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Daisy Veerasingham becomes first woman and POC president to lead the Associated Press

The Associated Press has named Daisy Veerasingham to succeed retiring AP President Gary Pruitt in January, making her the first person of color, woman and international citizen to hold the position in the media company’s 175-year history.

Big promotion: Veerasingham, 51, received her second promotion this year during an AP board of directors meeting last week, according to The Economic Times.

Doctor Eugene Gu Fired From Hospital For Standing Against White Supremacy

Doctor Eugene Gu, internet famous for drawing criticism for taking a knee against White supremacy on Twitter, revealed that he was fired from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) after experiencing a string of bullying incidents and complaints from patients who allegedly had a problem with his stance against racism.

Gu, a vocal proponent in the fight against White supremacy, originally made headlines for taking a knee in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.

K-Pop Group Got7 Randomly Appears on ABC7’s Broadcast in Los Angeles

K-pop group Got7 recently made an unscripted appearance in ABC7’s news broadcast for the segment “Venice Breaking Up with Los Angeles.”

Three members of Got7 — JB, Youngjae, and Mark — were all captured on ‘ABC7 News’ camera walking down the streets of Los Angeles, according to AllKpop. Not just once, though — the three members were spotted twice by the cameras in two separate areas.

Asian Couple Found Bound and Shot in Their Texas Home, Suspects Caught

Three men have been arrested for the execution-style murders of Bao and Jenny Lam in their Spring, Texas home on January 11.

According to ABC News, the suspects were identified by the Harris County Sheriff’s Department Aakiel Kendrick, 23; Khari Kendrick, 21; and Erick Peralta, 20. One of the suspects lead to the capture of all three when he confessed his role in the murders.

How Facebook Saved The News Industry

Last Friday, Facebook’s Head of News Feed Adam Mosseri announced that Facebook will begin prioritizing content created by friends and family over content from the media, brands and other Pages since space in the News Feed is limited.

This is a good long-term move for Facebook and I hope they continue to experiment with other ways of distributing news stories, but the announcement may mark the end of an era of opportunity for the news industry. The media’s reaction so far (BuzzFeedThe OutlineNew York Times) suggests that this is yet another example of how Facebook has ruined journalism by pulling another bait-and-switch, depriving the media of access to their audience, which is fair but missing an important point. Facebook has actually helped keep the mainstream news industry relevant for far longer than they would otherwise have been.

How Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comment was Translated By Asian Media Around the World

President Trump has again made headlines , this time for using the term “shithole” to describe Haiti and various African nations. In a meeting discussing the future of DACA, green cards, and immigration, Trump reportedly blurted out, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?

He then posited that immigrants from other countries, such as Norway, should be welcomed.

Store Owner Causes Severe Backlash After ‘Cluelessly’ Stocking Nazi Stickers in Taiwan

A Taiwanese automotive store in the Hsinchu County town of Zhubei has recently come under fire for selling a Nazi flag sticker labeled as the “flag of Germany”.

According to Taiwan News, the offending item was spotted by a man named Ted Pillar, who snapped a photo and uploaded it to the FaceBook group 新竹爆料公社 (Xinzhu Baoliao Gongshe).