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Jan 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

posted by Randall

2016

By Ed Diokno
 
It would be easy to describe the year as an awful year with the highlight – or, lowlight, depending on your point of view – being the election of Donald Trump.
 
But something was happening among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that might make 2016 a year to relish. The … Read more

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Asian American advocacy group calls on Mindy Project to end white only dating policy

posted by Randall

Mindy KalingThe Media Action Network for Asian Americans called on the Fox network “to end the “white only” dating policy of The Mindy Project series creator/star Mindy Kaling and to add more Asian Americans to the cast.”

In a letter to Fox Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly and other network executives, MANAA President Guy Aoki wrote ““We … Read more

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Mar 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Mindy Project renewed for third season. Verdict awaits Dads

Mindy Project renewed for third season. Verdict awaits Dads

posted by Randall

Mindy KalingFox has renewed the low rated but much talked about Mindy Project starring Mindy Kaling for a third season, reports TV By the Numbers.

The show was put on hiatus in January, making the possibility that it might not return next fall a real possibility.

Kaling has received much favorable press since she made a … Read more

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Jan 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Economic Times: Indian American taking on big TV networks in US Supreme Court

Economic Times: Indian American taking on big TV networks in US Supreme Court

posted by Randall

AereoAn Indian American businessman has invented a small antenna that picks up over the air television signals and streams them to TV watchers via the internet, reports the Economic Times.
 
The big TV networks consider the invention a threat to their bottom lines and have taken their case to the US Supreme Court … Read more

Community Issues

Oct 12, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Media Matters: Asian Americans Must Be Taking Sundays Off on the Talk Show Circuit

Media Matters: Asian Americans Must Be Taking Sundays Off on the Talk Show Circuit

posted by Randall

Face the NationWhen it comes to the Sunday talk shows, Asian Americans don’t seem to matter much to the producers booking the guests for those shows.

A new report by Media Matters finds guest appearances by Asian Americans on these newsmaker programs is just slightly above Middle Eastern men and women, but below that of Latinos, African … Read more

Blogs

Wall Street Journal: The Most Racist Show on TV Could Have Been More Racist

posted by Randall

DadsDid you watch Dad on Fox last night?  Hopefully you didn’t.

The show which has been described as the most racist on television could have been a lot worst, according to Jeff Yang of the Wall Street Journal.

Yang got hold of the original script for the series premier.

He says one of the … Read more

Blogs

Media Matters: Commentator Makes “Chink in the Armor” Comment when Talking about Wendi Deng

posted by Randall

Frank, Robert CNBCWendi DengThe Asian American Journalists Association is condemning remarks directed toward Wendi Deng, the estranged Chinese American wife of Fox CEO Rubert Murdoch, , reports Media Matters.

Robert Frank(second person from left)  said on CNBC’s Power Lunch: “I wonder, you know, Peter, what do you think the chink in the armor here might be? … Read more

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