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Ed Diokno
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Al Penn resigns from President's committee on the arts and humanities
Kal Penn ASAM NEWS ACTOR KAL PENN was among those who resigned Friday  from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.  Penn and the other 17 committee members resigned en masse on Friday in response to President Donald Trump’s comments about the...

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White supremacists refuse care from Asian American physician
ABC Dr. Esther Choo, emergency room physician in Oregon. A SERIES of tweets from Dr. Esther Choo reveals the dilemma facing white supremacists when they go the hospital to patch up the bruises garnered while inciting violence. It also presents the problem m...

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Charlottesville, Asian Americans at a turning point
GROWING UP in California, my parents never talked about the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. To them, the plight of African/Americans and their fight for equality were distant events To them, the March on Washington was for African/Americans. I...

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HBO needs to reconsider its plans to produce alt-history "Confederate"
Game of Throne producers ponder a news series for HBO. NOW is not the time to give the rising white supremacist movement another outlet to air their racist views. That's why we are joing the rising chorus against HBO's proposed  Confedrate , a show they hop...

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Ali Wong at the Masonic Auditorium tonight
Ali Wong ONE OF THE brightest young comedians in the country is on tour. If you want to watch Ali Wong before she becomes a household name, here's your chance. You can always brag to your friends, I knew her before ... Ali Wong  is a stand-up comedian, writ...

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Tiki torches are for BBQs
AFTER Charlottesville, Virginia, let's return Tiki torches back to their original uses.

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Fraternity hazing death: Asians are the loneliest Americans
"ASIANS are the loneliest Americans." The haunting line rings true for Asian/Americans trying to find a place to fit in in the American mosaic. An article, " What a Fraternity Hazing Death Revealed About the Painful Search for an Asian-American Identity"   ...

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TGIF FEATURE: Bruno Mars releases new video starring Zendaya; donates $1M to Flint
Zendaya stars in Bruno Mars' newest music video. BRUNO MARS has been on his “24K Magic World Tour.” During his August 12 sold-out show, Mars surprised the Auburn Hills, MI audience with the announcement that he would be donating $1 million to aid victims of...

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Trump again eases up on white supremacists
Donald Trump is back to blaming "both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville last weekend. OMG! It's one step forward and two steps back for Donald Trump. Can anything get more weirder? After today (Aug. 15), we realize that his statement on Monday was ...

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Kick the alt-right out of the White House, say AAPI, black and Latino lawmakers
This photo went viral in the Asian American community. WHAT'S NEXT after Donald Trump belatedly condemned the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists for the violence that broke out in Charlottseville, Va. over the weekend? Charlottesville may very well be th...
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