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Nov 24, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Jake Zyrus Gets Star on Walk of Fame. Answers Hater

posted by Randall
Jake Zyrus

Via Twitter

Jake Zyrus has joined the legends of entertainment with a star on the Eastwood City Walk of Fame, the Philippine’s version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

It happened Tuesday to little fanfare.

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Nov 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

CSU Sites Petition Against Changes that Threaten Ethnic Studies Program

posted by Sarah Jackson
Cal State Northridge, Asian American Studies

Students in Asian American Studies at Cal State Northridge

By Sarah Jackson
AsAmNews Intern

California State University campuses are protesting a revision to Executive Order 1100 which will dissolve ethnic studies courses unless they can be folded into traditional disciplines.

The revision will impact graduation requirements and other interdisciplinary studies, such as gender studies. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Olympian Julie Chu Announces First Child

posted by Randall

Julie Chu New Born

Team USA three-time Olympic silver medalist Julie Chu is celebrating the birth of her first child, reports the Montreal Gazette.

Her partner and fellow Olympian Caroline Ouellette made the announcement on Instagram.

The Star reports Liv Chu-Ouellette was born Nov. 5 at 40 weeks and 2 days. She weighed in at seven pounds, three … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 11, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

George Takei Responds to Accusations of Sexual Assault

posted by Randall

George Takei
Actor and social activist George Takei responded to accusations from a former model that the Star Trek co-star sexually assaulted him in 1981.

The accusations were made in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.

Scott Brunton said he had just broken up with his boyfriend when Takei took him out for dinner and … Read more


Nov 5, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Two Sides of the Affirmative Action Debate in College Admissions for Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryShould test scores and grades be the only criteria for admission into college?

That seems to be the burning question in the debate over affirmative action in college admissions.

By now, you know the arguments.

Johnny had perfect SAT scores and a 4.4 GPA, how could he not be admitted to Harvard when others with … Read more

Being Hapa

Oct 28, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Not Your Parent’s Disney

posted by Randall
Andi Mack

The women of the Mack family, Bex, Andi and grandma Celia.

Views from the Edge

If you’re not watching Andi Mack , you’re missing out on one of the most progressive shows on television.

With its theme parks and cast of characters, the Walt Disney brand is about as all-American, wholesome and family-oriented as you

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Asian Americans

Sep 22, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

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


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


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


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