A prayer service was held along the Kings River in Central California for two students after rescuers recovered their bodies one month after a car swerved into raging waters, reported the Fresno Bee.
Authorities said the rushing high waters and inclement weather made it impossible for them to get to the bodies sooner. … Read more
By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer
I’m at a booth for Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2017 and there’s a crowd of people asking for sketches from artist Bordin Marsinkul. Stepping around his fanbase of vlogging young adults, I finally manage to ask a … Read more
About 10 years ago, Sriracha became one of the most popular hot sauces in the United States, beating out tabasco, reports Hindustan Times. Today, it is generally the only Asian hot sauce that Americans know.
It has become a ubiquitous ingredient, used by everyone from gourmet chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in New York to food … Read more
NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin talked about his life changing trip to Thailand that changed his perspective. Along with Pastor Eugene Cho, he walked through one of the red light districts in Bangkok and witnessed the cruelty of human trafficking firsthand.
Eugene Cho posted a photo of himself and … Read more
Thai authorities are pledging their cooperation to stop the human trafficking of Thai women to the United States, reports The Nation.
The pledge comes after the arrests of 21 suspects in a human trafficking ring accused of sending hundreds of Thai women to the United States to work as prostitutes.
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
Photos and Text by Mike Kane
Reprinted with permission from Equal Voice News
FRESNO, Calif. — Leenee Vue, 24, tosses her backpack in her dusty Toyota Corolla and drives to class on this particular day late last year. She’s a junior at Fresno State University. She’s studying business.
Dirt from her mother’s garden plot remains … Read more
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An ad campaign by a Dunkin Donut franchise in Thailand is roundly being criticized for its use of blackface to advertise its new “charcoal donut,” reports the Latin Times.
The group Human Rights Watch says “it’s both bizarre and racist that Dunkin’ Donuts thinks that it must color a woman’s skin black and accentuate … Read more
By Sam Louie
Psychotherapist & Diversity Speaker
“Me love you long time” is a phrase often used when referring to foreign Asian women and sex. It may or may not be explicitly associated with illicit sex but the clear underlying message is that the Asian woman’s role is to sexually serve the man. … Read more