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Southeast Asian American

Aug 30, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Mom Granted Visa to Visit Dying Daughter after Protest

posted by Randall

Trinh Phan

Trinh Phan,33, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer July 2

A mother in Vietnam will get to see her dying daughter in the U.S. one last time after all, reports ABC7.

Up until now, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi has refused to grant the mother a visa. A petition on along with … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Aug 28, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Ken Burns Seeks to Tell the Untold Stories of the Vietnam War

posted by Randall

Vietnam War

By Andrew Lam
New America Media

Editor’s Note: The Vietnam War, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, will premiere September 17, 2017 on PBS. It tells the epic story of one of the most divisive and controversial events in American history. Burns and Novick spent 10 years making the movie and it … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 26, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Life for an Asian American Artist on the Comic Con Circuit

posted by Sophia Whittemore
Bordin Marsinkul

Bordin Marsinkul sketches with lightning speed at Comic Con Chicago

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

I’m at a booth for Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2017 and there’s a crowd of people asking for sketches from artist Bordin Marsinkul. Stepping around his fanbase of vlogging young adults, I finally manage to ask a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 19, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Star Football Player and 4.1 GPA Student Breaks Asian Stereotypes

posted by Olivia Wolf
TaeVeon Le

TaeVeon Le

Although the all-American sport of football is predominantly associated with Black and White athletes, a Vietnamese American teenager is breaking the stereotype that Asians can’t play sports.

TaeVeon Le is the star tight end of his football team at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, reports The Los Angeles Times.… Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 19, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Chao criticized after Trump’s Charlottesville remarks

posted by Gabi Wy
Elaine Chao

Photo courtesy of James O’Gara

Asian American organizations are criticizing Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao after President Trump’s response to the White supremacist rally in Virginia that turned deadly, reported The Hill.

In a petition, the organizations said she “stood by President Trump as he blamed both sides for the racist acts that took place … Read more

South Asian American

Aug 18, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Celebrating Indonesian Independence Day in the U.S. (Merdeka)

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

On August 17, 1945, Indonesia declared its independence from the brutal 300 years of colonization by the Netherlands.

And now, it’s time to celebrate.

I attended a local Indonesian Merdeka celebration  (we usually go once a year if traffic/weather permits). And the atmosphere is beautiful, as always. My mother … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Aug 17, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Two Girls, One Man Killed in Mobile Home Fire

posted by Randall

Uyen Tran and Linda Van (L-R)

Uyen Tran and Linda Van (L-R)

They were best friends on earth. Now two ten year olds are together in heaven.
Relatives identified Linda Van and Uyen Tran, along with Uyen’s uncle Tim Bui as the three people who died in a mobile home fire Tuesday in San Jose, reports the Mercury NewsRead more

Asian Americans

Aug 16, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Cemetery Vandalized with Anti-Asian Graffiti

posted by Randall

Cemetary Vandalism Cypress Hills New York
Police in New York are on the lookout for three men suspected of both damaging and desecrating headstones at a cemetery in Brooklyn with anti-Asian graffiti, reports WABC.

Surveillance video released shows three men at the Cypress Hills Cemetery past midnight.

Authorities accuse the men of damaging some 40 headstones-knocking them over and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 15, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

The White Supremacists who Refused to Be Treated by An Asian American Doctor

posted by Randall
Trauma Team at UVA

A multicultural trauma team is on standby to treat the injured from violent protests by White nationalists

The violent protests by Nazi sympathizers and White supremacists this weekend in Virginia ended in three dead and a number of people injured.

Waiting to treat the injured was a multicultural trauma team at the University of Virginia.… Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 14, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Survey: Asian American Millennials Don’t See Racism as a Top Three Issue

posted by Randall
anti-chinese graffiti San Francisco

This graffiti was plastered in parts of San Francisco in September 2015

Millennials are known to be the most diverse generations in U.S. history.

A new survey from GenForward, however, has found a sharp divide between Blacks, Latinx, Asians and Whites on issues, reported the Washington Post

The survey found on these issues, Asian Americans … Read more


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