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Team USA Leaps with Asian American Representation at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

posted by Khalid Mohammed

Ice SkatingAt the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Asian Americans are already scoring points for representation in the Olympic sports discipline of figure skating.

None has been more prominent than the Team USA’s figure skating team. Seven out of 14 athletes on the team are Asian Americans, marking a historic number for Asian American skaters in Olympic … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Half-Japanese/Half-Mexican Rapper Towkio Could Be the Next Chicago Sensation

Half-Japanese/Half-Mexican Rapper Towkio Could Be the Next Chicago Sensation

posted by Sophia Whittemore

TowkioRapper Towkio was born Preston Oshita, son of a Japanese father and a Mexican mother on the South Side. His grandparents were in the Japanese internment camps, and here he is today. A rapper to make Chicago proud.

Towkio describes his genetic mashup to  Talking Shop. “my dad was Japanese on the South Side, my … Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Katie Malia – A Hapa Creative in Hollywood Takes Down Her Identity Crisis

Katie Malia – A Hapa Creative in Hollywood Takes Down Her Identity Crisis

posted by Sophia Whittemore
Katie Malia

Katie Malia

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

I managed to get an interview with hapa actress, dancer, and creator Katie Malia, who’s also the star of Almost Asian, a comedy series about growing up with a multiracial identity. Aside from being a wonderfully positive and creative human being, Katie’s also working to empower … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Star Trek: Discovery to Debut on CBS

Star Trek: Discovery to Debut on CBS

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek Discovery will get its official launch on CBS on September 24 before moving permanently to the network’s All Access digital arm, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Both the first and second episodes of the 15 show prequel will air on CBS and will be made available right after that for streaming. All future … Read more

Campus

Jun 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on 92-year-old woman granted high school diploma 74 years after Japanese incarceration

92-year-old woman granted high school diploma 74 years after Japanese incarceration

posted by Olivia Wolf
Tule Lake Jail

Tule Lake

In 1943, Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was sent to a Japanese incarceration camp in California at the age of 17—right before her graduation from Vashon Island High School, reports K5. On Saturday, 74 years later, the high school finally issued her a diploma.

Matsuda Gruenewald was a high achieving student and a member … Read 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

Asian Americans

Irvine City Council Results Fail to Reflect Growing Asian Population

posted by Cathy Sun

While Irvine became the largest city in the United States with more Asian than White residents, it also elected an all-White … Read more

Asian Americans

LA Times Backtracks on Publishing Letters Defending Incarceration Camps

posted by Brittney Le

Manzanar

By Dorothea Lange Credit: National Archives and Records Administration [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Intern

Asian Americans are expressing outrage at the recent publication in the LA Times newspaper of letters condoning the World War II wartime act of Japanese American incarceration, reports NextShark.

Issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 22, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on George Takei Reaches Out to Latino Commuity, Warns Against Trump Presidency

George Takei Reaches Out to Latino Commuity, Warns Against Trump Presidency

posted by Frances Fu

George Takei

George Takei sends a message to Spanish speaking voters


 
In a recently released Facebook video, Star Trek actor and LGBTQ advocate George Takei uses his Spanish-speaking skills to compare Trump’s platform on Mexican immigrants today to the racist propaganda used by the Roosevelt administration against Japanese Americans during World War II.
 
“Back Read more

Blogs

Jul 3, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: A Buddhist’ Experience with Ramadan

Blog: A Buddhist’ Experience with Ramadan

posted by Mandy Day

QuranBy Mandy Day
AsAmNews Staff Writer

The holy month of Ramadan ends Tuesday, concluding a month of sunrise to sunset fasting by Muslims around the world. Over the past three years, I’ve participated in the fast for one day in a quest to better understand Islam and the people who adhere to the world’s second … Read more

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