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Preet Bharara Discusses His Relationship with Trump After Being Fired

posted by Nicole Ki

Preet BhararaFormer U.S. attorney Preet Bharara this past weekend explained three phone calls that led up to his termination under the transitional period with Trump’s administration.

Bharara, an Indian American, was an attorney until March and was ousted after he refused to resign along with other attorneys from Obama’s era, CNN reports. He said on ABC’s … Read more

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CNN Anchor Accused of Making Racist Comment to Spelling Bee Champ

posted by Brittney Le
Ananya Vinay

Ananya Vinay
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By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Intern

 

12-year-old Indian American Ananya Vinay spelled the word “marocain” Thursday night to win the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., reports NPR.

Vinay, a sixth grader from Fresno, Calif., has become the 13th Indian American in a row to win the Scripps … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

May 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Kamala Harris talks Healthcare on Popular Podcast and Takes to Twitter

Sen. Kamala Harris talks Healthcare on Popular Podcast and Takes to Twitter

posted by Brittney Le

Kamala Harris on Pod Save AmericaA sold out live presentation of the popular podcast Pod Save America took the stage on Saturday in San Francisco with special guest star Sen. Kamala Harris, reports CBS San Francisco.

“Pod Save America” is a political podcast hosted by four former Obama administration staffers who discuss the latest news in politics, and, since … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 30, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Indian American Muslim Comedian Hasan Minhaj Roasts Trump at Correspondents’ Dinner

Indian American Muslim Comedian Hasan Minhaj Roasts Trump at Correspondents’ Dinner

posted by Brittney Le

Hasan Minhaj

A notable absence at the first White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner of Donald Trump’s presidency? – The president himself.

The Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj capitalized on this opportunity right as he took the stage, even though Jeff Mason, president of the White House correspondents group, said Minhaj wasn’t chosen to “roast the President in … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Kamala Harris calls U.S.-Mexico Wall “a stupid use of money”

Sen. Kamala Harris calls U.S.-Mexico Wall “a stupid use of money”

posted by Brittney Le
US Mexico Border Fence

This fence runs across a beach. On one side is Border Field State Park, San Diego, USA; on the other side is Tijuana, Mexico. By V.T. Polywoda 

Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), the first Indian American to serve in the Senate, called President Trump’s plans for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border “a stupid use of money” … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Indian American Surgeon General Murthy Asked to Resign by Trump Administration

Indian American Surgeon General Murthy Asked to Resign by Trump Administration

posted by Brittney Le
Vivek Murthy

Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy resigned from his position as U.S. Surgeon General late Friday, reports ABC News. Murthy had served under Obama since 2014 and continued into the new Trump administration.

He has been replaced by Deputy Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams, a nurse, who is now serving as Surgeon … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on George Takei goes on day-long Twitter rant about Donald Trump

George Takei goes on day-long Twitter rant about Donald Trump

posted by Brittney Le

George TakeiJapanese American Star Trek actor and social activist George Takei has been extra visible lately in criticizing President Trump . He went on a day-long twitter rant blasting the president and his policies this week, reports Blasting News.
 
Takei included a link to a Vox article saying that the president’s friend and ally … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 13, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Family Is Still Family, Pro-LGBTQ AAPI Ad Campaign Comes to Midwest for First Time

Family Is Still Family, Pro-LGBTQ AAPI Ad Campaign Comes to Midwest for First Time

posted by Brittney Le
Chicago Pride Parade 2008

Chicago Pride Parade 2008. Photo by EMR

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) will debut its pro-LGBTQ family campaign in the Midwest for the first time tomorrow, reports NBC News.
 
Family Is Still Family, is co-produced by the Asian Pride Project. The multilingual public service announcements in support of the … Read more

Blogs

Feb 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

posted by Brittney Le
Syrian Refugee

Photo from UK Aid

Vietnamese priest Reverend Chuong Hoai Nguyen recently wrote a letter to President Donald Trump offering his own citizenship to a Syrian refugee. Commonweal Magazine, an independent journal run by Catholics, released the letter this week.

In his letter, Rev. Nguyen shows his support for Syrian refugees, having been a refugee … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Harris Introduces Bill for Legal Counsel for Refugees

Sen. Harris Introduces Bill for Legal Counsel for Refugees

posted by Brittney Le

Kamala HarrisSenator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., introduced her first bill on Thursday that would provide legal counsel to those held or detained while trying to enter the U.S., reports USA Today.

The Access to Counsel Act would allow lawyers to provide legal counsel by phone or video if they cannot physically be present. It would also … Read more

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