Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) recently expressed his disappointment with the absence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet.
Criticism about the Cabinet: According to the PBS NewsHour, Takano disapproved of Biden’s decisions regarding his Cabinet secretaries, who will advise the President-elect on their areas of expertise, such as education, agriculture and homeland security.
In honor of Women’s History Month, here is a list of some of the most epic, bad-ass, trail-blazing, modern Asian American women out there.
Not only are these Asian American women powerhouses in their own right, but they also have some incredible stories of survival that everyone can relate and learn something from:
“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.
The Google Doodle honored the star of a silent movie called “The Toll of the Sea,” which celebrated its 97th anniversary since its release on Wednesday.
That star is Anna May Wong, regarded as the first Asian American movie star.
The 22-year-old Vietnamese American actress told Teen Vogue that a casting person once asked her to “be more like Hello Kitty.”
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang was joined by his wife Evelyn in his third guest appearance on ABC’s “The View” on Wednesday.
At the start of the interview, the 44-year-old entrepreneur was asked to comment on the recent killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.
According to the 45-year-old actor, the star of “Always Be My Maybe” and “Fresh Off Boat”, the company’s mission is to develop “comedy-forward stories from Asian American perspectives for all audiences,” Variety reported.
In the latest win for representation, Netflix has announced production of a new teen romance comedy with a Chinese American director and lead actor.
The movie, titled “The Half of It,” is writer-director Alice Wu’s follow-up to her feature film “Saving Face,” which was released by Sony Pictures Classics in 2004.
The ad, directed by Wesley Chan of Wong Fu Productions, promotes the fast food chain’s limited offer of bacon in its classics, namely Big Mac Bacon, Quarter Pounder with Cheese Bacon, and Cheesy Bacon Fries.
Alex Landi, the first Asian male surgeon in “Grey’s Anatomy,” has expressed his goal of getting representation “right” in a recent podcast.
Speaking to Travis Mills on Apple Music’s Beats 1, Landi shared that he’s happy to play Dr. Nico Kim, who also happens to be the show’s first openly gay male character.
Long before the hunky Henry Golding established himself as a Hollywood mainstay, a Japanese actor by the name of Sessue Hayakawa carved out an improbable career as one of the biggest stars of the silent film era, not least due to his “broodingly handsome” good looks.
In an industry that has, until very recently, regressed dramatically in its depiction of Asian men, Hayakawa’s stardom seems ever the more extraordinary in hindsight.
Steve Aoki just dropped the music video for his smash hit collaboration with BTS, “Waste It On Me,” which features an all-Asian American cast. We got the chance to sit down with the Grammy-nominated DJ to talk about his experience working with BTS, the importance of Asian representation and more.