Hey! Kumail Nanjiani will be hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. Why is that noteworthy?
The number of Asian or Asian American hosts SNL has had in the past four decades on one hand: Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, (and earlier this year, Aziz Ansari. )
In fact, in the show’s … Read more
Through the Freedom of Information Act, American Oversight and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law confirmed the review by the Department of Justice.
“This is a deeply troubling revelation that potentially threatens … Read more
By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
ACT for America, a group considered anti-Muslim by the Southern Poverty Law Center, will be allowed to hold its annual two-day conference at the Marriott Crystal Gateway on October 2-3, according to The New York Times.
Filipina American Elizabeth Frances is in her biggest role yet.
She plays Prairie Flower on the AMC series, Son.
Frances was born to a Filipino American mother and White-Cherokee father and has been a frequent visitor to the Philippines since she’s been young.
“Being mixed in the States [is] growing up really … Read more
Six months after the ouster of its interim director, Yale has named a graduate student from Loyola University, Chicago, as the new director of the Asian American Cultural Center.
The Yale Daily News report Joliana Yee will take over in January. Current interim co-directors Courtney Sato and LiLi Johnson are returning to their studies.… Read more
By Mandy Day
Legendary martial arts actor Jackie Chan and the cast of Warner Bros. The Lego Ninjago Movie took over Legoland California to promote the film’s release Friday. Media converged on the bustling town in northern San Diego County to participate … Read more
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
This is America.
Those words have different meaning when used in different contexts.
By itself, its an affirmation in our pride of being called American.
Used in another context, it can also be considered racist.
That’s what Nydia Han, a longtime reporter at ABC6 … Read more