Tuesday 17th January 2017,

Indian American/ South Asian American

Huge Spike in Hate Violence Documented

posted by Louis Chan

SAALT 2017 Hate crime report

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A new report released yesterday has found a dramatic rise of hate violence and xenophobic rhetoric against South Asian Americans.

The report from South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) found 215 incidents in the one year period ending November 15, 2016. The group says that’s a 34 percent increase … Read more

Chinese American

MTV Host Blasted for Injecting Jeff Sessions’ Asian American Grandchildren into Political Fire

posted by Randall

Jeff Sessions GrandchildrenA news host and writer for MTV is under fire for a tweet that inferred Attorney General nominee Jeff Session used his Asian American grandchildren as props during his confirmation hearing.

Sessions confirmation has been heavily opposed by civil rights activists who have openly called his actions racist. The Tweet by Ira Madison III which … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Ellen Pao Lands Job to Increase Diversity in Tech

posted by Randall
Ellen Pao

Ellen Pao

Ellen Pao, who gained both fame and notoriety when she unsuccessfully sued Venture Capital firm Kleiner Perkins for sex discrimination, has landed back on her feet.

She has taken a position as chief diversity and inclusion officer of for Kapor Center for Social Impact and a venture partner at Kapor Capital.

“I’ve been … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aziz Ansari to become First South Asian to Host Saturday Night Live

posted by Randall

Aziz AnsariEmmy Award winner Aziz Ansari will host Saturday Night Live on January 21.

He will be the first South Asian American to ever host the show, reports the Washington Post. Just four Asian Americans have played that role in SNL’s 41 year history. Two have been Chinese American, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu. The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

First Asian American Bishop Appointed to Lead Utah Diocese

posted by Randall
Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis

Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis

By Ed Diokno

A Filipino American immigrant was appointed bishop of a U.S. diocese Tuesday indicating the growing diversity of the Catholic American church.

Pope Francis named Bishop Oscar Asarco Solis, an immigrant from the Philippines, to become the bishop of the Salt Lake City diocese, which has been without a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Four AAPI Women Named as Possible Presidential Candidates

posted by Randall
Tulsi Gabbard with Bernie Sanders supports

Bernie Sanders Supporters with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. By Darryl Yip

Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-CA) took a seat in the U.S. Senate in January

Donald Trump hasn’t even taken the reigns of power yet and already the handicapping is underway on who will vie to replace him in 2020.

With America coming so close … Read more

Chinese American

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Meets with Trump. Promises 1 Million Jobs, but Don’t Believe It

posted by Randall

Jack Ma

Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba

Alibaba’s executive chairman Jack Ma met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss his plan to create 1 million jobs in the United States, but that claim is already being met with skepticism.
 
Alibaba is the Amazon of China and accounts for 80 percent of China’s online shopping market.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Marcus Mariota Named Top Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year

posted by Randall

Marcus Mariota

Photo by Philliesfan


 
By Ed Diokno

 
Tennessee Titans Quarterback, Marcus Mariota has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year. The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced the Samoan American’s selection last week.
 
“It is an incredible honor,” Mariota said in an acceptance video posted
Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Maxine Hong Kingston’s Women Warrior Celebrates 40th Anniversary

posted by Randall

Maxine Hong KingstonWomen Warrior, one of the most acclaimed books ever by an Asian American author, celebrated its 40th anniversary this weekend.
 
To mark the occasion, Maxine Hong Kingston appeared this weekend for a conversation with members of the Women’s National Book Association, in San Francisco.
 
The book received numerous honors including the … Read more

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Inside A Chinatown Crime Syndicate Lead by Raymond Shrimp Boy Chow

posted by Randall
Raymond Shrimp Boy Chow

Raymond Shrimp Boy Chow

A plea bargain struck with five associates of convicted Chinatown crime boss Raymond Shrimp Boy Chow provides a revealing glimpse of the crime syndicate.

SF Gate reports Gary Kwong Yiu Chen and Anthony John Lai, both of San Francisco, admitted in their plea bargain that they laundered $635,000 of drug money … Read more

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