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Feb 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Roosevelt Library photo exhibit: Images of Internment Features Ansel Adams & Dorothea Lange

posted by Randall
Incarceration camp family by Dorothea Lange

This photo is part of the exhibit that will be on display to mark the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066. By Dorothea Lange

In observance of the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has opened a new photographic exhibition entitled, Images of Internment: Read more

Chinese American

Feb 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

A Glimpse at Trump’s Plans for Deporting Undocumented Immigrants

posted by Randall
Immigrant Rights protest by AAPIs

The AAPI community will be impacted by President Trump’s deportation strategy.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

The worst fears of the American immigrant community may be coming true after details of Donald Trump’s plans to deport millions of undocumented immigrants were revealed  in draft guidelines from Homeland Security Sec. John Kelly to immigration … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

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

Japanese American

Feb 19, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Defense of Incarceration Camps as “Not Racist” by Political Science Professor Slammed

posted by Louis Chan

Japanese American Incareration Camp

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

75 years after Executive Order 9066 that put more than 110,000 Japanese Americans into incarceration camps, one educator is defending the order.

Dr. Gary Bullert is under intense criticism for an op-ed he wrote in the Tri-City Herald which attempts to answer the question-was the incarceration of West … Read more

Community

Feb 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Life Airs 30 Minute Special on Day of Remembrance

posted by Randall
Henry Sugimoto

Painting by Henry Sugimoto, Artists and Internee

By Ernabel Demillo
Host, Asian American Life

 

On February 19, 1942, two months after the attack at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed Executive Order 9066.  An estimated 120,000, men, women and children of Japanese descent were forced out of their homes and sent to incarceration … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

California County Apologizes for Executive Order 9066

posted by Randall
Executive Order 9066 is posted in Contra Costa County

Agricultural workers in Contra Costa County gathered around a poster of Executive Order 9066. A photo exhibit, ‘Images of Internment’ will be on display at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, New York.
Photo from National Archives by Dorothea Lange

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Contra Costa County has issued a formal apology … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 Remembered

posted by Louis Chan
Day of Remembrance, Sadako Kashiwagi, Hiroshi Kashiwagi

Sadako and Hiroshi Kashiwagi recalled their experience being incarcerated at Tule Lake

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The current political climate casting a suspicious eye on Muslims and refugees is all too familiar to Sadako Kashiwagi.

At just 10 years old, she was rounded up and imprisoned along with more than 18,000 Japanese Americans … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Trump inspires hate groups, says SPLC report

posted by Randall

Southern Poverty Law Center Year of Hate report

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

A year ago, the headline of the report on hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center read “Hate Groups on the Rise.” Sadly, this year’s report concludes that hate groups have risen for the second year in a row.

The rise in the number of hate groups … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 16, 2017 Ξ 8 comments

16 Asian American Pacific Islander Advisors to President Trump Resign

posted by Louis Chan
President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Photo by White House Initiative of AAPIs)


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

In a stunning show of resistance, 16 member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have submitted their resignations to President Trump.

The ten members who resigned … Read more

Chinese American

Feb 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

AAPI Cheer Downfall of Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee

posted by Randall
Andrew Puzder

Andrew Puzder

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

President Donald Trump’s pick to become Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from nomination after a videotape of his ex-wife alleging domestic abuse surfaced.

Puzder, the CEO of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast food chains, who has seen his hearings delayed multiple times … Read more

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