hyde Park Entertainment’s new branch to feature Asian creators

posted by Stina Chang

Photo by Gowrishanker via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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

Asian Americans

Aug 23, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Protestors call for school board member’s resignation after anti-Muslim comments

posted by Brittney Le

Photos from CAIR-NJ.

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

Asian Americans

Aug 22, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Trump supporter arrested after alleged threats to kill all Hispanics in Miami

posted by Brittney Le

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

Asian Americans

Aug 22, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

News of Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Netflix movie comes amidst controversy

posted by Brittney Le

Photo from ABC.

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

Asian Americans

<em>The Terror: Infamy</em> Episode 2 recap
Aug 21, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

The Terror: Infamy Episode 2 recap

posted by Jana Monji

Editor’s Note: This recap contains spoilers.

Read Episode 1 recap here

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

Filipino American

Filipina American Actress Siena Agudong is Hawaii’s Latest Breakout Star
Aug 21, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Filipina American Actress Siena Agudong is Hawaii’s Latest Breakout Star

posted by Akemi Tamanaha

Views from the Edge

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

New Yorker Article Rehashes Mike Pompeo’s Support for a Blog That Called Indian American Opponent a ‘Turban Topper’ in 2010
Aug 21, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

New Yorker Article Rehashes Mike Pompeo’s Support for a Blog That Called Indian American Opponent a ‘Turban Topper’ in 2010

posted by Akemi Tamanaha

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

Asian Americans

San Francisco Mayoral Candidate and Neighborhood Group Encourage Asian Americans to Arm Themselves
Aug 21, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

San Francisco Mayoral Candidate and Neighborhood Group Encourage Asian Americans to Arm Themselves

posted by Akemi Tamanaha

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

AAPI Actors

Sandra Oh Spotted On Set of Killing Eve Season 3
Aug 20, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Sandra Oh Spotted On Set of Killing Eve Season 3

posted by Akemi Tamanaha

*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.

Metro asserts that the sighting answers questions about the fate … Read more

Asian Americans

Jeremy Lin Rumored to be Considering Contract with Beijing Ducks
Aug 20, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Jeremy Lin Rumored to be Considering Contract with Beijing Ducks

posted by Akemi Tamanaha

Basketball star Jeremy Lin, who is currently a free-agent, is rumored to be considering a contract the Beijing Ducks, according to Bleacher Report.

According to Yahoo! Sports, Lin has already turned down offers from European teams. He still hopes to reach a deal with an NBA team, but now may be open to … Read more

AAPI Actors

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Gemma Chan: A force for change
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Gemma Chan: A force for change

posted by Akemi Tamanaha

Views from the Edge

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

Asian Americans

Video Makers Release Visual Poem ‘Malcolm’ —What It Says About Asian/Black Solidarity and Media Representation
Aug 19, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Video Makers Release Visual Poem ‘Malcolm’ —What It Says About Asian/Black Solidarity and Media Representation

posted by Felix Poon

by Felix Poon, AsAmNews Intern

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

Pacific Islander

The Rock Marries Long Time Love Lauren Hashian in Hawaii
Aug 19, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

The Rock Marries Long Time Love Lauren Hashian in Hawaii

posted by Akemi Tamanaha

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson revealed that he is now a married man on Instagram early Monday, CBS reports. Johnson, 47, married 34-year-old Lauren Hashian in Hawaii over the weekend.

Read more

Asian Americans

Pioneering Korean American Journalist K. Connie Kang Dies at 76
Aug 19, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Pioneering Korean American Journalist K. Connie Kang Dies at 76

posted by Akemi Tamanaha

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

Asian Americans

AAPI candidates Update: Gabbard serves, YanG dances, Harris gets key Iowa endorsement
Aug 19, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

AAPI candidates Update: Gabbard serves, YanG dances, Harris gets key Iowa endorsement

posted by Akemi Tamanaha

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. 

Last month his sincere emotional response to a woman who had lost … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 18, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Kamala Harris Losing Out on Indian American Voters

posted by Calla Carter

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

Asian Americans

Aug 18, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Study Finds Chinese American Elders Whose Children Respect Them Live Longer

posted by Calla Carter

A study published in Aging & Mental Health found a correlation between heightened mortality risk in elderly Chinese Americans and perceived respect from their children, reports UPI.

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

Asian Americans

Aug 18, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Siblings Remember Their Mother, First Asian American Female Navy Officer

posted by Calla Carter
Willow Tree Shade: The Susan Ahn Cuddy Story

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

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 16, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Live action Mulan facing calls for boycott after remarks by star

posted by Randall

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

Filipino American

Aug 16, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Two Filipinas killed in separate incidents in Texas on the same day

posted by Randall
Alyssa Marie Mejia Rogers, left, and Edward Rogers were married for two years.

Views from the Edge

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

AAPI Actors

Aug 22, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Dwayne Johnson Tops 2019 Forbes List of Highest-Paid Male Actors

posted by Brittney Le

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

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