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Asian American Group Held AAPI Rally at Women’s March

posted by Randall
Asian women's March LA

Asian Americans held their own mini-AAPI rally at Women’s March to address issues important to their community. Here they are marching as part of main march north on Figueroa St. David Monkawa is second from left

By David Monkawa
Progressive Asian Network for Action

The LA Woman’s March Inc. turned out an impressive 750,000 people! … Read more

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Fox Executive Objects to “Darker, Gayer & Different” Team USA at Winter Olympics

posted by Mandy Day
Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen is in contention to win a Gold at the Winter Olympics

By Mandy Day
AsAmNews Staff Writer

 

Amidst the excitement surrounding the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Fox News pulled John Moody’s opinion piece mocking the most diverse Winter Olympic team the United States has ever had. Titled “In Olympics, Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Macy’s Becomes First U.S. Department Store to Sell Hijabs

posted by Randall

Verona Collection Macy’s has become the first department store in the United States to sell the hijab, reports Now This.

Not all the reaction, however, has been positive, with the department store being hit with a quick backlash, according to Fox News

Macy’s will feature the Verona Collection which is designed for women, a line designed … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

12 Asian Americans on Team USA

posted by Randall
Hailey Langland

Hailey Langland will compete in Snowboard Big-Air at the Winter Olympics.

Views from the Edge

The kids are alright!

At my age, I think it’s OK for me to describe the young Asian American Olympians as kids.

That’s not meant to be an insult or to denigrate the hours upon hours of training they put … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Asian American Woman Rapper Makes National Debut on Grammy Telecast

posted by Randall
Ruby Ibarra

Ruby Ibarra
Via Facebook

Views from the Edge

If you watched the Grammy’s last week where Bruno Mars won six Grammy awards, you also watched the national debut of Filipina/American rap artist Ruby Ibarra.

Well, she wasn’t exactly “on” the show. During the Grammy’s she appeared in a MasterCard commercial that featured female singer Sza … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mindy Kaling’s New Show “Champions” Trailer Debuts

posted by Angel Trazo

Mindy KalingMindy Kaling fans who have suffered withdrawals since her hit comedy The Mindy Project wrapped up its sixth and final season in November can get excited. Kaling’s newest project, Champions, premieres this March. Champions is a new NBC sitcom co-created by Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy.

Champions stars Vince (Anders Holm, who played one … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Asian Americans Star In Leading Roles In New ‘Hamilton’ Tour

posted by Dana Delacruz
Joseph Morales

Via Twitter

Asian American actors Joseph Morales, Shoba Narayan, and Marcus Choi are filling leading roles in the second national tour of the hit musical Hamilton.

Morales who is Hawaiian will star as Alexander Hamilton in the hip-hop musical beginning in Seattle on February 6; he currently plays the alternate of Alexander Hamilton in … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Michelle Yeoh on Her Return to Star Trek Discovery

posted by Randall
Michelle Yeoh as Emperor Georgiou

Courtesy: CBS

Michelle Yeoh’s character, Captain Philippa Georgiou, may have been killed off in season 1 of Star Trek Discovery, but in Hollywood, they can do anything.

CBS released a video this week about her return  as Emperor Georgiou.

Yeoh talked about her transformation in this video released by You Tube. Warning: the trailer … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Pakistani American Kumail Nanjiani nominated for Oscar

posted by Angel Trazo
Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani

Pakistani American comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani was nominated for an Oscar alongside his wife, Emily V. Gordon, for The Big Sick in the ‘Original Screenplay’ category.

 

 

The Big Sick is a semi-autobiographical romantic-comedy based … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sony Picks Up John Cho’s Search after Sundance

posted by Randall

Search with John ChoSony Pictures has picked up the rights to the latest film from John Cho and Debra Messing, reported the
Hollywood Reporter

The $5 million deal for Search came after its premier at the Sundance Film Festival just last week.

In Search, Cho plays David who is in search for his missing teenage daughter. He … Read more

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