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Bad Ass Asians

Jan 19, 2014 Ξ 1 comment

Cassey Ho exercise channel on You Tube surpasses one million subscribers

posted by Randall

Cassey Ho

(Note from the editor: Cassey Ho just very well might be a candidate for exercise queen of the Asian American community. The Chinese Vietnamese American was born in Los Angeles and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her You Tube channel of exercise videos this year surpassed one million subscribers and has had over Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 18, 2014 Ξ 1 comment

Neon Tommy: Are Asian American comedians doing AAPIs more harm than good?

posted by Randall

Dat PhanRecently comedian Dat Phan appeared on CNN and defended the recent yellowface episode of How I Met Your Mother saying he didn’t see anything wrong with it, according to Mediaite.

Phan is one of the few Asian American comedians that has been able to gain mainstream media exposure, primarily because he was the first … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Rafu Shimpo: CA State Assembly names API to top staff position

posted by Ariel Neidermeier
Charu Khopkar

Charu Khopkar

Asian Pacific Islander, Charu Khopkar, has recently been named the first API director of the California State Assembly Speaker’s Office of Member Services.

The Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus kicked off its 2014 legislative session by honoring Khopkar.

“Charu brings an enviable career that includes vast experience in public service and effectively … Read more

Chinese American

Jan 17, 2014 Ξ 1 comment

Daily Bulletin: More than 100,000 expected at Asian American Expo

posted by Randall

Asian American ExpoMore than 100,000 people are expected Saturday and Sunday at the Asian American Expo in Pomona in Southern California, reports the Daily Bulletin.

The expo features booths and exhibits from Asian American businesses, as well as entertainment.

This year will feature for the first time a ramen eating contest.

“The expo is a fun … Read more

Blogs

Jan 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

KPCC: Asian Americans turn to social media to counter stereotypes

posted by Randall

Katy Perry at American Music AwardsAsian Americans are turning to Twitter to amplify their voice against insensitive and stereotypical portrayals of their community, notes KPCC.

It happened with the recent yellowface slap happy How I Met Your Mother episode.  It happened with Questlove insulting Asians while on tour in Japan. It happened again with Katy Perry‘s performance at … Read more

Blogs

Jan 16, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Reappropriate: Asian Americans have long history in resistance movement

posted by Randall

Vincent Chin(note from the Editor: Today, AsAmNews is going to pay homage to other Asian American bloggers by devoting much of this space to stories inspired by those bloggers.  This piece is inspired by Reappropriate.)

Anyone who sees a photo exhibition Serve the People, the Asian American Movement  in New York will likely leave questioning … Read more

Chinese American

Jan 16, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

8 Asians: Are Asian Americans less religious and ethnic?

posted by Randall

CrossBuddhismMuslim(note from the Editor: Today, AsAmNews is going to pay homage to other Asian American bloggers by devoting much of this space to stories inspired by those bloggers. This piece is inspired by 8 Asians.)

When it comes to Asian Americans, we seem to be less at a lot of things.

One of those is … Read more

Blogs

Jan 16, 2014 Ξ 1 comment

The #Asian American bloggersphere is stronger with diverse voices

posted by Randall

AsAmNews logo I’ll never try to pretend I’m something I’m not.

Since I launched AsAmNews as a website a year ago in December, and as a Twitter account three years ago, I’ve steadily increased the eyeballs turning to AsAmNews for updates on Asian America.

During that time, many well intended people have approached me and asked me … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 15, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

HNN: Did JACL help popularize the model minority myth

posted by Randall

Color of Success -Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model MinorityAmy ChuaThe recent uproar over Amy Chua‘s (pictured) upcoming book, The Triple Package, has its origins in the model minority myth that has been popularized by the media, and even by some within the Asian American community, according to Ellen Wu, author of Colors of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Read more

Chinese American

Jan 15, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Los Angeles Times: The thinnest Americans are Asian Americans

posted by Randall

San Francisco ChinatownNew statistics compiled by the Center for Disease Control confirm that Asian Americans adults are the least likely in the United States to be overweight, reports the Los Angeles Times. (photo by jakubkadlec)

The threshold of being considered overweight is a body mass index of 25. Just 38.6% reached that threshold compared to … Read more

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