Add to MyYahoo RSS

Asian-American News

News on Asian-American continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

36 min ago | Northwest Asian Weekly

"Yellowface" controversy over the "The Mikado" - Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

Protestors at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. Front kneeling: Christina Seong. Middle row: Lizzie Lin, Iris Carrera, Diane Laguerta, Sonia Huang, Gei Chan, Iris Parker Pavitt, Laurie Shiratori.


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Opera

3 hrs ago | DNA India

US lawmakers ask International Basketball Federation to review policy on Sikh turbans

Appalled by reports that Sikh players from India were asked to remove their turbans at an international basketball match, top US lawmakers have launched a campaign asking the International Basketball Federationa to review the discriminatory policy.


Related Topix: Indian-American

8 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Can I Get A Do-Over? Shadow Selves And Second Chances

Two remarkable graphic novels being released this week are themed around shadow-selves, legacies and second chances: Bryan Lee O'Malley's Seconds is about a woman given the opportunity to magically undo past mistakes, while Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew's The Shadow Hero revises a mysterious golden-age superhero called the Green Turtle by fleshing ... (more)


9 hrs ago |

Twitter says it hired "too many white and Asian men" to fill workforce

Twitter released their "diversity data" in response to a campaign by Reverend Jesse Jackson, which works to "protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields, and to promote peace and justice around the world."


11 hrs ago | The Newberg Graphic

Alice Sumida learns to dance through history - Thursday, 24 July 2014 07:00

Nearly everyone at Edgewood Downs retirement center in Garden Home makes a beeline for her at some point during the day, wishing her a happy birthday, or telling her how happy they are to know her.


Related Topix: Portland, OR, Garden Home (Portland, OR), Japanese-American

11 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

Ex-Jerome internee speaks Aug. 6 in LR

Frank Sata, one of thousands of Japanese-Americans who was forced to live in an internment camp in Arkansas during World War II, will be in Little Rock on Aug. 6 to discuss his experiences and how it shaped his father's art and his own work as an architect.


Related Topix: Japanese-American, Little Rock, AR

11 hrs ago | Truthdig

Gaza As Sarajevo

After the publication earlier this week of my Truthdig commentary about Israel's repetitively compulsive and rabid behavior , I got a lovely note from a dear longtime friend who was in general and quite anguished agreement with much of what I'd written.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Japanese-American, US News, Liberal Political News

12 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

18-year old beauty crowned Miss Philippines Quest USA

MANILA An 18-year-old summer camp counselor was crowned as the first-ever Miss Philippines Quest USA winner at the Symphony Space in Manhattan, New York City, last July 12. Alexa Kirby, who was also adjudged as Best in Evening Gown, will represent the Filipino-American community in the 2014 Miss World Philippines pageant to be held in Manila on ... (more)


Related Topix: Filipino-American, Demi Lovato, Dance, Pop/Rock

Wed Jul 23, 2014

$1.2 mn bash planned for Modi in New York

Narendra Modi, then an RSS karyakarta , seen above on a visit to New York in the early 1990s.


Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Indian-American, us Travel, Travel, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, North America Travel, Chicago Travel,

A Cultural Maifesto: Meditation on art & violence

That's just one of the expletive-laced threats I hear a middle-aged man scream at a young woman across several lanes of traffic at Meridian and St. Clair.


Related Topix: Chinese-American, Religion, Falun Gong, Indianapolis, IN

Malaysian National News Agency

NAAM To Be Agent To Empower Indian Commmunity - Saravanan

SUNGAI PETANI, July 23 -- The New Affirmative Action Movement Foundation established throughout the country, will act as an agent between the government and the Indian community, towards enhancing their economic status.


Related Topix: Surya Sivakumar, World News, Malaysia, Indian-American,

The Georgia Straight

Sid Chow Tan: Homeless no more, evicted no more, silenced no more

Editor's note: Sid Chow Tan, community organizer and media and communications producer, delivered this speech in front of the Ming Sun building.


Related Topix: Japanese-American, North America, Canada, World News

BBC News

Police 'spied on dead man's family'

A mother campaigning for an inquiry into her son's death in 1997 says she has been told she was spied on by undercover Scotland Yard officers.


Related Topix: Greater London County, England, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, United Kingdom Travel,


Vanderbilt-led study identifies genes linked to breast cancer in East Asian women

A new study in East Asian women has identified three genetic changes linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.


Related Topix: Vanderbilt University, Genetics, Biology, Science, World News, Japan,

Arirang TV

Former sex slaves travel U.S. to call attention to issue

When they were in their teens, Lee Ok-son and Kang Il-chul were forced to serve as sex slaves at a military brothel.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Glendale, CA, Japanese-American

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Julian Cihi and Diane Phelan to Star in 2g's GALOIS at the 2014 Ice Factory Festival, 7/23-26

Second Generation Productions , a major incubator and producer of Asian American theater, announced today that Julian Cihi and Diane Phelan lead the cast of 2g's commissioned musical, Galois, by Sung Rno and Aaron Jones, directed by Victor Maog and produced by Jane Jung.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts

Free Republic

Sexist or helpful? Chinese women drivers get big, pink parking spaces

It's 2014. We should be well beyond the "women can't drive" sexism. But at one Chinese shopping mall, this clearly isn't the case.


Related Topix: Chinese-American


Andrea Nguyen shows what makes banh mi so special

Harry Lam wraps up sandwiches to go at Sing Sing, a Tenderloin cafe catering to older Vietnamese men on July 11, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Vietnamese-American, Castro (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Allendale Columbia Offering Unique Chinese/American Summer Experience

This summer Allendale Columbia School will welcome Chinese students between the age of 7-17 for a week of immersion and cultural exchange.


Related Topix: Chinese-American, Rochester, NY, University of Rochester

The Drinks Business

Chinese firm buys Quixote winery for $29m

The Stag's Leap vineyard, owned by organic winemaker Carl Doumani, was purchased by Jinta Vineyards and Winery, a Chinese-owned private firm registered in the US, according to reports by Wine Spector.


Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Vietnamese-American, Contra Costa County, CA