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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

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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

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 19, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Vice: Historical Records Wiped Clean of Chinese Miners

Vice: Historical Records Wiped Clean of Chinese Miners

posted by Randall
Granite City, BC

Historical marker at Granite City, BC makes no mention of Chinese miners who began working 25 years before the White miners

The contributions of Asians is often excluded from history books.

In parts of British Columbia, its as if these Asians didn’t exist at all.

Vice reports there’s barely a trace of Chinese miners, even … Read more

Campus

Nov 8, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Justice: Students at Brandeis Lobby New University President for Asian American Studies

Justice: Students at Brandeis Lobby New University President for Asian American Studies

posted by Randall
Members of the Brandeis Asian American Task Force present a letter to new campus president Ronald D. Liebowitz

Members of the Brandeis Asian American Task Force present a letter to new campus president Ronald D. Liebowitz

Students at Brandeis University didn’t waste a minute pushing a proposal for an Asian American Studies program before the campus’ new president.

Just minutes after the inauguration of Ronald D. Liebowitz as the new president, the Brandeis … Read more

Filipino American

Oct 17, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on BuzzFeed: 15 Memorable Facts about Filipino American History You Should Know

BuzzFeed: 15 Memorable Facts about Filipino American History You Should Know

posted by Randall

Filipino American History BuzzFeed listBy Ed Diokno

Kevin Nadall,  a Buzzfeed contributor, has come up with one of that seemingly never-ending lists, “15 Memorable Facts About Filipino American History You Should Know.

He asked Filipino Americans from all over the country to share what they want the world to know about Filipino Americans.

He got the responses … Read more

Campus

Sep 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Governor Brown Signs Ethnic Studies Bill in California

Governor Brown Signs Ethnic Studies Bill in California

posted by Louis Chan
ethnic studies protest, Los Angeles

Protestors in Los Angeles advocate for Ethnic Studies (2014)

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
With little fanfare, Governor Jerry Brown of California has signed a bill requiring every school district and charter school to offer an ethnic studies class in high school.
 
The bill becomes effective in the 2020-21 school year, giving … Read more

Chinese American

Jul 6, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Fire Threatens Historic Town Chinese Laborers Built in the California Delta

Fire Threatens Historic Town Chinese Laborers Built in the California Delta

posted by Randall
Locke

Locke’s Main Street is only three blocks long (National Park Service photo)

By Ed Diokno
 
An important piece of Asian American history almost went up in flames last weekend. One of the old wooden buildings in the town of Locke, California caught fire and threatened the entire town of old, wood-frame structures built by

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