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  • Constance Wu on 'Whitewashing' - Our Heroes don't look like Matt Damon

    Posted by AC Team

    August 1, 2016 Once again, another case of 'Whitewashing' - this time its Matt Damon who plays a warrior defending the Great Wall of China. The movie is director Zhang Yimou's English-language debut, "The Great Wall." Actress Constance Wu ("Fresh Off the Boat"), writes on Twitter that this perpetuates a 'ractist myth - that only a (sic) white man can save the world.'  "It's not based in actual fact. Our heroes don't look like Matt Damon. They look like Malala. Ghandi. Mandela. Your big sister when she stood up for you to those bullies that one time." CNN writer Sandra Gonzalez provides 20 images in her story of examples of White actors cast as ethnic characters.       ...
  • Jeremy Lin signs $36M 3 Year Deal with Brooklyn Nets

    Posted by AC Team

    July 11, 2016  Jeremy LIn is back in New York - actually Brooklyn playing starting guard for the Brooklyn Nets. Is there pressure to make Linsanity happen again? In a report by Zach Harper at CBSSports.com quoting the Nets Daily, Lin says he's "far past that" and won't let the pressure of comments, stories, and possible attention get int he way of concentrating on his play on the court. Here's a video of a press conference with Jeremy Lin on Nets Daily filmed by Popo Chung. https://youtu.be/KwWY5yTuV3I All good, Jeremy. Go - Jeremy - Go!   Related:  Nets Daily - Jeremy Lin: Attracted by Brooklyn Nets "blank slate" CBSSports.com - Jeremy Lin not worried about replicating 'Linsanity' in Brooklyn...
  • The Academy Invites 70 Asian and Asian Americans to Join

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    July 1, 2016 Asian and Asian Americans received 70 of the 683 invitations issued June 29 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. While it is one small step forward, we celebrateevery single invitation to an Asian or Asian American. One invitation which was long overdue, is to veteran actor James Hong, 87, who has been acting, producing and directing in Hollywood since the 1950s. Our 3 part candid interview with James Hong on the dismal state of Asian Americanacting opportunities in Hollywood was filmed by our interview team on December 2, 2008. Hong told AsianConnections.com, "We're still the gimmick people...we're still the waiters...it doesn't feel right...we've waited too long for (this) to happen." He told us that nearly e...
  • John Cho, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Phil Yu are Honorees at V3 June 24-25, 2016

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    2016 V3 Honorees are announced!: John Cho, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Phil Yu Tickets are available now to the 2016 V3con Digital Media Conference! Japanese American National Museum, 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Actor John Cho, directo r Jennifer Yuh Nelson and blogger Phil Yu will be honored at this year’s V3 Digital Media Conference special awards ceremony on June 24, to kick off the full day V3 conference on June 25. Cho will receive the Visibility Award. He has starred in a number of film and television shows, including successful franchises such as “Star Trek” and “Harold & Kumar,” and was recently featured in #StarringJohnCho, a viral social media campaign pro...

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