Thursday 19th September 2019,

Crime

Sep 18, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Comfort Women Memorial in Glendale vandalized

posted by Randall
Glendale Police Department

For the second time in just months, vandals struck at the Comfort Women Memorial in Glendale near Los Angeles, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The Korean American Forum of California erected the statue in 2013 to draw attention to the forced sex slavery of women by the Japanese Imperial Army during … Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 17, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Filipino American breakdancer wins So You Think You Can Dance competition

posted by Jennifer Zhan
Facebook

Filipino American breakdancer Bailey Munoz has become the first b-boy to win So You Think You Can Dance in the history of the show.

The results, based on audience votes, were announced on Monday night in the Season 16 finale of the dance competition. Four contestants remained in the show where thousands audition.

The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 18, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Beauty guru Michelle Phan surprises fans with return to YouTube

posted by Jennifer Zhan

When she decided to quit YouTube after a decade on the platform, Michelle Phan wrote in a description box that she’d return when she was “inspired to share new ideas again.” 

After two years, it seems like she might finally be ready. 

On Sunday night, the beauty guru uploaded a new video that includes footage … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 18, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

UC Irvine To Host Afro-Korean Hip Hop Conference and Concert

posted by Jaewon Jung
Via Facebook

The UCI Center for Critical Korean Studies has partnered with Hyundai Motors America to display Afro-Korean hip hop culture in an upcoming festival. According to UCI news, the event will feature artists like Tiger JK, Yoon Mi-rae, Bizzy and Kurtis Blow.

Tiger JK, Yoon Mi-rae and Bizzy are rappers in South Korea. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 18, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

America’s Got Talent: Kodi Lee is a favorite

posted by Randall

Views from the Edge

It has almost become routine: Kodi Lee gives an emotional performance, the judges and audience are in tears, the crowd erupts in a standing ovation and everyone follows with heaps of praise for the Korean American singer and musician.

Lee has got to be the favorite to be one of the … Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 17, 2019 Ξ 1 comment

Uproar grows over offensive T-shirt sold by national retailer

posted by Randall

Asian American leaders Monday called on a national apparel retailer with dozens of locations to pull a t-shirt with offensive images from sale.

The t-shirt resurrects several stereotypes including the chop stick font, take out boxes, and laughing Buddha. It also takes a jab at Asians who mispronounce the “L” sound by regurgitating the “wok” … Read more

Chinese American

Sep 17, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao under investigation

posted by Randall

A House Committee suspects Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao of making decisions to benefit her family’s own business interest, reports Slate.

The committee launched its investigation Monday following reports from both the Wall Street Journal and New York Times about potential conflicts.

“The Committee is investigating several allegations relating to your service as Secretary of Transportation, … Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 16, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

‘SNL’ fires comedian who used anti-Asian, homophobic slurs

posted by Jennifer Zhan

Four days after his past racist and homophobic comments resurfaced, Shane Gillis has been fired from Saturday Night Live, HuffPost reports.

“We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition for SNLRead more

Asian Canadians

Sep 16, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

First Asian late night talk show host on network TV debuts tonight. Prime time special Wednesday

posted by Randall
From NBC

A Little Late with Lilly Singh debuts tonight on NBC. The show will follow Late Night with Seth Meyers at 1:35 a.m.

If you’re not a night owl, no worries. The Peacock Network is taking full advantage of Singh’s social media following by releasing her premiere on You Tube at 10 pm Eastern … Read more

Chinese American

Sep 16, 2019 Ξ Leave a comment

Couple forced off United Flight in double booking controversy

posted by Randall
Photo from Jessie Au and Guill Wientjes

United Airlines is once again facing accusations of kicking an Asian American passenger unfairly from a flight in another apparent overbooking incident, reports Forbes.

It happened to a man who United seated in a seat that turned out to be double booked. The incident which happened in June … Read more

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