Friday 15th December 2017,

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 15, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Updated: Body of Mayor Ed Lee Lies in State at San Francisco City Hall

posted by Louis Chan

Ed Lee Casket Procession
 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

Police escorted the body of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee from a mortuary in Daly City to SF City Hall this morning.
 
An honor guard greeted the casket and a giant U.S. flag dangling from aerial ladders provided by the San Francisco Fire Department graced the … Read more

Chinese American

Dec 15, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Controversial Liquor Store Crackdown Passes in Philadelphia

posted by Randall

Bullet proof glass protestThe Philadelphia City Council Thursday passed a controversial measure designed to return dignity to Philadelphia residents while tightening the regulation of liquor stores.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports the bill which passed 14-3 would phase out bullet proof glass from convenience stores which separates merchants from its customers. It also cracks down on liquor stores … Read more

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First Sikh American Nominated As NJ Attorney General

posted by Tanvi Wattal
Gurbir Grewal

Gurbir Grewal via LinkedIn

Gurbir Grewal, a Sikh American, has been nominated for New Jersey attorney general by governor-elect Phil Murphy. American Bazaar reports, if the New Jersey Senate approves his nomination, he will be the first South Asian American attorney general in New Jersey, and the first Sikh attorney general in the nation. His … Read more

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SAG shows some love for Cast of The Big Sick, Hong Chau and Aziz Ansari

posted by Randall

Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan star in The Big Sick. Photo: Lionsgate/Amazon Studios

Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan star in The Big Sick. Photo: Lionsgate/Amazon Studios


 
Views from the Edge
 

Asian American actors got a little bit of love from their acting peers when the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees were announced Wednesday (Dec. 13).

Vietnamese American Hong Chau was nominated for her supporting role … Read more

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Dec 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Body of Mayor Ed Lee to Lie in State at City Hall

posted by Randall
Ed Lee with Batkid

Ed Lee helps grant the wish of a Make-a-Wish kid. Photo by By Shelly Prevost  via Wikimedia Commons

The body of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will lie under the rotunda of City Hall Friday for a daylong public viewing, reports SF Gate.

Viewing is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and close by 7 … 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

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Sheriff of Wall Street Jokes about Being Fired by Trump

posted by Randall

Preet BhararaFormer US Attorney Preet Bharara certainly didn’t go out quietly when he was fired by President Trump in March.

For 7 1/2 years, Bharara relentlessly went after white collar criminals on Wall Street. He did it with so much determination he earned the nickname Sheriff of Wall Street. He wasn’t ready to give up the … Read more

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Kelly Marie Tran Still Can’t Believe She’s in Star Wars

posted by Randall
Kelly Marie Tran with John Boyega

Disney Photo

Star Wars debuts in theaters nationwide tomorrow and perhaps no one is more excited than Kelly Marie Tran.

Tran was overcome with emotion at the Hollywood premier this past weekend.

The newest addition to the Star Wars legacy can hardly contain her excitement.

“I’m so happy that’s finally happening,” she said to Channel Read more

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Trump Wants to End Immigration Rule Reuniting Families

posted by Randall

Family reunification
Views from the Edge

While nerves are still raw from a failed terrorist act, Donald Trump is using the actions of the man who tried to set off a bomb in a New York Subway as the reason for curtailing a crucial immigration policy that reunited families.

“It is shameful to use moments of tragedy … Read more

Asian Americans

Dec 13, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

No Holiday Joy in San Francisco Bay Area after Racist and Homophobic Incidents

posted by Louis Chan

Parking argument in SF
 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

How is this kind of crap still happening?

Not one, but two racist incidents have surfaced via social media.

Both happened in the San Francisco Bay Area where you’d think people would have a greater understanding of inclusion and diversity.

The first incident reported by YOMYOMF occurred at … Read more

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Network Report Cards Released by APA Media Coalition

posted by Randall
Ken Jeong on Fresh Off the Boat

Ken Jeong guest stars on the 2016 season finale of Fresh Off the Boat

Quick, which network would you recognize for featuring the most Asian Americans in its programming?

The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition gave ABC an overall grade of “B,” matching the highest grade the group has ever given a network in its … Read more

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