Tuesday 21st February 2017,

Campus

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Anti-Muslim and Immigrant Flyers Posted at University of Texas

posted by Randall

Vanguard TexasA town hall meeting has been called by the chancellor of the University of Texas after anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant flyers were found on campus, reports The Statesman.
 
The flyers proclaimed “imagine a Muslim-free America” and “A notice to all citizens of the United States of America, it is your civic duty to report … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees is a Haunting yet Beautiful Collection

posted by Brittney Le

Pulitzer Prize winning author Thanh Nguyen

Pulitzer Prize winning author Thanh Nguyen

It’s a story of remembrance and loss. The ghost of her brother, killed by pirates during the escape from the Vietnam War, gives her a visit. And then she realizes she will never actually be able to forget him. This is the premise of Black-Eyed Women, the first … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Jeremy Lin Is a Hair Raising Boy Genius

posted by Randall
Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius

Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Keeping up with Jeremy Lin’s hairstyles can be a job unto itself. You can never tell what look he’s going to use for any particular game.

His latest look can best be described as Jimmy Neutronic, after the cartoon character.

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Chinese American

Feb 20, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Supporters of New York Police Officer Peter Liang Vow to Continue Fight

posted by Randall

Peter Liang

Peter Liang

Two years after the indictment of then New York police officer Peter Liang, hundreds of people who mobilized to support him are vowing to stay together and fight for other issues, reports News 12 Brooklyn
 
The Coalition of Asian Americans for Civil Rights sprang up to protest the charges against Liang, who … Read more

Campus

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I Am Muslim Too Rallies Held Across Country. Asian American Theater Company Joins Movement

posted by Randall

I am Muslim Too rally in Los Angeles

I am Muslim Too rallies were held in cities nationwide including one in Los Angeles


 
Muslims and Muslims alike in at least nine cities participated in I Am Muslim Too Rallies Sunday.
 
The rallies were held from New York to Los Angeles with such protestors as Chelsea Clinton and Edward James Olmos joined … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Awards Season Means the Return of the Anna Awards

posted by Randall
Rogue One

Best Picture goes to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by casting three Asian actors in prominent roles. Above, the Rogue One crew didn’t include a single white male (See below).

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

It’s award season for the entertainment industry and once again, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have mostly … Read more

Japanese American

Feb 19, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Defense of Incarceration Camps as “Not Racist” by Political Science Professor Slammed

posted by Louis Chan

Japanese American Incareration Camp

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

75 years after Executive Order 9066 that put more than 110,000 Japanese Americans into incarceration camps, one educator is defending the order.

Dr. Gary Bullert is under intense criticism for an op-ed he wrote in the Tri-City Herald which attempts to answer the question-was the incarceration of West … Read more

Community

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Asian American Life Airs 30 Minute Special on Day of Remembrance

posted by Randall
Henry Sugimoto

Painting by Henry Sugimoto, Artists and Internee

By Ernabel Demillo
Host, Asian American Life

 

On February 19, 1942, two months after the attack at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed Executive Order 9066.  An estimated 120,000, men, women and children of Japanese descent were forced out of their homes and sent to incarceration … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

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California County Apologizes for Executive Order 9066

posted by Randall
Executive Order 9066 is posted in Contra Costa County

Agricultural workers in Contra Costa County gathered around a poster of Executive Order 9066. A photo exhibit, ‘Images of Internment’ will be on display at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, New York.
Photo from National Archives by Dorothea Lange

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Contra Costa County has issued a formal apology … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

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Mac Duggal Showcasing India-Inspired Designs at New York Fashion Week

posted by Brittney Le
Mac Duggal

Mac Duggal at NYFW Premiere of Fall Winter 2017 with Raquel Pelissier Miss Universe Haiti 1st Runner Up and Chanelle De Lau Miss Universe Curacao

Indian American fashion designer Mac Duggal brought his A-game to the runway recently at  New York Fashion Week (NYFW) 2017,  Duggal’s first show at NYFW,

 
Duggal’s new fashion line … Read more

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