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Wrecking Ball Destroys Boys Town and a Bit of Japanese American History

posted by Randall

Boys Town

Boys Town photo

A bit of Japanese American history has been turned to rubble to make way for a $1.2 billion entertainment district in Omaha, reports the Omaha World-Herald.
 
The homes destroyed for the complex were at one time part of Boys Town- an organization in Nebraska dedicated to at-risk boys in need of … Read more

Community Issues

Tweet from Senior Trump Administration Energy Official Justified Incarceration of Japanese Americans

posted by Randall

William Bradford Tweet

An appointee of President Trump is apologizing for a series of offensive tweets including one which supported the incarceration camps for Japanese Americans in World War II.

William Bradford leads the Energy Department’s office of Indian Energy Policy and programs.

The tweet was just one of several deleted by Bradford, but uncovered by the Washington Read more

Blogs

UPDATE: Journalist Loses Job for Racist Tweet about Takuma Sato Win in Indy 500

posted by Louis Chan

Terry Frei of the Denver Post tweeted out his racism sentiments after the Indy 500

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Racist sentiments die hard, and now a veteran award winning journalist is out of a job because of it.

Unfortunately a moment of pure joy and ecstasy has been dampened by by an unfortunate and inexcusable tweet from a journalist Terry Frei of the Denver Post.

It was … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Filipino American to Receive Congressional Gold Medal. Push for Chinese American Veteran Launched

posted by Randall

Filipino WWII Veterans

File photo of Filipino American veterans

A Filipino American veteran this weekend will receive one of the nation’s highest civilian honors, the Congressional Gold Medal.
 

KING-TV reports Julian Nichols will be honored for his role in helping to free 500 American prisoners from the Cabanatuan prison camp in the Philippines in 1945.
 
Nichols … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Japanese American Prisoners from Santa Anita Race Track Hold Reunion

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

Apr 9, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on 75th Anniversary of Bataan Death March Commemorated

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

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

Asian Americans

LA Times Backtracks on Publishing Letters Defending Incarceration Camps

posted by Brittney Le

Manzanar

By Dorothea Lange Credit: National Archives and Records Administration [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Intern

Asian Americans are expressing outrage at the recent publication in the LA Times newspaper of letters condoning the World War II wartime act of Japanese American incarceration, reports NextShark.

Issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt … Read more

Filipino American

Dec 1, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Filipino WWII Veterans’ Deeds and Sacrifices Recognized by U.S. Congress

Filipino WWII Veterans’ Deeds and Sacrifices Recognized by U.S. Congress

posted by Randall

By Ed Diokno

In the late afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 30, the House passed … Read more

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