Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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Supreme Court Denies Appeal for U.S. Citizenship for American Samoans

posted by Randall

By Ed Diokno
It was Samoans vs. Samoans. That made it easier for the U.S. Supreme Court to turn down an appeal that would have granted automatic citizenship to residents of American Samoa.


By declining to review the appeal of Tuaua vs. the United States, the decision of the lower court … Read more


NPR: Hawaiian Population Rebounds

posted by Jason Fong

Native Hawaiian GirlAfter nearly 200 years, the resilient Pacific Islander population of Hawaii has bounced back, as a recent surge in population growth has strengthened their numbers considerably.

According to NPR, after Captain Cook’s encounter with the native Hawaiian population, he and his crew transmitted many diseases including measles, chicken pox, and tuberculosis.

The decline in … Read more


You’re Kidding Me Right? Marcus Mariota Called Too Nice to Be NFL Quarterback

posted by Randall

Marcus MariotaIf this wasn’t true, it would be funny. NFL.com reports that some NFL scouts are questioning whether Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota is “too nice” to be an effective NFL quarterback.

“I just don’t know if he’s that alpha male that you’re looking for,” said the scout to Sports Illustrated.  “The kid’s kind of … Read more

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KPTV: Missing 3-year old Pacific Islander boy found in Vancouver

posted by Randall

Ajay Sardis A missing 3-year old boy who disappeared in the middle of the night from his aunt’s home in Vancouver, Washington has been found safe, reports KPTV.

The family reported Ajay Sardis missing at 3 a.m. Friday morning.

Vancouver police armed with heat sensors combed the area around the house in the middle of the … Read more

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KOIN: Intensive search is on for missing 3-year old Pacific Islander boy

posted by Randall

Ajay SardisA relative early this morning woke up at 1:15a.m. to discover a three-year old boy  missing, reports KOIN.

Ajay Sardis of Vancouver, Washington was reported missing at 3 a.m.and is believed not to be wearing any socks.

He is described as Pacific Islander, thin build wearing a black long sleeve shirt and brown pants.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oregon Live: The Five Asian Americans who came before Jeremy Lin

posted by Randall

Wat Misaka Jeremy Lin is often described as the first Asian American basketball player in the NBA.

Adidas even made that mistake when it announced in a news release that the point guard had been signed an endorsement deal with the company.

According to Oregon Live, there have been five others who have played in the NBA.… Read more

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Northwest Asian Weekly: Top 10 Asian American athletes in 2013

posted by Randall

Tim Lincecum Warming UpNorthwest Asian Weekly has released its list of top 10 Asian American athletes in 2013.

The list is impressive, and helps to break the stereotypes that Asian Americans are only doctors, lawyers and even dishwashers.

The  list is dominated by those athletes with Northwest connections, most are of national significance.

San Francisco Giant and two … Read more


KABC: First Pacific Islander Donates Breast Cancer Tissue

posted by Randall

tissue donorCharlene Kazner has joined the battle against breast cancer in a big way.

KABC reports Kazner has become the first Pacific Islander to donate her breast cancer tissue for research.

Healthy tissue is needed by researchers to compare with diseased tissue so they can study how to prevent the deadly disease.

Most of the 3,000 … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jason Derulo’s New Video: Flattery or Offensive?

posted by Randall

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Priyal Patel

Entertainment & Culture Blogger

Singer Jason Derulo debuted his music video for his latest single, “Talk Dirty,” which features Middle Eastern-inspired beats and multicultural female dancers. Middle Eastern and South Asian influence have been prevalent in the music industry as of late, so this came to no surprise to me. It was not … Read more


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