Saturday 18th November 2017,

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Indian Americans in Hollywood Call Out Simpson’s Apu for Being Racist

posted by Gabi Wy

ApuBy Louis Chan
Additional writing by Gabi Wy

Comedian Hari Kondabolu’s film The Problem with Apu makes its television debut this Sunday on TruTV (10 pm Sunday with repeat showings Monday at 1 a.m. and 7 p.m.)

The cutting film on the long running Simpson’s character Apu leaves no doubt what Kondabolu and a who’s … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Families Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease Share their Stories

posted by Brittney Le
Richard Lui

Photo by Mitch Tobias

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Staff Writer

Every week, MSNBC news anchor Richard Lui flies all the way from New York to California. Then he’ll make the return trip back just 3 or 4 days later. With 300,000 flyer miles last year, he’s flown the equivalent of 25 times around the world … Read more

Chinese American

Nov 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Chinese Netizens May Have Chased Victoria Secrets Model Off China’s Runway

posted by Randall

Gigi Hadid

Super Victoria Secrets model Gigi Hadid has bowed out of the lingerie’s line much anticipated first runway show in China, reports the Telegraph

Hadid tweeted “I’m bummed I won’t be able to make it to China this year. Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit.”

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Community Issues

Nov 17, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Retailer Responds to Concerns Incarceration Photos Remain on Sale on Walmart.com

posted by Louis Chan

Walmart Internment Photo ControversyBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Walmart is now confident it has removed the vast majority of photos of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II from sale on its website.

The retail giant responded to concerns reported by AsAmNews that despite assurances the photos were being taken down, many remained.

“We … 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

Nov 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Labor Leaders Arrested during Protest to Support DREAM Act

posted by Randall

Dream Act protest

Nineteen AAPI demonstrators were arrested at Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s office in Washington DC. Photo courtesy APALA


 
Views from the Edge
 
Nineteen Asian American protesters, including two of the highest-ranking Asian American leaders in the labor movement, were arrested in Washington D.C. this week, during a protest to support the DREAM … Read more

Community Issues

Nov 17, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Connecticut School Cancels Muslim Speaker Due To Community Rage

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Bristol School SystemA middle school teacher in Bristol, Connecticut had arranged for a Muslim speaker to come into her World History class to talk about Islam. However, her plans were quickly derailed by community members emailing and calling her to express their concerns, some in a threatening manner.

Superintendent Susan Moreau took the decision to shut down … Read more

Community Issues

Nov 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Walmart Removes Some Incarceration Photos from Sale

posted by Louis Chan
Walmart Incarceration Wall Art

Despite claims photos of incarceration camps have been removed from sale, this photo remains on Walmart.com

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Japanese American Citizens League says Walmart has agreed to remove photos of the incarceration of Japanese Americans from sale, although some photos remain on Walmart.com.

The group contacted the retailer along with … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

New Online Tool to Highlight Racial Inequalities in California

posted by Randall

California Santa Monica Farmer's MarketCalifornia’s diverse population challenges policy makers, planners and educational institutions, most of which critics say are still functioning as if the state is homogeneously White.

As a result, despite California’s healthy economy speeding into the future, they fear some ethnic groups are being left behind, forgotten or adversely affected.

“At the same time that the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 16, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Award-Winning Drama Uncovers Depression in Asian American Community

posted by Mandy Day

The ValleyBy Mandy Day
AsAmNews Staff Writer

The 2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival is well underway, featuring films from first time filmmakers to internationally acclaimed directors. AsAm News had the opportunity to talk to Saila Kariat, an Indian American filmmaker who screened her first, but already award-winning feature length film, The Valley at the UltraStar … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 15, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Cooler Heads Prevail in Confrontation on BART Train

posted by Randall

Bart incident

An angry man confronts a seated passenger aboard a commuter train in the San Francisco Bay Area


 
An Asian American passenger aboard a BART train in the San Francisco Bay Area was both verbally and physically assaulted on a BART train this week.
 
A video of the incident taken by a fellow passenger … Read more

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