Tuesday 17th January 2017,

Bad Ass Asians

No White Washing in Patriots Day

posted by Randall
Jimmy Yang

Jimmy Yang plays the role of Dun Meng in Patriots Day
Photo by RCR

The little known story of Dung Meng, an Asian American whose SUV was hijacked by the Boston Marathon bombers in 2013, will be told in Patriots Day. The movie starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon and  John Goodman opened nationwide this … Read more

Chinese American

Chinese Restaurants in Chinatowns Move Away from Cantonese Food

posted by Cathy Sun

Kung Pao ChickenBetween the 19th century and late 1960s, Chinese food in America was almost exclusively Cantonese in origin, more specifically, a rural version of Cantonese food brought to America by immigrants from the Toishanese countryside. Consequently, what was known to most 20th-century Americans as Chinese food was one very narrow representation of what people in China … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Heads We Win. A U.S. Coin Featuring an Asian American is Announced

posted by Randall

Lady Liberty

By Ed Diokno

Coin collectors, get ready, an Asian American face will soon appear on a U.S. coin breaking a long-time practice of featuring only Euro American men and women, according to the U.S. Mint.


The announcement was made in ceremonies Friday at the Washington D.C. unveiling of a new design for the $100 … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

India Goes After Amazon for Appropriating Flag

posted by Randall

Flag of IndiaFresh off a controversy over the sale of underwear with an image of the Hindu deity, Amazon Canada is getting heat over the appropriation of the flag of India.

India’s Minister of External Affairs says his country will discontinue issuing visas to Amazon employees and suspend those already issued if the company did not stop … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

NBA Sends Out Animated Chinese New Year Greeting

posted by Louis Chan

NBA Chinese New Year Year of Rooster

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The NBA is continuing its marketing push into China with four new videos featuring their biggest NBA stars wishing the world a happy Chinese New Year.

Brooklyn Net’s Jeremy Lin, Golden State’s Stephen Curry, and Houston’s James Harden return once again to take part in the campaign. This year … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Expo to Return to California January 14-15

posted by Brittney Le

Asian American ExpoBy Brittney Le
AsAmNews Intern

The Asian American Expo will be returning to Pomona, California, on January 14th and 15th. The expo occurs at the beginning of each year in order to celebrate the Lunar New Year, which is based on the lunar calendar and occurs in late January to mid February every year.

Founded … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Become Part of Unprecedented Gathering of Asian American Superheroes

posted by Randall

Totally Awesome Hulk Hulk 15

The cover for Totally Awesome Hulk #15 is by Storehouse.

By Ed Diokno


Pardon my nerdiness, but the upcoming edition of Totally Awesome Hulk #15 is generating lots of excitement. For the first time, a gathering of AAPI superheroes will assemble to fight a yet unidentified foe.


The AAPI superheroes — Hulk,
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Asian American Journalist Attacked by Trolls after being Misidentified

posted by Louis Chan

Conservative Tree House

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The home page editor of the Washington Post is under attack after a conservative publication called her out as the person caught on video taking pictures of notes left by Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson at his confirmation hearing.

The headline in the Conservative Tree House read: Washington … Read more

Asian Americans

No Child Left Behind? How the Repeal of the ACA May Affect Asian Americans Needing Healthcare

posted by Lisa Dinh

drugsThe Affordable Care Act was pitched as a moonshot by President Obama in 2009. Since the official institution of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, many previously marginalized groups in healthcare have received access to insurance. Now, President-elect Donald Trump heads for office this January 20, after campaigning for a starkly … Read more

Asian Americans

Steve Harvey Mocks Asian Men, But Nobody’s Laughing

posted by Randall

Steve Harvey

By Ed Diokno


Steve Harvey, your racism is showing.
The popular television host made fun of Asian men on the Steve Harvey Show last Friday, reinforcing the negative stereotype that portrays Asian males as unattractive.
Being an Asian man, this hit close to home because I’ve had to live with this belief … Read more


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