Tuesday 22nd August 2017,

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Bad Ass Asians

Aug 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

AAPI Teen Girl Starts at Quarterback

posted by Randall

Alexandria Buchanan
Alexandria Buchanan has become the first girl in Hawaii to start at quarterback for a varsity squad. Oh, and she also threw a touchdown pass in that game.
Buchanan plays for McKinley High School in Honolulu where she started last year on the junior varsity team.
You can watch her historic touchdown … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 17, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Discussion of Being Half-Black in Japan

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Ariana MiyamotoBy Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

A year or so ago, while I was on my way to Jakarta visiting my relatives, I had to stop in Tokyo for the connecting flight.  The first news article when I went on line basically went like this (translated from Japanese, in multiple newspapers ). “First Biracial Beauty Queen … Read more


Aug 15, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Music Sensation Bruno Mars donates $1 million to Flint victims

posted by Tanvi Wattal


After his sold out concert in Michigan, Bruno Mars stunned his audience by proclaiming that he will be donating $1 million of his profits to the Flint water crisis victims, according to Bet.com.
CNN stated that with cost cutting measures resulting in water contamination in this low income … Read more

Community Issues

Aug 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Sen. Kamala Harris Denounces White Supremacists in Charlottesville

posted by Olivia Wolf

Kamala HarrisSen. Kamala Harris denounced the violence carried out by White supremacists in Virginia and criticized President Donald Trump for refusing to explicitly address the issue, reports The Huffington Post. She was one of many Asian American leaders who spoke out against the violence from the White nationalists.

On Saturday, a violent confrontation broke out … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 11, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown -A Fantasy Novel Blend of Jane Austen, Magic, POC, Feminism, & Malaysian Culture

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern


When I read Zen Cho’s work Sorcerer to the Crown, I expected a fun fantasy romp with a Victorian style of writing. The characters engaged in periodic intrigue, matchmaking, and magical hi-jinks.

I didn’t expect a lovable Malaysian female mentor,(move aside, Merlin), a half-Indian/badass female lead, a POC sorcerer … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 5, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

New Study Shows Asians More Likely to Be Perceived as American if Overweight

posted by Nicole Ki

Photo by By Gaulsstin

A new study from the University of Washington shows heavier Asian Americans are seen as “more American.”

They may also suffer less prejudice faced by  foreigners than thin Asian Americans.

More than 1,000 college students were shown photos of men and women from different races and of various weight(Asian, black, Latinx, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 4, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Almost Asian – A Series on Hapa Identity Crisis

posted by Sophia Whittemore


By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

When I stumbled upon Katie Malia’s web series, “Almost Asian“, I watched her comedic skits about what I fondly call “mini identity crisis moments.” Namely, these multiracial hapa experiences include:

  1. Being given a fork at an Asian restaurant
  2. Being mistaken for being the wife of your blood
Read more

Being Hapa

Aug 2, 2017 Ξ 3 comments

Things Hapas NEED to Hear – A Hapa Happiness Post

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern


I wrote an article, “Things Hapas Hear”, and it received attention for being relatable. And then it occurred to me that a lot of people from multiracial households deal with this all the time. Look at any online forum to see that “identity” and “ethnic ambiguity” … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 29, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Ann Curry to Return to National TV

posted by Randall
Ann Curry

Photo by Lia Chang

PBS has greenlighted a limited series to be hosted by Ann Curry, reports RealScreen.

It will be Curry’s first return to national television since leaving NBC.

We’ll Meet Again will be produced by Curry’s own media venture and Blink Films.

The series will feature people who’s lives cross paths during … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 21, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Diverse Cops Make the Difference in Policing Hate

posted by Randall
Sgt Peter Shields

Sergeant Peter Shields leads the SFPD’s Hate Crimes Unit. Photo by Jenny Manrique

By Jenny Manrique
New America Media

Hate crimes are on the rise nationwide, including in San Francisco, where the city’s diversity also happens to be a hallmark of the San Francisco Police Department’s (SFPD) Hate Crimes Unit.

It’s one of just a … Read more


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