Tuesday 17th January 2017,

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Blog: Ben Carson Unqualified to Head HUD

posted by Randall
Ben Carson

Ben Carson

By Ed Diokno

Well, why not? Is anybody really surprised that Dr. Ben Carson is Donald Trump’s pick to head up HUD? It makes a lot of sense since the decision to pick the neurosurgeon, who is totally unqualified for the HUD position, was made by Donald Trump, who is also unqualified to … Read more

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First Asian American Man to win Olympic Gold Medal Winner dies at 96

posted by Louis Chan
Sammy Lee (usctrojan.com)


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The swimming, Olympic and Asian American communities are joining family and friends in mourning the death of Olympic gold medal diver Sammy Lee.

The Korean American became the first Asian American man to win an Olympic gold medal in 1948 at the London games and again in 1952 … Read more

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George Takei installed into California Hall of Fame

posted by Randall
California Hall of Fame 2016 inductees


By Ed Diokno


George Takei, best known for his portrayal of Hiraku Sulu, helmsman for the Starship Enterprise, was among the eight people inducted into California’s Hall of Fame Wednesday night.

“I am a proud second generation Californian, humbled to be honored by a state singular in its beauty, diversity and dynamism,” said

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Blog: We Will Not Go Quietly into the Night

posted by Randall

Donald TrumpBy Ed Diokno

No! I will not give Donald Trump any slack.

It has been three weeks since that black day in November when Donald Trump surprised almost everyone in the world to upset Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The passage of time has not soften my feelings about the man.

My only solace to come … Read more


Daily Princetonian: Asian American Co-Eds Share Stories of Racial Microaggression

posted by Randall
Yale University

Harkness Tower at Yale University

The co-presidents of a Yale fraternity, SAE, recently signed off a letter with the words “eating Asian p**sy, all we need is sweet and sour sauce.”

The words, an apparent reference to a Kanye West song, angered members of the Asian American Student Association, according to the Daily Princetonian. … Read more

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Hiding in Plain Sight: An Interview with Jose Antonio Vargas

posted by Randall

Jose Antonio VargasBy Ernabel Demillo
Host of @AsianAmericanLife


Jose Antonio Vargas is in perpetual motion. By his account, he has made over 750 public speaking engagements in 48 states, just this year alone.
Since the election Tuesday, his life has been busier than ever. Vargas, who is one of the country’s most famous undocumented immigrant, … Read more


Blog: Jose Antonio Vargas to Give Keynote at Timely National Conference on Race

posted by Randall

Race ForwardBy Ed Diokno

The timing couldn’t be more perfect. A new sense of urgency will permeate a conference planned long before Donald Trump stunned the nation with his victory over Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump, whose main calling card was to attack minorities and turn them into this election cycle’s election boogeyman in order to draw

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Running Blog: Election Day 2016

posted by Louis Chan

By Ed Diokno & Louis Chan

11:20 p.m. PST

Rep Ami Bera maintains a 53% -47% lead over Scott Jones in the District 7 race in California with 67% of the vote.

Ro Khanna maintains a 58% -42% lead over Rep Mike Honda with 43% of the vote.

Hanabusa, Read more


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