Tuesday 22nd August 2017,

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Aug 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Birthplace of Bruce Lee Commemorated in San Francisco

posted by Randall
Philip Ng

Philip Ng

A commemorative plaque marking the birthplace of Bruce Lee has been placed at San Francisco’s Chinese Hospital.

ABC7 reports that actor Philip Ng and director George Nolfi of the upcoming movie Birth of the Dragon were on hand for the dedication.

A special benefit showing of the movie took place Wednesday with proceeds … Read more

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Aug 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Senator Kamala Harris Stands Up to the President on His Charlottesville Statement

posted by Tanvi Wattal

SF DA Kamala Harris

Photo by Glennia

By Tanvi Wattal
AsAmNews Intern

Over the past couple of months we have seen bigotry, hate, and racism emerge with the election of Donald Trump. With the Charlottesville incident, this has become more evident than ever. In this time of desperation, when we need our president the most, he has failed to … Read more

South Asian American

Aug 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Celebrating Indonesian Independence Day in the U.S. (Merdeka)

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

On August 17, 1945, Indonesia declared its independence from the brutal 300 years of colonization by the Netherlands.

And now, it’s time to celebrate.

I attended a local Indonesian Merdeka celebration  (we usually go once a year if traffic/weather permits). And the atmosphere is beautiful, as always. My mother … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Aug 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Two Girls, One Man Killed in Mobile Home Fire

posted by Randall

Uyen Tran and Linda Van (L-R)

Uyen Tran and Linda Van (L-R)


 
They were best friends on earth. Now two ten year olds are together in heaven.
 
Relatives identified Linda Van and Uyen Tran, along with Uyen’s uncle Tim Bui as the three people who died in a mobile home fire Tuesday in San Jose, reports the Mercury NewsRead more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 17, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Discussion of Being Half-Black in Japan

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Ariana MiyamotoBy Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

A year or so ago, while I was on my way to Jakarta visiting my relatives, I had to stop in Tokyo for the connecting flight.  The first news article when I went on line basically went like this (translated from Japanese, in multiple newspapers ). “First Biracial Beauty Queen … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Randall Park, Ali Wong to star in Netflix comedy

posted by Gabrielle Wy

Ali Wong
Photo by The Super Serious Show

Ali Wong and Randall Park have signed on to star in an untitled romcom film for Netflix. The two Asian American actors co-wrote the comedy with Michael Golamco, according to InStyle.

In a 2016 interview with The New Yorker, Wong described her project with Park to be their … Read more

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Aug 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Mindy Kaling Confirms She’s Pregnant

posted by Randall
Nationwide Ad starring an invisible Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling in a Nationwide ad that aired during the Super Bowl.

Weeks of speculation are over.

Mindy Kaling confirmed to Sunday Today that she is pregnant. She told reporter Willie Geist she is “really excited.”

“Yeah, it’s really, it’s so unknown to me,” she said in an interview airing September 10. “I have a … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Cemetery Vandalized with Anti-Asian Graffiti

posted by Randall

Cemetary Vandalism Cypress Hills New York
 
Police in New York are on the lookout for three men suspected of both damaging and desecrating headstones at a cemetery in Brooklyn with anti-Asian graffiti, reports WABC.

Surveillance video released shows three men at the Cypress Hills Cemetery past midnight.

Authorities accuse the men of damaging some 40 headstones-knocking them over and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Interview with Pop Surrealist Luke Chueh – Death gets Cute in the Munky King Project

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Image result for red grief encounters bear

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

Suicide.

Depression.

Isolation.

Addiction.

Grief.

And… cute bears?

This is pop surrealist Luke Chueh’s work. It’s the Alice-in-Wonderland intersection where childhood imaginings face off against brutal nightmares. Born in Philadelphia, then raised in Fresno, Chueh has proven himself to be a creator to watch with his unique style of “tragic … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 15, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

The White Supremacists who Refused to Be Treated by An Asian American Doctor

posted by Randall
Trauma Team at UVA

A multicultural trauma team is on standby to treat the injured from violent protests by White nationalists

The violent protests by Nazi sympathizers and White supremacists this weekend in Virginia ended in three dead and a number of people injured.

Waiting to treat the injured was a multicultural trauma team at the University of Virginia.… Read more

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