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Aziz Ansari to become First South Asian to Host Saturday Night Live

posted by Randall

Aziz AnsariEmmy Award winner Aziz Ansari will host Saturday Night Live on January 21.

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

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The Times is Now. Register to Vote

posted by Randall
Ken Jeong

Actor Ken Jeong urges people to register to vote.


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

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Master of None Wins an Emmy for Outstanding Writing

posted by Randall


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

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Aziz Ansari Nominated for Multiple Emmys. Constance Wu & Randall Park Overlooked

posted by Randall

Aziz AnsariAziz 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

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REPORT: Political Hate Rhetoric Catalyst for the Rise in Anti-Muslim American Acts

posted by Randall
Cover page for CAIR report-Confronting fearBy Ed Diokno
Being Muslim American already carries a decent amount of baggage.,” writes actor Aziz Ansari in a New York Times oped published over the weekend. “In our culture, when people think ‘Muslim,’ the picture in their heads is not usually of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or the … Read more

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Aziz Ansari & Alan Yang to be Honored at Asian Pacific American Award Dinner

posted by Randall
Alan Yang & Aziz Ansari

Alan Yang & Aziz Ansari

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

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Fresh Off the Boat & Quantico Get Early Renewals

posted by Randall

QuanticoBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

ABC has renewed two series with Asian American leads for another season.

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

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People: Are Aziz Ansari & Jennifer Lawrence Dating?

posted by Len Patel

Jennifer Lawrence

The rumor mill is in full throttle in Hollywood about Jennifer Lawrence and Aziz Ansari, reports People.

The two were seen dining in Brooklyn on Valentine’s Day. They had reserved a corner table in a secluded spot. Aziz Ansari

“They looked friendly and were showing each other stuff on their iPhones and chatting and laughing,” an … Read more

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Variety: Master of None Renewed for Second Season

posted by Randall

Masters of None
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


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