Wednesday 29th March 2017,

Bad Ass Asians

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A Film that Needs to be Seen This Weekend

posted by Randall
From Here or to Go?

From Here or to Go? stars Ali Fazal, Melanie Kannokada, and Omi Vaidya


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The whitewashed Ghost in the Shell is likely to be this weekend’s number one movie, but you do have another option.

It’s a timely Asian American film that has played at more than a dozen film … Read more

Filipino American

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Filipino American Mother Missing for Five Months

posted by Randall
Cecilia Bustamante

Cecilia Bustamante was last seen October 28

Concerned friends and family members fanned out in Chamblee near Atlanta in hopes of finding a Filipino American mother missing now for five months.

Fox 5 news reports Cecilia Bustamante was last October 28.

She was not reported missing until December 2 after she failed to show up … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

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Meet the New Male Lead for Crazy Rich Asians

posted by Randall

Henry Golding

Henry Golding will star in Crazy Rich Asians

An actor from Singapore and Malaysia has been tapped to play the male lead in the upcoming movie, Crazy Rich Asians .
 
The Hollywood Reporter broke the story that Henry Golding has been chosen to play Nick Young in the adaptation of Kelvin Kwan’s best selling … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 28, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Two Asian Americans Pushing to Break the Bamboo Ceiling

posted by Randall

Kristy YangAsian American representation on the political scene remains a work in progress.

While AAPI representation in Congress is at an all time high, overall community engagement by Asian Americans lags behind other communities.

Two Asian Americans are doing their part to change that.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Robert Lee Ahn “has a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

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KPop Parody from Asian American Social Media Stars Tops the Charts

posted by Randall

Boys Generally AsianIn just five days, a song intended to be a parody of Kpop has generated five million views on You Tube.
 
Boys Generally Asian is a group of five actors and social media stars consisting of Ryan Higa, David Choi, Philip Wang, Justin Chon, and Jun Sung Ahn.
 
Next Shark reports the song … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

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Hero in Kansas Hate Crime Shooting Awarded $100K from Indian Americans

posted by Randall

Ian Grillot

Ian Grillot


 
Ian Grillot risked his own life and took bullets in the chest and hand to stop a suspected hate crime in progress in Kansas.
 
The Indian American community has rallied to show their thanks by donating $100,000 to a reward fund set up by the India House  for Grillot that he … Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 27, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

New Whitewashing Controversy Takes Off Over Death Note

posted by Randall

More than 11,000 people have signed a petition protesting yet another example of whitewashing in the works.

The controversy erupted shortly after Netflix released its trailer last week for its adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Death Note.

Nat Wolff has been cast in the main role of Light Turner. The name of the … Read more

Southeast Asian American

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Suppressed Memories of Genocide Surface for Many Cambodian Seniors

posted by Randall
National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial

National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial

By Mari Quenemoen
New American Media

Cambodian American elders face many challenges similar to those of other low-income older Americans, such as poor nutrition, limited transportation and poverty. But they also face some very specific challenges as survivors of war and genocide, said Kaoru Watanabe, associate director

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Bad Ass Asians

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Asian American Journalist and Author Dead at 57

posted by Randall

Alex Tizon
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A journalist who dedicated his career to writing about the marginalized and whose 2014 book Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self told of his struggles as an Asian American man, is dead at the age of 57.

Alex Tizon died unexpectedly of natural causes Thursday, according … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 26, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Promising Start to Season 2 of Into the Badlands

posted by Takuma Okada
Daniel Wu

Photo from AMC

By Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

The first season of Into the Badlands was too short. Most of its problems stemmed from the length, including badly-paced scenes and not enough development for the large cast of characters. But if the season two premiere is anything to go by, we’re in for a much … Read more

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