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Campus

Jan 21, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian Americans Less Likely to Get Response from their State Legislator

posted by Randall

VoteA new study has found that Asian Americans who reach out to their state legislator are less likely to get a response than other groups, according to researchers who shared their findings in a blog on the Washington Post.

Micah Gell-Redman from the University of Georgia, Neil Visalvanich from Durham University, and Charles Crabtree … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 21, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Senators Keep Promise on DACA

posted by Randall

Mazie Hirano and Dick Durbin

Senator Mazie Hirano (D-Hawaii) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) meet with Dreamers protesting outside the Capitol Saturday
Courtesy: Senator Dick Durbin


 
Views from the Edge contributed to this report
 
Three Asian American senators held firm in their support of DACA and rejected the latest Republican proposal on a measure that would have extended … Read more

Campus

Jan 20, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Studies at Penn Struggles to Win Support. UW Student Senate Calls for Pacific Islander Studies

posted by Randall
Asian American Studies at University of Pennsylvania

Photo from University of Pennsylvania

While one ethnic studies program struggles, another potential program has just won support.

The student senate at the University of Washington has voted to support the establishment of a Pacific Islander Studies major, reports The Daily

The resolution was introduced by the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) and the Pacific … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 20, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Will Aziz Ansari Show Up at the SAG Awards?

posted by Randall
Aziz Ansari

Via Facebook

Views from the Edge

 

The biggest question for the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night is: Will Aziz Ansari attend?

Fresh off his Golden Globe award, Ansari has a good chance of winning a SAG award for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. Ansari plays an Indian … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 20, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

High Rate of Depression Among Asian Seniors

posted by Randall

Mental HealthBy Chrissy Smith

We already know that Asian Americans have difficulty seeking a diagnosis and treatment for depression, but the problem is particularly dire among seniors. Data collated from various studies show that specific groups are at risk – particularly elderly women (who have a more than double suicide rate to that of white … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 19, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Diversity increases on Broadway but not for Asians

posted by Randall
Hamilton

Courtesy: Hamilton Broadway

Views from the Edge

The lights of Broadway appear to be shining brighter for minority actors, singers and dancers but they dim when it comes to Asian American performers.
Though the 2015-2016 season was touted as the season of diversity with the musical Hamilton leading the way, there were fewer Asian American … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 18, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

White House Initiative on AAPI Launches Nationwide Tour

posted by Olivia Wolf

 

 

 

 

Holly Ham

Holly Ham
Via Twitter


By Olivia Wolf
AsAmNews Staff Writer

Holly Ham, the new Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPIs), is conducting a national meet and greet tour to connect with local AAPI organizations.

Ham kicked off her tour last month in Chicago. Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 18, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Rep. Pramila Jayapal To Boycott State Of The Union Address

posted by Dana Delacruz

Pramila JayapalIndian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) has announced that she would not attend the January 30 State of the Union address in protest of President Trump’s divisive policies and rhetoric, The Seattle Times reports.

“I think it is absolutely unacceptable to see the racism and the hatred coming out the White House,” Jayapal said in … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 16, 2018 Ξ 1 comment

Aziz Ansari Sexual Misconduct Allegation Troubles Asian Americans

posted by Dana Delacruz

Aziz Ansari won Best TV Actor (Musical or Comedy) at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. From YouTube/NBC.

Indian American comedian Aziz Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct Saturday by a Brooklyn-based photographer days after his history-making Golden Globes win for his performance in Master of None.

The alleged victim relayed her … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Jan 13, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Simpsons Looking to Change Racist Apu

posted by Randall

Nahasapeemapetilon, Apu SimpsonsThe harsh spotlight Indian American comedian Hari Kondabolu aimed at the offensive and racist Simpson character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon may have had an impact.

Less than two months after Kondabolu’s film The Problem with Apu aired on national TV, Hank Azaria, the voice behind the character, told TV Guide the long running show is looking at … Read more

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