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Star Trek: Discovery to Debut on CBS

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek Discovery will get its official launch on CBS on September 24 before moving permanently to the network’s All Access digital arm, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Both the first and second episodes of the 15 show prequel will air on CBS and will be made available right after that for streaming. All future … Read more

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Karan Brar’s Powerful Father’s Day Letter

posted by Sophia Whittemore
Karan Brar

Karan Brar

Karan Brar-if you don’t know who he is, a quick IMDb search will quickly set you on the right track. He’s a multilingual (English, Hindi and Punjabi) Indian actor who got his first major role at only age 11 in Diary of a Wimpy Kid and then a recurring role on Disney Channel. … Read more

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Photo Series Muslims of America Aims to Show Diversity and Combat Islamaphobia

posted by Nicole Ki

Muslims of AmericaIn light of the rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes in the past couple years, many Muslim Americans have been pushing back against Islamaphobia, including Carlos Khalil Guzman.

Muslims of America is Guzman’s  photo series about Muslim Americans to show the community’s diversity and the “beauty and truthfulness of Islam.” Each persons photo includes a description … Read more

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Asian American Musicians Struggle to Break into Mainstream

posted by Randall

Low Leaf

Filipino American Low Leaf is one of 9 Musicians named to a list of artists you need to hear

Quick, name your top five Asian American musicians.
 
Sadly,with the exception of a few audiophiles, many of us would have a tough time with that question.
 
Bustle talked with a number of Asian American … Read more

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May 13, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Comedian Mindy Kaling Gets New TV Series “Champions”

Comedian Mindy Kaling Gets New TV Series “Champions”

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Mindy KalingEveryone’s favorite, hilarious Asian American comedy darling Mindy Kaling takes the TV airwaves by storm again by getting the green light from NBC for her new comedy series Champions.

 

An all-star cast will be included with the creator, Mindy Kaling, playing a pivotal guest role, reports Variety. Famous faces include J.J. Totah, Mouzam … Read more

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May 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Three Asian American Films Available for Free TV & Digital Viewing

Three Asian American Films Available for Free TV & Digital Viewing

posted by Louis Chan
Unbroken Glass

In Unbroken Glass, an orphan sets off on a journey to learn about his family and his past.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Beginning this coming Tuesday, you’ll be able to see three Asian American documentaries on television and then online viewing.

The films will be shown as part of the World Channel’s award-winning … Read more

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Teen Wolf Star Arden Cho Speaks Out on Identity, Representation and Self Doubt

posted by Randall

Arden ChoArden Cho may be a celebrity, but the star of MTV’s Teen Wolf still faces self doubt just like the rest of us.

The 5’3″ actress was recording some new music with friends at Boston’s Berklee College when she overheard someone say “wow, I thought she’d be taller”.

“I literally had one of those moments … Read more

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Apr 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Chloe Bennet, Ken Jeong & Randall Park talk Asian American Progress at Celebration of East West Players

Chloe Bennet, Ken Jeong & Randall Park talk Asian American Progress at Celebration of East West Players

posted by Randall


 
By Kanika Lal
 
It was an evening to celebrate, and to contemplate.
 
The nation’s first Asian American theater organization – East West Players – held their 51st Anniversary Visionary Awards and Silent Auction at the Hilton Universal in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 24.
 
The pioneers of Hollywood’s multicultural scene … Read more

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Apr 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Gemma Chan Named to Cast of Crazy Rich Asians

Gemma Chan Named to Cast of Crazy Rich Asians

posted by Randall
Gemma Chan

From AMC

Chinese British actress Gemma Chan has joined the cast of Crazy Rich Asians.

Fans of Sci-Fi might recognize Chan from the AMC hit, Humans.

She’ll be joining Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh and Henry Golding in the Jon Chu adaptation of the Kevin Kwan best seller.

Chan will play Astrid Leong, aka The Read more

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New Whitewashing Controversy Takes Off Over Death Note

posted by Randall

More than 11,000 people have signed a petition protesting yet another example of whitewashing in the works.

The controversy erupted shortly after Netflix released its trailer last week for its adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Death Note.

Nat Wolff has been cast in the main role of Light Turner. The name of the … Read more

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