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Jessica Sanchez Takes Knee During National Anthem

posted by Louis Chan

Sanchez, jessica sings at Memorial Day Concert 2012

Jessica Sanchez Sings at Memorial Day Concert in 2012 in Washington, DC


 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Speaking in a soft tone, Filipina and Mexican American Jessica Sanchez took to Facebook to defend her decision to take a knee at the end of her performance of the National Anthem before the Oakland … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Survey: Asian American Millennials Don’t See Racism as a Top Three Issue

Survey: Asian American Millennials Don’t See Racism as a Top Three Issue

posted by Randall
anti-chinese graffiti San Francisco

This graffiti was plastered in parts of San Francisco in September 2015

Millennials are known to be the most diverse generations in U.S. history.

A new survey from GenForward, however, has found a sharp divide between Blacks, Latinx, Asians and Whites on issues, reported the Washington Post

The survey found on these issues, Asian Americans … Read more

Southeast Asian American

49 Days after a Deputy Shot Tommy Le, Questions Remain

posted by Randall

More than 49 days after the death of Tommy Le, questions remain unanswered about why Kings County Sheriff Deputies near Seattle shot and killed a 20-year old man with a pen.

Tommy Le

Photo: Career Link

The family this week attended a traditional Vietnamese ceremony commemorating the 49th day of his death, reports Crosscut. The 49th day … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Jun 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on ACLU Demands Investigation into “Brutal Attack” by Police of Laotian American Driver

ACLU Demands Investigation into “Brutal Attack” by Police of Laotian American Driver

posted by Randall

Anthony PromvongsaThe American Civil Liberties Union Minnesota is demanding an investigation into what its calling a “brutal attack” of a Laotian American motorist by officers.

Dash cam video released by the ACLU Thursday shows an off duty officer approaching the vehicle with guns drawn after it was pulled over on suspicion of driving aggressively. One of … Read more

Asian Americans

Dec 30, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Most Viewed Story of the Year: Anger Over Picture of An Asian Flight Attendant

Most Viewed Story of the Year: Anger Over Picture of An Asian Flight Attendant

posted by Louis Chan
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This picture of a flight attendant wearing a Black Lives Matter’s pin went viral and sparked a debate on a national movement

 

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

AsAmNews wraps up our look at the most popular stories of the year with a deeper dive into number 1: Anger over This Picture of Read more

Blogs

Oct 3, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Confrontation in an AAPI Business Ends in a Massive Police Response

Confrontation in an AAPI Business Ends in a Massive Police Response

posted by Randall

Los Angeles Police Department HelicopterBy Edwin Chen
Guest Post

 

Not long after midnight on Oct 2nd, 2016 an Asian American & Pacific Islander owned donut shop was the scene of a crazy altercation that resulted in a massive police response. It is the only store that is open 24 hours for many miles, and is a … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Sep 9, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on WHNT: Officer Acquitted for Violating Civil Rights Returning to Madison Police Force

WHNT: Officer Acquitted for Violating Civil Rights Returning to Madison Police Force

posted by Randall

Eric ParkerThe attorney for an Indian man who was left partially paralyzed after an encounter with Madison, Alabama Police expressed dismay that Officer Eric Parker is returning to the force, reports WHNT.
 
Parker used a leg whip that sent Sureshbhai Patel hard into the concrete pavement of the sidewalk.
 
“Police departments have a … Read more

Korean American

May 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Korean American Woman Accuses LAPD of Rough Treatment During Traffic Stop

Korean American Woman Accuses LAPD of Rough Treatment During Traffic Stop

posted by Louis Chan
 Ok Jin Jun surveillance video

Surveillance video captures the LAPD handling of a 62-year-old Korean American woman.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A Los Angeles woman is suing the Los Angeles Police Department after she said she was roughed up by police officers during a traffic stop captured on surveillance video.

Ok Jin Jun, 62, tried to enter … Read more

Community Issues

Apr 22, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Alabama Officer to Go on Trial a Third Time in Assault of Grandfather from India

Alabama Officer to Go on Trial a Third Time in Assault of Grandfather from India

posted by Randall

Sureshbhai PatelMadison Police Officer Eric Parker will stand trial again for his rough handling in last year’s incident with Sureshbhai Patel who was visiting Alabama from India to see his grandson.

WHNT reports a trial date on the state charge has been scheduled for June 8.

Two separate federal trials against Parker have ended in hung … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 18, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Chicago Artists Resource: Filipino American Artist Sparks Conversations about Police Brutality and Racial Injustice

Chicago Artists Resource: Filipino American Artist Sparks Conversations about Police Brutality and Racial Injustice

posted by Susan Chang

Cesar Conde, according to Chicago Artists Resource, is a Filipino American social activist artist and contemporary painter based in Chicago, who uses his paint and brush as powerful tools for sparking critical conversations on social justice and social change. He studied at Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, and his art has been … Read more

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