Monday 26th June 2017,

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Star Trek: Discovery to Debut on CBS

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek Discovery will get its official launch on CBS on September 24 before moving permanently to the network’s All Access digital arm, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Both the first and second episodes of the 15 show prequel will air on CBS and will be made available right after that for streaming. All future … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 23, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

First Hmong American Receives Dual M.D.-Ph.D. Degrees

posted by Olivia Wolf
Yeng Her family

Yeng Her celebrates with his family
Photo from Mayo Clinic

The first Hmong American has received dual M.D.-Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry and molecular biology from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, reports the Wisconsin State Journal.

Dr. Yeng Her spent the first 10 years of his childhood in Hmong refugee camps around Thailand. In the … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Jun 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

ACLU Demands Investigation into “Brutal Attack” by Police of Laotian American Driver

posted by Randall

Anthony PromvongsaThe American Civil Liberties Union Minnesota is demanding an investigation into what its calling a “brutal attack” of a Laotian American motorist by officers.

Dash cam video released by the ACLU Thursday shows an off duty officer approaching the vehicle with guns drawn after it was pulled over on suspicion of driving aggressively. One of … Read more

Crime

Jun 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Two Year Old Shot in Head Hangs onto Life

posted by Randall
Chastity Yulia Vang

The family of the 2-year-old girl shot in St. Paul posted a photo of her on a fundraising website on Monday, June 19, 2017. (Courtesy of GoFundMe)

A two-year-old girl shot in the head earlier this week in St. Paul, Minnesota remains in critical condition today, reports Voice of Alexandria .

She has been identified … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 22, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Slurs Aimed at Asian Americans Spray Painted onto Connecticut Home

posted by Randall

Guilford, CT racist graffitiResidents in Guilford, Connecticut are reacting with outrage after someone spotted anti-Asian American slurs spray painted on a home there, reports Zip06.

The graffiti was quickly removed after being reported by a resident on Facebook.

“While on my run this morning I saw racial slurs spray painted on a house near downtown,” the post read. … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Halal Tacos for Ramadan – Muslim and Latinx Communities Unite

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

I’m happy to say that I’ll be attending an Idul Fitri/Lebaran celebration in Chicago with my mother at a party hosted by our Indonesian community. For Indonesian Muslims, Idul Fitri is the term in Bahasa for Eid al-Fitr, or the end of the holy month of Ramadan where my mother’s … Read more

Crime

Jun 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Memorial for Slain Muslim Teenager Set on Fire

posted by Nicole Ki

Nabra Hassanen Memorial set ablaze
 
The Washington D.C. memorial dedicated to a Muslim teenager murdered last week caught on fire early Wednesday.
 
17-year-old Nabra Hassanen was attacked and killed last Sunday on her way to a late Ramadan service. The suspect, 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres, chased her friends down with a bat, targeted Hassanen, and assaulted her. Her … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Vietnamese and Filipino American Among Sailors Killed in Collision in Sea of Japan

posted by Randall
Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan

Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan

A Vietnamese American and Filipino American have been identified as among the seven sailors killed in a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine container ship off Japan.

VN Express reports one of the sailors killed is Ngoc T. Truong Huynh, 25, a sonar technician from Connecticut.

The other is … Read more

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Jun 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Entertainer Charice Changes Name to Jake Zyrus

posted by Randall

Charice Comes Out

The transformation for the former Charice is now complete.

He has changed his name to Jake Zyrus, reports CNN Philippines.

Jake erased all of Charice’s old social media posts and replaced it with his new name.

Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Karan Brar’s Powerful Father’s Day Letter

posted by Sophia Whittemore
Karan Brar

Karan Brar

Karan Brar-if you don’t know who he is, a quick IMDb search will quickly set you on the right track. He’s a multilingual (English, Hindi and Punjabi) Indian actor who got his first major role at only age 11 in Diary of a Wimpy Kid and then a recurring role on Disney Channel. … Read more

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