Monday 23rd October 2017,

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 16, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Jessica Sanchez Takes Knee During National Anthem

posted by Louis Chan

Sanchez, jessica sings at Memorial Day Concert 2012

Jessica Sanchez Sings at Memorial Day Concert in 2012 in Washington, DC


 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Speaking in a soft tone, Filipina and Mexican American Jessica Sanchez took to Facebook to defend her decision to take a knee at the end of her performance of the National Anthem before the Oakland … Read more

Pacific Islander

Oct 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Samoan Hotshots Are a Source of Inspiration Fighting California Wildfires

posted by Randall

Hotshots from American Samoa
 
Views from the Edge
 
One of the many amazing stories coming out of the devastating wildfires in Northern California is the inspirational presence of the hotshot from American Samoa.
 
As the worst fire in California history continues to burn, firefighters have come from across the country and as far away as Australia … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 15, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Kumail Nanjiani Nails Opening Monologue on SNL

posted by Louis Chan

Kumail Nanjiani
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Kumail Nanjiani is on a roll. From his role on HBO’s popular series Silicon Valley to his critically acclaimed movie The Big Sick and now last night’s featured appearance on Saturday Night Live, if the comedian is not a house hold name yet, he’s certainly taking big … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Oct 15, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Cambodian Community Struggles in “Hyperghetto” in the Bronx

posted by Randall

Unsettled
By Ernabel Demillo,
Asian American Life

It was the largest refugee resettlement program in U.S. history.  More than 1 million Southeast Asians, victims of war and genocide were granted asylum and resettled in the U.S.

Some 10,000 Cambodians, were resettled in the Bronx, just as people who were living there in the 80s were fleeing … Read more

Chinese American

Oct 15, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Los Angeles Chinatown Tenants Protest “Illegal Rent Increases”

posted by Brittney Le
Chinatown rent protest, LA

Photo by Brittney Le

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Staff Writer

Angry Chinatown tenants walked out of their apartment Saturday morning in Los Angeles accusing their landlords of illegal rent increases of as high as 50 percent and unfair treatment.

The building at 651 Broadway is owned by Elaine, Howard and Robert Chan. Accompanied by members … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Study: Asian American Women in STEM Held Back by Stereotypes

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

 
“Asian people are good at science”.
 
One might assume that the so-called “model minority” faces no discrimination in the workplace. However, in a white paper from UC Hastings School of Law by Joan William, Rachel M. Korn, and Su Li, this stereotype is challenged.  Asian women in … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

No Happy Ending to Racist Song

posted by Randall

Happy Ending

It’s the open secret behind the doors of too many massage parlors.

Happy endings have become synonymous with sex.

Too often its connected to sex trafficking-women lured to America with the promise of a better life, only to be trapped into a life of sexual servitude at a massage parlor while they pay off the … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Oct 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Ameya Pawer May Have Dropped Out of the Governor’s Race, But He Has Big Plans for Illinois

posted by Tanvi Wattal

From Ameya Pawar gubernatorial campaign, 2018 via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

A Democratic candidate for Governor of Illinois, Ameya Pawar, has recently dropped out of the race due to a lack of funding. Pawar’s primary concern in this election was to discuss progressive issues that have been pushed to the side, specifically institutional racism.

Although … Read more

Blogs

Oct 14, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

A Korean International Student Shares his View of Americans and Plastic Surgery

posted by Randall
Plastic surgery eyes beforeBefore plastic surgery. By People Bios via Wikimedia Creative Commons
Plastic Surgery Eyes After

After plastic surgery by People Bios via Wikimedia Creative Commons

By  Joo Heon Kim

Last week, one of my American friends asked me why plastic surgery was so popular in South Korea. She even complained that some Koreans were making fun of her because she … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 13, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Series Featuring AAPI Actors Off to Good Start

posted by Randall

Fresh Off the Boat

Several television series with Asian Americans in prominent roles either in front of the camera or behind the scenes are off the to a good start in the new fall season, according to information compiled by TV Series Finale.

ABC’sFresh Off the Boat is up nearly 20 percent after its first three episodes … Read more

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