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Bad Ass Asians

Tracing the Journey of a Human Sex Trafficking Survivor

posted by Randall
Shandra Woworuntu

Courtesy: Shandra Woworuntu/Facebook

By Minnie Roh
Asian American Life

Human trafficking or sex slavery may conjure up images of young children in third world countries, or something that only happens in seedy red light districts, but sex slavery survivor Shandra Woworuntu says sex trafficking is happening all around us.  Sometimes it’s even happening right in … Read more

Chinese American

Nationwide Asian Prostitution Ring Busted

posted by Randall

Prosecutors in Minnesota say four people have been arrested in a multi-state prostitution ring that targeted Chinese and Korean women, reports MPR News.

Three of the suspects are being held in Southern California and the fourth in Blaine, MN.

“It seemed to me this was the Uber of sex trafficking, where … Read more

Asian Americans

Asia Is the Largest Source of Human Trafficking in the U.S.

posted by Randall
Human Trafficking

Human trafficking survivor

By Ed Diokno

Victims of human trafficking could be the guy delivering your Chinese food, a woman  giving manicures, the men working in the kitchen of your favorite restaurant or the woman taking care of the children of someone you know. They have been gardeners, waiters, bakers and teachers.

President Barack Obama … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Margaret Cho Reveals Her Life as a Sex Worker

posted by Randall

Margaret ChoMargaret Cho once again opened up about her sexuality.

This time she did it in a series of revealing tweets on Twitter talking about her life as a sex worker and how those in the industry should be both protected and respected.

Read more

Community Issues

Jul 17, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on India West: Supreme Court victory for Indian American Motel Owners

India West: Supreme Court victory for Indian American Motel Owners

posted by Elizabeth Kim


The US Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that the section of the Los Angeles Municipal Code that allows police to check motel and hotel guest registries without a warrant is unconstitutional and a violation of the Fourth Amendment against unreasonable searches and seizures, reports India West.

The case of Los Angeles v. Patel was … Read more

Community Issues

Oct 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on AllKPop: FBI Launches Investigation into Karaoke Hostess Bars in Koreatown

AllKPop: FBI Launches Investigation into Karaoke Hostess Bars in Koreatown

posted by Randall

Karaoke Hostess Bars The FBI is investigating agencies which supply employees for Karaoke hostess bars in Koreatown that some suspect are havens for prostitution, reports AllKPop.

The hostess bars have been popular in South Korea and gaining in acceptance in K-towns throughout the United States.

These Korean hostess agencies are known to accept immigrant workers who don’t … Read more


Sep 18, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on SF Gate: Buddha Brings Tranquility to Oakland

SF Gate: Buddha Brings Tranquility to Oakland

posted by Randall

Oakland, CAA once trashy street in the city of Oakland, CA has been transformed to one of peace and tranquility. The SF Gate reports some believe the transformation dates back to the day someone left a two-foot high stone Buddha in the median of 11th Avenue and 19th Street in Oakland’s Eastlake neighborhood (file photo by … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 10, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Suspected sex trafficking ring busted in San Francisco

Suspected sex trafficking ring busted in San Francisco

posted by Randall

Kamala Harris Two sisters in San Francisco have been arrested in a suspected sex trafficking ring, Attorney General Kamala Harris (pictured) announced Monday.

Arrested were Qiao He, a.k.a. “Judy,” 37, and her sister Gaineng He, 36, both of San Francisco.

“The victims in these brothels were treated as commodities in an insidious human marketplace,” Harris said. “Human Read more

Chinese American

Mar 26, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Mercury News: Is arrest of Leland Yee end of line of long political career?

Mercury News: Is arrest of Leland Yee end of line of long political career?

posted by Randall

The Democratic leadership in the California State Senate is calling on Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco to resign after his arrest on corruption charges.

This afternoon Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Yee should resign before his fellow Democrats move to suspend him.

“He’s been a leader on human services, foster care and … Read more


Atlantic Cities Responds to AsAmNews About Offensive Story on SF #Chinatown

posted by Randall

Atlantic CitiesThe reporter of an Atlantic Cities story has backtracked on an offensive article about San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Responding to criticism from a blog posted on AsAmNews earlier today, report John Metcalfe wrote “I somehow missed the all-important context explaining why this map was made in the first place, for which AsAmNews is justifiably ripping Read more


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