Friday 20th October 2017,

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Big Sick Star to Host Saturday Night Live

posted by Randall

Kumai NanjianiViews from the Edge

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


Justice Department Investigates Harvard for Discrimination against Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryThe Justice Department has confirmed it is investigating Harvard for violation of civil rights in connection with its affirmative action program.

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

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New TV season opens up opportunities for AAPI actors, but there’s still a scarcity of roles

posted by Randall
Jamie Chung

Jamie Chung

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

It’s that time of year, a new television season is upon us which launches the annual search for Asians on TV.


The last two years have been kind of a Golden Age for AAPI television history: five network shows with Asian American leads and three … Read more

Community Issues

Marriott Will Not Cancel Event Held by Anti-Muslim Group

posted by Sarah Jackson


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.

The Washington Post also reports that civil rights organization Muslim Advocates wrote a letter to the hospitality chain’s Read more

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Filipina American Hapa Actress Stars on AMC’s Son.

posted by Randall

Elizabeth Frances

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

Asian Americans

Yale Names New Asian American Cultural Center Director After Controversy

posted by Randall

Yale Asian American Cultural Center3Six 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

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Sep 21, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Review: Latest Lego Movie May be Best of Three

Review: Latest Lego Movie May be Best of Three

posted by Mandy Day
The cast of Jay from The cast of Lego Ninjago Movie

The cast of Jay from The cast of Lego Ninjago Movie

By Mandy Day
Staff Writer

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

Asian Americans

Miss America can no longer ignore diversity

Miss America can no longer ignore diversity

posted by Ed Diokno
Miss America Contestants 2017

This year’s Miss America contestants of Asian descent are, from top left clockwise: Miss Arizona MaddieRose Holler, Miss Florida Sarah Zeng, Miss Pennsylvania Katie Schreckengast and Miss Hawaii Kathryn Teruya

MISS AMERICA tries very hard to stay out of any controversy so as a policy, organizers have chosen to take a color-blind approach to diversity.Read more

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George Takei to Executive Produce Jamie Ford’s Story about Incarceration Camps

posted by Randall
George Takei signs autographs at the Longacre Theatre stage door in New York after the first preview of ALLEGIANCE on October 6, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

George Takei signs autographs at the Longacre Theatre stage door in New York after the first preview of ALLEGIANCE on October 6, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Actor and activist George Takei will executive produce a movie based on the Jamie Ford best seller, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, reports DeadlineRead more


This is America. She is America. We ARE America

posted by Louis Chan

Nydia HanBy 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


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