At 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
Rapper 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.
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
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
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
By Sophia Whittemore
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
Congratulations to Mayor Donald P. Wagner and Councilmembers Christina L. Shea & Melissa Fox; all were sworn into office this evening. pic.twitter.com/7gL97pkBXS
— City of Irvine (@City_of_Irvine) December 14, 2016
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 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
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