Thursday 19th October 2017,

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Federal Judges Halt Trump’s Latest Muslim Travel Ban

posted by Randall
Theodore Chuang

Judge Theodore Chuang

Views from the Edge contributed to this report

 

An Asian American federal judge in Maryland early today became the second in less than 24 hours to halt the latest version of President Trump’s travel ban.

The Washington Post reports Judge Theodore D. Chuang blocked the White House from enforcing the ban

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Asian Americans

Oct 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

A New Bill Will Help Non-Native English Speakers in California To Cast Their Vote

posted by Tanvi Wattal

California Governor Jerry Brown this week signed a bill written to assist citizens that lack required proficiency in English to successfully fill out election ballots.

The LA Times reports that the current laws did not provide non-native English speakers with sufficient assistance to vote in the 2016 election.  In fact, only “25 percent of polling … Read more

Chinese American

Oct 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Community battles new owner over Chinese Cultural Center

posted by Gabi Wy

Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center protest

By Gabi Wy
AsAmNews Intern

When Elizabeth Mann served as developer for the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center in 1997, painstakingly recruiting the best of the best from China to build the center, she never imagined anyone would want to tear it down.

However, new company and building owner True North made clear its intentions to … Read more

Filipino American

Oct 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Found bodies believed to be missing Asian American couple

posted by Randall
 Joseph Orbeso, left, and Rachel Nguyen have been missing since July 28.

Joseph Orbeso, left, and Rachel Nguyen have been missing since July 28.

Views from the Edge

Two bodies family members believe to be the missing hikers from Southern California were found embracing one another on a trail in Joshua Tree National Park.

The bodies are believed to be Joseph Orbeso, 21, of Lakewood and Rachel … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Jessica Sanchez Takes Knee During National Anthem

posted by Louis Chan

Sanchez, jessica sings at Memorial Day Concert 2012

Jessica Sanchez Sings at Memorial Day Concert in 2012 in Washington, DC


 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Speaking in a soft tone, Filipina and Mexican American Jessica Sanchez took to Facebook to defend her decision to take a knee at the end of her performance of the National Anthem before the Oakland … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 11, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Piece of Japanese American History Destroyed by California Wine Country Fire

posted by Randall
Kanaye Nagasawa

Kanaye Nagasawa courtesy Hotei Wines

The fire that has ripped through California’s wine country has destroyed an area made known worldwide by the early “wine king” of the state, Kanaye Nagasawa.

Among the hardest hit areas is Fountain Grove in Santa Rosa. That’s the former home of the old Fountain Grove Winery which was operated … 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

Crime

Oct 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Man Arrested after Spraying Feces-Like Substance on Fresh Produce in Supermarket

posted by Randall

Pau Hang

Pau Hang

This is frankly gross. One has to wonder if the accused is mentally ill.
 
A man described as a disgruntled contractor is accused of entering a market in Charleston, South Carolina and spraying a foul odorous liquid described by some as feces on produce in the store.
 
The State reports police … Read more

Chinese American

Oct 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Protesters Rally at New York Art Gallery Over “Racist” Exhibition

posted by Randall
James Cohan Gallery Protest

Photo by Corky Lee

Dozens of protesters entered an art gallery in New York’s Chinatown to protest an installation there they consider racist.

The group said in the statement the work by Omer Fast at the James Cohan Gallery reinforces “racist narratives of uncleanliness, otherness and blight that have historically been projected onto Chinatown.”

The … Read more

Pacific Islander

Oct 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Samoan Hotshots Are a Source of Inspiration Fighting California Wildfires

posted by Randall

Hotshots from American Samoa
 
Views from the Edge
 
One of the many amazing stories coming out of the devastating wildfires in Northern California is the inspirational presence of the hotshot from American Samoa.
 
As the worst fire in California history continues to burn, firefighters have come from across the country and as far away as Australia … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 15, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Kumail Nanjiani Nails Opening Monologue on SNL

posted by Louis Chan

Kumail Nanjiani
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Kumail Nanjiani is on a roll. From his role on HBO’s popular series Silicon Valley to his critically acclaimed movie The Big Sick and now last night’s featured appearance on Saturday Night Live, if the comedian is not a house hold name yet, he’s certainly taking big … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Oct 15, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Cambodian Community Struggles in “Hyperghetto” in the Bronx

posted by Randall

Unsettled
By Ernabel Demillo,
Asian American Life

It was the largest refugee resettlement program in U.S. history.  More than 1 million Southeast Asians, victims of war and genocide were granted asylum and resettled in the U.S.

Some 10,000 Cambodians, were resettled in the Bronx, just as people who were living there in the 80s were fleeing … Read more

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