Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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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

Bad Ass Asians

Constance Wu Slams Casey Affleck Oscar Nomination Amid Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

posted by Cathy Sun

Constance WuShould charges of sexual harassment disqualify someone from an Oscar nomination?

That’s what Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu feels should have happened to Manchester by the Sea actor Casey Affleck, reported NBC Boston.  The actor settled two suits filed against him in 2010 by former co-workers.

Wu took to Twitter to criticize … Read more

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Two Asian American Churches Hit by Racist Vandals

posted by Randall

Taiwanese Christian Church

Swastikas were etched into the glass of the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church

A pastor of the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church in San Jose found swastikas etched into the glass of his community center.
ABC7 News reports this is one of a number of incidents that have affected the mostly Chinese congregation at the … Read more


Waiting for California Gov Jerry Brown to Sign Three Bills into Law

posted by Randall
Jerry Brown

By California Air Resources Board from Sacramento, United States – Governor Jerry Brown

By Ed Diokno

We’re waiting, trying to be patient, but we can’t help that a little bit of doubt is starting to creep in.

California’s Gov. Jerry Brown has three bills on his desk, waiting for his signature. There are three that … Read more

Asian Americans

Some Groups Oppose Getting More Information about Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan

AB 1726 ProtestAB 1726By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent


The same divide that exists among Asian groups over affirmative action in higher education is surfacing again–this time in California over a bill that would disaggregate data among Asian Americans.

The social media activist group 18 Million Rising is urging people to call their legislators to urge passage … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

CCTV: Eddie Huang Goes on a Journey for his Identity in Double Cup Love

posted by Randall

Eddie HuangThe outspoken Eddie Huang talked about the search for his identity in a wide ranging interview on CCTV.
The celebrity chef whose memoir Fresh Off the Boat inspired the TV show recently released his latest book, Double Cup Love, on the Trail of Family, Food and Broken Hearts in China.
Huang chronicles … Read more

Being Hapa

Being Hapa: Facing Racial Discrimination on Multiple Fronts

posted by Randall
Laylita Day

Laylita Day is seen in the rear center of this photo from 2003

By Laylita Day
Being Hapa

Growing up half Asian in the rural, heavily White South was not easy. In the eyes of most people there, my mother was Asian, thus I was entirely Asian too, despite the fact that I am and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

First We Feast: ABC Greenlights Pilot for Eddie Huang. @MrEddieHuang

posted by Randall

Eddie Huang's Fresh off the BoatWe reported just last week that celebrity chef  and author Eddie Huang would host a new MTV reality show.

The news just keeps getting better for the rising star.

First We Feast reports that a pilot based on Huang’s memoir, Fresh off the Boat, is being produced for ABC.

It will be written and executive … Read more

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Press-Telegram: First Comfort Women Memorial on West Coast Gets OK

posted by Randall

Despite protests from Japanese Americans, the Glendale City Council has approved a memorial to comfort women at Glendale Central Park, reports the Press-Telegram.

Koreans have long contended that 200,000 women of Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Filipina and Dutch descent were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II. But … Read more

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SF Gate: Jason Wu Opens Up to The SF Chronicle

posted by Randall

Jason Wu30-year old fashion designer Jason Wu will be the featured guest at the annual San Francisco Opera Guild  fashion show fundraiser on March 21.

” The Art of Fashion: Jason Wu”  will be held at San Francisco City Hall and will be highlighted by a cocktail party, runway show and buffet dinner.

He recently talked … Read more


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