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Blog: 7 Things You Can Do to Fight Inauguration Blues

posted by Randall
National Guard Preps for Trump Inauguration

Airmen assigned to the U.S. Air National Guard participate in the Department of Defense Dress Rehearsal in Washington, D.C., Jan. 15, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during

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Filipino American

Philippine President Duterte Compared to Donald Trump

posted by Randall
Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

by Paul Lin
@AsianAmericanLife

While the world ponders what four years of Donald Trump in the White House may bring, it’s already gotten a taste of strongman leadership in the form of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

The brash talking “Trump of the East” – like the US president-elect – rode a … Read more

Asian Americans

Harvey Issues Apology for Jokes Emasculating Asian American Men

posted by Randall
Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey has had practice in apologizing. Here, he expresses his regret for announcing the wrong winner
in last year’s Miss Universe contest.

By Ed Diokno

It took almost a week, but Steve Harvey finally apologized for making a foolish joke about Asian men. Well, it was sort of an apology.

In a tweet, the … Read more

Crime

Teacher Convicted of Child Molesting and Kidnapping

posted by Randall
Ron Guinto

Ron Guinto

By Ed Diokno
 
A former teacher could face a minimum of 900 years in prison on 87 counts of child molestation and kidnapping.

 

Ron Guinto, 34, was found guilty last week of of 87 of 90 charges.

 

Guinto of Vallejo, Calif. was arrested by Richmond, Calif. police in March 2014
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Blogs

MLK DAY: Asian Americans and African Americans Have Been Linked in Struggle for Civil Rights.

posted by Randall

Martin Luther King

The Hawaiian leis were a sign of solidarity with Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement


 
By Ed Diokno
 
At this time, when Asian Americans and African Americans are questioning and exploring their relationship in their common struggle for justice and equality, on this holiday celebrating Martin Luther King, we take time … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Heads We Win. A U.S. Coin Featuring an Asian American is Announced

posted by Randall

Lady Liberty

By Ed Diokno

Coin collectors, get ready, an Asian American face will soon appear on a U.S. coin breaking a long-time practice of featuring only Euro American men and women, according to the U.S. Mint.

 

The announcement was made in ceremonies Friday at the Washington D.C. unveiling of a new design for the $100 … Read more

Asian Americans

No Child Left Behind? How the Repeal of the ACA May Affect Asian Americans Needing Healthcare

posted by Lisa Dinh

drugsThe Affordable Care Act was pitched as a moonshot by President Obama in 2009. Since the official institution of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, many previously marginalized groups in healthcare have received access to insurance. Now, President-elect Donald Trump heads for office this January 20, after campaigning for a starkly … Read more

Asian Americans

Steve Harvey Mocks Asian Men, But Nobody’s Laughing

posted by Randall

Steve Harvey

By Ed Diokno

 

Steve Harvey, your racism is showing.
 
The popular television host made fun of Asian men on the Steve Harvey Show last Friday, reinforcing the negative stereotype that portrays Asian males as unattractive.
 
Being an Asian man, this hit close to home because I’ve had to live with this belief … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aziz Ansari to become First South Asian to Host Saturday Night Live

posted by Randall

Aziz AnsariEmmy Award winner Aziz Ansari will host Saturday Night Live on January 21.

He will be the first South Asian American to ever host the show, reports the Washington Post. Just four Asian Americans have played that role in SNL’s 41 year history. Two have been Chinese American, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu. The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

First Asian American Bishop Appointed to Lead Utah Diocese

posted by Randall
Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis

Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis

By Ed Diokno

A Filipino American immigrant was appointed bishop of a U.S. diocese Tuesday indicating the growing diversity of the Catholic American church.

Pope Francis named Bishop Oscar Asarco Solis, an immigrant from the Philippines, to become the bishop of the Salt Lake City diocese, which has been without a … Read more

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