When people first hear Captain Philippa Georgiou speak, they’ll definitely notice her accent. That’s actress Michelle Yeoh’s real accent.
The Malaysian-born Yeoh said the producers and show runners of Star Trek Discovery, the latest iteration of the Star Trek franchise, embraced the accent, which she describes as a cross between American, British and Asian.… Read more
A report by the Pew Research Center predicts Asians will be the nation’s largest immigrant group by 2055, surpassing Hispanics. More Asian immigrants have moved to the U.S. than Hispanic immigrants every year since 2000.
The U.S. Asian population grew 72 percent from 2000 to 2015 to a record 20.4 million, which is … Read more
By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
If Steve Bannon were to come into my church, he’d take one look at all the brown-skinned, black-haired, Filipinos, Vietnamese and Latinos in the pews and do a quick 180 and make an exit to the parking lot.
Bannon, the former chief strategist to Donald … Read more
An autopsy has revealed that sheriff deputies in King County, Washington fatally shot an unarmed teen in the back twice and on the back of his hand once, reports the Seattle Weekly.
The family of Tommy Le, 20, has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the department alleging a violation of … Read more
By Andrew Lam
New America Media
Mai Elliott is an independent scholar and author of “The Sacred Willow: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family,” a personal and family memoir which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She is also the author of, “RAND in Southeast Asia: A History of the … Read more
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
This is America.
Those words have different meaning when used in different contexts.
By itself, its an affirmation in our pride of being called American.
Used in another context, it can also be considered racist.
That’s what Nydia Han, a longtime reporter at ABC6 … Read more
By Len Patel
Asian American civil rights organizations and political leaders were swift in condemning President Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this morning that no new DACA applicants will be processed beginning tomorrow and the program will be eliminated … Read more
A prayer service was held along the Kings River in Central California for two students after rescuers recovered their bodies one month after a car swerved into raging waters, reported the Fresno Bee.
Authorities said the rushing high waters and inclement weather made it impossible for them to get to the bodies sooner. … Read more
Asian Americans are rallying in an effort to persuade President Trump not to end DACA.
Trump has said a decision on the … Read more