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Japanese American Prisoners from Santa Anita Race Track Hold Reunion

posted by Randall

Santa Anita Assembly Center1The traumatic experience of being incarcerated behind barbed wire for simply being Japanese is still a tough subject to talk about for some who lived through it .

200 Japanese Americans held a reunion at the Santa Anita Racetrack this past weekend to renew friendships and relive memories.

They were imprisoned there before being transferred … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jamie Ford to Turn Bestseller into Movie

posted by Brittney Le

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetHalf-Chinese author Jamie Ford has signed on to work with film producers to turn his bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet into a movie, reports KRTV. Ford has even agreed to write the screenplay adaptation himself, something that not many authors choose to do.

The historical fiction novel is a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

75th Anniversary of Bataan Death March Commemorated

posted by Randall
Bataan Death March

This picture, captured from the Japanese, shows American prisoners using improvised litters to carry those of their comrades who, from the lack of food or water on the march from Bataan, fell along the road. Philippines, May 1942

Despite rainy skies, dozens took part in a military wreath laying ceremony in San Francisco’s Presidio to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Half-Chinese Author Calls Out Highland Park Students for “Trolling”

Half-Chinese Author Calls Out Highland Park Students for “Trolling”

posted by Brittney Le
Jamie Ford

Jamie Ford

Best-selling Chinese American author Jamie Ford took to Facebook and his personal website to report how he was treated at Highland Park High School on Thursday as keynote speaker of the town’s literary festival, reports Dallas News. Ford, who debuted in 2009 with Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, … Read more

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Jan 30, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Google Honors Civil Rights Icon Fred Korematsu with a Doodle

Google Honors Civil Rights Icon Fred Korematsu with a Doodle

posted by Louis Chan

Fred Korematsu Google Doodle

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The timing couldn’t be better.

Asian American civil rights icon Fred Korematsu is being honored today with a Google Doodle.

Anyone who goes to Google.com will see a Doodle of Korematsu, on what would have been his 98th birthday.

The Oakland native refused to comply with President Roosevelt’s Executive … Read more

Blogs

Jan 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Pro-Muslim “Don’t Normalize Hate” PSA Produced by Katy Perry

Pro-Muslim “Don’t Normalize Hate” PSA Produced by Katy Perry

posted by Brittney Le
Katy Perry

Katy Perry

With the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump coming this Friday, the discussion surrounding his upcoming term only intensifies, along with the fear among many minority groups.

The xenophobic nature of Trump’s campaign and public behavior in general, along with the slew of hate crimes across the country, has fueled people to speak out … Read more

Filipino American

Dec 30, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Philippine Scouts, Sikhs and Olympic Legend Greg Louganis in Tournament of Roses Parade

Philippine Scouts, Sikhs and Olympic Legend Greg Louganis in Tournament of Roses Parade

posted by Randall
Philippine Scout Heritage Society

The Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, seen here in the Huntington, Calif. parade, will be be part of the
Tournament of Roses Parade for the first time.

By Ed Diokno

Greg Louganis will be one of the grand marshals for the 128th Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday, Jan. 2. He is the first American of … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 16, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on President Obama Grants Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino American Veterans

President Obama Grants Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino American Veterans

posted by Louis Chan
Rescission Act

On Feb. 18, 1946, the Rescission Act was signed taking away the rights, benefits and honors promised to 250,000 Filipino WWII veterans who fought with the American soldiers against the invading Japanese military.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent.

 

President Obama has signed a bill into law that awards the Congressional Gold Medal to … Read more

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Nov 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Filipino WWII Vets Running Out of Time to be Recognized

Filipino WWII Vets Running Out of Time to be Recognized

posted by Randall
Rep Tulsi Gabbard

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii urges passage of HR2737.

By Ed Diokno

This is a critical time for Filipino veterans of World War II in their quest for recognition. If they are to get the Congressional Gold Medal for their service, the act that would grant them that honor would have to be passed before … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 22, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on George Takei Reaches Out to Latino Commuity, Warns Against Trump Presidency

George Takei Reaches Out to Latino Commuity, Warns Against Trump Presidency

posted by Frances Fu

George Takei

George Takei sends a message to Spanish speaking voters


 
In a recently released Facebook video, Star Trek actor and LGBTQ advocate George Takei uses his Spanish-speaking skills to compare Trump’s platform on Mexican immigrants today to the racist propaganda used by the Roosevelt administration against Japanese Americans during World War II.
 
“Back Read more

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