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Feb 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Awards Season Means the Return of the Anna Awards

posted by Randall
Rogue One

Best Picture goes to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by casting three Asian actors in prominent roles. Above, the Rogue One crew didn’t include a single white male (See below).

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

It’s award season for the entertainment industry and once again, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have mostly … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Actress Makes Her Character Hapa.

posted by Randall
Vanessa Hudgens in Powerless

Vanessa Hudgens (center) has made her ‘Powerless’ character Emily Locke a Filipino American

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Three cheers for Vanessa Hudgens!

The actress starring on NBC’s Powerless made her character half-Filipino!

I’m pretty sure that when the concept for Powerless was first thought up and they wrote for the lead character, … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Trump inspires hate groups, says SPLC report

posted by Randall

Southern Poverty Law Center Year of Hate report

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

A year ago, the headline of the report on hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center read “Hate Groups on the Rise.” Sadly, this year’s report concludes that hate groups have risen for the second year in a row.

The rise in the number of hate groups … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 16, 2017 Ξ 8 comments

16 Asian American Pacific Islander Advisors to President Trump Resign

posted by Louis Chan
President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Photo by White House Initiative of AAPIs)


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

In a stunning show of resistance, 16 member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have submitted their resignations to President Trump.

The ten members who resigned … Read more

Chinese American

Feb 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

AAPI Cheer Downfall of Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee

posted by Randall
Andrew Puzder

Andrew Puzder

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

President Donald Trump’s pick to become Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from nomination after a videotape of his ex-wife alleging domestic abuse surfaced.

Puzder, the CEO of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast food chains, who has seen his hearings delayed multiple times … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Vincent Yee’s Valentine’s Day Challenge to Women: #MySexyAsianMan
Feb 14, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Vincent Yee’s Valentine’s Day Challenge to Women: #MySexyAsianMan

posted by ShirleyNLew

 

By Shirley L Ng
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

Haikus with Hotties

Models from Haikus with Hotties

Using the hashtag “#MySexyAsianMan, Vincent Yee of Boston wants to convince everyone that the stereotypes of Asian men are just untrue.

 

On this Valentine’s Day morning I discovered my friend put out a challenge on Facebook to all the women Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 13, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

AAPI Artists Score At Grammy Awards

posted by Randall
Bruno Mars Prince Tribute

Bruno Mars brought down the house with his tribute to the late Prince at the Grammy Awards.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

No doubt, one of these years Joey Alexander, the 13-year old jazz prodigy from Indonesia will win a Grammy; just not this year.

 

For the second year in a
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Blogs

Feb 12, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda

posted by Randall
Anti-Trump Protest, NAPAWF

Courtesy of NAPAWF
The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum participate in the Women’s March on New York City. They have a series of forums planned in the coming months.

 

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Since Donald Trump’S inauguration as the 45th President of the U.S.last Jan. 21, the people have risen … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 11, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Filipino American De Guzman wins StandUpNBC, a nationwide search for diverse comedians

posted by Cathy Sun
JR De Guzman

JR De Guzman

Filipino American JR De Guzman beat 600 other comedians in this year’s StandUpNBC, a talent search for stand-up comedians throughout the country.

As a musician and teacher born in the Philippines and raised in California, De Guzman was thankful for the opportunity. “I really hope this is a win for the … Read more

Blogs

Feb 11, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

The Man Who Will Lead the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Confirmed in Late Night Vote

posted by Randall
Tom Price

Rep Tom Price

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Rep. Tom Price, the man who will lead the charge in doing away with the Affordable Care Act, was approved by the GOP-dominated Senate late Thursday night when most Americans were fast asleep.

Price won confirmation on a party-line vote of 52-47, which came around … Read more

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