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Top Stories of 2017: President Wakes Up Asian American Community

Top Stories of 2017: President Wakes Up Asian American Community

posted by Ed Diokno

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

(Editor’s Note: We continue our countdown of the top 5 stories of 2017. Story number 4 is the resistance to President Donald Trump)

In 2017, Rose Tico, the Asian American character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, stepped out of the background as a nameless mechanic and Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on What I Took from The Last Jedi and the Newest Asian American Member of the Resistance

What I Took from The Last Jedi and the Newest Asian American Member of the Resistance

posted by Sophia Whittemore
Star Wars, the Last Jedi

By David Holt via Flickr Creative Commons

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

Somewhere, in a galaxy relatively close by,  actress Kelly Marie Tran absolutely slays her role as the newest member of the Resistance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

I saw the film yesterday, and without revealing any deadly spoilers, I would like … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 21, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Star Wars Lead Hopes to Break Representation Barrier

Star Wars Lead Hopes to Break Representation Barrier

posted by Gabi Wy

Kelly Marie Tran almost gave up acting before she landed a lead role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“There was absolutely a moment,” Tran told Entertainment Weekly. “When I turned 25, I had been at it for some years and I was struggling to pay my bills. I was tired. I had been … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Star Wars’ Asian Heroines Get Action Figures

Star Wars’ Asian Heroines Get Action Figures

posted by Randall

Kelly Marie Tran with John Boyega

Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) and Finn (John Boyega) in the upcoming Star Wars movie.


 
By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 
The mystery surrounding the role that the character of Rose Tico will have in the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, has generated a lot of speculation. The fact … Read more

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