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The Making of an Asian American Television Family

posted by Takuma Okada

Meet the Hahns
 
By Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

Another Asian American family comedy is in the works, but this show shouldn’t be mistaken for Fresh Off the Boat or even Doctor Ken.

In the upcoming show The Hahns, a hardworking gearhead dad and a mom that used to sing in heavy metal bands are raising … Read more

Asian Americans

Ghost in the Shell earnings for the weekend looking much lower than initial predictions, is this a response to whitewashing?

posted by Takuma Okada
Ghost in the Shell

From Paramount Pictures

By Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

Weekend box office sales are in through Saturday, and the whitewashing adaptation of the multi-media Japanese phenomenon Ghost in the Shell struggled against Beauty and the Beast and Boss Baby. Ghost took the number three spot, taking in only $20 million compared to $48 million for … Read more

Asian Americans

Why We Should Pay Attention to the Single Asian Character in Get Out

posted by Takuma Okada

Get Out

Photo from Universal Pictures

By Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

 
In a movie almost entirely focused on the modern-day dynamic between Black and White America, there is a lone Asian. Jordan Peele’s new movie, Get Out, has achieved critical acclaim for its use of the horror movie genre to emphasize how relevant anti-black racism … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian Americans Petition Obama to Say, “Sorry” for 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act

Asian Americans Petition Obama to Say, “Sorry” for 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act

posted by ShirleyNLew

By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent
Local political pressure is now on President Obama to make an official apology for the passing of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act before he leaves office.

In early May, Senior Director of the Chinese Freemasons, Karlin Chan created a “We The People” petition in an effort to … Read more

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NY Asian American Gen X and Baby Boomers Anxious About Retirement
Oct 21, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on NY Asian American Gen X and Baby Boomers Anxious About Retirement

NY Asian American Gen X and Baby Boomers Anxious About Retirement

posted by ShirleyNLew

 

By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

A survey by AARP has found high anxiety among New York City’s Asian Americans approaching retirement age.

A new report released this month is appropriately entitled  High Anxiety: New York City Asian America Gen X and Boomers Struggle with Stress, Savings and Security.

The survey … Read more

Blogs

Blog: No Apology Yet From Wall Street Journal for Racial Slur Reference

posted by ShirleyNLew
Xi Jingping

“Xi Jinping Mexico2013” by Angélica Rivera de Peña – Licensed via Wikimedia Commons


By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

When a tweet from The Wall Street Journal late Sunday included a racial slur toward Asians and a photo of China’s General Secretary Xi Jinping, it looked pretty bad. WSJ later removed the tweet … Read more

Asian Americans

May 11, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on AAPI Heritage Month Factoid: The Rapid Growth of Asian Americans #‎myinspirasian‬ ‪#‎apahistory‬ ‪#‎apalegacy

AAPI Heritage Month Factoid: The Rapid Growth of Asian Americans #‎myinspirasian‬ ‪#‎apahistory‬ ‪#‎apalegacy

posted by Randall

U.S. Census Asian American population in 2010Asian Americans are the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S., according to the 2010 Census.

Much of this population growth is taking place outside of states considered to have a large population of Asians.

There are 36,763 Asians living in the state of Rhode Island. That’s a 3.5 percent increase since 2000. Allan Fung Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 19, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on NBC News: A-Town Boyz, a Documentary on Asian American Gangsters in Atlanta

NBC News: A-Town Boyz, a Documentary on Asian American Gangsters in Atlanta

posted by ShirleyNLew

A Town BoyzA-Town Boyz is a documentary that will blow the Asian model minority myth to smithereens, according to NBC News.

It follows the lives of Asian American gang members in Atlanta, GA and their struggle to assimilate. It’s “a story of the American dream derailed,” as described on the film’s website.

In her interview with … Read more

Community Issues

Dec 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Rafu Shimpo: Suicide of Bullied Asian American Child Saddens JACL

Rafu Shimpo: Suicide of Bullied Asian American Child Saddens JACL

posted by Randall

bullying rallyThe suicide of a 12-year old in Folsom near Sacramento followed years of being bullied, reports Rafu Shimpo.

Ronin Shimizu killed himself December 3 despite his parents efforts to intervene with school administrators, move him to a different school and even home school Ronin.

According to the Japanese American Citizens League, the bullying included … Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 12, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on State of Asian America Report Captures Vast Diversity of AAPIs

State of Asian America Report Captures Vast Diversity of AAPIs

posted by Randall

Center for American Progress Report on Asian AmericaToday, the Center for American Progress and AAPI Data released its full report, completing the series on the state of Asian American and Pacific Islander, or AAPI, communities. Since the release of the first factsheets in April—and as the federal government has made significant efforts to improve data collection on AAPIs in line … Read more

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