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Slants Trademark Case Heard by Supreme Court

posted by Randall

SlantsThe U.S. Supreme Court gave no indication how it might rule in the trademark case involving the Asian American rock group, The Slants.

The nation’s highest court grilled advocates on both sides of this case which will decide if the band has a right to trademark a name some consider disparaging to Asian Americans.… Read more

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Indian American in Running to Lead FDA

posted by Randall

Balaji Srinivasan

Balaji Srinivasan

Indian American biotechnology executive Balaji Srinivasan is reportedly in the running to lead the Food and Drug Administration, reports Bloomberg.
 
Srinivasan was referred to trump by venture capitalist Peter Thiel who became the first openly gay person to speak at a Republican convention this past summer.
 
Srinivasan is credited with developing … Read more

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Legal Clinic Battles Wage Theft from Asian Immigrant Workers

posted by Randall
Philadelphia Chinatown

Photo by Tim Wilson

A free legal clinic in Philadelphia is working to recover wages stolen from Asian American immigrant workers.

Newsworks reports Community Legal Services is offering free legal clinics to workers who may not even be aware they are being victimized.

“The challenge is getting the client to feel comfortable enough to come … Read more

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Yale Study Finds Asian Americans Missing from Top Legal Positions

posted by Randall

Goodwin LiuA study by California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu and researchers at Yale has found Asian Americans very seldom reach the level of partner in law firms or positions as prosecutors and judges, reports the JD Journal.

Liu credits the mentoring he received from the late U.S. Rep Bob Matsui and former Yale Law … Read more

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Four Asian American Congressional Reps will Boycott Trump’s Inauguration

posted by Louis Chan
Ted Lieu and Mark Takano

Congressmen Ted Lieu and Mark Takano will not attend the inauguration of the 45th President of the U.S.

By Ed Diokno & Louis Chan

On the eve of the Martin Luther King holiday, four Asian American congressmen are joining at least 14 other members of Congress who according to Fusion will not be attending Donald … Read more

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No White Washing in Patriots Day

posted by Randall
Jimmy Yang

Jimmy Yang plays the role of Dun Meng in Patriots Day
Photo by RCR

The little known story of Dung Meng, an Asian American whose SUV was hijacked by the Boston Marathon bombers in 2013, will be told in Patriots Day. The movie starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon and  John Goodman opened nationwide this … Read more

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Heads We Win. A U.S. Coin Featuring an Asian American is Announced

posted by Randall

Lady Liberty

By Ed Diokno

Coin collectors, get ready, an Asian American face will soon appear on a U.S. coin breaking a long-time practice of featuring only Euro American men and women, according to the U.S. Mint.

 

The announcement was made in ceremonies Friday at the Washington D.C. unveiling of a new design for the $100 … Read more

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NBA Sends Out Animated Chinese New Year Greeting

posted by Louis Chan

NBA Chinese New Year Year of Rooster

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The NBA is continuing its marketing push into China with four new videos featuring their biggest NBA stars wishing the world a happy Chinese New Year.

Brooklyn Net’s Jeremy Lin, Golden State’s Stephen Curry, and Houston’s James Harden return once again to take part in the campaign. This year … Read more

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Become Part of Unprecedented Gathering of Asian American Superheroes

posted by Randall

Totally Awesome Hulk Hulk 15

The cover for Totally Awesome Hulk #15 is by Storehouse.


 
By Ed Diokno

 

Pardon my nerdiness, but the upcoming edition of Totally Awesome Hulk #15 is generating lots of excitement. For the first time, a gathering of AAPI superheroes will assemble to fight a yet unidentified foe.

 

The AAPI superheroes — Hulk,
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