Tuesday 23rd January 2018,

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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

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.

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Aug 30, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Manzanar Archaeology Project Open to Volunteers THIS Weekend

Manzanar Archaeology Project Open to Volunteers THIS Weekend

posted by Brittney Le
Manzanar Archaelogy Project

(L-R) Former Incarcaree Hank Umemoto excavating a garden pond and Hank as a teenager in Manzanar.
Photos by Jeff Burton, Manzanar NHS & Hank Umemoto Collection, Manzanar NHS

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Staff Writer

You can get your Indiana Jones on this weekend.

The National Park Service is looking for volunteers to help preserve Manzanar. … Read more


3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Serving People of Color

posted by Len Patel

Colin LieuBy Colin Lieu

It’s okay to serve Black communities, but please know: no one expects you to be Black.


Last weekend I attended the 2017 Yoga Service Council Conference where well-meaning yogis gathered to share ideas, learnings and research on how yoga and mindfulness can help support underserved communities such as youth, veterans Read more


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

Jamie Ford to Turn Bestseller into Movie

posted by Brittney Le

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetHalf-Chinese author Jamie Ford has signed on to work with film producers to turn his bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet into a movie, reports KRTV. Ford has even agreed to write the screenplay adaptation himself, something that not many authors choose to do.

The historical fiction novel is a … Read more


Mar 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Colorado Lawmaker Appeared to Defend Japanese Incarceration Camps

Colorado Lawmaker Appeared to Defend Japanese Incarceration Camps

posted by Brittney Le
Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado.

The Granada Incarceration Camp in Amache, Colorado imprisoned 8,000 mostly Japanese Americans during WWII

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is speaking out after Colorado state Rep. Phil Covarrubias appeared to defend World War II Japanese incarceration camps during a debate of House Bill 17-1230.

“For anybody that has never been in the … Read more


Jan 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Pro-Muslim “Don’t Normalize Hate” PSA Produced by Katy Perry

Pro-Muslim “Don’t Normalize Hate” PSA Produced by Katy Perry

posted by Brittney Le
Katy Perry

Katy Perry

With the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump coming this Friday, the discussion surrounding his upcoming term only intensifies, along with the fear among many minority groups.

The xenophobic nature of Trump’s campaign and public behavior in general, along with the slew of hate crimes across the country, has fueled people to speak out … Read more

Asian Americans

Take Part: Yuri Kochiyama Fellows Advocate for U.S. Prison and Immigration Reform

posted by Frances Fu
Yuri Kochiyama

Yuri Kochiyama

Today, there are 10 million immigrants living in California, according to the California Immigration Policy Center. Immigrants are often one of the most vulnerable populations living in the United States. When convicted of minor crimes, they not only face the threat of detention, but the threat of deportation as well.

This is why Read more

Asian Americans

Incarceration Rates of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on the Rise

posted by Randall

Jason Wang
By Tinabeth Piña
Asian American Life

Contrary to popular belief – Asian Americans are not your stereotypical model minority. In fact— their incarceration rates are on the rise – totally debunking the model minority myth.

According to the latest report by the AAPI Beyond Bars committee – Asian American and Pacific Islanders represent a population … Read more


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