Tuesday 12th December 2017,

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Kelly Marie Tran Overcome with Emotion at Star Wars: Last Jedi Premier

posted by Randall

Kelly Marie Tran
 
How cool is this?
 
Kelly Marie Tran was anything but cool on the Red Carpet for the World Premier of Star Wars:The Last Jedi in Los Angeles.

 
You know what? The world is OK with that.
 
It’s great to see her wear her emotions on her sleeve in a genuinely … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Report: Asian American to Co-Lead Women Production Company

posted by Randall
Janice Min

By Austin Hargrave – Provided by The Hollywood Reporter via Wikimedia Commons

Janice Min, former editor of US Weekly who is also credited with turning around the Hollywood Reporter, will reportedly run a new TV and digital production company.

The New York Post reports Min will launch an LA based start up with ex-CBS entertainment … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Chloe Bennet, Ming Na Wen and Kathreen Khavari Join Marvel Rising: Secret Warrior

posted by Randall

Marvel Rising Secret Warrior
 
Marvel has unveiled its new multi-platform offering, Marvel Rising: Secret Warrior and it’s going to feature quite a diverse cast.

The featured length animated film includes a number of prominent Asian Americans already part of the Marvel universe. Chloe Bennet will voice Quake, the S.H.I.E.L.D operative and inhuman from ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Read more

Asian Americans

Congresswoman Judy Chu Arrested at Pro-DACA Rally

posted by Randall

 

DACA protest Dec 2017

Demonstrators await their arrests Wednesday after attending a demonstration asking for a vote for the Dream Act

Views from the Edge

Two members of Congress — Rep. Judy Chu, D-CA, and Rep. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill., —were among the 182 demonstrators arrested during a rally demanding that Congress pass a clean Dream Act.… Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Supreme Court Allows Trump Muslim Ban Implementation; Appeals Court to Hear Challenges

posted by Randall
Islamphobia

Donald Trump’s Muslim bans sparked protests. Above, members of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum marched in front of the Fourth District Court in Maryland.

Views from the Edge

Not surprisingly, the conservative U.S. Supreme Court is allowing Donald Trump’s controversial Muslim ban to go into effect.

The third version of the controversial travel … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Breakthrough for Asian American Women in Two Cities

posted by Randall
Preet Didbal

Preet Didbal

Sophia Vuelo has become the first Hmong judge in the state of Minnesota and just the third in the country.

In Yuba City near Sacramento, Preet Didbal will soon be the first Sikh woman to become mayor in the United States.

Didbal who is Indian American was appointed by the city council and … Read more

Chinese American

Filipino Adobo in the Magic Kingdom Reflects Disney’s Strategy of Inclusion

posted by Randall
Pork Belly Adobo

Pork Belly Adobo

Views from the Edge

The happiest place on Earth, just got a little bit happier.

As part of its Festival of Holidays, Disney California Adventure Park is offering adobo and chana masala as part of its food offerings. It might seem minor, but the decision to widen its cuisine is … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Celeste Ng to Publish “Little Fires Everywhere”: A Novel that Tackles Post-Racial Suburbia

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Little Fires Everywhere

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

“I mean, we’re lucky. No one sees race here,” said Lexie Richardson, a fair-haired suburbanite and fictional character from best-seller Celeste Ng’s newest work, Little Fires Everywhere.

Without knowing it, Lexie ironically speaks to the idea of a 1990s “post-racial suburbia”. Ng’s book aims to tackle that concept of … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

AAPI Actors Making the Move from Sidekick to Star

posted by Randall

 

Darren Criss in Versace

Darren Criss will star in Versace: American Crime Story in January.

Views from the Edge

Asian Americans may be on the cusp of a Golden Age with an increased multifaceted presence on U.S. television.

One 10-episode miniseries will air in January and three sitcoms, three dramas and a dramedy starring Asian Americans are in … Read more

Campus

Asian American Studies Program Scheduled to Be Launched at Princeton

posted by Randall

PrincetonFaculty at Princeton are working to establish an Asian American Studies certificate program by September, reports the Daily Princetonian.

A certificate program at Princeton is similar to a minor at other universities and will allow students to supplement their major with an additional concentration. It’s been a project in the works for at least two … Read more

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