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Nov 30, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Blog: Muslim American Leaders Condemn Trump’s Retweeting of Anti-Muslim Videos

posted by Randall
CAIR News Conference

Muslim leaders condemned Donald Trump’s retweeting of anti-Muslim video

 
When will Republicans stand up for American values and denounce the racism emanating out of the White House?

 

In reaction to Trump’s retweet of an anti-Muslim extremist, the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 27, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

AAPI Actors Making the Move from Sidekick to Star

posted by Randall

 

Darren Criss in Versace

Darren Criss will star in Versace: American Crime Story in January.

Views from the Edge

Asian Americans may be on the cusp of a Golden Age with an increased multifaceted presence on U.S. television.

One 10-episode miniseries will air in January and three sitcoms, three dramas and a dramedy starring Asian Americans are in … Read more

Crime

Nov 25, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

New York Woman Missing for Two Years Believed Dead

posted by Randall
Mahfuza Rahman

Mahfuza Rahman

The disappearance of a nurse two years ago in the Bronx is now being called a homicide by police,  reports India West

Mahfuza Rahman was last seen leaving Bellevue Hospital on December 8, 2015.

The woman’s husband, Mohammad Chowdhury, is listed as a person of interest in the case and is believed to … Read more

Campus

Nov 25, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Studies Program Scheduled to Be Launched at Princeton

posted by Randall

PrincetonFaculty at Princeton are working to establish an Asian American Studies certificate program by September, reports the Daily Princetonian.

A certificate program at Princeton is similar to a minor at other universities and will allow students to supplement their major with an additional concentration. It’s been a project in the works for at least two … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 24, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

2018 Haikus For Hotties Calendar Destroys the Asian Male Stereotype

posted by Randall

Haikus for HottiesStill looking for that perfect stocking stuffer for someone who turns up a nose at the notion of dating Asian guys?

The Haikus for Hotties 2018 calendar is now taking orders. This is the third year this special calendar is being offered. Part spoof, part social commentary, it actually works as a calendar.

Haikus With … Read more

Chinese American

Nov 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Arrested in Vandalism of Muslim Mosques

posted by Randall

Moy HuA Chinese American man has been arrested in the vandalism of two New York-area mosques.

Moy Hu faces two counts of criminal mischief charges in the November 11 incident, according to CBS NY.

He is accused of smashing windows at the Beit El-Maqdis Islamic Center.

Earlier that same evening police say he was also … Read more

Campus

Nov 22, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Department of Justice Ups Pressure on Harvard in Discrimination Investigation

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryThe Department of Justice is upping its pressure on Harvard in its investigation of discrimination against Asian Americans at the elite university.
 
A letter from the DOJ to the school obtained by the Wall Street Journal stated Harvard is being investigated under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans discrimination … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Judge Calls Threat vs. Sanctuary Cities ‘Unconstitutional’

posted by Randall
Sanctuary City Protest in San Francisco

Protest in support of Sanctuary Cities in San Francisco

Views from the Edge

In another legal setback,  a judge ruled that Donald Trump’s threats to cut federal funding to so-called sancturary cities is “unconstitutional on its face.”

U.S. District Judge William Orrick Monday permanently blocked Trump’s executive order that sought cities’ assistance in arresting, detaining … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Indian American A Surprise Choice for Editor of Vanity Fair

posted by Randall
Radhika Jones

Vanity Fair photo

After 25 years under the helm of Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair will now be lead by Radhika Jones.

Carter and before him, Tina Brown, were two oversized personalities who became celebrities in their own right.

The most common question asked about Jones is “who?”

“We didn’t need a name for the sake … Read more

Blogs

Nov 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Blog: Trump Tax Bills Have Adverse Impacts on Most Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

posted by Randall

Trump Tax Plan

By Ed Diokno
Views from The Edge

Oh, where to begin? The Trump tax plan is bad for the country in so many ways its difficult to list them in one posting … but, I’ll try. Bear with me, dear readers:

One of my daughters is a high school  teacher in California. Every year in … Read more

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