Tuesday 17th January 2017,

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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

Bad Ass Asians

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

Crime

Teacher Convicted of Child Molesting and Kidnapping

posted by Randall
Ron Guinto

Ron Guinto

By Ed Diokno
 
A former teacher could face a minimum of 900 years in prison on 87 counts of child molestation and kidnapping.

 

Ron Guinto, 34, was found guilty last week of of 87 of 90 charges.

 

Guinto of Vallejo, Calif. was arrested by Richmond, Calif. police in March 2014
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Blogs

MLK DAY: Asian Americans and African Americans Have Been Linked in Struggle for Civil Rights.

posted by Randall

Martin Luther King

The Hawaiian leis were a sign of solidarity with Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement


 
By Ed Diokno
 
At this time, when Asian Americans and African Americans are questioning and exploring their relationship in their common struggle for justice and equality, on this holiday celebrating Martin Luther King, we take time … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

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

Asian Americans

Steve Harvey Mocks Asian Men, But Nobody’s Laughing

posted by Randall

Steve Harvey

By Ed Diokno

 

Steve Harvey, your racism is showing.
 
The popular television host made fun of Asian men on the Steve Harvey Show last Friday, reinforcing the negative stereotype that portrays Asian males as unattractive.
 
Being an Asian man, this hit close to home because I’ve had to live with this belief … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aziz Ansari to become First South Asian to Host Saturday Night Live

posted by Randall

Aziz AnsariEmmy Award winner Aziz Ansari will host Saturday Night Live on January 21.

He will be the first South Asian American to ever host the show, reports the Washington Post. Just four Asian Americans have played that role in SNL’s 41 year history. Two have been Chinese American, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu. The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

First Asian American Bishop Appointed to Lead Utah Diocese

posted by Randall
Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis

Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis

By Ed Diokno

A Filipino American immigrant was appointed bishop of a U.S. diocese Tuesday indicating the growing diversity of the Catholic American church.

Pope Francis named Bishop Oscar Asarco Solis, an immigrant from the Philippines, to become the bishop of the Salt Lake City diocese, which has been without a … Read more

Asian Americans

Yes We Can: People Share their Most Memorable Moments from the Obama Presidency

posted by Randall

Obama and Asian americansBy Ed Diokno
 
As Barrack Obama’s historic presidency comes to an end, we are already feeling a sense of loss, especially considering what’s to come next.
 
From the moment we began chanting “Yes, we can,” to the president’s final public speech that will be in Chicago, Jan. 10 (Tuesday) it has been a … Read more

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