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Bill Maher’s Offensive Tweet About North Korea and Asian Nail Salon Workers Receives Backlash

posted by Nicole Ki
Bill Maher

By Angela George via Wikimedia Commons

Talkshow host Bill Maher posted a controversial tweet on Friday about the conflicts with North Korea, saying the women at his nail salon are “freaking out.”

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East Asian American

Apr 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Anxious Times for Korean Americans as US-North Korean Tensions Remain Strong

Anxious Times for Korean Americans as US-North Korean Tensions Remain Strong

posted by Randall

North Korean Demilitarized ZoneAs the Trump Administration considers its options to deal with North Korea, many in the Korean American community are watching for any update, big or small.
 
“We have uncles and aunts that still live in South Korea. We are definitely concerned about loved ones, Chon Lee told WISN.
 
USA Today this morning … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

CNN: Korean American Kenneth Bae Speaks Out about 19 Months in North Korean Prison

posted by Randall
Kenneth Bae at News Conference

Kenneth Bae displays a huge smile after his release in 2014

Korean American missionary Kenneth Bae who was held captive in North Korea for 19 months beginning in April 2013 gave his first live interview since his release to CNN this morning.
 
Bae was held longer than any American ever in North Korea.
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Community Issues

Apr 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Korean American Sentenced by North Korea to Ten Years of Hard Labor

Korean American Sentenced by North Korea to Ten Years of Hard Labor

posted by Randall
Kim Dong-Chul

Kim Dong-Chul

A Korean American has been sentenced to ten years in prison with hard labor by North Korea, reports the Washington Post

 
Kim Dong-chul was born in South Korea and is a naturalized American citizen formerly from Virginia. He was accused of “perpetrating the state subversive plots and espionage against the DPRK,”
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Community Issues

Mar 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Bill Directs State Department to Make Korean American Family Reunification a Top Priority

Bill Directs State Department to Make Korean American Family Reunification a Top Priority

posted by Randall
North South Korean border

Guards at North South Korean border

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

A bill introduced in the Senate would direct the State Department to prioritize efforts making family reunions a reality for Korean Americans separated from loved ones in North Korea, reports The Korea Herald.

Introduced by Sens. Mark Kirk and Mark Warner, the … Read more

Community Issues

Mar 21, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Reuters: Aging Korean Americans running out of time for Family Reunification

Reuters: Aging Korean Americans running out of time for Family Reunification

posted by Randall

National Coalition of Divided FamiliesAn estimated 100,000 Korean Americans are separated from loved ones in North Korea with dwindling hope of ever seeing them, reports Reuters.

Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Senator Charles Rangel (D-NY) this week urged Secretary of State John Kerry to do everything in his power to find a way to allow these families to visit … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 13, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Buzz Feed: Margaret Cho in Full Defense Mode of Her Golden Globe Bit

Buzz Feed: Margaret Cho in Full Defense Mode of Her Golden Globe Bit

posted by Randall

Margaret Cho Golden GlobesMargaret Cho is never one to cower from controversy, and her reaction to some of the venom directed at her over her Golden Globe sketches are no exception.

Cho who portrayed an emotionless inscrutable North Korean general and journalist with thick accent told Buzz Feed her Korean ancestry gave her creative license.

“I’m of North … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on American Prisoner Held in North Korea Greeted by Family After Landing Home

American Prisoner Held in North Korea Greeted by Family After Landing Home

posted by Randall

Kenneth Bae greeted by momThe Korean American believed to be imprisoned in North Korea longer than any other American  is back on American soil.

Kenneth Bae landed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State Saturday night along with fellow prisoner Matthew Miller.

Bae had been held for two years and Miller has been imprisoned seven months.

“Thank you for … Read more

Community Issues

Nov 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Yahoo: Family Marks 2nd Anniversary of Kenneth Bae’s Imprisonment by North Korea

Yahoo: Family Marks 2nd Anniversary of Kenneth Bae’s Imprisonment by North Korea

posted by Randall

Kenneth Bae with ParentsThe family of Kenneth Bae (pictured on right with his parents) expressed “unspeakable heartache and anxiety” on the second anniversary of his capture in North Korea, reports Yahoo.

“While Kenneth remains a prisoner in North Korea, our lives are also held captive, filled with unspeakable heartache and anxiety,” his family said in a statement.… Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 2, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Reuter: North Korean Prisoner Kenneth Bae Speaks to CNN

Reuter: North Korean Prisoner Kenneth Bae Speaks to CNN

posted by Randall

Kenneth Bae CNN interviewWearing civilian clothes and appearing well groomed, North Korean prisoner Kenneth Bae spoke to CNN and urged his family to continue to work for his release from a North Korean labor camp.

The American missionary and tour operator appeared in a tightly controlled interview from a hotel in Pyongyang. He has been imprisoned in the … Read more

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