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Actress Olivia Liang to Lead the New ‘Kung Fu’ Series

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“Legacies” star Olivia Liang has landed the starring role in the reboot of the 1970s hit TV show “Kung Fu.”

Inspired by the show created by Ed Spielman, the reboot will be penned by television writer Christina M. Kim (“Lost,” “NCIS Los Angeles”). With Liang as the female lead, the new show from the CW promises an exciting new take on the original series, reported Deadline

Costco Worker Allegedly Denies Boy Because He’s ‘From China’ and Might Have Coronavirus

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A sample stand worker at a Costco in Issaquah, Washington allegedly turned an Asian American child away on the suspicion that he was “from China” and might infect her with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

The 8-year-old boy, who was out with his parents on Sunday, wore a face mask after learning about the virus and seeing other children at school wear it.

Dear White People Dating Asians, Your Relationship Does Not Excuse Your Racism

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I’ve never liked small talk with strangers, not because I’m an introvert, but because as an Asian person there are always the same inane questions people insist on asking to start a conversation.

From “you don’t look American so where are you really from?” to “have you ever been to North Korea?” — I’ve heard it all to the point that none of these questions amuse or annoy me anymore, I’m too tired to even react to them because they simply bore me.

Two Asian-American Filmmakers Receive Academy Award Nominations for Best Documentary

Two documentaries directed by Asian-American filmmakers have been nominated for the 2019 Academy Awards for Best Documentary (Feature): Bing Liu’s “Minding the Gap” and Jimmy Chin’s “Free Solo,” which is also co-directed by his wife Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.

“Free Solo” follows world renowned free solo climber Alex Honnold as he attempts to fulfill his wish to climb El Capitan, the 3,000-foot granite rock in Yosemite National Park, in June 2017, AsAm News reported. He became the only athlete to ever make the treacherous ascent without any ropes or safety equipment.

From Boba to K-Pop: Why ‘We Bare Bears’ is So Relatable to Asians

When it comes to entertainment, I believe we’re all subconsciously searching for characters or plot lines we can relate to — something you can watch and say to yourself, “that’s so me.” Whether I was explicitly aware of this or not at the time, I was craving this relatability even as a child. Perhaps this is why I felt a certain level of discomfort towards the live-action sitcoms or romcoms my white friends were so drawn to. And perhaps this is why I always turned to animation and cartoons for comfort instead.

In animation, there were no expectations of characters that resembled myself; after all, what could anyone, regardless of race, possibly have in common with a sponge living in the ocean or a magical dog?