Friday 24th March 2017,

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Mar 19, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Filipino Americans React to Selection of Kelly Anne Conway’s Fil Am Husband to Justice Department

posted by Randall
George and Kellyanne Conway and family

George and Kellyanne Conway have four children. Photo via Twitter

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Donald Trump has named another Filipino American lawyer to a key position in his administration,  reported the New York Times. He named George Conway, husband of Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, to head the civil division of the … Read more

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Mar 18, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Chinese American History Pioneer Dead at 90

posted by Louis Chan
Philip Choy

Photo from Chinese Historical Society of America

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Noted Chinese American historian Philip Choy is dead at the age of 90.

The SF Gate reports Choy died Wednesday in the hospital after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.

I first became aware of Choy when I saw him on … Read more

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Mar 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Kellyanne Conway’s Filipino American Husband Could Get Key Job with Justice Department

posted by Randall
Conway, George

George T. Conway ’87, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, “Extraterritoriality in American Business Regulation.”

It seems George Conway is determined to get a job with the Trump administration

Politico reports the husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is the top contender for a job as head of the Justice Department’s civil division.

If … Read more

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Mar 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Heroes Among Us: Tracey Tong Defends Muslims from Verbal Attack

posted by Randall
Tracey Tong

Tracey Tong defended a Muslim couple from a verbal attack. She didn’t know she was being taped.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

What would you do when faced with an act of bigotry?

With all the crazies carrying concealed weapons, would you turn away? Walk away? Or would you dare to get

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Mar 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Flyers Declare America is a White Nation

posted by Randall

Vanguard AmericaA racist White supremacist organization is continuing its recruitment drive on college campuses from the East to the West Coast.

The Washington Post reports flyers describing America as a “White nation” and calling “illegal aliens” “criminals” were posted this week at the University of Maryland.

The flyers are the same ones seen on Vanguard America’s … Read more

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Mar 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

George Takei goes on day-long Twitter rant about Donald Trump

posted by Brittney Le

George TakeiJapanese American Star Trek actor and social activist George Takei has been extra visible lately in criticizing President Trump . He went on a day-long twitter rant blasting the president and his policies this week, reports Blasting News.
 
Takei included a link to a Vox article saying that the president’s friend and ally … Read more

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Mar 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Undocumented Being Arrested in the Courts, says California Chief Justice

posted by Randall
Tani Cantil-Sakuye

California Suprme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakuye

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
 
In A letter, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye expressed her deep concern “about reports from some of our trial courts that immigration agents appear to be stalking undocumented immigrants in our courthouses to make arrests.”
 
The letter … Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 16, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Two Asian American Federal Judges Put Latest Travel Ban on Hold

posted by Randall
Theodore Chuang

Judge Theodore Chuang of the Federal District Court of Maryland

Two federal judges have hit President Donald Trump with a powerful one two punch by issuing nationwide orders freezing his executive order on travel from six mostly Muslim countries.
 
Overnight Judge Theodore Chuang of Maryland became the second judge to freeze the ban, following … Read more

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Mar 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Controversial ‘Miss Saigon’ has Broadway Revival, Raises the Question: What’s Changed on Broadway for Asian Americans?

posted by Takuma Okada

Miss SaigonBy Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

“Miss Saigon” is the latest hit musical to receive the revival treatment, perhaps taking its cue from the success of The King and I in 2015. But while we can celebrate the diverse cast, Miss Saigon has been a source of controversy in the U.S. since it first came to … Read more

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Mar 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

The Voice 2017: Another Filipina American shines during the Blind Auditions

posted by Randall
Gaby Borromeo

Gaby Borromeo on The Voice. Yes, her hair is purple.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

Another Filipino American will be competing in The Voice’s 12th season. Gaby Borromeo will be joining Anatalia Villaranda, who had her Blind Audition last week, in the next stage of the singing competition.

This week, Borromeo, 22 … Read more

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