Miss Singapore and Miss Myanmar highlighted important social issues during the national costume segment of the 69th Miss Universe competition.
Racial hate: Miss Singapore candidate Bernadette Belle Ong wore the red and white colors of the Singaporean flag in a cape with the message “Stop Asian Hate” printed on the back during the show on Thursday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Florida.
A senior Asian man suffered a broken nose after getting mugged and assaulted at gunpoint in South El Monte, Calif., this week.
What happened: Paul Liao, 67, was working as a Lyft driver on Monday night when an unidentified man entered his car and demanded money.
A man was arrested for sexually assaulting a 67-year-old Asian woman in Fremont, Calif. on Thursday.
Caught in the act: Fremont police said the assault was still in progress when they responded to the problem call at approximately 11 a.m.
A man has allegedly defaced murals celebrating Asian culture in San Francisco’s Chinatown twice in the span of a single month.
What happened: Security cameras caught an unidentified suspect destroying murals along Jack Kerouac Alley on May 8, reported KPIX 5.
American stand-up comedian Tony Hinchcliffe made several racist comments during a comedy show in Austin last week as Asian Americans continue to face rising hate crimes across the country.
The video: Peng Dang, a Chinese national stand-up comedian who performs in the U.S., shared a brief video of Hinchcliffe during their show last week, where the former introduced him on stage.
A Filipino American entrepreneur has accused Pepsi of forcing her company to change its name and plagiarizing their product while claiming to support women-led small businesses.
To add to the insult, Celeste Perez, who co-founded Droplet, said a Pepsi employee bought their drink before the beverage giant launched a similar version right on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is facing backlash from social media users after posting a tweet on Monday that appears to be pro-Israel.
What happened: The former 2020 presidential candidate tweeted on Monday that he is “standing with the people of Israel” and “condemn[s] the Hamas terrorists” amid the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
Versha Sharma, an outgoing managing editor for NowThis, is now the new editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, the publication announced on Monday.
The new editor-in-chief: Anna Wintour, the global editorial director of Vogue and the chief content officer of Condé Nast, described Sharma, 34, as a natural leader “with a global perspective and deep understanding of local trends and issues,” the New York Times reported.
British celebrities are uniting for a campaign to stop the growing Asian hate in the United Kingdom.
The details: Gemma Chan joins fellow Marvel actor Benedict Wong, actress Jessica Henwick, “Crazy Rich Asians” co-star Henry Golding, and others in launching the East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) Community Fund, according to The Observer.
A jewelry shop owner in Washington, D.C. was punched by a customer who allegedly got upset over a store policy on May 4.
What happened: The incident occurred inside Max Trading in the 1300 block of 4th Street Northeast, according to The Hill. The store owner was identified as Chong Hu Lu.
A collective of over 70 law firms and large company law departments in the U.S. has launched a national pro bono initiative to help victims of anti-Asian hate and prevent further incidents of violence.
The Alliance for Asian American Justice, or simply the Alliance, will coordinate and use pro bono resources to support victims in obtaining legal remedies — from providing legal counsel to working with police in keeping perpetrators accountable for their crimes.
A man in West Baltimore was arrested and charged after attacking two Asian American women with a cement block Sunday.
The incident, which was caught on video, occurred at Wonderland Liquor Store in the 2000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue before 11 p.m. on May 2.