Friday 24th March 2017,

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Mar 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

President Trump to Nominate South Asian American to Federal Court of Appeals

posted by Louis Chan
Judge Amul Thapar

Judge Amul Thapar

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
The White House is confirming that President Donald Trump will nominate a South Asian American judge to the Republican dominated Federal Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
 
Judge Amul Thapar first appeared on the national scene when in 2008 he became the first … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

South Korean Musician Allegedly Called “Chink” at San Francisco International Airport

posted by Randall

Don Malik

Don Malik


A hip hop musician from South Korea who was scheduled to perform at SXSW was called a “chink” by airport employees at San Francisco International Airport, according to a statement from his agency Stoneship.
 
A translation of the statement published in Kore said They (Malik and his staff) were racially discriminated by … Read more

Chinese American

Mar 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Woman Dies After Drinking Toxic Tea from San Francisco Chinatown

posted by Randall

Herbal tea poisonedA woman who purchased tea blended with the ingredient aconite in San Francisco Chinatown has died of poisoning, reports ABC7.
 
Yu-Ping Xie, 56, is one of two people who became seriously ill after purchasing the tea on separate occasions from the Sun Wing Wo Trading Co.
 
The other victim in his 30s has … Read more

Blogs

Mar 21, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Why the Apathetic Asian American is a Myth

posted by Randall

VoteBy Ethan Pak

Only 4 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) voted in the 2016 presidential election.

 

The Atlantic called the community “mostly invisible in the American political debate.” On the other hand, prior to the election, the Huffington Post and the LA Times emphasized AAPIs’ potential in influencing the … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

US Bans Electronic Devices On Planes From several Middle Eastern Countries

posted by Adhiti Bandlamudi

Royal Jordanian Airlines tweeted on Monday, March 20th, that they have banned all electronic devices from carry-on luggage on flights from 13 countries. The airline claimed to have received the directive from US officials.

The post stated the ban would go into affect on Tuesday, March 21st and would prohibit … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Hijab Wearing Basketball Player Banned from Playoff Game

posted by Randall
Je'Nan Hayes

Je’Nan Hayes

A Muslim girl who had played in 24 straight games for her varsity basketball team was forced to sit out the regional title playoff game because she wears a hijab.

CNN reported that the coach of Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland  was told by the referee prior to the game that … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Jeremy Lin Out Again with Injury

posted by Louis Chan
Jeremy Lin ankle sprain

Jeremy Lin exercises on a bicycle after suffering an ankle sprain Sunday

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A season marred by injuries has left Jeremy Lin speechless.

The Brooklyn Nets starting point guard went out in the first quarter of the Nets games against the Dallas Mavericks Sunday with an ankle sprain.

He left … Read more

Blogs

Mar 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Opinion: GOP ignores Needs of 24 Million Americans; Votes on Trumpcare Nears

posted by Randall

Trumpcare protest

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

One of President Obama’s mistakes was that he underestimated the animus the radical right had against him. He assumed that he could negotiate with the ultra-conservative members in Congress and they would move from their extreme position and meet him somewhere in the middle.

The rest is … Read more

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Mar 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Play Huge Roles in Stopping Muslim Travel Ban

posted by Randall
Doug Chin

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin

Three Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders knocked the White House for a loop when at the 11th hour, they succeeded in blocking the President’s travel ban from six mostly Muslim countries.

The orders by Judge Theodore Chuang from the district of Maryland and Derrick Watson from the district of Hawaii … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Sikh Americans Get Some Love

posted by Brittney Le
Gurdwara of Delaware

Photo by TC Davis

The Delaware State Assembly’s two chambers unanimously passed a resolution declaring April “Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month,” reports Tribune India. State Governor John Carney welcomed the notion; he recently met with and pledged help to the Indian American community, which he noted has been suffering from an outbreak of hate … Read more

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