Monday 19th February 2018,

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Feb 18, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

First Filipina American Judge in Illinois Convicted of Fraud

posted by Randall
Judge Jessica Arong O'Brien

Judge Jessica Arong O’Brien

A Filipina American judge was found guilty of fraud in a Chicago court.

Judge Jessica Arong O’Brien, 50, of Chicago, was found guilty of one count of bank fraud and one count of mail fraud affecting a financial institution.

In a prepared statement, O’Brien said, “This too shall pass. I still … Read more


Feb 16, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

High School Seeks to Change Anti-Asian Incident into Teaching Moment

posted by Randall

Burlingame High SchoolFour weeks after a racially charged incident at a basketball game, the incident is still reverberating at a high school in a wealthy community south of San Francisco.

Students at Burlingame High are trying to come to grips with their own student sections insensitivity towards Mills High, a predominantly Asian American school in Millbrae.

It … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 15, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Goes on Eight City US Tour

posted by Randall
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend fans won’t have to miss the show too much when season 3 of the series comes to a close this week because an eight-city music tour of the comedy has just been announced.
According to Entertainment Weekly Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Live Starring Rachel Bloom will kick off on March 31st in
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Bad Ass Asians

Feb 15, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Team USA Medal Hopes Melt on Ice. Look Forward to Next Shot

posted by Randall


JR Celski

File Photo JR Celski

Views from the Edge

The race for a medal in Olympic speed skating for men has gone ice cold.

The AAPI men’s speed skaters JR Celski, Aaron Tran and Thomas Hong had early exits in their respective races.

For Celski, 27, it could be the Filipino American’s last chance for … Read more


Feb 15, 2018 Ξ 1 comment

Asian American Group Held AAPI Rally at Women’s March

posted by Randall
Asian women's March LA

Asian Americans held their own mini-AAPI rally at Women’s March to address issues important to their community. Here they are marching as part of main march north on Figueroa St. David Monkawa is second from left

By David Monkawa
Progressive Asian Network for Action

The LA Woman’s March Inc. turned out an impressive 750,000 people! … Read more


Feb 14, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Take Advantage of Immigration Opportunities Before an Immigration Deal

posted by Randall

ImmigrationBy Doug Rand

With headlines dominated right now by immigration negotiations between Congress and the White House, the only sure thing is uncertainty: Anyone who tries to predict the likelihood and scope of a new immigration deal is just guessing. This is as true now as it was five years ago, when I was an … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 9, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

12 Asian Americans on Team USA

posted by Randall
Hailey Langland

Hailey Langland will compete in Snowboard Big-Air at the Winter Olympics.

Views from the Edge

The kids are alright!

At my age, I think it’s OK for me to describe the young Asian American Olympians as kids.

That’s not meant to be an insult or to denigrate the hours upon hours of training they put … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 8, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

City of San Gabriel Pulls Out of Agreement with ICE

posted by Randall
San Gabriel ICE agreement protest

Advancing Justice, LA
Via Twitter

The San Gabriel City Council near Los Angeles has voted to pull out of its agreement to cooperate with Immigration and Custom Enforcement.

The council voted 3-2 Wednesday night to end the city’s police department’s cooperation with ICE, reported the Pasadena Star News.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 6, 2018 Ξ 1 comment

Asian American Woman Rapper Makes National Debut on Grammy Telecast

posted by Randall
Ruby Ibarra

Ruby Ibarra
Via Facebook

Views from the Edge

If you watched the Grammy’s last week where Bruno Mars won six Grammy awards, you also watched the national debut of Filipina/American rap artist Ruby Ibarra.

Well, she wasn’t exactly “on” the show. During the Grammy’s she appeared in a MasterCard commercial that featured female singer Sza … Read more

Filipino American

Feb 4, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Design District Proposal For Historic Filipinotown Met With Mixed Reactions

posted by Dana Delacruz




The Los Angeles Department of City Planning has proposed a new design for the neighborhood of Westlake, which encompasses most of Historic Filipinotown.

The ordinance proposes the creation of a “North Westlake Design District,” entailing more mixed-use buildings, construction of pedestrian bridges, and regulations on signage and neighborhood aesthetics. Its purpose is … Read more


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