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Mar 16, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Two Asian American Federal Judges Put Latest Travel Ban on Hold

posted by Randall
Theodore Chuang

Judge Theodore Chuang of the Federal District Court of Maryland

Two federal judges have hit President Donald Trump with a powerful one two punch by issuing nationwide orders freezing his executive order on travel from six mostly Muslim countries.
 
Overnight Judge Theodore Chuang of Maryland became the second judge to freeze the ban, following … Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Controversial ‘Miss Saigon’ has Broadway Revival, Raises the Question: What’s Changed on Broadway for Asian Americans?

posted by Takuma Okada

Miss SaigonBy Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

“Miss Saigon” is the latest hit musical to receive the revival treatment, perhaps taking its cue from the success of The King and I in 2015. But while we can celebrate the diverse cast, Miss Saigon has been a source of controversy in the U.S. since it first came to … Read more

Blogs

Mar 15, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

How in the World Did This Man Get Elected? Iowa? Please!

posted by Randall
Steve King

Photo from Texas GOP Vote

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
 
Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who has a history of controversial statements on immigration and race, is drawing a lot of flak for a Sunday tweet in support of a right-wing Dutch politician, in which King wrote, “We can’t restore our civilization … Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 13, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

#MySexyAsianMan Chosen

posted by ShirleyNLew
Thy Nguyen Liu with Alvin Liu

Alvin Liu is #MySexyAsianMan

By Shirley Lew

Valentine’s Day is well over, but the #MySexyAsianMan challenge on Facebook continued for weeks to come. 

On Valentines’ Day morning, Vincent Yee of Boston put out a challenge for contestants to submit a description of their Asian male partner with the hashtag, “#MySexyAsianMan.”  The challenge was open to Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 12, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Sen. Janet Nguyen’s 15 Minutes of Fame?

posted by Brittney Le

Janet NguyenSen. Janet Nguyen’s forcible removal from the California Senate floor may help her get reelected during the 2018 election, reports The Orange County Register. Nguyen (R-Fountain Valley) is being praised by the Vietnamese American community for speaking up during the Senate floor session on Feb. 23. In a Senate district where Democrats currently have … Read more

Crime

Mar 12, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Arrested at White House after Climbing Security Fence

posted by Randall
White House

Only a 7-foot fence separates the White House from the public.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Jonathan Tuan-Ahn Tran, 26 was arrested late Friday night for trying to enter the White House.

Tran, from Milpitas, California, scaled a fence and was able to get near the South Portico entrance before being apprehended. He … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 10, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Cambodian American Refugee Granted Reprieve from Deportation

posted by Randall
Ched Nin

Ched Nin enjoys some time with members of his family

 

After spending six months in immigration detention and being under the threat of deportation, Minnesota resident Ched Nin is back in the loving company of his wife and five children.

 
Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents arrested Nin in August and began the process … Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 10, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Political Influence in California Lags Behind Almost Everyone

posted by Randall

Unequal Voices

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Even though California’s people of color are in the majority, the minority Whites have the most power and influence in the state’s political realm.

Unequal voices2 findings

Though Asian Americans and Latinos are the fastest growing communities, they are also the least politically engaged, according to a new report released by … Read more

Chinese American

Mar 9, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Suspect Arrested in Attacks on Asian Women

posted by Randall

Gilbert MackA 44-year-old man has been arrested in the attacks of four Asian women in New York’s Lower East Side, reports  The Low-Down New York.

Gilbert Mack is being held on $50,000 bail in the series of assaults during the two weeks that began February 17.

All the victims said they were either pushed to the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 9, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Michelle Yeoh Cast in Crazy Rich Asians film

posted by Randall
Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Michelle Yeoh has been cast to play Eleonor Young, the status-seeking, manipulative mother of Nick in the upcoming movie version of Crazy Rich Asians.

 The Hollywood Reporter announced the casting news in an exclusive.. The internationally famous movie star is the second major star named … Read more

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