Nerds, let us unite over the Monkey King because I never thought I’d see the day when DC Comics would accept perhaps the most legendary mythical figure in Chinese lore as canon in the DCU.
In February, Jessica Chen, a DC comics editor, posted a Lunar New Year greeting to the Facebook group, Subtle Asian Traits. It was there that I first heard of “DC Festival of Heroes” — the company’s first-ever Asian heroes anthology.
A Filipino web developer’s unconventional name choice for his newborn son has become a hot topic for social media users in the Philippines.
A site to behold: Macaroni ’85 Pascual named his son HyperText Markup Language (HTML), based on the language used to describe the structure of Web pages, as a tribute to his profession, reported Inquirer.net.
Rocky Gathercole, the late Filipino celebrity fashion designer known for his avant-garde creations, was homeless for eight years before pursuing his calling.
Humble beginnings: Gathercole told Phil Star Global that he left home to live on the streets when he was 14 because he was going through an “identity crisis” and “couldn’t tell his dad he was gay.”
‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Star Crystal Kung Minkoff Shares Journey to Recovery From Bulimia
Crystal Kung Minkoff shared her battle with bulimia in an episode of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” on Wednesday.
The battle: In the episode, the 35-year-old mother of two told her fellow co-stars Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley, Sutton Stracke, Kathy Hilton and Kyle Richards how her struggle with bulimia began at 11 years old, according to People.
A man and a woman are both facing mischief charges for allegedly assaulting an Asian coffee shop manager in Richmond, British Columbia.
The incident: Suspects Astrid Maria Secreve and Michel Jean-Jacque Berthaume allegedly hurled racial slurs at Nikki, the manager of Rocanini Coffee Roasters coffee shop in Steveston, on March 29, reported Vancouver Sun.
Naomi Osaka has officially withdrawn from the upcoming Wimbledon championships in June for personal reasons, just weeks after quitting the French Open.
Some time off: Osaka’s agent told Reuters on Thursday that the tennis star is “taking some personal time with friends and family” but noted she would be “ready for the Olympics,” set to commence next month in Japan.
Samira Ahmed, a New York Times bestselling YA (Young Adult) author, makes history as the first South Asian woman to write a comic book series for “Ms. Marvel.”
The announcement: The new series, titled “Ms. Marvel: Beyond The Limit,” will be penned by Ahmed and illustrated by “Runaways” artist Andrés Genolet, Marvel announced on Thursday.
“Mortal Kombat” star Hiroyuki Sanada will join Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama and Keanu Reeves in “John Wick 4” as an old friend of the title character.
Movie details: Sanada will be playing a character known as Watanabe. The character’s role in the plot has not been released except that he and Wick share several common enemies, Collider reported.
People are accusing hip-hop artist Jay Park of cultural appropriation for his “Asian version” of Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “DNA.”
Problematic video: On Monday the Korean American rapper released a music video for the song — which has since been made private on YouTube — that tackles his pride for his Korean culture and Asian heritage while prominently featuring visuals from Black culture.
A GoFundMe campaign set up for a Bangladeshi Lyft driver who died after an alleged drunken driver T-boned his car in Maspeth in Queens, New York, has raised over $55,000.
The incident: Mohammed Hossain, 47, was driving with a passenger when a Ford Explorer driven by Erik Chimborazo crashed into his Toyota RAV4 at the intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Elliott Avenue at around 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, reported WLNY.
A Utah state attorney came under fire for his expletive-laden email sent to an openly gay, Asian American political candidate after the latter accidentally woke him up and his family from their siesta.
What happened: Darin Mano was doing door-to-door campaigning over the weekend for a City Council position when he stumbled into the house of assistant attorney general Steven A. Wuthrich, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
What happened: The Instagram Story, which was posted by Filipino American entrepreneur Rembrandt Flores, shows a group of Asian people dining at Tadaima, a new sushi restaurant located at 615 N. Western Avenue.
A Vancouver mother was left in shock after receiving a racist email while looking for child care in British Columbia.
What happened: Wai-Ke Kim turned to Craigslist, as some of her friends suggested, after failing to find child care options for her 2-year-old son, according to Daily Hive.
A man who stabbed a 94-year-old Asian woman in broad daylight in San Francisco is now in police custody.
The stabbing: Authorities responded to a report of a stabbing on Post Street around 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, police said in a press release shared by San Francisco Mayor London Breed.
Larry Itliong dreamed of becoming a lawyer when he immigrated to the United States as a teen in 1929. However, the circumstances of being a Filipino American worker at the time would eventually lead him to a higher calling.
Itliong started young in leading the fight for migrants’ labor rights during a tumultuous period in America, according to the Smithsonian. While a growing number of people recognize him now as a key figure of the Asian American movement, many are still unfamiliar with his story.
A taekwondo demonstration team left judges on “America’s Got Talent” with “goosebumps” after their audition performance and won host Terry Crews’ golden buzzer choice on June 15.
The performance: On the third night of auditions for the world-famous talent show, the World Taekwondo Demonstration Team blew the audience and judges away with their performance.
A father who won over $100,000 in the lottery from a scratch card in Vancouver, Canada, plans to use it towards his children’s education.
Winning lottery ticket: Frankis Christurasa and his daughter, Pirashalini Firangs, won $125,000 on a Super Money Multiplier Scratch and Win ticket purchased from the Victoria Drive Town Pantry.
A group of Asian dancers in New York City was filming a K-pop cover video in Times Square when an unidentified male was caught on camera sexually harassing one of its members.
An uninvited appearance: Yingqi, a member of 404 Dance Crew, was filming a dance cover of “Next Level” by aespa for the group’s YouTube channel on the evening of May 25.
Billie Eilish has come under fire for allegedly saying “ch*nk” and using a mock Asian accent in a series of clips posted on TikTok this week.
The allegation: TikTok user @lcxvy compiled the undated clips and captioned the allegedly problematic parts on Monday.
A 22-year-old Muslim woman wearing a hijab was verbally attacked while waiting for the bus in Vancouver, Canada, last week.
What happened: Shafira Vidyamaharani was at a bus stop on Main Street at around 11 a.m. on June 11 when the incident occurred, according to CBC.
- I Grew Up Watching the Monkey King on TVB, Now He Lives on in the DC Universe
- Filipino Web Developer Dad Named ‘Macaroni ’85’ Names Newborn Baby ‘HyperText Markup Language’
- How Rocky Gathercole Went From Homeless Teen to Designing for Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears
- ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Star Crystal Kung Minkoff Shares Journey to Recovery From Bulimia
- Couple Charged With ‘Mischief’ After Racist Assault on Asian Coffee Shop Manager in Canada
- Naomi Osaka Withdraws From Wimbledon Championships, Expresses Excitement for Tokyo Olympics
- NY Times Bestselling Author Becomes the First South Asian Woman to Write ‘Ms. Marvel’
- Hiroyuki Sanada Joins Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama, Keanu Reeves in ‘John Wick 4’
- Jay Park Accused of Cultural Appropriation for Video Remix of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DNA’
- GoFundMe Raises Over $55K for Bangladeshi Lyft Driver Killed in Car Crash in Queens
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