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Veteran Journalist Ann Curry To Premiere New PBS Series

posted by Dana Delacruz
Ann Curry We'll Meet Again

Photo courtesy: We’ll Meet Again

Emmy Award-winning journalist Ann Curry returns to television with six-part series We’ll Meet Again, premiering on PBS tomorrow.

The former Today show co-anchor is the main host and co-executive producer of the documentary series, which recounts the reunions of people who met during pivotal moments in history.

The first Read more

Chinese American

Building with Shady Past Designated for Historical Preservation

posted by Randall

On Leong Tong, Omaha

Photo: Restoration Exchange


 
A building with ties to the criminal elements in the Chinese community, but also housed an organization set up to protect Chinese immigrants and help them adjust to American life, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
 
The building which began as a laundry later became the … Read more

Uncategorized

Nov 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Chinese Artist Aims to Correct Omission in US History Books

Chinese Artist Aims to Correct Omission in US History Books

posted by Randall
Zhi Lin

Courtesy Tacoma Art Museum

In 1885, rioters fueled by sentiment that Chinese were taking jobs from Whites, chased an estimated 700 Chinese immigrants from Tacoma near Seattle.

The mayor, fire chief and other city officials lead the charge.

It’s a little known incident that has ramifications even today. Tacoma remains the only major West coast … Read more

Campus

Nov 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Studies Program Scheduled to Be Launched at Princeton

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

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

Nov 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Walmart Removes Some Incarceration Photos from Sale

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

Oct 24, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on The Day 19 Chinese Were Massacred in LA

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

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