Saturday 18th November 2017,

Posts by Tag: history»

Community Issues

Retailer Responds to Concerns Incarceration Photos Remain on Sale on Walmart.com

posted by Louis Chan

Walmart Internment Photo ControversyBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Walmart is now confident it has removed the vast majority of photos of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II from sale on its website.

The retail giant responded to concerns reported by AsAmNews that despite assurances the photos were being taken down, many remained.

“We … Read more

Community Issues

Walmart Removes Some Incarceration Photos from Sale

posted by Louis Chan
Walmart Incarceration Wall Art

Despite claims photos of incarceration camps have been removed from sale, this photo remains on Walmart.com

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Japanese American Citizens League says Walmart has agreed to remove photos of the incarceration of Japanese Americans from sale, although some photos remain on Walmart.com.

The group contacted the retailer along with … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Walmart Accused of Commercializing Incarceration of Japanese Americans

posted by Randall

Best selling author Jamie Ford is calling out Walmart for the sale of wall art depicting the incarceration of Japanese Americans.

The historical photos show happy go lucky prisoners enjoying life behind barbed wire. They were photos taken by government photographers hired to put a positive spin on a blight in U.S. history.

Read more

Chinese American

The Day 19 Chinese Were Massacred in LA

posted by Louis Chan
Chinese Massacre

Blankets cover some of the victims of the Chinese Massacre

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A commemoration will be held tonight of the Chinese Massacre.

Thanks to our Eurocentric education system, few know about the day on October 24, 1871 when 19 Chinese were killed.

The Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles hopes to … Read more

Chinese American

Oct 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Community battles new owner over Chinese Cultural Center

Community battles new owner over Chinese Cultural Center

posted by Gabi Wy

Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center protest

By Gabi Wy
AsAmNews Intern

When Elizabeth Mann served as developer for the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center in 1997, painstakingly recruiting the best of the best from China to build the center, she never imagined anyone would want to tear it down.

However, new company and building owner True North made clear its intentions to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

George Takei to Executive Produce Jamie Ford’s Story about Incarceration Camps

posted by Randall
George Takei signs autographs at the Longacre Theatre stage door in New York after the first preview of ALLEGIANCE on October 6, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

George Takei signs autographs at the Longacre Theatre stage door in New York after the first preview of ALLEGIANCE on October 6, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Actor and activist George Takei will executive produce a movie based on the Jamie Ford best seller, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, reports DeadlineRead more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on The Forgotten Asian American Hero Behind Loving V.S. Virginia

The Forgotten Asian American Hero Behind Loving V.S. Virginia

posted by Sophia Whittemore

2009 Mariage Corinne Bruno baiser.JPG

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
If any of you have seen the movie Loving, the story detailing an interracial couple’s struggles to have their marriage recognized, then you’ll know just how important that case was for the sake of the nation. I know it’s certainly important. If interracial marriage was illegal, then my Indonesia-born … Read more

Blogs

May 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Remember Our Stake in Immigration Justice

Blog: This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Remember Our Stake in Immigration Justice

posted by Randall
Immigrant rights protest by AAPI Students

AAPI students fight for immigration rights.

By Helen Mun

 

May is an important month for Asian America:  Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is a time when our voices and narratives are centered and celebrated on social media, in museums, in schools. May is also an important month for Asian American history: in 1843, the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Japanese American Prisoners from Santa Anita Race Track Hold Reunion

Japanese American Prisoners from Santa Anita Race Track Hold Reunion

posted by Randall

Santa Anita Assembly Center1The traumatic experience of being incarcerated behind barbed wire for simply being Japanese is still a tough subject to talk about for some who lived through it .

200 Japanese Americans held a reunion at the Santa Anita Racetrack this past weekend to renew friendships and relive memories.

They were imprisoned there before being transferred … Read more

Campus

Apr 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Students Call for Hmong American Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Students Call for Hmong American Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison

posted by Randall

University of Wisconsin-MadisonA group of Hmong American undergraduates are organizing to lobby the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to launch a formal Hmong American Studies program, reported the Wisconsin State Journal.

Wisconsin is home to one of the largest Hmong American populations in the country, but the students face an uphill climb at a time the state … Read more

Search

Get Social

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,582 other subscribers

AsAmNews has Asian America in Its Heart

Please support AsAmNews by sharing & commenting on our stories

Like Us on Facebook & follow on Twitter