Tuesday 22nd August 2017,

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Aug 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

American Girl adds Native Hawaiian doll

posted by Gabi Wy
American Girl Nanea Mitchell

American Girl’s newest BeForever character, Nanea Mitchell, a Hawaiian girl growing on the island of Oahu in 1941.

American Girl fans everywhere will say ‘Aloha’ as the doll company added a Native Hawaiian doll to its BeForever collection today.

The doll’s character, Nanea Mitchell, is a Hawaiian girl growing up on the island of Oahu … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

AAPI Teen Girl Starts at Quarterback

posted by Randall

Alexandria Buchanan
 
Alexandria Buchanan has become the first girl in Hawaii to start at quarterback for a varsity squad. Oh, and she also threw a touchdown pass in that game.
 
Buchanan plays for McKinley High School in Honolulu where she started last year on the junior varsity team.
 
You can watch her historic touchdown … Read more

Community

Aug 15, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Music Sensation Bruno Mars donates $1 million to Flint victims

posted by Tanvi Wattal

 

After his sold out concert in Michigan, Bruno Mars stunned his audience by proclaiming that he will be donating $1 million of his profits to the Flint water crisis victims, according to Bet.com.
 
CNN stated that with cost cutting measures resulting in water contamination in this low income … Read more

Community Issues

Aug 3, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Over 100 Protest Construction of Giant Telescope on Sacred Hawaiian Land

posted by Olivia Wolf
Haleakala

Via Flickr Creative Commons

More than 100 protestors gathered in opposition to the construction of a giant solar telescope on Haleakala, the sacred volcano on the Hawaiian Island of Maui, reports the Washington Post.

Six were arrested—two women and four men. One of those arrested had to be driven to the emergency room.

The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 2, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Trademark Filings for the n-word After the Slants Ruling

posted by Nicole Ki
Slants

The Slants

After an Asian American band won a U.S. Supreme Court victory to trademark their controversial name in June, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has received applications for trademarking other derogatory terms such as the n-word, the Vox reports.

The Slants won their landmark case after they were rejected by the U.S. Patent … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 27, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

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

Blogs

Jul 26, 2017 Ξ 4 comments

Asian American Girls “Invisible” to President Trump

posted by Randall

Trump ignores Little Asian Girls

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Mainstream media missed this one completely but some eagle-eye Asian Americans brought this to my attention. In the bigger scheme of things, the incident probably should go unnoticed, but as an Asian American, I just couldn’t let it go.

On Monday (July 24), Donald Trump gave a speech … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 25, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Asian Americans Protest Law Collecting Data in Schooling Districts on Asian Americans

posted by Nicole Ki
Rhode Island State House

Photo by Ad Meskens – via Wikimedia Creative Commons

Asian American students gathered on Thursday to protest a new law in Rhode Island that requires school  districts to collect data on Asian Americans.

Fifty protestors showed up at the State House and questioned why the bill only targets Asian American groups, the Providence Journal reports.… Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 23, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Potentially Offensive Asian Trademark Request Made after Slant Ruling

posted by Randall
Slants

The Slants

Many predicted that following the Supreme Court ruling allowing the Slants to trademark their name, more offensive trademarks would follow.

Reuters reports that since the ruling on June 19th, a San Francisco entrepreneur has applied for a trademark of a slur against Chinese people.

Mike Lin says its a slur he was called … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 22, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Hashtag #Food, Hashtag #DreamJob How Asian Americans are Fast Becoming Influencers on Instagram

posted by Randall
Foodie Instagram

Christine Yi Catches that perfect food photo for her Instagram followers

By Ernabel Demillo
Host Asian American Life

Are you one of those people who likes to post photos of your food on Instagram? Well, you are not alone. The top Instagram hashtag in 2016 was #food with 182 million posts. That’s a lot of … Read more

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