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Adele Lim to Direct Ashley Park in R-rated Comedy
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Follows four Asian American women on a journey of “no-holds-barred wild debauchery.” Adele Lim, co-writer of Crazy Rich Asians and Raya and the Last Dragon, will make her directorial debut helming an untitled R-rated comedy for Lionsgate and Point Grey Pictures. Starring Tony and Grammy-nominated actress Ashley Park, the project follows four Asian American women […]

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Suspect Pleads Guilty in Atlanta Spa Shootings
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Robert Aaron Long faces four other murder charges in a neighboring county. The man accused of killing eight people at a string of Atlanta-area spas pleaded guilty on Tuesday to four counts of murder in suburban Cherokee County and will serve four consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole plus 35 years in prison. […]

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Sunisa Lee Helps U.S. Women Gymnastics Team Win Silver
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She received 15.4 — the highest score on the uneven bars so far at the Tokyo Olympics. With Russia’s women”s gymnastics team leading by more than a point and Simone Biles abruptly out of the competition in Tuesday’s team final, it fell to Sunisa Lee, anchoring the United States on the uneven bars, to keep […]

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Suspect Arrested in Attack on Elderly Woman
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80-year-old woman violently pushed in unprovoked assault. In Honolulu, surveillance cameras caught a disturbing violent assault on an 80-year-old woman on the street. 37-year-old Jordan Wong was arrested Tuesday after violently pushing down the unnamed victim in an unprovoked attack. The woman fell to the ground, over the curb and landed in the shoulder of […]

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New Study claims “No Strong Evidence” of College Admissions Discrimination against Asian Americans
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graphic credit: Center for Education and the Workforce When I first read that research from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce claims that there is no strong evidence of admissions discrimination against Asian Americans in the 90 most selective colleges in the US, I was skeptical. After reading the summary and more detailed […]

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How, in 2021,  do people not know that "chink" is a slur?
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Devin Funches apologizes for saying "chinky." Over the weekend during a press conference, Green Bay Packers receiver Devin Funchess used the word "chinky" to describe the smiling eyes of reporters. He clearly wasn't directing the slur at anyone; he wasn't even referring to any actual Asian person. It was, on the surface, a word uttered […]

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For Us All: Fred Korematsu’s Quest for Justice
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New audio play tells the true story of the legal fight to overturn Korematsu v. United States. L.A. Theatre Works presents For Us All, a new audio play based on the true story of a team of lawyers who used a little-known legal writ to fight and overturn the conviction of Fred Korematsu, unjustly sentenced […]

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Sunisa Lee’s Journey to win the Gymnastics All-Around Gold Medal at the Tokyo Olympics
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In case you missed it, Sunisa Lee, a Hmong American from Minnesota, won the Gymnastics All Round medal at the Tokyo Olympics.  After Simone Biles withdrew, the pressure was intense on the 18 year old to continue the United States streak of gold medals in the all around competition.  Lee edged out second place Brazillian […]

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Asian American Olympians Talk about their Anti-Asian hate Experiences
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It’s been great to see Asian American athletes representing the US in the Tokyo Olympics.  I saw Nikhil Kumar playing table tennis and found out he is an 18 year from my city of San Jose.  Seeing athletes like Nikhil made this story from NBC News Asian America about the anti-Asian hate experiences Asian American […]

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They Call Us Bruce 129: They Call Us Seoul Sausage
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Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America. What's up, podcast listeners? We've got another episode of our podcast They Call Us Bruce. (Almost) each week, my good friend, writer/columnist Jeff Yang and I host an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America, with a strong focus […]

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