Monday 19th February 2018,

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NBA Player Accused of Using a Racial Slur During Chinese New Year Greeting

posted by Randall

JJ Redick

via Twitter

An NBA message meant to wish everyone a Chinese New Year has turned into a racial controversy after many on social media alleged they can hear Philadelphia 76er JJ Redick using a racial slur.

Redick’s video was leaked and quickly went viral.
 


 
According to the NY Daily News, the video … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Michelle Yeoh Named Grand Marshal of SF Chinese New Year Parade

posted by Randall

Michelle Yeoh Official PhotoSan Francisco is turning to the stars to usher in the Year of the Dog.

Veteran actress Michelle Yeoh has been named the grand marshal of this year’s Southwest Chinese New Year Parade & Festival.

It’s the first time in the parade’s 150 plus year history that a celebrity has served in this role.

Yeoh … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

NBA Celebrates Chinese New Year

posted by Louis Chan
Kyle Irving

Boston Celtic point guard Kyle Irving Celebrates Chinese New Year with a new friend

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Over the last few years, the NBA has made it a tradition to introduce a commercial featuring various NBA players marking the Chinese New Year.

Clearly the league has the Chinese market in its sights. … Read more

Chinese American

Feb 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Calm Skies Greet Chinese New Year Parade Celebrants in San Francisco

Calm Skies Greet Chinese New Year Parade Celebrants in San Francisco

posted by Randall
Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco

Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco

Hundreds of thousands of people in San Francisco turned out Saturday night under fair skies to celebrate the the Year of the Rooster in the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia.

The sound of firecrackers echoed off San Francisco high rises as spectators plugged their ears … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 31, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Tết Festival Rekindles Vietnamese Roots

Tết Festival Rekindles Vietnamese Roots

posted by Brittney Le
2017 Miss Vietnam Southern California Pageant

Contestants at the 2017 Miss Vietnam of Southern California Pageant wear traditional dresses

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Intern

Orange County native and UCLA student Austin Nguyen  doesn’t speak Vietnamese as well as he once did. The American-born Vietnamese American has slowly lost the native language of his parents. He comes to the Tet Festival Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Lunar New Year & Tết Festival Coming Soon

Lunar New Year & Tết Festival Coming Soon

posted by Brittney Le
Tet Festival

2016 Tet Festival in Orange County

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Intern

 
What’s so special about January 28th this year? It won’t be just any normal Saturday – Lunar New Year is finally coming, ringing in the Year of the Rooster.

Lunar New Year is celebrated by various Asian cultures, notably Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean,  Cambodian,Thai … Read more

Asian Americans

Dec 20, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Year of the Rooster Stamp to Debut January 5, 2017 in Seattle

Year of the Rooster Stamp to Debut January 5, 2017 in Seattle

posted by Brittney Le
Year of the Rooster 2017 stamp

Year of the Rooster 2017 stamp

The Year of the Rooster stamp will be released at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle on January 5th, reports NBC News.

“The new stamp’s image of a red envelope with the rooster is a meaningful recognition of Asian American cultural heritage,” Wing Luke Museum executive director Beth … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 12, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Firecracker Ceremony Attracts Enthusiastic Crowd in New York City for Lunar New Year

Firecracker Ceremony Attracts Enthusiastic Crowd in New York City for Lunar New Year

posted by Randall

17th annual firecracker Ceremony in New York City

17th annual firecracker Ceremony in New York City


By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

 
Manhattan’s Chinatown had it’s 17th Annual Firecracker Ceremony at Sara D. Roosevelt Park this week. It was organized by Better Chinatown. The ceremony also had cultural performances including lion dancing. Many children were also present. For the first … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 7, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Lunar New Year Kicks Off with Family Gatherings Today

Lunar New Year Kicks Off with Family Gatherings Today

posted by Randall
Chinese vegetarian dish

Chinese vegetarian dish

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The sweet smell of pineapple tarts bring back fond memories for Cheryl Tan every Lunar New Year.

Those tarts were a treat her late grandmother gave her each year to mark the holiday.

“These bite-sized buttery cookies topped with sweet pineapple jam are eaten in Singapore … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 2, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Star Trek’s John Cho to Guest Star in Disney Animated Show on Lunar New Year

Star Trek’s John Cho to Guest Star in Disney Animated Show on Lunar New Year

posted by Susan Chang
John Cho on Disney Press Tour

John Cho on Disney Press Tour

Actor John Cho, who portrayed Sulu in Star Trek: Into Darkness, will be guest starring in the award-winning animated television series Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Based on Disney’s Peter Pan franchise, this Disney Junior show follows a band of young pirates, who compete for … Read more

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