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Asian Americans

Jul 20, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Top 10 Reasons We Should See Diverse Actors in Lead Roles in Hollywood: A Tongue-in-Cheek Persuasive Argument

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

You know, Hollywood’s getting there when it comes to casting Asians/Pacific Islanders/ other POC in lead roles in Hollywood films.
But, just in case it needs a little push, here’s my top ten reasons for why we need more diversity in lead roles.

  1. Lots of POC
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Jul 19, 2017 Ξ 3 comments

#WeNeedDiverseBooks – Asian Representation Needed Between the Pages of a Book

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

Let me discuss a little movement that can help any Asian authors on the lookout for one day publishing their work.
Let me break this down really quickly. Top YA book series are facing the same problems that Hollywood movies are. Mainly, the issue is that people … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Jul 18, 2017 Ξ 3 comments

Ex Describes Financier as Self-Hating Asian in Explosive Trial

posted by Randall
Marta Billeci


A former girlfriend who sued her ex claiming he ruined her career testified in an explosive trial in New York.

Mara Billeci told an all women jury that financier Taye Famm was obsessed with Eastern European women and was looking to whiten the gene pool, reported the New York Post.

“He was looking … Read more


Jul 15, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Asian American Officer Accused of Abuse in Confrontation with Teen

posted by Randall

Huysman Logan
The Burlington Police Department in Vermont has released dash cam video which they say clears their officer of sexual abuse charges, reports
Next Shark reports the accused officers are Police Sgt. My Nguyen with Officer Adam Lippa.
Police say three teens were seen passed out in a vehicle left running … Read more

Being Hapa

Jul 14, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Things Hapas Hear

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern


Now, let me preface this by saying this is in no means a comprehensive list. I’m not pointing fingers, blaming anybody, or calling any specific person out. I’m simply saying that, as a multiracial person whose mom is also multiracial coming from Indonesia and a father from Minnesota, that … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 12, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Reflections on What Hapa Means in Hollywood

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern


Now, as a fangirl, I am psyched about Spiderman Homecoming. I’m so psyched that I don’t even care I just used the word “psyched”. The new movie features a diverse cast, a stellar premise, and none other than I-am-Iron-Man-Tony-Stark-RDJ. To make me love it even more, it turns … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 7, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Why You Should Buy from Ethnic Supermarkets

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

My mom and I hang back in the insert-corporate-name supermarket’s checkout line, chatting happily about nasi goreng recipes in Bahasa. When we get to the front of the line, the cashier pauses and scrunches up her face.

“Uh… what’s this?” She asks, panic on her face as she holds up … Read more

Chinese American

Jul 5, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

First Ever Multilingual Pro-LGBTQ APIA Ads Air as Youtube Pop-up Ads

posted by Nicole Ki

In the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance’s (NQAPIA) mission to support LGBTQ Asians across the world, the Windy City Times reports the “Family is Still Family” Ad campaign has been shown as ads on Youtube .

The ads were displayed for Pride Month from June 24th to June 30th as pop-up Youtube ads for … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 4, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

The Story of Corky Lee Being Made into a Film

posted by Louis Chan
Transcontinental Railroad Golden Spike Recreation

The 145th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in Ogden, Utah with Chinese Americans and descendants of the Chinese railroad workers. Photo by Corky Lee.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

If you have any interest in the Asian American community, chances are you’ve seen photographs by Corky Lee.

He’s been documenting Asian … Read more

Chinese American

Jul 3, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

U.S. Navy Destroyer Challenges Chinese Territory in South China Sea

posted by Olivia Wolf

USS Stethem

USS Stethem streams toward the disputed Triton Island in the South China Sea (File photo)

A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed within the 12-mile territorial boundary of a disputed island occupied by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, reports Fox News.

The contested area is Triton Island, located in the Paracel archipelago. China, … Read more


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