Wednesday 22nd February 2017,

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My Encounter with New Assistant White House Press Secretary

posted by Randall
Ninio Fatalvo

Ninio Fetalvo

Ninio Fetalvo has been named one of four assistant press secretaries for President Donald Trump.
The 23-year old Filipino American previously served as Asian Pacific American press secretary for the Republican National Committee.
I first met Fetalvo in Las Vegas before the Asian American Pacific Islander Presidential Forum this past August.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Fresh Off the Boat’s Hudson Yang Takes Over the White House

posted by Louis Chan

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Hudson Yang who plays Eddie Huang on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat had a run on the White House this week.

Yang visited the White House to join in ceremonies for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

The White House posted numerous photos of Yang’s adventures at the home of … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Zee News: President Obama Appoints Record Number of Indian Americans

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

Nisha Desai BiswalDuring his time in office, President Obama has appointed a record number of Indian Americans to key positions in the White House. According to Zee News, the number of Indian American appointees easily surpasses 50.

President Obama has praised Indian Americans for their talents in the past. When he met with Prime Minister Manmohan … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Niti Central: Actor @KalPenn nominated by President Obama for key position

posted by Randall

Kal PennActor Kal Penn continues to amaze the way he juggles his acting career with his passion for public service.

Niti Central reports the former White House staffer under the Obama administration has been nominated by the President to a post on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

He also played an active … Read more

Community Issues

CRI English: Protests against Jimmy Kimmel Live held in 23 cities

posted by Randall

Jimmy KimmelProtests were held in 23 cities across the country Saturday over the “kill everyone in China” remarks made on Jimmy Kimmel Live, reports CRI English.

The on line site reports that in Burbank well over a thousand protestors demonstrated outside ABC headquarters. Signs read “teach kids to love not to kill” and “Fire … Read more

Community Issues

Outlook India: Michelle Obama to Host #Diwali Celebration at White House

posted by Randall

Michelle ObamaFirst lady Michelle Obama will host this year’s Diwali celebration at the White House on November 5, reports Outlook India.

Prominent Indian Americans will be invited along with lawmakers and senior White House officials.

President Obama this week issued his proclamation commemorating the Festival of Lights.

“The flame of the diya, or lamp, reminds … Read more

Top Story

South China Morning Post: Comment on Jimmy Kimmel: “Kill Everyone in China”

posted by Randall

Jimmy Kimmel LiveA comment aired on  Jimmy Kimmel Live to “kill everyone in China” has drawn outrage from some on the internet, reports the South China Morning Post.

The show that aired October 16  included a panel discussion of children about what to do about the government shutdown and the US huge debt to China.

A boy … Read more

Top Story

Washington Post: North Korea Could Release American Prisoner Kenneth Bae in Days

posted by Randall

Kenneth BaeThe Obama administration says the North Koreans could free American prisoner Kenneth Bae in a matter of days, reports the Washington Post.

The White House announced just yesterday it was sending US Special Envoy Robert King on Friday to request a pardon for Bae.

The Korean American from Washington state was sentenced to 15 … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Colorlines: @Kalpenn Responds to Backlash Over His Stand on Stop & Frisk

posted by Randall

Kal PennFormer Obama aide and actor Kal Penn of Harold & Kumar fame says he stands with the South Asian American community in its opposition to racial profiling, reports Colorlines.

Penn was responding to criticism about his tweets defending the New York Police Department’s controversial stop and frisk policy.

South Asian Americans Leading Together or … Read more


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