Tuesday 21st February 2017,

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 Remembered

posted by Louis Chan
Day of Remembrance, Sadako Kashiwagi, Hiroshi Kashiwagi

Sadako and Hiroshi Kashiwagi recalled their experience being incarcerated at Tule Lake

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The current political climate casting a suspicious eye on Muslims and refugees is all too familiar to Sadako Kashiwagi.

At just 10 years old, she was rounded up and imprisoned along with more than 18,000 Japanese Americans … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Actress Makes Her Character Hapa.

posted by Randall
Vanessa Hudgens in Powerless

Vanessa Hudgens (center) has made her ‘Powerless’ character Emily Locke a Filipino American

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Three cheers for Vanessa Hudgens!

The actress starring on NBC’s Powerless made her character half-Filipino!

I’m pretty sure that when the concept for Powerless was first thought up and they wrote for the lead character, … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Feb 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Suspect Pleads not Guilty for Defacing Mosque Vandalism

posted by Randall

Islamic Center of DavisBy Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 
A woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with hate enhanced crimes for vandalizing a mosque in Davis, California and tying strips of bacon at the entrances.
 
Lauren Kirk-Coeho, 30, pleaded not guilty Feb. 17.
 

Kirk-Coehlo, was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of breaking six of … Read more

Chinese American

Feb 17, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Security Guard Charged with Murder of Chinese Grandfather

posted by Brittney Le
JianSheng Chen

JianSheng Chen

Authorities have charged Virginia security guard Johnathan Cromwell with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of murder in the death of a 60-year-old Chinese grandfather Jiansheng Chen,  reports 13News Now. Cromwell turned himself in to police Thursday afternoon.

Chen family attorney Greg Sandler said Chen went to the … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Trump inspires hate groups, says SPLC report

posted by Randall

Southern Poverty Law Center Year of Hate report

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

A year ago, the headline of the report on hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center read “Hate Groups on the Rise.” Sadly, this year’s report concludes that hate groups have risen for the second year in a row.

The rise in the number of hate groups … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 17, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Constance Wu to Play Lead Role in “Crazy Rich Asians”

posted by Brittney Le

Constance WuWarner Bros. is holding negotiations with Constance Wu, star of Fresh Off the Boat, for the lead role in Crazy Rich Asians, reports  the Hollywood Reporter.

Many are excited for Wu to star in the film. She has already gained massive popularity from her role as Jessica Huang in ABC comedy Fresh Off Read more

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Feb 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Trust Is a Big Issue with The Great Wall

posted by Louis Chan

Great Wall

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Much has been written about the whitewashing of The Great Wall, the movie starring Matt Damon who heroically saves the iconic structure from destruction (seriously, did you think the movie would end any other way?) and directed by China’s Yimou Zhang.

There’s a serious trust issue between the … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 16, 2017 Ξ 8 comments

16 Asian American Pacific Islander Advisors to President Trump Resign

posted by Louis Chan
President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Photo by White House Initiative of AAPIs)


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

In a stunning show of resistance, 16 member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have submitted their resignations to President Trump.

The ten members who resigned … Read more

Chinese American

Feb 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

AAPI Cheer Downfall of Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee

posted by Randall
Andrew Puzder

Andrew Puzder

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

President Donald Trump’s pick to become Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from nomination after a videotape of his ex-wife alleging domestic abuse surfaced.

Puzder, the CEO of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast food chains, who has seen his hearings delayed multiple times … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 15, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

American Girl Reportedly to Introduce New Korean American and Hawaiian Doll

posted by Randall
American Girl Boy Doll

Joining the American Girl line is a new boy doll

What’s unusual about the picture to the left? If you look closely, you’ll notice Logan, American Girl’s first boy doll.

Logan has joined the new Tenney’s series lead by Tenney Grant, a Nashville rising star. She’ll be joined by Logan Everett, an 18-inch doll with … Read more

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