Tuesday 17th October 2017,

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Bad Ass Asians

Kumail Nanjiani Nails Opening Monologue on SNL

posted by Louis Chan

Kumail Nanjiani
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Kumail Nanjiani is on a roll. From his role on HBO’s popular series Silicon Valley to his critically acclaimed movie The Big Sick and now last night’s featured appearance on Saturday Night Live, if the comedian is not a house hold name yet, he’s certainly taking big … Read more

Community Issues

Stockton’s Little Manila Center Target of Vandalism in Possible Hate Crime

posted by Sarah Jackson

Vandalism discovered at Little Manila center, a historical site in Stockton, California dedicated to the appreciation of Filipino culture, is being investigated as a hate crime.

According to Recordnet.com, “Five of six donated vinyl banners that had been on the windows for the last three years were either ripped off or damaged. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Asian American City Council Candidate Branded with “Foreigner” Label

posted by Randall

Hongbin GuAn undercurrent of racism has surfaced against an Asian American candidate running for City Council in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Hongbin Gu, 49, was barely a month old when her parents were sent to a labor camp during the Cultural Revolution in China. In 1989, she participated in pro-Democracy protests while attending college in Shanghai.… Read more


Protest from Pacific Islanders Forces End to Moana Sketch

posted by Randall

Moana and MauiA comedy troupe made up of students from Brigham Young University has decided not to go ahead with a sketch that parodied the Disney movie Moana following a protest from Pacific Islanders, reports the  Salt Lake Tribune.

The skit combined music from the movie with elements from a film from the Mormon church about a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Hair Raising Tale Spiked. Kenyon Martin Apologizes to Jeremy Lin

posted by Randall
Jeremy Lin gets dreadlocks (Instagram)

Jeremy Lin gets styled (Instagram)

This story produced with contributions from Views from the Edge

Hopefully this is the end of a controversy that took on a life of its own.

Former Brooklyn Nets player Kenyon Martin has apologized for his critical comments directed at Jeremy Lin who Martin accused of “cultural appropriation” and “wanting … Read more


Fired ESPN Producer who Wrote Racist Headline Becoming a Priest

posted by Randall

Chink in the armor ESPN headline

It was the headline that changed a life and angered millions

At the height of Linsanity, an ESPN producer wrote the infamous “Chink in the Armor” headline in a story about Jeremy Lin. Not too long later, he would be fired.

Five years later, Anthony Federico has found his calling.

The Washington Post reports he … Read more

Asian Americans

Misunderstanding or Racism? Starbucks Incident Sparks Debate

posted by Randall

StarbucksBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A debate is raging on Facebook over whether a Starbucks employee simply didn’t hear correctly, or deliberately called an Asian American man “ching.”

Ching is short for ching chong, gibberish still used today by others to belittle Asian Americans, especially East Asians.

For some, Ching or ching chong … Read more

Asian Americans

Strong Opposition Against New Indie Game – Dirty Chinese Restaurant

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Big O Tree

By Tanvi Wattal
AsAmNews Intern

“To make the offbeat games we know you want to play, but you didn’t think anyone had the conjones to make”. This is the mission statement of Big-O-Tree Games. If you look closely enough, you may see that their logo resembles a Chinese man with exaggerated narrow eyes – a … Read more

Asian Americans

Community reacts to ‘racist’ t-shirts

posted by Gabi Wy

Ho lee chit tshirtBy Gaby Wy
AsAmNews Intern

Asians are noticing a specific category on Café Press—and they’re not happy about it.
There’s a category on Café Press, a custom designed merchandise store, titled “Ho Lee Chit.” The merchandise varies from mostly t-shirts to stickers, aprons and drinkware.
Café Press sells all of … Read more

Asian Americans

Marriott Refusing to Cancel White Supremacist Event at Its Hotel

posted by Randall

Act for America

Act for America denies being a White supremacist group, but had no problem posting this photo of monkeys alongside President Obama

The Marriott Hotel is refusing to back down to pressure to cancel an event by a White supremacist group at one of its hotels next week.
The national conference by Act for … Read more


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