Thursday 22nd February 2018,

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NBA Player Accused of Using a Racial Slur During Chinese New Year Greeting

posted by Randall

JJ Redick

via Twitter

An NBA message meant to wish everyone a Chinese New Year has turned into a racial controversy after many on social media alleged they can hear Philadelphia 76er JJ Redick using a racial slur.

Redick’s video was leaked and quickly went viral.
 


 
According to the NY Daily News, the video … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Michelle Yeoh Named Grand Marshal of SF Chinese New Year Parade

posted by Randall

Michelle Yeoh Official PhotoSan Francisco is turning to the stars to usher in the Year of the Dog.

Veteran actress Michelle Yeoh has been named the grand marshal of this year’s Southwest Chinese New Year Parade & Festival.

It’s the first time in the parade’s 150 plus year history that a celebrity has served in this role.

Yeoh … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

NBA Celebrates Chinese New Year

posted by Louis Chan
Kyle Irving

Boston Celtic point guard Kyle Irving Celebrates Chinese New Year with a new friend

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Over the last few years, the NBA has made it a tradition to introduce a commercial featuring various NBA players marking the Chinese New Year.

Clearly the league has the Chinese market in its sights. … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 31, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Tết Festival Rekindles Vietnamese Roots

Tết Festival Rekindles Vietnamese Roots

posted by Brittney Le
2017 Miss Vietnam Southern California Pageant

Contestants at the 2017 Miss Vietnam of Southern California Pageant wear traditional dresses

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Intern

Orange County native and UCLA student Austin Nguyen  doesn’t speak Vietnamese as well as he once did. The American-born Vietnamese American has slowly lost the native language of his parents. He comes to the Tet Festival Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Inside Grandma’s Kitchen for Lunar New Year

Inside Grandma’s Kitchen for Lunar New Year

posted by Louis Chan

Grandma's Kitchen

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

What traditions does your family follow for Lunar New Year?

With Lunar New Year’s eve today, many Asian Americans will be gathering with family and friends this weekend to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.

Hip hop artist, poet and activist Jason Chu shared his homage to grandma and … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Lunar New Year & Tết Festival Coming Soon

Lunar New Year & Tết Festival Coming Soon

posted by Brittney Le
Tet Festival

2016 Tet Festival in Orange County

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Intern

 
What’s so special about January 28th this year? It won’t be just any normal Saturday – Lunar New Year is finally coming, ringing in the Year of the Rooster.

Lunar New Year is celebrated by various Asian cultures, notably Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean,  Cambodian,Thai … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 13, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on NBA Sends Out Animated Chinese New Year Greeting

NBA Sends Out Animated Chinese New Year Greeting

posted by Louis Chan

NBA Chinese New Year Year of Rooster

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The NBA is continuing its marketing push into China with four new videos featuring their biggest NBA stars wishing the world a happy Chinese New Year.

Brooklyn Net’s Jeremy Lin, Golden State’s Stephen Curry, and Houston’s James Harden return once again to take part in the campaign. This year … Read more

Asian Americans

Dec 20, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Year of the Rooster Stamp to Debut January 5, 2017 in Seattle

Year of the Rooster Stamp to Debut January 5, 2017 in Seattle

posted by Brittney Le
Year of the Rooster 2017 stamp

Year of the Rooster 2017 stamp

The Year of the Rooster stamp will be released at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle on January 5th, reports NBC News.

“The new stamp’s image of a red envelope with the rooster is a meaningful recognition of Asian American cultural heritage,” Wing Luke Museum executive director Beth … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 15, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Images From the 2016 Lunar New Year in New York

Images From the 2016 Lunar New Year in New York

posted by ShirleyNLew

Lunar New Year, New York

By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

New York came out for the Lunar New Year Parade on Sunday despite the frigid weather.

The parade highlighted a week of activities that began when the double decker buses delivered the lion dance from Chinatown to midtown.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art partnered with the China … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 12, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Firecracker Ceremony Attracts Enthusiastic Crowd in New York City for Lunar New Year

Firecracker Ceremony Attracts Enthusiastic Crowd in New York City for Lunar New Year

posted by Randall

17th annual firecracker Ceremony in New York City

17th annual firecracker Ceremony in New York City


By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

 
Manhattan’s Chinatown had it’s 17th Annual Firecracker Ceremony at Sara D. Roosevelt Park this week. It was organized by Better Chinatown. The ceremony also had cultural performances including lion dancing. Many children were also present. For the first … Read more

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