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Michelle Yeoh Keeps Accent. Star Trek Discovery premieres Sunday
Sep 22, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Michelle Yeoh Keeps Accent. Star Trek Discovery premieres Sunday

posted by Ed Diokno

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

Asian Americans

Sep 20, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Study predicts Asians to be largest U.S. immigrant group

posted by Gabi Wy

Asian Americans
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

Southeast Asian American

Woman denied visa and chance to save her sister’s life
Sep 20, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Woman denied visa and chance to save her sister’s life

posted by Ed Diokno


A stem cell donor who could save the life of her sister is being prevented from entering the United States because American Embassy officials won’t issue a visa to her.


Helen Huynh was diagnosed the most aggressive form of leukemia on Feb. 14. The best way to save her … Read more


Sep 9, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

DACA: Steve Bannon says Catholic Church “Needs Illegal Aliens to Fill the Churches”

posted by Randall

Steve Bannon
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


Sep 8, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Unarmed Teen Fatally Shot in the Back by Sheriff Deputies

posted by Randall
Tommy Le

Photo: Career Link

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

Southeast Asian American

Sep 8, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Mai Elliot: War is a Scourge and Should Only Be Fought As A Last Resort

posted by Randall

Vietnam War

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


Sep 6, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

This is America. She is America. We ARE America

posted by Louis Chan

Nydia HanBy 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

Asian Americans

Sep 5, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Asian American Groups Blast Trump’s Decision to End DACA

posted by Len Patel

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

Chinese American

Sep 3, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Bodies of Students Recovered from River

posted by Randall

Thai Students body found in Kings RiverA 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

Sep 3, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Asian Americans Stand Up to Defend DACA

posted by Randall
DACA Rally at White House

Members and supporters of National Korean American Service and Educational Consortium (NAKASEC) have been staging an around the clock vigil in front of the White House in support of DACA (Photo from NAKASEC)

Asian Americans are rallying in an effort to persuade President Trump not to end DACA.

Trump has said a decision on the … Read more


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