Kaye Coleman, who grew up participating in her local Feast of the Lanterns, wrote that she was inspired to “change with kindness” because of her friendship with the late activist Gerry Low-Sabado.
A local tradition: The Feast of the Lanterns has been celebrated in Pacific Grove, Calif. for more than 100 years.
Singaporean rapper faces possible imprisonment for criticism of ‘Chinese privilege’ over ‘brown’ people
On Monday, Subhas Nair, a controversial Singaporean rapper who accused authorities of racism toward non-Chinese citizens, was charged with creating division among the different races and religions in the country.
What happened: During his court appearance on Monday, Nair, 29, was spotted wearing a T-shirt with the face of Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, a mentally impaired Malaysian man who is set to face the death penalty in Singapore next week, according to Channel News Asia. He was accompanied by his sister, Preeti Nair, a singer better known as Preetipls.
Different variations of the “Dune” poster have ignited a controversy surrounding Chinese audiences and media portrayals.
The initial claims: Earlier reports claimed that Black actor Sharon Duncan-Brewster was removed from the poster of “Dune” in China and replaced with Taiwanese actor Chang Chen; but the conversation grew more complicated as this was proven to be mostly untrue.
Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the authors and does not represent NextShark’s views.
In the costumes of Mulan and Cho Chang, I discovered there are limits to representation.
Survey: 34% of white college students lied about their race to improve their admission, financial aid odds
A recent survey has found that 34% of its white respondents admitted to lying about being part of a racial minority to boost their chances of getting accepted into college.
Taking advantage: The survey, which questioned 1,250 white college applicants aged 16 and up, discovered that 34% of them lied in their applications, according to Intelligent.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind “Sesame Street,” released a video on June 23 titled “Proud of Your Eyes” to address anti-Asian bullying as part of an initiative to help children and their families have open conversations about race.
The video: Featuring one of “Sesame Street’s” Muppet friends, the video focuses on an experience dealt with by many Asian Americans as Analyn, a Filipino American girl, is ridiculed for her eyes.
Simmone Park, like many Asians around the world, struggled with coming to terms with her dual identity as a North Korean Canadian woman.
As a speaker and standup comedian, Park had an honest and vulnerable conversation with NextShark where she opened up about her journey of overcoming racism as a child. This eventually manifested itself as internalized racism in her adult years.
A hilarious race of people on their office chairs shook Japan’s Greater Tokyo Area earlier this week.
The race, officially known as the Isu-1 Grand Prix, may seem like a joke on the surface, but participants would fight to prove that it is not.
An African-Chinese teen is making a stand to urge Singaporeans to never use the n-word – unless they are black.
Melanie Kasise, a 16-year-old teen model, urged other Singaporeans to stop using the racial slur. Kasise, who is of African and Chinese descent, further admitted that she hates using the word even though one could argue has a claim to it as a black woman.
The Ifugaos, an ethnic group who inhabit the southeastern part of the Cordillera region in the Philippines, are known for their ingenuity and exceptional wood-carving skills.
Using their craftsmanship and inventiveness, these tribesmen can create badass bicycles using only wood and some scraps of used rubber tires.
Nimesh Patel, a former writer for “Saturday Night Live,” was booted from a stand-up routine at Columbia University after cracking a joke about gay Black men.
The incident occurred on Friday night at “cultureSHOCK: Reclaim,” an annual showcase organized by the university’s Asian American Alliance (AAA).
In a stunning display of unwavering determination, a teenage runner from Japan managed to finish a relay marathon while on her hands and knees after breaking her leg during the race.
University student Rei Iida has about 200 yards left of her 2.2 mile stage of a relay marathon in Fukoka, Japan when she tripped and fell, fracturing her leg.