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First Muslim Judge in U.S. Found Dead in River. Suicide Suspected

posted by Randall

Sheila Abdus-SalaamNew York Police pulled the body of the country’s first Muslim judge out of the Hudson River Wednesday, reports PBS.

According to police sources who spoke to the New York Post, Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam committed suicide after a battle with depression.

She became the first Black woman to serve in the New York … Read more

Blogs

Nov 10, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Van Jones “This Is a White-Lash’ and ‘Nightmare”

Van Jones “This Is a White-Lash’ and ‘Nightmare”

posted by Louis Chan

Van JonesBy Ed Diokno

As the votes are still being counted, it appears that while Donald Trump won the Electoral College, Hillary Clinton had more people vote for her.

Trump must realize that his victory was not a mandate. He eked out a win in a contest that unveiled the deep, deep cultural and racial divide … Read more

Blogs

Jul 27, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on How Asian Americans can be better Allies

How Asian Americans can be better Allies

posted by Sudip Bhattacharya

Grace Lee BoggsBy Sudip Bhattacharya
AsAmNews Staff Writer

In the late 1960s, philosopher and activist, Grace Lee Boggs understood that foundations were starting to shift.

“What we saw and heard was that Americans were thinking and talking and wondering about revolution as they had not done for nearly two hundred years,” she expressed in her autobiography Living Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 5, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Daily Campus: Dennis Liu’s ‘Raising Dion’ Is a New Twist on the Superhero Genre

Daily Campus: Dennis Liu’s ‘Raising Dion’ Is a New Twist on the Superhero Genre

posted by Randall

Raising Dion

Dennis Liu’s new comic Raising Dion tells the story of a superhero from the mom’s point of view.

Liu signed autographs and talked to fans at University of Connecticut in Storrs.

“It’s superman from Martha Kent’s point of view or Batman from Alfred’s point of view,” Liu said to The Daily Campus . “Really, who’s … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 28, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Kamala Harris Still Relatively Unknown Despite Her Rising Star Status

Kamala Harris Still Relatively Unknown Despite Her Rising Star Status

posted by Mandy Day

Kamala HarrisBy Mandy Day

California’s first open Senate seat in twenty-four years has failed to garner the caliber of candidates one would expect in the U.S.’s most populous state. In the five months since Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer announced her retirement, few major contenders have entered the race. The expense of running a serious Senatorial campaign … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 8, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on India Currents: African Americans and Desi Americans Have Long History of Working Together

India Currents: African Americans and Desi Americans Have Long History of Working Together

posted by Jason Fong

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

For centuries, the African American and South Asian communitites have worked together in solidarity in support of each other’s civil rights.
 
 
According to India Currents‘ conversation with historian Vivek Bald, South Asian immigrants of the late 1800s were warmly accepted into American society by the African American community, and intermarriage … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Daily Mail: Miss Japan Universe Speaks Out about Racist Backlash She’s Facing

posted by Randall

Ariana MiyamotoThe first ever Miss Japan Universe of mixed-race heritage is for the first time talking about the racist backlash she’s received since winning the crown, reports the Daily Mail.

Ariana Miyamoto is hafu,  the Japanese term for being half Japanese. Her mother is from Japan and her father is African American.

She says the … Read more

Blogs

Dec 9, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on .@8Asians: Racial misteps may be finally hurting Abercrombie & Fitch’s bottom line

.@8Asians: Racial misteps may be finally hurting Abercrombie & Fitch’s bottom line

posted by Randall

Abercrombie & Fitch logoAre the racial controversies that have followed Abercrombie & Fitch finally costing it in sales at the cash register?

That’s what blogger Jeff for 8 Asians thinks.

Sales in the last quarter left the clothing chain with a quarterly loss.

The chain’s controversial relationship with Asian Americans goes back to 2002 when it released a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 18, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Filmmaker To Direct First Film Since Vincent Who?

Filmmaker To Direct First Film Since Vincent Who?

posted by Randall

Scene from TestedTested is the story of the cultural importance of  education in the Asian American community and the desire of  other communities to get a bigger piece of the pie. The pie in this case is Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and Brooklyn Tech, three nationally ranked public high schools in New York City where African Americans and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 14, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Huffington Post: Judith Hill Emerging from the Shadows. @Judith_Hill #Hapa

Huffington Post: Judith Hill Emerging from the Shadows. @Judith_Hill #Hapa

posted by Randall

Judith HillJudith Hill has spent most of her musical career in the background.

But the Huffington Post reports the singer who made a name for herself as a back up singer for such stars as Stevie Wonder is about to emerge with her debut solo album later this year.

She’s currently on tour with Josh Groban … Read more

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