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South Asian American

Aug 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Celebrating Indonesian Independence Day in the U.S. (Merdeka)

Celebrating Indonesian Independence Day in the U.S. (Merdeka)

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

On August 17, 1945, Indonesia declared its independence from the brutal 300 years of colonization by the Netherlands.

And now, it’s time to celebrate.

I attended a local Indonesian Merdeka celebration  (we usually go once a year if traffic/weather permits). And the atmosphere is beautiful, as always. My mother … Read more

Being Hapa

Things Hapas Hear

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 

Now, let me preface this by saying this is in no means a comprehensive list. I’m not pointing fingers, blaming anybody, or calling any specific person out. I’m simply saying that, as a multiracial person whose mom is also multiracial coming from Indonesia and a father from Minnesota, that … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 13, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Open Letter to Racially Biased People at Airports

Open Letter to Racially Biased People at Airports

posted by Sophia Whittemore

A pedestrian bridge in Lagos.jpg
 
By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
Dear woman who smirked as my Indonesian mother and my multiracial self came up to the counter, gave us the wrong terminal, and then laughed as we walked back after being told that we were given faulty information. All this happened while carrying five large bags in our … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Is Ross Butler Your New Asian TV Crush?

posted by Randall

Ross Butler
Ross Butler is rapidly gaining a reputation as an Asian male heartthrob.

The young actor is earned his stripes on shows targeting teenagers, despite being 26 years old. He plays Reggie in CW’s Riverdale, a show based on the Archie comic strip. He’s also earning raves for his role on the Netflix original series, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Tracing the Journey of a Human Sex Trafficking Survivor

Tracing the Journey of a Human Sex Trafficking Survivor

posted by Randall
Shandra Woworuntu

Courtesy: Shandra Woworuntu/Facebook

By Minnie Roh
Asian American Life

Human trafficking or sex slavery may conjure up images of young children in third world countries, or something that only happens in seedy red light districts, but sex slavery survivor Shandra Woworuntu says sex trafficking is happening all around us.  Sometimes it’s even happening right in … Read more

Asian Americans

International Women’s Day: Asian American Women Struggle to Make up Wage Disparity

posted by Randall

Women's March in Oakland

Photo by Jar [o]


 
As women are being urged today to mark International Woman’s Day by taking part in a one day strike, Asian American women are struggling to make up a 7 to 56 percent wage gap with White men.
 
A fact sheet released this month by the National Asian Pacific American … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 7, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Young Joey Alexander Gets Another Shot at a Grammy

Young Joey Alexander Gets Another Shot at a Grammy

posted by Randall
Joey Alexander

Joey Alexander

By Ed Diokno

Last year, jazz pianist Joey Alexander became the youngest-ever Grammy nominee in a jazz category with nominations for best improvised jazz solo and best jazz instrumental album.

He didn’t take home the Grammy in either category but maybe he’ll have better luck this year. The Indonesian wunderkind has  been nominated … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Sep 25, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Fishing Industry Accused of Exploiting Asian Crews

Fishing Industry Accused of Exploiting Asian Crews

posted by Randall
Fishing boatBy Ed Diokno

Two Indonesian fishermen filed suit against a tuna boat captain Sept. 22  who they claimed  kept them in virtual slavery.

They said that they escaped the boat when their Honolulu-based vessel docked in San Francisco.

Abdul Fatah and Sorihin, who goes by a single name, filed a human labor trafficking lawsuit in

Read more

Blogs

Sep 6, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Waiting for California Gov Jerry Brown to Sign Three Bills into Law

Waiting for California Gov Jerry Brown to Sign Three Bills into Law

posted by Randall
Jerry Brown

By California Air Resources Board from Sacramento, United States – Governor Jerry Brown

By Ed Diokno

We’re waiting, trying to be patient, but we can’t help that a little bit of doubt is starting to creep in.

California’s Gov. Jerry Brown has three bills on his desk, waiting for his signature. There are three that … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 18, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Some Groups Oppose Getting More Information about Asian Americans

Some Groups Oppose Getting More Information about Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan

AB 1726 ProtestAB 1726By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

The same divide that exists among Asian groups over affirmative action in higher education is surfacing again–this time in California over a bill that would disaggregate data among Asian Americans.

The social media activist group 18 Million Rising is urging people to call their legislators to urge passage … Read more

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