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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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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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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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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


Mar 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Riz Ahmed: Lack of Inclusion in Media Leads to Alienation and Isis

Riz Ahmed: Lack of Inclusion in Media Leads to Alienation and Isis

posted by Randall
Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Actor Riz Ahmed has warned that the failure to champion diversity on TV and the movies is alienating young people, driving them towards extremism and into the arms of Isis.

Ahmed, known for his roles in Four Lions and the the Star Wars prequel Rogue OneRead more

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Mar 8, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Cultural Appropriation: Should the ‘Iron Fist’ Superhero Have Been Asian American?

Cultural Appropriation: Should the ‘Iron Fist’ Superhero Have Been Asian American?

posted by Randall
Iron fist

From left: Jessica Henwick, Finn Jones and Rosario Dawson star in Marvel’s upcoming ‘Iron Fist’ on Netflix

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge


You almost have to have to feel a little sorry for actor Finn Jones. When he accepted the role of Danny Rand in Netflix and Marvel’s upcoming superhero production Iron Read more

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A Chinese American Girl Story to be told on Amazon

posted by Randall
Gwendolyn Yeo

Gwendolyn Yeo

American Girl is taking its drive for more diversity to television.

An American Girl special will air on Amazon featuring a 10-year-old Chinese American girl and her mother.

The story is titled An American Girl Story: Ivy & Julie 1976, A Happy Balance

According to Deadline, the role of Marilyn Ling, a … Read more


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