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Feb 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on #HollywoodSoWhite: Report says Hollywood Has Mostly a Black & White view of America

#HollywoodSoWhite: Report says Hollywood Has Mostly a Black & White view of America

posted by Randall

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

The 89th Academy Awards airs tomorrow with a different look. This year’s awards show might give the appearance of progress in diversity with Black actors nominated in every acting category and two Black-themed movies nominated for Best Picture. But don’t talk about progress … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Buzz Feed Mimics Vanity Fair Cover with Asian Americans

Buzz Feed Mimics Vanity Fair Cover with Asian Americans

posted by Randall
Vanity Fair Buzz Feed Cover

Asian American Buzzfeed video producers mimicked Vanity Fair’s Hollywood cover.

By Ed Diokno

You know those iconic Vanity Fair covers this time of year? Academy Awards time? The Hollywood covers usually feature a bunch of movie stars in full makeup, hair perfectly coiffed and dressed to the nines. They look fabulous and other worldly.

The … Read more

Blogs

Jan 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

posted by Randall

2016

By Ed Diokno
 
It would be easy to describe the year as an awful year with the highlight – or, lowlight, depending on your point of view – being the election of Donald Trump.
 
But something was happening among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that might make 2016 a year to relish. The … Read more

Blogs

Sep 7, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: The Uncertain Future of Race & Politics

Blog: The Uncertain Future of Race & Politics

posted by Randall
Race in AmericaBy Ed Diokno

 

It has almost been a year since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the President of the U.S. The country has not been the same ever since. Even if the businessman/showman doesn’t win, he’s already done enough damage to the U.S. that will take years to recover.

 

I know my … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 17, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on What’s Next After the Oscars Diversity Controversy?

What’s Next After the Oscars Diversity Controversy?

posted by Louis Chan
#OscarSoWhite Panel at AAJA

Janet Yang, William Yu and Tamlyn Tomita (L-R) sit on the Oscars panel at the Asian American Journalists Association convention in Las Vegas

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A panel of Asian American Hollywood veterans and the creator of #StarringJohnCho campaign expressed optimism that the future is brighter for Asian American representation in Hollywood.… Read more

Blogs

Blog: Academy Apologizes for Chris Rock Skit at Oscars

posted by Louis Chan
Chris Rock's Asian kids at the Oscars

Chris Rock’s Asian joke fell flat

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Prompted by a sharply worded letter by 25 Asian American members of the Academy about the “perpetuation of racist stereotypes” about Asians, the group behind the Oscars has apologized for a skit by Chris Rock and jokes made by Sacha Baren Cohen during … Read more

Blogs

Feb 26, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: #HollywoodSoWhite – The incredible ‘whiteness’ of being

Blog: #HollywoodSoWhite – The incredible ‘whiteness’ of being

posted by Randall
Whitewashing

Hollywood has a long history of ‘yellow face’ with some pretty big names taking part including, from left: Marlon Brando, John Wayne and Mickey Rooney. Can you name the films they were in where they played Asians? (For answers, see below.)


By Ed Diokno

I can’t wait until Chris Rock comes on stage to host … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 22, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Study Finds Hollywood is Mostly White

Study Finds Hollywood is Mostly White

posted by Randall
Diversity Study USC 2016

Comprehensive Annenberg Report on Diversity

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A new study released by the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism found that just 28.3% of all speaking roles across 414 films, television and digital episodes in 2014 -2015 were from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

“This is no mere diversity problem. This … Read more

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