Saturday 29th April 2017,

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Apr 25, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Filming Underway for Crazy Rich Asians. Surprise Cast Additions Announced

posted by Randall
Ronnie Chieng

Ronnie Chieng of the Daily Show joins the cast of Crazy Rich Asians

Filming is underway on perhaps the most widely anticipated film by Asian Americans and Asians worldwide in years, Crazy Rich Asians.

The movie from Warner Bros. Pictures and director Jon Chu (Now You See Me 2) is based on … Read more

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Apr 25, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Priyanka Chopra Set to Soar into Space in New Biopic

posted by Randall

Priyanka ChopraQuantico star Priyanka Chopra has reportedly signed on to the featured role in a biopic film based on the life of Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian American woman to go into space.

Chalwa was among the seven crew members who died aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion in 2003.

India West reports that Chopra’s team … Read more

Community

Apr 25, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Korean Americans from Russia form Thriving Community in New York

posted by Randall

Koryo SaramBy Rabiul Arreef
Asian American Life Intern

In parts of Brooklyn and Queens in New York City, you would be more than likely to meet a group of people, called Koryo Saram, Koreans from the former Soviet Union, who immigrated to the United States about twenty years ago.

Their history goes way back. During the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 24, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Filipino American Stars in New Star Wars Fan Film

posted by Louis Chan
Aris Juson

Aris Juson Stars in Star Wars: The Force and the Fury

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Fans have a full eight months to wait for the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Until the next trailer, they may have to whet their appetite with a new fan film just released starring Filipino … Read more

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Apr 24, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Jeremy Lin Speaks on the Emasculation of Asian Men

posted by Brittney Le
Jereym Lin with Brook Lopez

Photo by Spurs Never Fall

Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin has long been an object of interest as a ‘lone ranger’ in a sport where you don’t really see Asians at the professional level. Lin’s dominating presence in the NBA fights the stigma that Asian men aren’t ‘manly,’ an all-too-familiar stereotype perpetrated by Hollywood … Read more

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Apr 24, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

The Making of an Asian American Television Family

posted by Takuma Okada

Meet the Hahns
 
By Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

Another Asian American family comedy is in the works, but this show shouldn’t be mistaken for Fresh Off the Boat or even Doctor Ken.

In the upcoming show The Hahns, a hardworking gearhead dad and a mom that used to sing in heavy metal bands are raising … Read more

Community Issues

Apr 23, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Second Korean American Held by North Koreans

posted by Randall
USS Carl Vinson

USS Carl Vinson

A former Korean American professor is being held in captivity by the North Koreans.

The man only known by his surname Kim is the third American currently being held and the  second Korean American.

CNN reports Kim was arrested as he was looking to fly out of Pyongyang International Airport Saturday morning.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Harvard Freshman Making Waves Running for City Council

posted by Randall
Nadya Okamoto

Nadya Okamoto

A 19-year old Asian American first year student at Harvard hopes to inspire young people to get involved in politics by running herself.

Nadya Okamoto is up against a field of 25 candidates, including eight incumbents. There are nine open seats for the Cambridge City Council near Boston.

Her odds are long, but … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Apr 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Muslim American Woman Wearing Hijab Threatened with Gun in Parking Lot

posted by Brittney Le

hate crimesQuite a scary incident is being reported in North Carolina.

A Muslim American woman wearing a hijab was sitting outside an Indian grocery store with her baby when a man pulled up and wielded a rifle, reports hi INDiA.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which is assisting the woman says she was sitting … Read more

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Apr 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Is Ross Butler Your New Asian TV Crush?

posted by Randall

Ross Butler
Ross Butler is rapidly gaining a reputation as an Asian male heartthrob.

The young actor is earned his stripes on shows targeting teenagers, despite being 26 years old. He plays Reggie in CW’s Riverdale, a show based on the Archie comic strip. He’s also earning raves for his role on the Netflix original series, … Read more

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