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Apr 12, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Report Hate Crimes Here to Documenting Hate Project

posted by Louis Chan

Hate Reporting ProjectBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

AsAmNews is proud to be part of a joint effort between New America Media and Pro Publica to track the increasing number of hate crimes in the United States.

The Documenting Hate Project is an effort to confirm and verify the rise in hate incidents since the November election.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 1, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

George Takei to Release Graphic Novel about his Life in Incarceration Camp

posted by Randall

George Takei

by Alex Lozupone

A graphic novel from actor and activist George Takei and inspired by his life in an incarceration camp will be published next year, reports EW.
 
Takei was five years old when he and his family were imprisoned behind barbed wire in Arkansas after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
 … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 17, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

George Takei goes on day-long Twitter rant about Donald Trump

posted by Brittney Le

George TakeiJapanese American Star Trek actor and social activist George Takei has been extra visible lately in criticizing President Trump . He went on a day-long twitter rant blasting the president and his policies this week, reports Blasting News.
 
Takei included a link to a Vox article saying that the president’s friend and ally … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 4, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

USA Swimming Expands Outreach to Asian American Swimmers

posted by Randall

 

Nathan Adrian

Nathan Adrian is an eight-time Olympic medalist. His mother is Chinese

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Swimmers of Asian American descent have a long history of competing in the sport but it was not until this year that USA Swimming has tried to expand its outreach to that population.

The national swimming … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 1, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Harry Shum Jr Is Riding a Supernatural Wave

posted by Louis Chan
Harry Shum Jr

Harry Shum Jr plays Magnus Bane on Freeform’s Shadowhunters.

By Kanika Lal

Born in Costa Rica to parents of Chinese descent, Harry Shum Jr.’s upbringing is as versatile as the roles he plays on screen. At age 34, the budding professional has already made an impressive mark in the industry starting out as the renowned … Read more

Filipino American

Feb 28, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

AAPI Transgeneder Activists Fight Trump Rollback

posted by Randall

Janet MockBy Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Outside of Caitlyn Jenner, two of the most visible transgender women in the U.S. today are a Hawaii-born journalist and an internationally famous model, who is an immigrant from the Philippines.When the Trump administration rolled back federal mandates for the use of school bathrooms for transgender people, Janet

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Bad Ass Asians

Feb 26, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Andrew Ahn Wins Independent Spirit Award for Spa Night

posted by Randall
Spa night

Spa Night stars Joe Seo

“I’m going to barf,” Andrew Ahn said to laughter after winning an Independent Spirit Award for best film budgeted for under $500,000.

The award is named for John Cassavetes, an actor, screenwriter and director who is considered by many the pioneer of American Independent Film.

A gay Korean American … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 13, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Family Is Still Family, Pro-LGBTQ AAPI Ad Campaign Comes to Midwest for First Time

posted by Brittney Le
Chicago Pride Parade 2008

Chicago Pride Parade 2008. Photo by EMR

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) will debut its pro-LGBTQ family campaign in the Midwest for the first time tomorrow, reports NBC News.
 
Family Is Still Family, is co-produced by the Asian Pride Project. The multilingual public service announcements in support of the … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 27, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

100 AAPI Organizations Sign Letter of Resistance vs. Trump

posted by Randall
Women's March in Oakland3

Filipino Americans joined the Women’s March in Oakland, California last Jan. 21.

By Ed Diokno

In a strange way, Donald Trump is uniting us.

The momentum from last weekend’s Women’s Marches across the country and supportive demonstrations around the world, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the anti-Vietnam demonstrations of the 60s and … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 23, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Proof Positive Asian American Pacific Islanders Came out Strong for Women’s March

posted by Randall

Women March on Washington

By Ed Diokno

On Jan. 20, Donald Trump was installed as President of the United States. On Day 2 of his administration, the country held a do-over and Trump – without the help of the Electoral College system –  came out on this short end.

 

The turnout – estimated to be about 2 million … Read more

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