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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

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


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

Asian Americans

Feb 10, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Sen. Harris Introduces Bill for Legal Counsel for Refugees

posted by Brittney Le

Kamala HarrisSenator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., introduced her first bill on Thursday that would provide legal counsel to those held or detained while trying to enter the U.S., reports USA Today.

The Access to Counsel Act would allow lawyers to provide legal counsel by phone or video if they cannot physically be present. It would also … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 6, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Super Bowl Controversies Reflect the Times

posted by Louis Chan

Airbnb Super Bowl ad

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Super Bowl is not only the biggest single sporting event in the world, it’s arguably the biggest cultural event.

How times have changed.

Two years ago, several commercials celebrated multiculturalism and diversity.

This year, several commercials were political in nature, but appeared to embrace the future, rather … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 2, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Filipina American Actress is the latest Superhero

posted by Randall
Sharon Leal in Supergirl

Sharon Leal plays a White Martian in ‘Supergirl,’ as depicted in the comics, left and center.

By Ed Diokno

Both Marvel and DC are diversifying their comic book universes by introducing superheroes whose alter egos are characters of color.

As part of DC Comics’ Rebirth, major changes include a super-powered Lois Lane, a Latina … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 31, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Vanessa Hudgens Debuts as Star of Powerless Thursday

posted by Randall
Vanessa Hudgens in Powerless

Vanessa Hudgens stars in Powerless on NBC

The first TV show evolving around comic book superheroes to star an Asian American debuts this Thursday on NBC.

Powerless is a comedy featuring Filipino American Vanessa Hudgens in the role of Emily Locke. She’s the head of research and development charged with developing security products that will … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 27, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

100 AAPI Organizations Sign Letter of Resistance vs. Trump

posted by Randall
Women's March in Oakland3

Filipino Americans joined the Women’s March in Oakland, California last Jan. 21.

By Ed Diokno

In a strange way, Donald Trump is uniting us.

The momentum from last weekend’s Women’s Marches across the country and supportive demonstrations around the world, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the anti-Vietnam demonstrations of the 60s and … Read more


Jan 24, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Mixed Race Asians at Risk

posted by Mandy Day
Mandy Day registers to be a bone marrow donor

AsAmNews Correspondent Mandy Day swaps her tongue. That’s pretty much all you do when you register to be a bone marrow donor.

By Mandy Day
AsAmNews Correspondent

I was inspired to become a bone marrow donor in 2009 while attending a Japanese culture festival in Northern California.  While there, thanks to the Diablo Valley Japanese … Read more


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