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TJ Cox bid for Congress now rated a toss up
TJ Cox must wait until next week for the vote counting to resume in his race for Congress. After being written off over two weeks ago, TJ Cox's Congressional campaign is alive and kicking. On Thanksgiving Day eve, the Filipino America has narrowed the gap b...
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Manny Pacquiao opponent booed for making Asian joke
SCREEN CAPTURE / YOUTUBE Boxer Adrien Broner laughed at his own jokes, but no one else was laughing. ASAM NEWS TO THE SOUNDS of boos, boxer Adrien Broner made racist Asian and Black jokes about legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao in an effort to drum up buzz abo...
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Filipino American narrows gap in California congressional race
TJ COX VOTES are still being counted in California's District 21. The congressional contest between Filipino American TJ Cox and David Valadao, the GOP incumbent, is still too close to call. Only 930 votes separate the candidates. Democrat Cox, an engineer ...
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Inter-racial marriages continues to grow in the U.S.
I'M A FIRST-GENERATION Filipino American. My wife is a Filipina American whose family has been in this country five generations. Through my extended family, I have relatives who are mixed race: Filipino plus white (a strong dose of Irish), black, Latino and...
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Filipina American concedes Texas congressional race
SCREEN CAPTURE Gina Ortiz Jones during a press conference last week. VIRGINIA'S REP. BOBBY SCOTT will remain the lone Filipino American in the U.S. Congress after Gina Ortiz Jones ended her quest in Texas. While Scott was unopposed in his Nov. 6 midterm con...
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Filipina American concedes Texas congressional race
SCREEN CAPTURE Gina Ortiz Jones during a press conference last week. VIRGINIA'S REP. BOBBY SCOTT will remain the lone Filipino American in the U.S. Congress after Gina Ortiz Jones ended her quest in Texas. While Scott was unopposed in his Nov. 6 midterm con...
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DACA student awarded a Rhodes Scholarship
SCREEN CAPTURE / MSNBC Jin Park was interviewed on MSNBC about the DACA program. A BENEFICIARY of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Jin Kyu Park, the DACA recipient, is currently a...
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Gil Cisneros comes from behind to beat Young Kim in California congressional race
GIL CISNEROS FOR CONGRESS Gil Cisneros, left center, ran an aggressive campaign to win Asian American support, including the endorsement of Congressmember Judy Chu, who represented a neighboring district. ASAM NEWS A REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD in California has ...
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Sunday Read Hate crimes rising, says FBI report
GRAPHIC FROM TWITTER I N 2017, DONALD TRUMP'S first year in office, the number of hate crimes jumped up 17% from the previous year for a total of 7,175 hate crimes, the highest increase since 9/11. It was the third year in a row that the FBI Hate Crimes Rep...
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Will Batgirl be an Asian American?
Ella Jay Basco will play Cassandra Cain, who eventually become Batgirl, right. NEWCOMER ELLA JAY BASCO has nabbed the pivotal role of Cassandra Cain in the upcoming production of  Birds of Prey. The superhero movie stars Margot Robbie, who is also executive...
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