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Asian American Little Mermaid Finds Racism Under the Sea

posted by Randall
Diana Huey

Fifth Avenue Theatre Production Photo

Diana Huey is making a splash playing the lead as Ariel in the traveling production of Little Mermaid, the play based on Disney’s animated classic.

The casting of the Japanese-born Huey, unfortunately, hasn’t pleased those who are offended by an Asian American playing a role usually portrayed by White … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Yuri!!! on Ice – An Anime that Fights Hate with Love

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

Yuri on Ice anime recommendations are absolutely flooding my social media feed. Everyone seems to be talking about it, about how it makes them feel welcomed in a society where they don’t quite fit, or how the anime is inspiring them to fight even harder for LGBTQIA rights as allies. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

#StarringJohnCho is for Real-This Time

posted by Randall
Columbus

Columbus stars John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson. It is director Kogonada’s first feature lenght film

It wasn’t that long ago that the hashtag #StarringJohnCho took over social media.

The point was that you could take any leading man and substitute him for John Cho. The campaign drew attention to the lack of leading roles … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Ally Maki gets ‘Wrecked’

posted by Brittney Le
Ally Maki

Photo by Bobby Quillard

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Correspondent

Asian American women in the acting industry are continuing to fight for the spotlight that has long been turned away from them in mainstream media. One name that’s becoming bigger and bigger as she keeps snagging original, empowering roles is Ally Maki.

Maki’s latest big role … Read more

Asian Americans

Diverse Cops Make the Difference in Policing Hate

posted by Randall
Sgt Peter Shields

Sergeant Peter Shields leads the SFPD’s Hate Crimes Unit. Photo by Jenny Manrique

By Jenny Manrique
New America Media

Hate crimes are on the rise nationwide, including in San Francisco, where the city’s diversity also happens to be a hallmark of the San Francisco Police Department’s (SFPD) Hate Crimes Unit.

It’s one of just a … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Top 10 Reasons We Should See Diverse Actors in Lead Roles in Hollywood: A Tongue-in-Cheek Persuasive Argument

Top 10 Reasons We Should See Diverse Actors in Lead Roles in Hollywood: A Tongue-in-Cheek Persuasive Argument

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
You know, Hollywood’s getting there when it comes to casting Asians/Pacific Islanders/ other POC in lead roles in Hollywood films.
 
But, just in case it needs a little push, here’s my top ten reasons for why we need more diversity in lead roles.
 

  1. Lots of POC
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Asian Americans

Jul 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Reflections on What Hapa Means in Hollywood

Reflections on What Hapa Means in Hollywood

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 

Now, as a fangirl, I am psyched about Spiderman Homecoming. I’m so psyched that I don’t even care I just used the word “psyched”. The new movie features a diverse cast, a stellar premise, and none other than I-am-Iron-Man-Tony-Stark-RDJ. To make me love it even more, it turns … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 29, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on TV Show Preferences Differ Across Racial and Ethnic Lines

TV Show Preferences Differ Across Racial and Ethnic Lines

posted by Olivia Wolf
 America's Got Talent

America’s Got Talent was the most popular show among Asian Americans in the first six months of 2017. Photo: NBC

On average, Asian Americans watch less than 15 hours of TV per week, the least of any racial group, reports USA Today.. In contrast, African Americans watch the most TV, hovering around 44 hours.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Star Trek: Discovery to Debut on CBS

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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Jun 21, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Karan Brar’s Powerful Father’s Day Letter

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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