Tuesday 21st February 2017,

Asian Americans

Feb 15, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Vogue Diversity Issue Is a Head Scratcher

posted by Randall
Vogue Diversity Issue

Vogue “diversity” Issue

The word diversity is thrown around a lot. It means different things to different people.

Folks at Vogue are learning their idea of diversity doesn’t fit with a lot of other people.

In the just released diversity issue of Vogue, they have Danish-German American fashion model Karlie Kloss in black hair dressed … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 15, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Indian-Origin NASA Scientist Detained and Forced to Unlock Phone

posted by Cathy Sun
Sidd Bikkannavar

NASA employee Sidd Bikkannavar is seen on the right in this picture from his Facebook page.

An Indian American who works for NASA says he was detained at the U.S. border during his return trip to the U.S. from South America four days after President Trump issued his now stalled Muslim ban.

Sidd Bikkannavar, 35, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 15, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Mulan Director & Executive Producer Chosen, Production to Start this Spring.

posted by Randall
Jamie Chung as Mulan

Jamie Chung as Mulan in the TV show, Once Upon a Time

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 
Mulan, the live-action version, has found its director. New Zealand native Niki Caro will direct the Disney production, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
 
Caro is not new to films with women lead characters. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Vincent Yee’s Valentine’s Day Challenge to Women: #MySexyAsianMan
Feb 14, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Vincent Yee’s Valentine’s Day Challenge to Women: #MySexyAsianMan

posted by ShirleyNLew

 

By Shirley L Ng
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

Haikus with Hotties

Models from Haikus with Hotties

Using the hashtag “#MySexyAsianMan, Vincent Yee of Boston wants to convince everyone that the stereotypes of Asian men are just untrue.

 

On this Valentine’s Day morning I discovered my friend put out a challenge on Facebook to all the women Read more

Southeast Asian American

Feb 14, 2017 Ξ 3 comments

Asian American Family’s Home Vandalized with Racist Graffiti

posted by Randall

Minnesota graffiti
 

A Hmong American family in Minnesota heard a sudden knock on their door in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
 
It was their newspaper delivery person alerting them of a horrendous sight.
 
Someone had spray painted the words “chink” in large black letters across their garage door, reported CBS Minnesota
 
Their … Read more

Campus

Feb 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Hindu Americans Object to Portrayal of their Religion in California Textbooks

posted by Randall
Hindu Temple, Dallas, TX

Photo by: Andreas Praefcke – via Wikimedia Commons

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

A Hindu American advocacy group filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court last week against public school officials at the California Department of Education, State Board of Education, and several school districts throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

The

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Campus

Feb 13, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Bill Would Mandate Ethnic Studies be Offered to Students in Texas

posted by Randall
Sylvia Garcia

Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia is one of eight sponsors of a bill mandating that Texas middle and high schoolers be offered ethnic studies classes

Following the lead of California, Texas is now moving towards requiring ethnic studies be taught in public schools, reports the Dallas News.

A bill sponsored by eight members of … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 13, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Family Is Still Family, Pro-LGBTQ AAPI Ad Campaign Comes to Midwest for First Time

posted by Brittney Le
Chicago Pride Parade 2008

Chicago Pride Parade 2008. Photo by EMR

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) will debut its pro-LGBTQ family campaign in the Midwest for the first time tomorrow, reports NBC News.
 
Family Is Still Family, is co-produced by the Asian Pride Project. The multilingual public service announcements in support of the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 13, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

AAPI Artists Score At Grammy Awards

posted by Randall
Bruno Mars Prince Tribute

Bruno Mars brought down the house with his tribute to the late Prince at the Grammy Awards.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

No doubt, one of these years Joey Alexander, the 13-year old jazz prodigy from Indonesia will win a Grammy; just not this year.

 

For the second year in a
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Chinese American

Feb 12, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Calm Skies Greet Chinese New Year Parade Celebrants in San Francisco

posted by Randall
Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco

Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco

Hundreds of thousands of people in San Francisco turned out Saturday night under fair skies to celebrate the the Year of the Rooster in the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia.

The sound of firecrackers echoed off San Francisco high rises as spectators plugged their ears … Read more

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