Yale mourns death of Luchang Wang ’17 by apparent suicide

Luchang Wang, from a Facebook photo. The Yale student community was rocked last night with news that sophomore Luchang Wang, ’17 —...more

The Marvel Universe is ending; so, what about all that much-hyped diversity?

(with intellectual contribution from Snoopy Jenkins) How long does Cowl Rental last for non-White, non-male superheroes in the Marvel Universe? Apparently, less than a year. Marvel’s earlier diversity efforts — the introductions of the Ultimate Universe’s Miles Morales (Spiderman) and the 616 Universe’s Kamala Khan (Ms ....more

Milestone Comics is being resurrected!

Dwayne McDuffie’s character, Static Shock. More than three years after the untimely death of comics legend Dwayne McDuffie — ...more

Murdered USC Grad Student Was Targeted Because He Was Chinese

USC graduate student Xinran Ji was murdered last year during a robbery attempt. Last July, 24-year-old USC graduate student in engineering, Xinran Ji, was walking home to his apartment after a late-night study session when he was brutally accosted by a group of unknown strangers just a few hundred feet off-campus, and beaten bloody with a baseball bat and a wrench in an attempted robbery. Ji survived the initial attack and stumbled to his apartment with multiple internal injuries, where his roommate found him dead in his bed the following morning ....more

ISIS Threatens Two Japanese Hostages & Demands $200M Ransom in Latest Video

PMC CEO Haruna Yukawa in a photo from Syria dated two years ago. The latest video posted this morning by ISIS militants shows members of the extremist organization threatening the lives of two Japanese hostages, Private Military Company...more

Do demographic data support lower admission rates for Asian applicants to Harvard? Maybe not. | #IAmNotYourWedge

Photo credit: NY Times Last week, I posted a surprising finding with regard to the evidence — or lack thereof — of an anti-Asian American cap quota at Harvard. Spurred by the infamous...more

Arkansas Gun Range Discriminates Against Muslims and Brown People

Jan Morgan, owner of a local Arksans gun range called the Gun Cave, which has a long-standing policy as a “Muslim-free” zone. Photo courtesy of JanMorganMedia.com, via RawStory.com Jan Morgan is the owner of the Gun Cave, an indoor gun range in Hot Springs, Arkansas; she also describes herself on her website as “a nationally recognized 2nd Amendment Advocate/Speaker/ NRA Certified Firearms Instructor/ Associated Press Award winning investigative journalist/ Owner/Editor JanMorganMedia.com, Sr. Editor/Patriot Update/ Independent Constitutional Conservative…...more

Las Vegas Burmese American Community Reeling After Homicide of 25yo William Yar Parke

(H/T A. Chen) Las Vegas’ Burmese American community is reeling after last month’s murder of 25-year-old William Yar Parke. Parke died following an incident that occurred at 2:30 am on December 28, 2014 outside of the Venetian hotel on the Las Vegas strip; that morning, Parke and a friend was leaving a party when the two were confronted by a group of men ....more

Thoughts on #CharlieHebdo and the White Privilege of Free Speech

Last week, two terrorists stormed the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and murdered twelve men and women — including journalists, editors, and first responder law enforcement — in cold blood. The suspects, later revealed to be brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, committed the heinous acts allegedly in retaliation for the magazine’s long history of disparaging cartoons that included the prophet Mohammed; the Kouachi brothers escaped the offices of Charlie Hebdo with the aid of a third suspect named Amedy Coulibaly. Two days later, the three suspects take hostages, and engage police in multiple firefights ....more

NBC names Reappropriate one of 2015’s AAPI blogs to watch!

AARisings founder Nelson Wong made the decision last month to shutter his blog after an incredible 25 years of service to the Asian American community. This morning, I was honoured to discover that Reappropriate was listed by NBC as one of 2015’s Asian American blogs to watch! Today,...more