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Mar 26, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Promising Start to Season 2 of Into the Badlands

posted by Takuma Okada
Daniel Wu

Photo from AMC

By Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

The first season of Into the Badlands was too short. Most of its problems stemmed from the length, including badly-paced scenes and not enough development for the large cast of characters. But if the season two premiere is anything to go by, we’re in for a much … Read more

Chinese American

Mar 26, 2017 Ξ 3 comments

Husband of President Trump Supporter to be Deported

posted by Randall
Roberto Beristain

Family of Roberto Beristain

When then candidate Donald Trump said he wanted to deport the “bad hombres,” Helen Beristain didn’t think she meant her husband.

Now five months after she voted for the Republican candidate, her husband is being deported.

The South Bend Tribune reports that Roberto Beristain has signed papers agreeing to be deported … Read more

Community

Mar 26, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Colorado Lawmaker Appeared to Defend Japanese Incarceration Camps

posted by Brittney Le
Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado.

The Granada Incarceration Camp in Amache, Colorado imprisoned 8,000 mostly Japanese Americans during WWII

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is speaking out after Colorado state Rep. Phil Covarrubias appeared to defend World War II Japanese incarceration camps during a debate of House Bill 17-1230.

“For anybody that has never been in the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 25, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Native Hawaiian Judge Receiving Death Threats after Order Stopping Travel Ban

posted by Randall

Judge Derrick Watson

Judge Derrick Watson is of the Federal District Court of Hawaii

A Pacific Islander judge who issued a temporary restraining order last week to stop President Trump’s executive order banning travel from six predominantly Muslim countries is receiving death threats.
 
Judge Derrick Watson of the District of Hawaii is now under 24 hour protection … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 25, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Sikh Woman Told She Doesn’t Belong Here during Subway Ride

posted by Randall
Rajpreet Heir

Rajpreet Heir was told “You don’t belong in this country.”

It’s thought that creating greater awareness of a problem can lead to solutions.

One positive from the very negative, anti-immigrant sentiment gripping many of our communities is the otherwise unreported microaggressions now getting noticed, even getting publicity.

The NY Times is reporting on the increased … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 25, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Ronnie Cho, Former Obama Staffer, Runs for a Seat on New York’s City Council

posted by Jiayi Sun
Ronnie Cho

Ronnie Cho

Ronnie Cho could be among the first Korean Americans to win a seat on New York’s City Council., reports Next Shark.

 

The 34-year old Cho revealed he was inspired by the farewell speech of President Barack Obama to run for office.

“If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get Read more

Chinese American

Mar 24, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Overwhelming Majority of Asian American Men Surveyed Say They’ve Been Harassed

posted by Louis Chan

Asian American Man Study
 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A survey of nearly 500 mostly young Asian American men has found 85 percent of the respondents have experienced some form of harassment at school. 35 percent experienced similar harassment in the work place.

The Asian American Man Survey was conducted in October and the results were … Read more

Blogs

Mar 24, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

We Will Fight Back in Defense of Our Communities

posted by Randall
Mia Yoshitani

Mia Yoshitani

By Mia Yoshitani
New American Media

As Donald Trump’s presidency barely passes its one-month mark, Trump has launched profound threats against immigrants and refugees, our human rights, and our climate. In the face of his hateful and destructive policies, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are rising up. Recently, 16 out of 20 … Read more

Chinese American

Mar 24, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Family of Woman Killed Drinking Toxic Tea Sues Chinatown Store

posted by Randall
Yu-Ping Xie

Yu-Ping Xie

The family of a 56-year old woman who died after drinking toxic tea has sued the store in  San Francisco Chinatown where she bought it, reports ABC7.

Yu-Ping Xie became ill just one hour after drinking the tea purchased from Sun Wing Wo Trading Company.

At one point the family had told her … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Did President Trump Save SF Mayor Ed Lee from Being Recalled?

posted by Randall

Ed LeeSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has survived a recall effort.

The SF Chronicle reports supporters of the recall failed to get the necessary 47,565 voter signatures needed to put the recall on the ballot.

In fact it appears no signatures were ever turned in at all.

Lee rode a wave of popularity and won a … Read more

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