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Why the Apathetic Asian American is a Myth

posted by Randall

VoteBy Ethan Pak

Only 4 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) voted in the 2016 presidential election.

 

The Atlantic called the community “mostly invisible in the American political debate.” On the other hand, prior to the election, the Huffington Post and the LA Times emphasized AAPIs’ potential in influencing the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Michelle Yeoh Cast in Crazy Rich Asians film

posted by Randall
Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Michelle Yeoh has been cast to play Eleonor Young, the status-seeking, manipulative mother of Nick in the upcoming movie version of Crazy Rich Asians.

 The Hollywood Reporter announced the casting news in an exclusive.. The internationally famous movie star is the second major star named … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Awards Season Means the Return of the Anna Awards

posted by Randall
Rogue One

Best Picture goes to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by casting three Asian actors in prominent roles. Above, the Rogue One crew didn’t include a single white male (See below).

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

It’s award season for the entertainment industry and once again, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have mostly … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Constance Wu to Play Lead Role in “Crazy Rich Asians”

posted by Brittney Le

Constance WuWarner Bros. is holding negotiations with Constance Wu, star of Fresh Off the Boat, for the lead role in Crazy Rich Asians, reports  the Hollywood Reporter.

Many are excited for Wu to star in the film. She has already gained massive popularity from her role as Jessica Huang in ABC comedy Fresh Off Read more

Asian Americans

Memoirs Requested for Six Words Fresh Off the Boat Book

posted by Brittney Le

It's the year of the rat on Fresh Off the BoatSix Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America will be a book full of six-word stories telling of the immigrant experience. 20th Century Fox Television, Larry Smith of Six-Word Memoirs, and Kingswell of Disney have partnered to create this crowd-sourced book project, reports JustMeans. The public is … Read more

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Constance Wu Slams Casey Affleck Oscar Nomination Amid Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

posted by Cathy Sun

Constance WuShould charges of sexual harassment disqualify someone from an Oscar nomination?

That’s what Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu feels should have happened to Manchester by the Sea actor Casey Affleck, reported NBC Boston.  The actor settled two suits filed against him in 2010 by former co-workers.

Wu took to Twitter to criticize … Read more

Asian Americans

Proof Positive Asian American Pacific Islanders Came out Strong for Women’s March

posted by Randall

Women March on Washington

By Ed Diokno

On Jan. 20, Donald Trump was installed as President of the United States. On Day 2 of his administration, the country held a do-over and Trump – without the help of the Electoral College system –  came out on this short end.

 

The turnout – estimated to be about 2 million … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian Americans Banish the Quiet Stereotype

posted by Lisa Dinh
Asian American male model

An Asian American male model shatters the stereotype of AAPI men as unattractive and nerdy

Asian Americans are taking to the media, where they are often stereotyped as quiet and passive,  to boldly and bravely voice their dissenting opinions.

The Huffington Post recently outlined 10 instances when the community made headlines and shattered the silent … Read more

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Asian Americans Nominated for Golden Globe Awards

posted by Randall
Dev Patel

Dev Patel in ‘Lion’ was nominated as a supporting actor.

By Ed Diokno

Hailee Steinfeld and Dev Patel got shut out in the Critics Choice Awards, but they still have a chance for a Golden Globe Awards

 

It’s award-show season and Asian American actors are getting recognized, even if they don’t bring home the
Read more

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Asian Americans Represent at the Emmys

posted by Louis Chan
Randall Park and Constance Wu

Randall Park and Constance Wu of Fresh Off the Boat present at the 68th Emmy Awards

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Asian Americans entertainers were present both on stage and on the red carpet at the 68th Emmy Awards in Hollywood Sunday.

Contance Wu and Randall Park presented the awards for best guest actor … Read more

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