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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

Bad Ass Asians

Mark Kirk Apologizes for Snarky Remark about Tammy Duckworth’s Family

posted by Randall
Tammy Duckworth

Illinois’ Rep. Tammy Duckworth spoke at the 2012 Democratic Convention.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Sen Mark Kirk (R-IL) moved to put the fire out over his tweet denigrating his opponents family that many considered racist.

The one term junior senator sent out a tweet offering his apologies.

Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Racist Remark Mars Illinois Senate Debate

posted by Randall

Rep Tammy Duckworth
By Ed Diokno

The tight race for Illinois Senator is getting a bit nasty as the incumbent, Republican Senator Mark Kirk, apparently inspired by the candidate at the top of his party, made a clearly racist and stupid remark during a debate against Democrat Tammy Duckworth,

 

Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran, was talking about … Read more

Crime

17 Indicted for Sex Trafficking & Exploiting Hundreds of Thai ‘slaves’

posted by Randall
Human Trafficking

The human trafficking ring spread across the country.
DOJ Graphic

By Ed Diokno

Hundreds of Thai women were offered a chance at the American dream, instead they lived a nightmare as “sex slaves” in a human trafficking ring exposed and busted by a multi-agency investigation that netted 17 arrests, according to an indictment unsealed this … Read more

Blogs

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

Community Issues

Asians Both Victims & Perpetrators of Human Trafficking

posted by Randall

Statue of LibertyBy Minnie Roh
Asian American Life

When people speak about human trafficking, it is almost always equated with the sex industry. But the problem is far more prevalent ranging from trafficking of domestic workers like maids or nannies to garment, agricultural and construction workers.

According to a study conducted by the Freedom Network, a national … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Blog: GOP Removes Tasteless Tweet about Double Amputee Congresswoman

posted by Randall

 

Tammy Duckworth

Illinois’ Rep. Tammy Duckworth spoke at the 2012 Democratic Convention.

 

By Ed Diokno

I expect to see the Queen of Hearts running around, yelling, “Off with their heads!”

Indeed, the Alice-In-Wonderland nature of this campaign season just keeps getting “curiouser and curiouser”.

 

The National Republican Senatorial Committee quickly deleted a Tweet posted … Read more

Community Issues

NBC LA: Racist “Tip” Left for Waitress at Thai Restaurant

posted by Randall

Racist tip

A customer at a Thai restaurant in Redondo Beach scrawled a racist message on his bill rather than leave a customary tip, reports NBC LA.

A photo of that message has gone viral on Twitter and many are reacting angrily.

The waitress at the Bamboo Thai Bistro is here in the U.S. legally on … Read more

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