Tuesday 17th October 2017,

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Oct 13, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Big Sick Star to Host Saturday Night Live

posted by Randall

Kumai NanjianiViews from the Edge

Hey! Kumail Nanjiani will be hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. Why is that noteworthy?

The number of Asian or Asian American hosts SNL has had in the past four decades on one hand: Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, (and earlier this year, Aziz Ansari. )

In fact, in the show’s … Read more

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Oct 13, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Victim of Acid Attack Shows Extraordinary Courage

posted by Randall

By Tinabeth Piña
@AsianAmericanLife

Imagine your life completely changing in one single instant. How would you handle it? Could you handle it? And is it possible you become an even better person from it?

12 years ago – at just 19 years old — Monica Singh’s life & appearance were drastically changed when … Read more

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Oct 12, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

UPDATED: Chinatown Restaurant Hit with Federal Labor Complaint

posted by Louis Chan

Shi Lin XiangBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

(This story has been updated with more specifics about the federal complaint. The Flushing Workers Center says this is a discrimination complaint and not a complaint about back wages, as we originally reported.)

A federal complaint has been filed against a Flushing, New York restaurant accused of discriminating against … Read more

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Oct 12, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Viet Thanh Nguyen Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

posted by Randall
Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Chalk up another honor for Viet Thanh Nguyen.

PBS reports that the Pulitzer Prize winning author is one of 24 people to be awarded a 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant. He will receive a cash prize of $625,000 so he can be freed to continue his writing.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Read more

Community Issues

Oct 12, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Stockton’s Little Manila Center Target of Vandalism in Possible Hate Crime

posted by Sarah Jackson

Vandalism discovered at Little Manila center, a historical site in Stockton, California dedicated to the appreciation of Filipino culture, is being investigated as a hate crime.

According to Recordnet.com, “Five of six donated vinyl banners that had been on the windows for the last three years were either ripped off or damaged. … Read more

Crime

Oct 11, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Indian Girl Missing Near Dallas. Father Arrested

posted by Randall

Sherin MathewsThe adoptive father of a 3-year-old Indian girl is under arrest for suspected child endangerment in a suburb of Dallas, reports Raw Story.

Authorities say Wesley Mathews, 37, punished his daughter for not drinking her milk by sending her out alone in an alley behind her home.

NBC5 reports Sherin Matthews has been missing … Read more

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Oct 11, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Piece of Japanese American History Destroyed by California Wine Country Fire

posted by Randall
Kanaye Nagasawa

Kanaye Nagasawa courtesy Hotei Wines

The fire that has ripped through California’s wine country has destroyed an area made known worldwide by the early “wine king” of the state, Kanaye Nagasawa.

Among the hardest hit areas is Fountain Grove in Santa Rosa. That’s the former home of the old Fountain Grove Winery which was operated … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 11, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Community Reaches Out To DACA Recipients with Mental Health Programs

posted by Tanvi Wattal

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Photo By Rhododendrites

The Asian American community has taken a step to help DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, recipients after the Trump administration announced that the program would be abolished.

According to NBC News, one month after the announcement, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) opened up free programs to … Read more

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Oct 10, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Families of Asian American Pioneers Come to Defense of Muslims

posted by Randall

Fred Korematsu

Fred Korematsu
Photo by Lia Chang

The families of Gordon Hirayabashi, Minoru Yasui and Fred Korematsu are carrying on the legacies of these courageous Japanese American pioneers.

All three men challenged the constitutionality of the evacuation orders that lead to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII.

All three men paid a personal price for … Read more

Filipino American

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Filipino American History Month Commemorated with New Video Series

posted by Randall

Filipino American Story
 
Views from the Edge
 
To celebrate Filipino American History Month, AARP AAPI Community and NextDayBetter have joined together to present a series of videos highlighting various Filipino Americans who have had an impact on U.S. history.

The project starts with A Filipino American Story – an animated video presenting the pivotal moments of … Read more

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