Thursday 19th October 2017,

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Chinese American

Community battles new owner over Chinese Cultural Center

posted by Gabi Wy

Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center protest

By Gabi Wy
AsAmNews Intern

When Elizabeth Mann served as developer for the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center in 1997, painstakingly recruiting the best of the best from China to build the center, she never imagined anyone would want to tear it down.

However, new company and building owner True North made clear its intentions to … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Cambodian Community Struggles in “Hyperghetto” in the Bronx

posted by Randall

By Ernabel Demillo,
Asian American Life

It was the largest refugee resettlement program in U.S. history.  More than 1 million Southeast Asians, victims of war and genocide were granted asylum and resettled in the U.S.

Some 10,000 Cambodians, were resettled in the Bronx, just as people who were living there in the 80s were fleeing … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Community Reaches Out To DACA Recipients with Mental Health Programs

posted by Tanvi Wattal


Photo By Rhododendrites

The Asian American community has taken a step to help DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, recipients after the Trump administration announced that the program would be abolished.

According to NBC News, one month after the announcement, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) opened up free programs to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Peace-Builders Launched by Teen to Embrace Diversity

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Peace-Builders (from left to right, Durya Nadeem, Fitnat Mutlu, Dilara Marasil and Karen Dawson) posing infront of Ohio’s State House after the Interfaith Peace & Justice March

By Tanvi Wattal
AsAmNews Intern

Given the current political environment, learning how to accept and embrace various ideologies is essential, and seventeen-year-old Durya Nadeem agrees. The Pakistani American … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Season Finale Airs Tonight For Dr. Ken . Is It the Series Finale?

posted by Louis Chan

Dr Ken Season Finale

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Tonight’s episode of Dr. Ken is being billed as a season finale, but has the feel of a series finale.

It’s a question that’s facing numerous television shows this time of year–will the show return for another season?

The odds are not in Dr. Ken’s favor, although it seems … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Home is Where the Money Is: The Gentrification of Boston’s Chinatown

Home is Where the Money Is: The Gentrification of Boston’s Chinatown

posted by Lisa Dinh

Boston Chinatown

Gentrification, an otherwise opaque buzzword for city-dwellers, has a face in one of the world’s most expensive cities: Boston. Pei Ying Yu and Yan Nong Yu are two elder Chinese American sisters featured in a recent BuzzFeed article on housing displacement. The women immigrated to America in 2008 and 2010 respectively. Since then, they have … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 1, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on LA Times: Japanese American Basketball Leagues Impact Future Careers

LA Times: Japanese American Basketball Leagues Impact Future Careers

posted by Jason Fong

For many Japanese Americans, weekend basketball recreational leagues are a means of bridging a generational gap and bringing the community closer together.

“It seems like basketball is the only thing that holds the community together, like the third and fourth generations,” George Imamura, former president of the largest Japanese American basketball … Read more


Mar 9, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Rafu Shimpo: 2nd Japantown in Los Angeles

Rafu Shimpo: 2nd Japantown in Los Angeles

posted by Jason Fong

Sawtelle Giant Robot StoreThe Los Angeles City Council recently unanimously voted to name a West Los Angeles neighborhood located near UCLA “Sawtelle Japantown.”  The area is bordered by Santa Monica Boulevard and Pico Boulevard and is west of the 405 Freeway, reports Rafu Shimpo (photo by Mighty June).

Japanese Americans began settling in the Sawtelle neighborhood in … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Hollywood Reporter: @KenJeong to star in new pilot for MTV. Community Returns

posted by Randall

Ken JeongLife is good for actor Ken Jeong these days.

The Hollywood Reporter says he’s landed the lead role in the now titled MTV pilot Ken Jeong Made Me Do It.

In the pilot, Jeong apparently takes pity on a 22-year old named Andy who rear ends Jeong’s car after catching his girlfriend cheating.

Fans … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 21, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Spoiler TV: New TV Show in Development Based on @KenJeong ‘s Life

Spoiler TV: New TV Show in Development Based on @KenJeong ‘s Life

posted by Randall


Ken Jeong NBC apparently has high hopes for a new show in development based on actor Ken Jeong’s life.

The actor who stars in the TV show Community and the movie series The Hangover is now the subject of a new comedy in development for NBC, reports Spoiler TV.

The show is based on the … Read more


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