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Jan 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Marcus Mariota Named Top Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year

Marcus Mariota Named Top Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year

posted by Randall

Marcus Mariota

Photo by Philliesfan


 
By Ed Diokno

 
Tennessee Titans Quarterback, Marcus Mariota has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year. The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced the Samoan American’s selection last week.
 
“It is an incredible honor,” Mariota said in an acceptance video posted
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Filipino American

Dec 30, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Philippine Scouts, Sikhs and Olympic Legend Greg Louganis in Tournament of Roses Parade

Philippine Scouts, Sikhs and Olympic Legend Greg Louganis in Tournament of Roses Parade

posted by Randall
Philippine Scout Heritage Society

The Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, seen here in the Huntington, Calif. parade, will be be part of the
Tournament of Roses Parade for the first time.

By Ed Diokno

Greg Louganis will be one of the grand marshals for the 128th Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday, Jan. 2. He is the first American of … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 28, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on The Walking Dead: Asians Not Extinct After All

The Walking Dead: Asians Not Extinct After All

posted by Randall
Sydney Park

‘The Walking Dead’ character Tara, left, meets Cyndie from Oceanside.

By Ed Diokno

Well, whaddaya know? The Asian American population in The Walking Dead just doubled.

Up to this season, the seventh, of the Walking Dead, it was believed that Glenn Rhee played by Steven Yeun was the only Asian American to survive the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 16, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: Will Being Named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Be the Breakthrough for AAPI Men?

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: Will Being Named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Be the Breakthrough for AAPI Men?

posted by Randall
Dwayne Johnson Named People Magazine's sexiest man aliveBy Ed Diokno
 
It’s an annual honor bestowed on a celebrity every year, but for Dwayne Johnson and the Asian American & Pacific Islander community, Johnson being named People’s Sexiest Man Alive, means a little more.

The half-Samoan, half-black actor is the first non-white male to receive the title since Denzel Washington in

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Bad Ass Asians

Nov 2, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on New AAPI Character on The Walking Dead Introduced and He’s Entirely “Too” Likeable

New AAPI Character on The Walking Dead Introduced and He’s Entirely “Too” Likeable

posted by Randall

Andrew CooperBy Ed Diokno

Glenn Rhee’s devastating death on The Walking Dead created a lot of consternation among AAPI fans of the show set in the zombie dystopia. Glenn, as portrayed by actor Steven Yeun, was “our” hero, “our” leading man and killing him off seemed like the similar giving him the fate of many Asian … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 23, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Say, what? President Rock?

Say, what? President Rock?

posted by Randall
Dwayne Johnson

Is Dwayne Johnson eyeing a new role as President of the U.S.?

By Ed Diokno

An actor as President of the United States? How outlandish does that sound?

Oh, wait a minute. That’s already been done, right?

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is not rejecting the idea after an article in the Washington Post said that

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Bad Ass Asians

May 2, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on AAPI Heritage Month: White House Honors Artists & Story Tellers

AAPI Heritage Month: White House Honors Artists & Story Tellers

posted by Randall
Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed

Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed

By Ed Diokno

As part of the national observance of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month,  the White House Initiative on AAPIs on May 4, will convene community leaders and allies to highlight the accomplishments of AAPI artists and advocates.

Artists and advocates, through their unique channels and distinct platforms, have

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LGBT

Apr 17, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Three Decades late, Olympian Greg Louganis Finally Gets on the Iconic Cereal Box

Three Decades late, Olympian Greg Louganis Finally Gets on the Iconic Cereal Box

posted by Randall
Greg Louganis

When Greg Louganis was competing in the Olympics, he was virtually unbeatable.

By Ed Diokno

Even after winning four Olympic gold medals in diving, perhaps one of the most significant honors bestowed on Greg Louganis will be having his image on a cereal box.

Louganis, arguably the best-ever competitive diver in the history of the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 25, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on The Atlantic: How Mante Te’o Samoan Culture May Have Played Role in Fake Girlfriend Hoax. HT @disgrasian

The Atlantic: How Mante Te’o Samoan Culture May Have Played Role in Fake Girlfriend Hoax. HT @disgrasian

posted by Randall

Manti Te'oA lot of questions have been raised in the Mante Te’o fake girlfriend hoax. But one question reporters have not asked is how Te’o’s Samoan culture impacted the way the hoax played out. Ilana Gershon,  an anthropologist and associate professor of communication and culture at Indiana University, tackled this tricky question in The Atlantic.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 1, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on 8 Asians: Fascinating Video & Article on Deaf Samoan American Woman Basketball Player

8 Asians: Fascinating Video & Article on Deaf Samoan American Woman Basketball Player

posted by Randall

basketball close upEaster Fa’afiti is a deaf Samoan American who played basketball at Gallaudet University, a deaf school in Washington, D.C. Fa’afiti averaged 20 points per game in the 2010-2011 season. She’s faced numerous barriers not only as a Pacific Islander, but also as a deaf person.

She talked to 8 Asians about her inspirations and experiences … Read more

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