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Nov 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Indian Americans in Hollywood Call Out Simpson’s Apu for Being Racist

posted by Gabi Wy

ApuBy Louis Chan
Additional writing by Gabi Wy

Comedian Hari Kondabolu’s film The Problem with Apu makes its television debut this Sunday on TruTV (10 pm Sunday with repeat showings Monday at 1 a.m. and 7 p.m.)

The cutting film on the long running Simpson’s character Apu leaves no doubt what Kondabolu and a who’s … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 16, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Award-Winning Drama Uncovers Depression in Asian American Community

posted by Mandy Day

The ValleyBy Mandy Day
AsAmNews Staff Writer

The 2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival is well underway, featuring films from first time filmmakers to internationally acclaimed directors. AsAm News had the opportunity to talk to Saila Kariat, an Indian American filmmaker who screened her first, but already award-winning feature length film, The Valley at the UltraStar … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 15, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Cooler Heads Prevail in Confrontation on BART Train

posted by Randall

Bart incident

An angry man confronts a seated passenger aboard a commuter train in the San Francisco Bay Area

An Asian American passenger aboard a BART train in the San Francisco Bay Area was both verbally and physically assaulted on a BART train this week.
A video of the incident taken by a fellow passenger … Read more

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Nov 15, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

The Mindy Project Goes Out With A Bang! Spoiler Warning

posted by Tanvi Wattal

By iDominick via Wikimedia Commons

(Editor’s Note: Consider this your spoiler warning)

By Tanvi Wattal
AsAmNews Intern


After six seasons, The Mindy Project, created by actor, producer and writer Mindy Kaling, ended this week in a way that stayed true to its romantic comedy genre, where Danny Castellano and Mindy Lahiri – the “will-they-wont-they … Read more

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Nov 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Olympian Julie Chu Announces First Child

posted by Randall

Julie Chu New Born

Team USA three-time Olympic silver medalist Julie Chu is celebrating the birth of her first child, reports the Montreal Gazette.

Her partner and fellow Olympian Caroline Ouellette made the announcement on Instagram.

The Star reports Liv Chu-Ouellette was born Nov. 5 at 40 weeks and 2 days. She weighed in at seven pounds, three … Read more

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Nov 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

US Olympian Inspires Hijab-Wearing Barbie

posted by Randall
Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad

A Barbie designed to resemble US bronze-medal winning Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad will be released next year, Mattel announced yesterday.

She will be the first hijab-wearing Barbie in the history of the doll line just like Muhammad was the first Olympian to wear a hijab in 2016 at the Rio Olympics. Muhammad won the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 12, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Walmart Accused of Commercializing Incarceration of Japanese Americans

posted by Randall

Best selling author Jamie Ford is calling out Walmart for the sale of wall art depicting the incarceration of Japanese Americans.

The historical photos show happy go lucky prisoners enjoying life behind barbed wire. They were photos taken by government photographers hired to put a positive spin on a blight in U.S. history.

Read more

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Nov 12, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Inspector Herb Lee Dedicated Career to Straightening Out Chinatown Gang Kids

posted by Randall

By Christopher Chow

I remember Herb Lee, Inspector Herb Lee of the San Francisco Police Department, the first Chinese American policeman in the City.  That’s how I knew him, as Insp. Herb Lee.  I met him when I was making the documentary  Under Their Ancestors Shadows.  I was a reporter … Read more

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Nov 12, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Korean American hopes to inspire change with ‘Just Doug’

posted by Gabi Wy

Just Doug

By Gaby Wy
AsAmNews Intern

Doug Kim wants to make change in an industry that he feels doesn’t represent Asians like it should.

Kim, a Korean American, produced and recently released a three-part web series called Just Doug, a narrative of a character based on himself struggling to make it in Hollywood. It’s one Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 11, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

How the First Chinese American Police Officer in San Francisco Touched My Life

posted by Len Patel
Herb Lee

SF Police Department Photo

By Randall Yip

I was saddened to open the paper this morning to learn that Herb Lee had died at the age of 84 from colon cancer.

He was not a household name.

I’ve had very little social interaction with him over the years.

Yet I couldn’t help but think back … Read more


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