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Jun 27, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Republicans Desperate to Pull the Plug on Affordable Care Act

posted by Randall
Affordable Care Act protest

Constituents around the country have protested the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act

By Asian Green News

(Editor Note: With Republicans in the Senate vowing to hold a vote on replacing the Affordable Care Act by the end of the week, and as early as today, AsAmNews is reposting this opinion piece from Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 25, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Breast Cancer Patients Struggle to Find Support

posted by Randall

Breast Cancer
By Ernabel Demillo,
Host @AsianAmericanLife

When Elizabeth OuYang, a civil rights attorney, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, she remembers feeling isolated and alone.
“I’m a civil rights attorney, a very outspoken civil rights attorney. But when it comes to myself, I just couldn’t talk about it, other than with my … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 22, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Slurs Aimed at Asian Americans Spray Painted onto Connecticut Home

posted by Randall

Guilford, CT racist graffitiResidents in Guilford, Connecticut are reacting with outrage after someone spotted anti-Asian American slurs spray painted on a home there, reports Zip06.

The graffiti was quickly removed after being reported by a resident on Facebook.

“While on my run this morning I saw racial slurs spray painted on a house near downtown,” the post read. … Read more

Pacific Islander

Jun 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Emma Stone Need Not Apply

posted by Randall

Queen LiliuokalaniThe role of Queen Liliuokalani in the upcoming movie The Islands will likely be filled by a Native Hawaiian.
KHON reports the producers have embarked on a nationwide search for a Native Hawaiian woman between the ages of 40-60 to play the role.
National and local casting agencies will begin the search June … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Women Put Themselves at Great Risk for Breast Cancer

posted by Randall

mammogramAsian American women are less likely than White women to see a doctor for follow up care after receiving an abnormal mammogram, reports UCSF.
This puts Asian American women at greater risk for later breast cancer diagnosis.

Treatment after early diagnosis is a key to survival. I know this from personal experience.
My … Read more

Chinese American

Jun 15, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Witnesses Say Gunman in UPS Shooting Singled Out Victims

posted by Nicole Ki
UPS Memorial

Makeshift memorial to three UPS worker killed in workplace shooting

The gunman involved in the San Francisco UPS shooting on Wednesday appears to have targeted the three victims that were killed, CBS News reports.

The shooter was identified as 38-year-old Jimmy Lam, an employee of UPS for 18 years. There were four deaths, including … Read more

Chinese American

Jun 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

UPDATED: Three Asian Americans Killed in UPS Killing Spree in San Francisco

posted by Randall
Mike Lefiti

Mike Lefiti is among the dead at a workplace killing spree at UPS in San Francisco

All three people killed by a  co-worker in a shooting spree at a UPS facility in San Francisco are Asian American.

They have been identified as Wayne Chan, 56, of San Francisco and Benson Louie, 50, also of San … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 3, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

George Takei Joins I Stand With Immigrants Campaign

posted by Randall

George Takei joins I Stand with Immigrants campaign

Asian American and LGBTQ actor/activist George Takei is featured in a celebrity-driven video to promote the I Stand with Immigrants campaign.

The video was timed to kick off the fourth annual Immigrant Heritage Month.

America Ferrera, , Uzo Aduba, Jason Sudeikis and Ilana Glazer were also featured. Events will be held across the country. Supporters … Read more


Jun 3, 2017 Ξ 6 comments

Dating Asian American Men

posted by Randall
Thy Nguyen Liu with Alvin Liu

Alvin Liu won the #MySexyAsianMan contest after being nominated by his wife Thy Nguyen Liu

By Sam Louie
Psychology Today

For Asian American men, dating in the U.S. is difficult enough because of cultural and stereotypical challenges. And now with the proliferation of online dating apps and websites, it can be even more daunting. Statistically, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 29, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Nicole Scherzinger Proclaims her “Filipino Pride”

posted by Randall

Dirty Dancing

Courtesy: ABC

Fresh off her performance in the TV remake of Dirty Dancing, former Pussycat Nicole Scherzinger says she’s proud to be Filipino.

“Filipino Pride,” she proclaimed.

“Yeah, it’s everything,” she said to the Inquirer. “I feel like some of the best voices in the world are Filipino voices. I got my … Read more


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