Saturday 29th April 2017,

Asian Americans

Apr 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Sen. Kamala Harris calls U.S.-Mexico Wall “a stupid use of money”

posted by Brittney Le
US Mexico Border Fence

This fence runs across a beach. On one side is Border Field State Park, San Diego, USA; on the other side is Tijuana, Mexico. By V.T. Polywoda 

Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), the first Indian American to serve in the Senate, called President Trump’s plans for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border “a stupid use of money” … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Indian American Surgeon General Murthy Asked to Resign by Trump Administration

posted by Brittney Le
Vivek Murthy

Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy resigned from his position as U.S. Surgeon General late Friday, reports ABC News. Murthy had served under Obama since 2014 and continued into the new Trump administration.

He has been replaced by Deputy Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams, a nurse, who is now serving as Surgeon … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Fans Thrilled for Constance Wu and Riz Ahmed-Named to Time’s 100 Most Influential List

posted by Randall
Fresh Off the Boat

Constance Wu & Randall Park on Fresh Off the Boat

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

Constance Wu and Riz Ahmed have been named to Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world.

The actress best known for her role as the mother in TV’s Fresh Off the Boat described herself … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Apr 21, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Trump’s Executive Order on H1B Visas Affecting Indian IT Workers

posted by Jiayi Sun

H1B Visa

President Trump’s executive order cracking down on the use of H1B visas could greatly affect Indian workers.

According to The Indian Panorama, about 70 percent of the 85,000 H1B visas handed out each year go to people from India. H1B visas are used to hire foreign employees for highly skilled jobs which could not … Read more

Chinese American

Apr 21, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Customs Officials May Monitor Social Media of Chinese Visa Holders

posted by Randall

Vincent Pan

Vincent Pan of Chinese for Affirmative Action (Left) joins Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and Electronic Frontier Foundation to oppose Custom’s Proposal Targeting Chinese Visa Holders
 

By Elena Shore
New American Media

 
Civil rights organizations are sounding the alarm over a proposal by Trump’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that would require visa holders … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Apr 20, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Billionaire Hotel Owner Gets Light Sentence for Burning Two Dogs

posted by Randall

Vikram Chatwal

Vikram Chatwal

The owner of two dogs burned by a billionaire hotel owner is outraged after Vikram Chatwal received five days community service in a plea deal, reports Page Six.
 
Chatwal was also ordered not to own a dog for five years, to undergo drug and psychological treatment and pay over $1,000 in … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Hollywood Studio Picks Up Justin Chon’s Gook

posted by Randall

 Gook by Justin Chon
 
Justin Chon’s Gook will be screened nationwide this summer.
 
The Next Audience Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival has been picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films, reported Variety.
 
The film evolves around the story of two Korean American brothers and their unlikely friendship with an 11-year-old African American girl during … Read more

East Asian American

Apr 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Anxious Times for Korean Americans as US-North Korean Tensions Remain Strong

posted by Randall

North Korean Demilitarized ZoneAs the Trump Administration considers its options to deal with North Korea, many in the Korean American community are watching for any update, big or small.
 
“We have uncles and aunts that still live in South Korea. We are definitely concerned about loved ones, Chon Lee told WISN.
 
USA Today this morning … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

City of Los Angeles Seeks to Identify and Preserve Asian American Historic Sites

posted by Randall

Little Tokyo memorial to Ellison Onizuka

Photo from Wikipedia


 
You’ve probably seen the road markers on the side of the highway identifying locations of historical significance to the United States.
 
When is the last time you saw a sign pinpointing a landmark of importance to the Asian American community?
 
The city of Los Angeles Office of Historical Resources … Read more

East Asian American

Apr 19, 2017 Ξ 3 comments

Asian American Widow Files Wrongful Death Suit in Police Shooting

posted by Randall
Harue and Eugene Craig

Harue and Eugene Craig

A Japanese American widow who was cowered behind her 86-year old husband as sheriff deputies shot him in their home has filed a wrongful death suit against the Santa Clara County in California’s Silicon Valley.

In court papers obtained by AsAmNews, 90-year-old Harue Craig accuses Deputy Douglas Ulrich of using … Read more

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