Steven Yeun Makes Oscars History as First-ever Asian American Lead Actor Nominee
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It’s 2021, and it’s about damn time that an Asian American has been nominated for an Oscar for lead actor: “Steven Yeun made history Monday morning with his Oscar nomination for his performance as Jacob, a Korean father who moves his family to a rural Arkansas farm during the 1980s, in Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari.” […]

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NBA G League Dealing Internally with Player who called Jeremy Lin “Coronavirus”
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The NBA has identified the player who Jeremy Lin said called him “coronavirus” during G-League play.  Lin, who went back to the NBA’s development league in order work  his way back into the NBA after playing for the Beijing Ducks, did not mention that individual’s name.  According to The Athletics’ Shams Charania, the League is […]

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8 Questions with Joses Wong, creator of the game Angry See Lai
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In this post, we talk with Joses Wong, creator of the board game Angry See Lai. You don’t see Asian-oriented board games every day, so we took this opportunity to ask him 8 questions. At the end of the interview, you can see a special treat he has provided for our readers. Can you give […]

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Honestly – Why Now? Why The Uptick In Asian American Hate Because Of COVID-19
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It truly doesn’t make sense to me. We are on the verge – the world is on the verge – of having some sense of normalcy again – sure it’ll be a bit – but my god – why now? Is the hate that deep for us that even though we should be trying to […]

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Asian American Youth Poet Laureates winning Recognitions
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While Amanda Gorman has become well known for being the first US National Youth Poet Laureate and speaking at the Joe Biden presidential inauguration, cities all over the US also have Youth Poet Laureate programs, with many Asian Americans as winners and finalists in the national competition. New York City’s Youth poet laureate for 2021 […]

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Recent Violence Against Asian Americans Since Start of 2021
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Last year, I wrote about the spike in incidents of anti-Asian harassment, verbal abuse, bullying, and violence since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the level of anti-Asian racism and xenophobia seemed to have declined, but since the start of 2021, there seems to be a new wave of attacks aimed against Asian […]

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9 Ways You Can Help Prevent Asian American Hate Crimes
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How to combat a rise in violence against AAPI communities. View Entire Post ›

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