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Nov 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on The Mindy Project Goes Out With A Bang! Spoiler Warning

The Mindy Project Goes Out With A Bang! Spoiler Warning

posted by Tanvi Wattal

By iDominick via Wikimedia Commons

(Editor’s Note: Consider this your spoiler warning)

By Tanvi Wattal
AsAmNews Intern

 

After six seasons, The Mindy Project, created by actor, producer and writer Mindy Kaling, ended this week in a way that stayed true to its romantic comedy genre, where Danny Castellano and Mindy Lahiri – the “will-they-wont-they … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sesame Street is Fostering A Diverse Environment for Children

Sesame Street is Fostering A Diverse Environment for Children

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Photo from Sesameworkshop.org via Wikimedia Commons

Given the segregated political environment over the past year, it is important to foster a youth that is accepting of diversity. Sesame Street has taken a step to do just that with its new focus on exposing viewers to a variety of cultures and ethnicities.

The Guardian reports that … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 29, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on TV Show Preferences Differ Across Racial and Ethnic Lines

TV Show Preferences Differ Across Racial and Ethnic Lines

posted by Olivia Wolf
 America's Got Talent

America’s Got Talent was the most popular show among Asian Americans in the first six months of 2017. Photo: NBC

On average, Asian Americans watch less than 15 hours of TV per week, the least of any racial group, reports USA Today.. In contrast, African Americans watch the most TV, hovering around 44 hours.… Read more

Blogs

Sports Talk Host Stunned to Learn Oriental is Offensive

posted by Randall
Mike Francesa

Via Twitter

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

This just goes to show you we have a long ways to go in educating people about Asian America.

Sports talk show host Mike Francesa learned while on the air last night that the word oriental is offensive to Asian Americans.

The term has long been associated … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Chloe Bennet, Ken Jeong & Randall Park talk Asian American Progress at Celebration of East West Players

Chloe Bennet, Ken Jeong & Randall Park talk Asian American Progress at Celebration of East West Players

posted by Randall


 
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

Jan 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Banish the Quiet Stereotype

Asian Americans Banish the Quiet Stereotype

posted by Lisa Dinh
Asian American male model

An Asian American male model shatters the stereotype of AAPI men as unattractive and nerdy

Asian Americans are taking to the media, where they are often stereotyped as quiet and passive,  to boldly and bravely voice their dissenting opinions.

The Huffington Post recently outlined 10 instances when the community made headlines and shattered the silent … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 19, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on NY Times Conversation about Racism and Asian Americans Continues

NY Times Conversation about Racism and Asian Americans Continues

posted by Randall

NY Times & RaceBy Ed Diokno

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

Asian Americans

Sep 7, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Report Reveals Diversity in Hollywood Stuck in Neutral

Report Reveals Diversity in Hollywood Stuck in Neutral

posted by Louis Chan

USC Hollywood Diversity Study

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

Community Issues

Jul 11, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Drexel Now: Journalists Failed Japanese Americans during World War II

Drexel Now: Journalists Failed Japanese Americans during World War II

posted by Randall
Manzaar, by Ansel Adams, Library of Congress

Manzaar, by Ansel Adams, Library of Congress

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

Japanese American

Aug 5, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on TIME: The Eclectic Origins of the Ubiquitous V-Sign in Asians’ Photos

TIME: The Eclectic Origins of the Ubiquitous V-Sign in Asians’ Photos

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

Peace signTIME 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

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