Wednesday 18th January 2017,

Filipino American

Philippine President Duterte Compared to Donald Trump

posted by Randall
Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

by Paul Lin

While the world ponders what four years of Donald Trump in the White House may bring, it’s already gotten a taste of strongman leadership in the form of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

The brash talking “Trump of the East” – like the US president-elect – rode a … Read more

Asian Americans

Harvey Issues Apology for Jokes Emasculating Asian American Men

posted by Randall
Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey has had practice in apologizing. Here, he expresses his regret for announcing the wrong winner
in last year’s Miss Universe contest.

By Ed Diokno

It took almost a week, but Steve Harvey finally apologized for making a foolish joke about Asian men. Well, it was sort of an apology.

In a tweet, the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Four Asian American Congressional Reps will Boycott Trump’s Inauguration

posted by Louis Chan
Ted Lieu and Mark Takano

Congressmen Ted Lieu and Mark Takano will not attend the inauguration of the 45th President of the U.S.

By Ed Diokno & Louis Chan

On the eve of the Martin Luther King holiday, four Asian American congressmen are joining at least 14 other members of Congress who according to Fusion will not be attending Donald … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Indian American in Running to Lead FDA

posted by Randall

Balaji Srinivasan

Balaji Srinivasan

Indian American biotechnology executive Balaji Srinivasan is reportedly in the running to lead the Food and Drug Administration, reports Bloomberg.
Srinivasan was referred to trump by venture capitalist Peter Thiel who became the first openly gay person to speak at a Republican convention this past summer.
Srinivasan is credited with developing … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Legal Clinic Battles Wage Theft from Asian Immigrant Workers

posted by Randall
Philadelphia Chinatown

Photo by Tim Wilson

A free legal clinic in Philadelphia is working to recover wages stolen from Asian American immigrant workers.

Newsworks reports Community Legal Services is offering free legal clinics to workers who may not even be aware they are being victimized.

“The challenge is getting the client to feel comfortable enough to come … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Yale Study Finds Asian Americans Missing from Top Legal Positions

posted by Randall

Goodwin LiuA study by California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu and researchers at Yale has found Asian Americans very seldom reach the level of partner in law firms or positions as prosecutors and judges, reports the JD Journal.

Liu credits the mentoring he received from the late U.S. Rep Bob Matsui and former Yale Law … Read more


Teacher Convicted of Child Molesting and Kidnapping

posted by Randall
Ron Guinto

Ron Guinto

By Ed Diokno
A former teacher could face a minimum of 900 years in prison on 87 counts of child molestation and kidnapping.


Ron Guinto, 34, was found guilty last week of of 87 of 90 charges.


Guinto of Vallejo, Calif. was arrested by Richmond, Calif. police in March 2014
Read more


When Daniel Dae Kim Comes Knocking on Your Door

posted by Randall

Re JaneBy Minnie Roh
Reporter @AsianAmericanLife

It’s every writer’s dream to publish a novel and then have Hollywood come knocking on the door, offering to turn it into a TV series. It may sound like a Cinderella story, but that’s what happened to Patricia Park – the author of Re Jane, a Korean American modern … Read more

Asian Americans


MLK DAY: Asian Americans and African Americans Have Been Linked in Struggle for Civil Rights.

posted by Randall

Martin Luther King

The Hawaiian leis were a sign of solidarity with Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

By Ed Diokno
At this time, when Asian Americans and African Americans are questioning and exploring their relationship in their common struggle for justice and equality, on this holiday celebrating Martin Luther King, we take time … Read more


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