Monthly Archives: August 2009

Health Care Protest Signs Declare “Youth in Asia” Will Kill Your Grandma

Yes yes, I get the pun in this photograph: It’s not Youth in Asia that will kill your grandma, it’s euthanasia, or — if you ask the protesters in this photograph — Obama’s liberal, tree hugging death squads that will … Continue reading

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Paramount Apologizes for Racism in “The Goods,” Pulls Scene from Trailer

As a result of the protests staged last Friday by a coalition of Asian American groups, Paramount has issued an apology for using racist language in the trailer for “The Goods.” Nikkei View and Angry Asian Man have posted copies … Continue reading

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New YouTube Channel: DaPhamily

Move over, Ryan Higa and other Asian YouTubers attempting to find fame online with their silly little videos. I’m placing all my bets on young DaPhamily who’s been making his own waves around the Internet tubes with his youthful exuberance … Continue reading

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John Cho in ABC’s New TV Series, FlashForward

A lot of the television networks are starting to show their upcoming new television series premiere trailers, but I was a bit surprised to see the trailer for ABC’s new science fiction drama FlashForward with John Cho as one of … Continue reading

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Not Everyone Thrilled With Laura Ling & Euna Lee

The backlash against American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee has already begun, but not on our own soil.  Human rights advocates are speaking out against the two freed women, stating that their research for Current TV and stint in … Continue reading

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Ryan Higa’s Channel is #1 for YouTube Subscribers

While Hollywood studios are busy making light of hate crimes on Asians,  Ryan “Nigahiga” Higa’s “Asian” style video channel is, at of time of this post, the most subscribed channel on YouTube.  In the video below, he thanks his fans … Continue reading

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I May Be Short, But Nothing Short of Perspective

By Vannie I had never been self-conscious of height until I stopped growing in fifth grade (I blame it on the coffee machine left out at the parent-teacher conference because after that first sip, my growth was forever stunted.). Standing … Continue reading

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Hate Crimes are Not Funny: Asian American Groups Protest The Goods

Asian American groups protest THE GOODS: hate crimes are not funny, originally uploaded by !!! :: jozjozjoz :: !!!. As reported by Angry Asian Man and also by 8Asians, various Asian American groups protested The Goods for its “Pearl Harbor” … Continue reading

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Events: Date Auctions in New York

To get your event blogged about on 8Asians, join our social network! yKAN’s 20th year Anniversary Celebration & Date Auction Fundraiser – The young Korean American Network (yKAN) is very excited to commemorate twenty years of service in the community … Continue reading

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Popping My 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors Cherry

I swear I did not win the 8Asians Arts Stimulus Package. We don’t rig contests here. We should, but we don’t (mostly to protect our family honor and other Asian things like that.) Nonetheless, Jozjozjoz and I ventured out to … Continue reading

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Asian American Groups to Protest Racist Scene in ‘The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard’

Ken Jeong is in another movie titled The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard that just opened last week, and has embroiled himself in another controversy: “Several Asian American media advocacy groups, including The Japanese American Citizens League, Imada Wong Communications … Continue reading

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Nichi Bei Times Shuts Down: Blamed on the Internet, Lack of Community

The SF Chronicle reports that The Nichi Bei Times, Northern California’s oldest Japanese American community newspaper will be shut down on September 10th. While the official reasoning for the paper shutting down is blamed on the gradual move from news … Continue reading

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