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Chicago Tribune: Korean American Professor Sues for Alleged Discrimination

posted by Brittney Le
Seung-Whan Choi

Seung-Whan Choi

Seung-Whan Choi, an internal relations professor and U.S. citizen born in Korea, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the University of Illinois at Chicago for alleged race discrimination, reports the Chicago Tribune. The lawsuit states that Choi had filed a complaint in October to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and had received … 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

Lee Ann Kim Steps Down as Head of Pacific Arts Movement

posted by Mandy Day
Lee Ann Kim

Lee Ann Kim

By Mandy Day

San Diego’s Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts), the organization behind the West Coast’s largest Asian Film Festival, will have a new Executive Director in 2016. Founder and Executive Director Lee Ann Kim announced to members, friends, and supporters of the organization that she will be transitioning out of the … Read more

Asian Americans

Entertainment Tonight: Captain Sulu Revealed to Have a Daughter in Star Trek Beyond

posted by Susan Chang
George Takei, John Cho and Garrett Wang at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention 2011

George Takei, John Cho and Garrett Wang at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention 2011

Korean American actor John Cho, who portrays character Hikaru Sulu in the rebooted Star Trek series, has revealed in a video exclusive with Entertainment Tonight that Sulu has a daughter in the upcoming film Star Trek Beyond, the third Read more


Korean American Day to be Celebrated from Coast to Coast

posted by Susan Chang
 Gov Larry Hogan with wife Yumi and supporter

Governor Larry Hogan at the Hilton and Convention center in Baltimore, MD with his wife Yumi and Joseph Andrucyk

Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland issued a statewide proclamation Monday to recognize tomorrow as Korean-American Day, according to Afro.

Governor Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan hosted a reception at the State House in Annapolis Read more

Bad Ass Asians

NBC News: A-Town Boyz, a Documentary on Asian American Gangsters in Atlanta

posted by ShirleyNLew

A Town BoyzA-Town Boyz is a documentary that will blow the Asian model minority myth to smithereens, according to NBC News.

It follows the lives of Asian American gang members in Atlanta, GA and their struggle to assimilate. It’s “a story of the American dream derailed,” as described on the film’s website.

In her interview with … Read more

Asian Americans

Korean American Snowboarder Becomes Youngest Gold Medalist at Winter X Games

posted by Mandy Day

Chloe KimFourteen-year-old Chloe Kim of La Palma, California became the youngest competitor to win X Games gold on Saturday when she dominated the Women’s SuperPipe in Aspen, Colorado, reports US The Orange County teenager, who trains at Mammoth Mountain, beat snowboarding legends Kelly Clark of Vermont and Australia’s Torah Bright.

Visibly banged up from … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Daily News: Kor Am Man works to help out New York’s neediest in Queens

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

Flushing, NYJin Kim is determined to snip away at poverty, one Korean soup bowl at a time (Photo by Squirrel83).

The 38-year-old Korean American man from Flushing, N.Y. has started a charity with his wife that focuses on helping out impoverished individuals in Flushing, which is a neighborhood of the New York City borough of … Read more

Chinese American

Virginia Delegate Keam apologizes for remarks made about Chinese American politicians

posted by Randall

Virginia Delegate Mark KeamVirginia House Delegate Mark Keam is offering his apologies  “to anyone who read my quote” and “who was offended” about his prediction for the first Asian American president.”

In an interview with the Korean Times and reported on by AsAmNews earlier today, Keam predicted a Korean American would be the first Asian American elected US … Read more

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Chosun Ilbo: President Obama to nominate Todd Sunhwae Kim to appeals court

posted by Randall

scales of justice2Chosun Ilbo reports that President Obama has nominated a Korean American as judge on  a federal appeals court.

Todd Sunhwae Kim would be just the fourth Korean American federal court judge and the first at a federal appellate court.

According to a statement from the White House, Kim has been the Solicitor General of the … Read more


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