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International Women’s Day: Asian American Women Struggle to Make up Wage Disparity

posted by Randall

Women's March in Oakland

Photo by Jar [o]


 
As women are being urged today to mark International Woman’s Day by taking part in a one day strike, Asian American women are struggling to make up a 7 to 56 percent wage gap with White men.
 
A fact sheet released this month by the National Asian Pacific American … Read more

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Four AAPI Women Named as Possible Presidential Candidates

posted by Randall
Tulsi Gabbard with Bernie Sanders supports

Bernie Sanders Supporters with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. By Darryl Yip

Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-CA) took a seat in the U.S. Senate in January

Donald Trump hasn’t even taken the reigns of power yet and already the handicapping is underway on who will vie to replace him in 2020.

With America coming so close … Read more

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Dwayne Johnson Rocks The Troops

posted by Randall
Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson in his Rock the Troops special

By Ed Diokno

Dwayne the Rock Johnson is enjoying quite a year. He’s got a couple of movies coming out, his HBO series Ballers is coming back for another season, he was named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive and he’s earning the most money of any actor … Read more

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First Asian American Man to win Olympic Gold Medal Winner dies at 96

posted by Louis Chan
Sammy Lee (usctrojan.com)

USCTrojan.com

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The swimming, Olympic and Asian American communities are joining family and friends in mourning the death of Olympic gold medal diver Sammy Lee.

The Korean American became the first Asian American man to win an Olympic gold medal in 1948 at the London games and again in 1952 … Read more

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The Rock Gets Singing Role in Moana

posted by Randall

Auliʻi Cravalho is the voice for the animated Moana.

Auliʻi Cravalho is the voice for the animated Moana.


 
By Ed Diokno
 

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, a former professional wrestler and football player, is more than a muscle-bound, action movie star.
 
In the upcoming animated movie, Moana, he displays his singing talent. He sings You’re Welcome, a brand new song written … Read more

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First Trailer Released for Disney’s Moana , the First Polynesian Princess

posted by Randall
Moana and the demi-god, Maui.

Moana and the demi-god, Maui.

By Ed Diokno

As Hollywood gets dragged into the 21st century, kicking and screaming to the inevitable realization that casting diversity in motion pictures is good for business, it’s a different story in the fantasy world of animation. Apparently, drawing characters of color is easier than casting actors of color.… Read more

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“The Rock” Talks about His Bouts with Depression

posted by Randall

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson on depression


 
By Ed Diokno
 
‘Running amok’ is a common phrase you probably have heard. Did you know that the word “amok” is of Malaysian origin? “Amok” refers to a person, usually male, who goes on a rampage and starts killing everyone in sight and it usually ends with that person

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Asian American Pacific Islander Students Must Claim Their Identities

posted by Randall

Saffiyah MadraswalaBy Saffiyah Madraswala

As we closed out 2014 I was humbled to help facilitate Teach For America‘s second annual Asian American and Pacific Islander  (AAPI) Staff Summit. Over 200 staff member from 35 regions gathered in Los Angeles to explore the unique role of AAPI communities in the fight for educational equity. … Read more

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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

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