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GoFundMe and trust fund created for security guard who died protecting news crew in Oakland

Kevin Nishita

A GoFundMe and trust fund created for the loved ones of a security guard who died on Saturday after he was shot by armed robbers while working with a California news station has nearly reached its $25,000 goal.

What happened: Former police officer Kevin Nishita, who worked for Star Protection Agency, was protecting the KRON4 crew last Wednesday while covering a recent armed robbery at a clothing store in Oakland.

‘Aokifying it’: Steve Aoki pays homage to ‘Cowboy Bebop’ with ‘Tank!’ theme remix

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Netflix’s live-action adaptation of “Cowboy Bebop” starring John Cho was released on Friday and to celebrate the occasion, DJ Steve Aoki dropped a remix of the show’s classic theme “Tank!”

Reinterpretation: Aoki put his own spin on Japanese composer Yoko Kanno’s original composition with Latin-infused big band jazz music and his signature EDM sound.

‘A dangerous precedent’: George Takei, Daniel Dae Kim, other celebs angered over Rittenhouse verdict

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Asian celebrities and activists took to Twitter on Friday to share their thoughts on the Kyle Rittenhouse shooting trial after a jury in Kenosha found him not guilty on all counts.

Background: The 18-year-old was on trial this month after fatally shooting two people and wounding another with an AR-15 rifle during the Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality in August 2020.

Simu Liu tries to keep the peace between Saweetie and Kyle Mooney in ‘SNL’ promo

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Simu Liu is doing the honors of hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend with musical guest Saweetie who appears to have gotten into an awkward situation with one of the “SNL” cast members.

Comedic tension: The longest-running sketch comedy show released the promotional video for the upcoming episode, which features the “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star, the award-winning rapper, and SNL cast members Cecily Strong and Kyle Mooney.

Simu Liu shares his movie character impressions that were rejected from his upcoming ‘SNL’ appearance

Simu Liu shows of impressions on Jimmy Fallon in preparation for SNL

Marvel star Simu Liu appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” to share movie character impressions he claims were rejected for his upcoming appearance on this week’s “Saturday Night Live.”

A precious impression: The “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” started by attempting to do an impression of Emperor Palpatine by saying “something, something, something, dark side” in the Sith Lord’s voice, a reference to the title of  a “Family Guy” parody of “Star Wars.”

For 85 minutes, Kamala Harris was the only woman, Asian American in US history to hold presidential power

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Vice President Kamala Harris made history once again by becoming the first woman and Asian American to gain presidential power after President Joe Biden underwent a routine colonoscopy on Friday morning, according to the White House.

Transfer of power: Harris, the first Black and South Asian vice president of the United States, became the commander in chief for nearly an hour and a half.

Chrissy Teigen slammed for ‘tone deaf’ Instagram post showing ‘Squid Game’-themed celebration

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Chrissy Teigen has sparked online outrage after getting together with her celebrity friends for a “Squid Game”-themed party, with fans calling her out for her “tone-deaf” festivities.

What happened: It all started after Teigen, 35, posted a series of images on Instagram showing her and celebrity guests — including “Pretty Little Liars” star Shay Mitchell and others — dressed up as characters from the hit Netflix show and reenacting some of the show’s deadly children’s games.

Asian students attacked by group of teens on SEPTA train in Philadelphia, suspects to face charges

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Philadelphia police are investigating an attack on a male student believed to be Asian or Asian American on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train.

What happened: The incident occurred on the Broad Street Line near Erie Station at around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to FOX29. A video of the brutal attack is now circulating on social media.