(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
Recently 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
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
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
Asian 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
(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.)
(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
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
The 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
New 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