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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

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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

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 16, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Joey Alexander Shows the Old Pros How to Do It at the Grammys

Joey Alexander Shows the Old Pros How to Do It at the Grammys

posted by Randall
Joey Alexander

Joey Alexander reacts to the standing ovation after his performance at the Grammys on national TV

By Ed Diokno

Joey Alexander didn’t win a Grammy, but he got to perform in front of the nationwide audience watching the telecast of the music world’s top awards show. At 12 years old, he is the youngest Grammy … Read more

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