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Jul 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Potentially Offensive Asian Trademark Request Made after Slant Ruling

posted by Randall

The Slants

Many predicted that following the Supreme Court ruling allowing the Slants to trademark their name, more offensive trademarks would follow.

Reuters reports that since the ruling on June 19th, a San Francisco entrepreneur has applied for a trademark of a slur against Chinese people.

Mike Lin says its a slur he was called … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

First Sikh Elected to Public Office in New Jersey to Run for Mayor

posted by Olivia Wolf
Ravinder Bhalla

Outgoing Mayor Dawn Zimmer has thrown her support to Ravinder Bhalla to succeed her

The first Sikh elected to Hoboken, New Jersey’s City Council will be running for mayor on November 7th, reports India West.

Eight years ago, people doubted that Ravinder Bhalla would find the support to be elected in a city … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Hashtag #Food, Hashtag #DreamJob How Asian Americans are Fast Becoming Influencers on Instagram

posted by Randall
Foodie Instagram

Christine Yi Catches that perfect food photo for her Instagram followers

By Ernabel Demillo
Host Asian American Life

Are you one of those people who likes to post photos of your food on Instagram? Well, you are not alone. The top Instagram hashtag in 2016 was #food with 182 million posts. That’s a lot of … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

First Indian Player Drafted in the NBA Makes Strides in the Summer Leagues

posted by Nicole Ki
Satnam Singh Bhamara

Satnam Singh Bhamara

Satnam Singh Bhamara is fighting for his spot in the NBA and just finished a stint with the Dallas Mavericks on their Summer League Roster.

Standing at 7 feet and 2 inches, 21-year-old Bhamara was selected by the Mavericks as the 52nd pick in 2015 NBA Draft. He is the first Indian-born … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

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

Asian Americans

Jul 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Top 10 Reasons We Should See Diverse Actors in Lead Roles in Hollywood: A Tongue-in-Cheek Persuasive Argument

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

You know, Hollywood’s getting there when it comes to casting Asians/Pacific Islanders/ other POC in lead roles in Hollywood films.
But, just in case it needs a little push, here’s my top ten reasons for why we need more diversity in lead roles.

  1. Lots of POC
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Indian American/ South Asian American

Jul 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Supreme Court Paves the Way for Grandparents to Enter U.S.

posted by Randall

Grandparents, aunts and uncles from six Muslim countries will be able to enter the country under the President’s travel ban, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today.

The Washington Post reports amends the travel ban implemented by the Trump administration just a few weeks ago.

The court put on hold another lower court decision that would … Read more


Jul 19, 2017 Ξ 3 comments

#WeNeedDiverseBooks – Asian Representation Needed Between the Pages of a Book

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

Let me discuss a little movement that can help any Asian authors on the lookout for one day publishing their work.
Let me break this down really quickly. Top YA book series are facing the same problems that Hollywood movies are. Mainly, the issue is that people … Read more


Jul 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Huge Spike in 2017 in Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Documented

posted by Randall

CAIR Hate Crime Report 2nd Quarter 2017


A new report just released by the Council of American-Islamic Relations found a 91 percent spike in hate crimes in the second quarter of this year.
The report titled Anti-Muslim Bias Incidents April-June 2017 found the most frequent type of incidents documented were non-violent harassment followed by hate crimes involving either … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Mindy Kaling Reportedly Pregnant

posted by Randall

Mindy KalingActress Mindy Kaling is reportedly expecting her first child, according to sources who talked to E Online.
Kaling appeared with the cast of A Wrinkle in Time at the D23 Expo this weekend, but did not appear to have a baby bump.
Kaling’s pregnancy was described as an “unexpected surprise.”
The … Read more


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