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Mar 27, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Pulitzer Prize Winning Asian American Journalist and Author Dead at 57

posted by Randall

Alex Tizon
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A journalist who dedicated his career to writing about the marginalized and whose 2014 book Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self told of his struggles as an Asian American man, is dead at the age of 57.

Alex Tizon died unexpectedly of natural causes Thursday, according … Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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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Mar 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Filipino American Eliminated from The Voice-One Remains

posted by Randall

Gaby Borromeo22-year-old Gaby Borromeo has been eliminated from The Voice.

Fueled by yes votes last week from both Blake Sheldon and Adam Levine, she faced off this week under the tutelage of Levine against fellow contestant Mark Isaiah.

The two performed the song PillowTalk.

Alicia Keyes said it was a choice between a “powerhouse … Read more

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Mar 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Stork Delivers Baby Boy to Steven Yeun and Joana Pak

posted by Randall
Steven Yeun and Joana Pak

from Instagram

Newlyweds Steve Yeun and his wife Joanna Pak are new parents.

E News reports their baby boy arrived in the world on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day.

The couple has been silent on social media about their new arrival. No announcement has been made about the child’s name or weight and height.

Yeun … Read more

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Mar 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

President Trump to Nominate South Asian American to Federal Court of Appeals

posted by Louis Chan
Judge Amul Thapar

Judge Amul Thapar

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
The White House is confirming that President Donald Trump will nominate a South Asian American judge to the Republican dominated Federal Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
 
Judge Amul Thapar first appeared on the national scene when in 2008 he became the first … Read more

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Mar 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

South Korean Musician Allegedly Called “Chink” at San Francisco International Airport

posted by Randall

Don Malik

Don Malik


A hip hop musician from South Korea who was scheduled to perform at SXSW was called a “chink” by airport employees at San Francisco International Airport, according to a statement from his agency Stoneship.
 
A translation of the statement published in Kore said They (Malik and his staff) were racially discriminated by … Read more

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Mar 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Hijab Wearing Basketball Player Banned from Playoff Game

posted by Randall
Je'Nan Hayes

Je’Nan Hayes

A Muslim girl who had played in 24 straight games for her varsity basketball team was forced to sit out the regional title playoff game because she wears a hijab.

CNN reported that the coach of Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland  was told by the referee prior to the game that … Read more

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