A Filipina vlogger based in California captured footage of a confrontation she had with a neighbor who shouted profanities at her in front of her house last week.
Karen goes viral: Jinky Cubillan, a popular social media personality known as “Madam Kilay,” shared a video of the verbal altercation on her Facebook account and YouTube channel. The videos have since racked up a total of over 6.5 million views at the time of this writing.
Swarms of racist jokes and memes flooded the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page after they posted a picture of an Asian man showing off his grills during a booking in California.
What happened: Anthony Wong, a 33-year-old man on probation, was arrested by the SLO County Sheriff for violating his probation after he was allegedly found with over 1,000 counterfeit Fentanyl and Acetaminophen pills worth $5,000 to $10,000, according to the SLO County Sheriff’s Office.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Medium and reposted with permission.
Growing up in Brooklyn, I had a lot of friends from different backgrounds — many that were white, a few that were Asian, but none that were both, like me. I felt like I was the only one in the overlap of a Venn diagram, part of both circles but still different.
Facebook is launching multiple initiatives in support of Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) this Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
The initiatives include new safety and support features, additional funding and partnerships, and a programming series dedicated to the community.
NextShark has been chosen to participate in Facebook Journalism Program’s Sustainability Accelerator Program along with a group of 20 news organizations owned and led by people of color.
The six-month program will provide newsrooms training and possible grants to help with revenue and audience growth strategies.
Facebook is earning money from ads placed by companies that use “kung flu,” according to a report from Media Matters, a progressive research and information center dedicated to “comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.”
The ads in question: The social networking giant appears to have run such ads as early as March, days after a White House official used the phrase in the presence of an Asian American reporter.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with a public apology from Mayor Jean Stothert.
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert called out a social media user for using their Korean name to hide behind “symbols.”
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article indicated the man’s ethnicity was allegedly Hmong. The claim was made and documented by the Facebook user as we reported, but we’ve altered our headline to not single out any one specific community.
A Minnesota man streamed himself assaulting an unsuspecting Black man on Facebook Live which spread on social media on Wednesday evening in an alleged form of retaliation over the assault of an elderly Asian woman by three teens this week.
Software engineer Yi Yin was recently fired from Facebook after he accused the tech giant of mistreating foreign employees.
Yin said that he received an email warning on the same day he attended a memorial for Qin Chen, a colleague who jumped from the fourth floor to his death.
A Facebook employee jumped off the building of the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California in an apparent suicide last Thursday.
The employee who committed suicide was identified as 38-year-old Qin Chen, a resident of San Mateo, according to the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office, CNET reported.
When Patrick Shyu was fired from his job at Facebook, he took to his thriving YouTube channel to express his feelings about the situation.
Shyu, who was a software engineer on the social media giant, poked fun at his former employer in a video called “Day in the Life of a Facebook Software Engineer.” The particular day he was referring to in the title was actually the day he was fired, which was about less than a month ago.
While most would assume that fitness instructors are among the last people on Earth to ever have health issues, one ended up in a coma after a shocking episode of a stroke earlier this month.
JZ Fitness, also known as “Muscle Dad,” is a popular bodybuilder and fitness instructor from Taiwan who now sits on a wheelchair as he recovers from the incident that messed up his family’s plans for the Mid-Autumn Festival.