He will be the first South Asian American to ever host the show, reports the Washington Post. Just four Asian Americans have played that role in SNL’s 41 year history. Two have been Chinese American, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu. The … Read more
By Ed Diokno
It would be easy to describe the year as an awful year with the highlight – or, lowlight, depending on your point of view – being the election of Donald Trump.
But something was happening among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that might make 2016 a year to relish. The … Read more
OCT. 24 is the deadline for registering to vote in California.
Besides being the fastest-growing racial group in the U.S., Asian Americans have the highest income and are the best educated – both factors that have traditionally produced high voter turnout.However, as a… Read more
By Ed Diokno
Diversity – racial, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle – was threaded throughout the Emmy awards show Sunday night – from the opening monologue by Jimmy Kimmel to the series of awards to actors of color.starting with the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy, won by Ansari Aziz and Alan Wang for
Aziz Ansari received an Emmy nomination this morning for best actor in a comedy for his work in Master of None, along with nominations for outstanding writing and outstanding directing in a comedy series for his parents episode which featured his real life parents. Master of None also received a nomination for best comedy series.… Read more
Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang will be honored by the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies at its annual awards gala on May 4.
Ansari and Yang will receive the Vision Award for their work breaking barriers in entertainment. The two currently work on the Netflix’ Master of None … Read more
The 1st year series Quantico starring Priyanka Chopra as an FBI recruit suspected of terrorism will get a second season.
Fresh Off the Boat starring Randall Park and Constance Wu will come back for a third … Read more
The rumor mill is in full throttle in Hollywood about Jennifer Lawrence and Aziz Ansari, reports People.
“They looked friendly and were showing each other stuff on their iPhones and chatting and laughing,” an … Read more
The first of several television programs with Asian Americans in lead roles has been renewed for another season.
Netflix has announced it will bring back Master of None starring Aziz Ansari for a second season in 2017, reported Variety.
Ansari created the program about his life as a single Indian American … Read more