Tuesday 17th October 2017,

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Bad Ass Asians

Oct 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Jessica Sanchez Takes Knee During National Anthem

posted by Louis Chan

Sanchez, jessica sings at Memorial Day Concert 2012

Jessica Sanchez Sings at Memorial Day Concert in 2012 in Washington, DC


 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Speaking in a soft tone, Filipina and Mexican American Jessica Sanchez took to Facebook to defend her decision to take a knee at the end of her performance of the National Anthem before the Oakland … Read more

Campus

Oct 5, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Justice Department Investigates Harvard for Discrimination against Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryThe Justice Department has confirmed it is investigating Harvard for violation of civil rights in connection with its affirmative action program.

Through the Freedom of Information Act, American Oversight and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law confirmed the review by the Department of Justice.

“This is a deeply troubling revelation that potentially threatens … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 2, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

New TV season opens up opportunities for AAPI actors, but there’s still a scarcity of roles

posted by Randall
Jamie Chung

Jamie Chung

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

It’s that time of year, a new television season is upon us which launches the annual search for Asians on TV.

 

The last two years have been kind of a Golden Age for AAPI television history: five network shows with Asian American leads and three … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 1, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

DHS plans to monitor social media activity of immigrants

posted by Randall

Social MediaViews from the Edge

Lost amidst the cyclone of issues swirling around the White House and its current occupant, mainstream media hasn’t had time to focus on a policy that allows the government to monitor the social media accounts and internet search history of legal immigrants.

The Department of Homeland Security intends to launch this … Read more

HAPA

Korean American designer picks family over fame
Sep 29, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Korean American designer picks family over fame

posted by Ed Diokno

Views from the Edge

One of the most beloved Asian Americans on television is ending her popular show “Fier Upper” on HGTV.

Joanna Gaines and her husband Chip are calling it quits after five seasons of showing America how to make your home more efficient, beautiful and comfortable.

The Korean American designer and her husband … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 29, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Filipina American Hapa Actress Stars on AMC’s Son.

posted by Randall

Elizabeth Frances

Filipina American Elizabeth Frances is in her biggest role yet.
 
She plays Prairie Flower on the AMC series, Son.
 
Frances was born to a Filipino American mother and White-Cherokee father and has been a frequent visitor to the Philippines since she’s been young.
 
“Being mixed in the States [is] growing up really … Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 26, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Asian Americans Target of Voter Purge in Ohio, Says AAPI Group

posted by Randall

Get Out the Vote
 
If you can’t beat them, get rid of them.

That may be the philosophy of the Trump administration and the Republican party who are moving to purge the voter rolls in Ohio.

Poll after poll shows Asian Americans and Latinx overwhelmingly vote Democratic.

They are also less likely to vote in an election.

In … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 25, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Half-Japanese/Half-Mexican Rapper Towkio Could Be the Next Chicago Sensation

posted by Sophia Whittemore

TowkioRapper Towkio was born Preston Oshita, son of a Japanese father and a Mexican mother on the South Side. His grandparents were in the Japanese internment camps, and here he is today. A rapper to make Chicago proud.

Towkio describes his genetic mashup to  Talking Shop. “my dad was Japanese on the South Side, my … Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Review: Latest Lego Movie May be Best of Three

posted by Mandy Day
The cast of Jay from The cast of Lego Ninjago Movie

The cast of Jay from The cast of Lego Ninjago Movie

By Mandy Day
Staff Writer

Legendary martial arts actor Jackie Chan and the cast of Warner Bros. The Lego Ninjago Movie took over Legoland California to promote the film’s release Friday. Media converged on the bustling town in northern San Diego County to participate Read more

Asian Americans

Japanese American woman leads dinosaur herd that invaded Washington
Sep 15, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Japanese American woman leads dinosaur herd that invaded Washington

posted by Ed Diokno

By Ed Diokno

Views From the Edge

In the morning of Aug. 30, Washington, DC commuters and government officials were greeted by an unprecedented number of dinosaurs to tell Congress to stop the extinction of the Peace Corps and Americorps.

Wha’? you say? Dinosaurs? Aren’t they extinct?

Exactly! That was the point that the demonstrating … Read more

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