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George Takei goes on day-long Twitter rant about Donald Trump

posted by Brittney Le

George TakeiJapanese American Star Trek actor and social activist George Takei has been extra visible lately in criticizing President Trump . He went on a day-long twitter rant blasting the president and his policies this week, reports Blasting News.
 
Takei included a link to a Vox article saying that the president’s friend and ally … Read more

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Dev Patel, Moana Net Oscar Nominations

posted by Louis Chan
Dev Patel

Dev Patel at the Toronto Film Festival in 2016

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

#OscarsSoWhite, hopefully no more.

The Oscar nominations came out today with six Black actors garnering nominations, the most in Oscar history. After huge uproars two years in a row about the lack of diversity at the Academy Awards, this was … Read more

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Allegiance Breaks Records. Encore Performance Coming

posted by Randall
(from left) Lea Salonga as Kei Kimura, Telly Leung as Sammy Kimura, George Takei as Ojii-san and Paul Nakauchi as Tatsuo Kimura in the World Premiere of Allegiance - A New American Musical, with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and book by Marc Acito, Kuo and Lorenzo Thione, directed by Stafford Arima, Sept. 7 - Oct. 21, 2012 at The Old Globe. Photo by Henry DiRocco.

From left:  Lea Salonga as Kei Kimura, Telly Leung as Sammy Kimura, George Takei as Ojii-san and Paul Nakauchi as Tatsuo Kimura in the World Premiere of Allegiance – A New American Musical, with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and book by Marc Acito, Kuo and Lorenzo Thione, directed by Stafford Arima, Sept. 7

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George Takei installed into California Hall of Fame

posted by Randall
California Hall of Fame 2016 inductees

 

By Ed Diokno

 

George Takei, best known for his portrayal of Hiraku Sulu, helmsman for the Starship Enterprise, was among the eight people inducted into California’s Hall of Fame Wednesday night.

“I am a proud second generation Californian, humbled to be honored by a state singular in its beauty, diversity and dynamism,” said

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LA Times: George Takei Unveils Personal Collection

posted by Randall

George Takei

George Takei of Star Trek and social media fame hopes to take visitors to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles where few have gone before.

As previously reported by AsAmNews, the actor and LGBT activist has donated many of his personal memorabilia to the museum’s permanent collection. The public will be able … Read more

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The Times is Now. Register to Vote

posted by Randall
Ken Jeong

Actor Ken Jeong urges people to register to vote.

 

OCT. 24 is the deadline for registering to vote in California.

Besides being the fastest-growing racial group in the U.S., Asian Americans have the highest income and are the best educated – both factors that have traditionally produced high voter turnout.However, as a

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We Are All “Hombres”

posted by Randall

Trump Clinton Third debate

By Ed Diokno

Who knew that Donald Trump was bilingual?

Hillary Clinton and Trump finally got around debating immigration in the third and final presidential debate held last night in Las Vegas.

 

The GOP nominee continued to go after Mexicans and doubled down on building the wall on the U.S. southern border. Then he … Read more

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George Takei gives personal collection to Los Angeles museum

posted by Frances Fu
Japanese American National Museum

Japanese American National Museum

 Star Trek actor George Takei plans to donate memorabilia from his life to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

The exhibit will include souvenirs from his time on Star Trek and memories from his run for Los Angeles City Council in 1973.

The collection is called “New Frontiers: The Read more

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Washington Post: The Good & the Bad of Diversity in Animation

posted by Randall

MoanaA film coming out in November is being lauded by Asian and Pacific Americans for its diversity of voices, while another which came out this month is being panned.
 
Following on the success of its film Big Hero 6 starring Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney and Jamie Chung, Disney is following up with Moana.… Read more

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‘Register to vote’ garners more interest than ‘Kim Kardashian’ in Google Searches

posted by Louis Chan
Balloon drop at DNC

Balloons rained down at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention.

By Ed Diokno   

I couldn’t believe my eyes! During the last night of the Democratic National Convention, there were more people Googling “register to vote” than “Kim Kardashian.”

By the time that Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton finished her speech, “register to vote’ was … Read more

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