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Sep 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Marriott Refusing to Cancel White Supremacist Event at Its Hotel

posted by Randall

Act for America

Act for America denies being a White supremacist group, but had no problem posting this photo of monkeys alongside President Obama


 
The Marriott Hotel is refusing to back down to pressure to cancel an event by a White supremacist group at one of its hotels next week.
 
The national conference by Act for … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 7, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

George Takei to Executive Produce Jamie Ford’s Story about Incarceration Camps

posted by Randall
George Takei signs autographs at the Longacre Theatre stage door in New York after the first preview of ALLEGIANCE on October 6, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

George Takei signs autographs at the Longacre Theatre stage door in New York after the first preview of ALLEGIANCE on October 6, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Actor and activist George Takei will executive produce a movie based on the Jamie Ford best seller, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, reports DeadlineRead more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 28, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Bellydancing for Diversity

posted by Sophia Whittemore

RaksGeek

 
By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

 
Fire. Dance. And… Wookies?

Dawn Xiana Moon created bellydancing troupe Raks Geek whose mission is giving People Of Color and LGBT+ artists the spotlight in the theater. The group consists of primarily Asian American cast members.

Dawn started her dance career with swing dancing, but left it … Read more

Blogs

Aug 23, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Can Hate Be Healed

posted by Randall

Tim Zaal and Matthew Boger

By Katherine Kam
New America Media

Can hate be healed? The question has been central to Tim Zaal’s life.

When Zaal was 17, he and his friends went looking for a night-time brawl in West Hollywood. Near a crowded hangout called Oki Dogs on Santa Monica Boulevard, they spotted a group of young people and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 13, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

New Show Highlights Discrimination Faced by Queer Asians

posted by Randall

It’s still unusual to see Asian American men in lead roles. It’s even more unusual to see a show look at the discrimination Asians face not only in Hollywood, but also the LGBTQ communities.
 

Before I Got Famous

Anthony Ma stars in Before I got Famous


 
Before I Got Famous has all those elements. The show will … Read more

Filipino American

Aug 10, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Murder Suspects May Have Used Dating Apps to Lure Victims

posted by Randall

Authorities have linked two men in the murder of a Filipino American nurse in Houston, reports ABS CBN. 

Glen Soliman

Glen Soliman

According to the Houston Chronicle, detectives believe the men may have used dating apps to attract their victims.

18-year old Brandon Lyons has been charged with capital murder in the death of Glenser Soliman, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 9, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Yuri!!! on Ice – An Anime that Fights Hate with Love

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

Yuri on Ice anime recommendations are absolutely flooding my social media feed. Everyone seems to be talking about it, about how it makes them feel welcomed in a society where they don’t quite fit, or how the anime is inspiring them to fight even harder for LGBTQIA rights as allies. … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Aug 8, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Family of Transgender Child Sues Private School for Discrimination

posted by Randall

A Southern California family is suing a private school in Yorba Linda charging it forced their eight-year old transgender child to identify and dress as a boy.

India West reports Heritage Oak Private Education is being sued by the parents of Nikki Brar for discrimination.

“We couldn’t stand to watch Nikki’s hopes and dreams be … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 28, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

2017 Reflection on Mental Illness Still being “White-Only”

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
I’ve heard it from my own family members.
 
“That (mental illness) is a White person thing.”
 
I might suggest that somebody, a friend or a close neighbor, needs help for a mental illness. I’m quickly dismissed with a wave of the hand and the “go-away-now” comment of, … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 27, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Is Comic-Con Culture Racist and Sexist?

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

When I went to a local comic-convention (Comic-Con) near my house, I had the time of my life. There were Harley Quinn and Joker couple costumes, video game demos with the newest combat mechanics, celebrity panelists, and an entire lineup of tabletop gaming/ exclusive comic books still in the plastic … Read more

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