By Kanika Lal
It was an evening to celebrate, and to contemplate.
The nation’s first Asian American theater organization – East West Players – held their 51st Anniversary Visionary Awards and Silent Auction at the Hilton Universal in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 24.
The pioneers of Hollywood’s multicultural scene … Read more
Asian Americans are taking to the media, where they are often stereotyped as quiet and passive, to boldly and bravely voice their dissenting opinions.
A White woman’s racist attack telling a New York Times editor to “go back to China” has sparked a dialogue about race, Asian Americans and America.
First there was a front page open letter written by the affronted deputy metro editor Michael Luo, followed by a video under the hashtag #ThisIs2016 featuring … Read more
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
How far has Hollywood advanced on the big screen when it comes to diversity?
A new report released this morning by The Media, Diversity, & Social Change (MDSC) Initiative at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism shows it’s stuck in neutral.
An overwhelming 73.7 percent of all characters … Read more
A journalist’s role today is to ask tough questions, hold authorities accountable and give voice to the voiceless.
An analysis by Ron Bishop of Drexel University’s Department of Communication found that journalists failed to do their jobs during World War II in their coverage of the incarceration of … Read more
TIME Magazine recently ran a story about the much-disputed roots of the V-sign often flashed by Asians in photos. The possible origins of the pose include the following:
1. When American figure skater, Janet Lynn, fell during a performance during the 1972 Olympics in Japan – essentially, losing her chance to win the gold medal … Read more
This blog was originally posted at SamLouieMFT.com and is reprinted here with the permission of the author.
It’s peculiar as an Asian American psychotherapist and former journalist to watch how issues of violence and race are covered and reported by the media. An example of this is the news reporting of the … Read more
A controversial new documentary posted on You Tube calls media coverage of the beating of Alexian Lien a “total fabrication” and places the blame on the incident on Lien, reports Salem-News.com.
It is unclear in the article who is behind the documentary, but it is posted on You Tube by a person who goes … Read more