- Roman Cambell, a director at Credit Suisse, has reportedly been fired after attacking restaurant workers at Shanghai Mong in New York City’s Koreatown on June 4.
- Security footage shows the moment Cambell purportedly tried to snatch the restaurant owner’s phone and began to engage with a waiter in a physical altercation.
- The waiter suffered a bleeding forehead and has since been “traumatized” by the encounter, according to reports.
- Police arrived on the scene shortly after the incident but only talked to Cambell, the restaurant owners’ daughter said.
- In response to the incident, Credit Suisse said it “maintains and adheres to a policy condemning discrimination, bullying or violence of any kind.”
- The incident is reportedly being investigated as an assault, but no arrests have been made at this time.
A director for Credit Suisse has reportedly been fired after attacking restaurant workers in New York City’s Koreatown earlier this month.
The incident, which was caught on multiple security cameras, occurred at Asian fusion eatery Shanghai Mong at West 32nd Street in the early morning of June 4.
- Maryland’s Asian American community has lost a public servant and advocate with the death of Henry Sangtai Kim.
- Kim, who dedicated his life to serving Asian American communities in the mid-Atlantic region, died of a lung condition at Howard County General Hospital on May 28.
- Kim was instrumental in establishing Maryland’s first Koreatown by helping raise over $700,000 while serving as the chair of the local Koreatown Planning Committee Board Inc.
- “My husband was blind for the last seven years of his life. He didn’t want to use a cane, and he walked by himself in familiar areas. Other places, we walked together, side by side,” said Dr. Youngja L. Kim, his wife of 43 years.
- “He never compared himself with anyone else,” she added. “He set a goal, and then he achieved it. He was optimistic. He said, ‘Doing things for other people is like doing things for yourself.’”
Henry Sangtai Kim, who helped establish the first Koreatown in Maryland, died of a lung condition at a local hospital on May 28. He was about to turn 76 on June 10.
Kim was an accountant and business advocate who dedicated his life to serving Asian American communities in the mid-Atlantic region.
- A man was stabbed to death after he attempted to break up a fight at a 7-Eleven in Koreatown.
- The three men involved in the knife fight have all been arrested.
A man was killed trying to stop a knife fight that occurred at a 7-Eleven in Koreatown, Los Angeles.
The man witnessed a dispute leading to the knife fight and died after one of the suspects reportedly stabbed him when he attempted to break it up. His female companion, who suffered from non-life-threatening injuries, was brought to the hospital.
Koreatown mural redone after three-year-long community backlash accusing of it being like a swastika
After three years of arguing, petitioning and back-and-forth conversations, a mural in Los Angeles’ Koreatown was redone and unveiled last Wednesday.
The controversy: In 2016, a mural was put up on a wall of the Robert F. Kennedy Community School in Los Angeles honoring Hollywood icon and actress Ava Gardner. There were no qualms about the actress herself, but in 2018, Korean community groups and protestors took issue with the massive crimson sun rays emanating from her face, comparing them to a swastika or a burning cross, according to the Los Angeles Times.
A popular restaurant at LA’s Koreatown will be closed indefinitely after incurring heavy fire damage over the weekend.
The fire broke out inside OB Bear on Sunday morning, burning its walls and furniture in the front, Korea Daily reported. Soon after the incident, images of the damage emerged on social media.
‘Asians are dirty as a mother f***er’: Man Caught Targeting Koreatown Store Cashier With Racist Rant
An unidentified man was recently captured on camera verbally assaulting a woman behind the counter of a Koreatown convenience store with a racist rant.
The unnamed man in the video can be heard yelling at the woman behind the counter at the Metro Fresh on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles saying, “Asians are dirty as a mother f***er,” according to the video post by an anonymous user via Jackfroot.
The LAPD is looking for three men who ransacked and stole cash from two Korean restaurants that were open for business Monday night.
The suspects distracted employees and got away with $3,500 in cash from Chef Kang Sul Box and $2,800 from Shuto, according to CBS Los Angeles. They also took car keys, credit cards, checks and the keys to both restaurants.
The South Korean dark comedy thriller took home Best Picture, Best Director (Bong), Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay (Bong, Han Jin-won). They won four Oscars out of six total nominations, becoming the toast of Hollywood.
An unnamed woman with an angelic voice has gone viral for her impromptu performance at a Metro line in Koreatown.
The mesmerizing moment was captured on video by an LAPD officer at the Wilshire/Normandie Purple Line Metro station in Koreatown, Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday evening.
Fans of Kacey Musgraves have been flocking to a small photo shop run by a Vietnamese immigrant in Koreatown in Los Angeles.
Tom’s One Hour Photo, which was already in danger of closing, suddenly had an influx of customers after the country singer promoted it on her social media.
A new museum celebrating the Korean American heritage is set to start construction next year in Los Angeles’ Koreatown.
Scheduled to be built by early 2022, the Korean American National Museum will be situated on the corner of Vermont and Sixth Street, a property currently being utilized by the Department of Transportation as a 57-space parking lot.