Hundreds of Asian Americans line up for pepper spray in New York City after latest anti-Asian attack
In a line that wrapped past the block, hundreds of New Yorkers waited anxiously to get their hands on canisters of pepper spray last weekend. Michelle Alyssa Tran, the founder of “Soar Over Hate,” a New York City-based nonprofit committed to combating anti-Asian hate, tweeted on Sunday a video of the organization’s pepper spray giveaway at “Yu & Me Books” located in Chinatown. As seen in the video, hundreds of people, mainly Asian women, waited in a line that wrapped past the block.news.yahoo.com
Kamala Harris art, 'Daily Show' lead Anthem Awards finalists
An art installation inspired by Vice President Kamala Harris, The New York Times’ “The 1619 Project” and “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” as well as charitable programs from Airbnb, Google, PayPal and the National Football League, are among the finalists for the inaugural Anthem Awards announced Tuesday.
Asian Americans Battling Bias: Continuing Crisis
Asian Americans Battling Bias: Continuing Crisis CBSN's Elaine Quijano hosts a one-hour special on bias against Asian Americans, featuring roundtable discussions with Olivia Munn, Daniel Dae Kim, Cheryl Burke and other Asian American celebrities and thought leaders.cbsnews.com
Olivia Munn, Daniel Dae Kim on anti-Asian bias
Olivia Munn, Daniel Dae Kim on anti-Asian bias CBSN's Elaine Quijano discusses bias against Asian Americans with actors Olivia Munn and Daniel Dae Kim, Stop AAPI Hate co-founder Russell Jeung, Rise founder and CEO Amanda Nguyen, and chef Melissa King.cbsnews.com
Public reaction to killings at Atlanta-area massage parlors
Shootings at two massage parlors in Atlanta and one in the suburbs have left multiple people dead, many of them women of Asian descent, authorities said Tuesday. The shootings happened under the trauma of increasing violence against Asian Americans nationwide, fueled by white supremacy and systemic racism.” — Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta. Ad___“The surge in violence against Asian Americans over the last year is a growing crisis. We need action from our leaders and within our communities to stop the hate.” — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. ... Our entire nation must come together to speak out to Stop Asian Hate."
House Judiciary panel holds hearing on rise of violence and discrimination against Asian Americans during Covid
A bevy of Asian American leaders and activists on Thursday are poised to testify before a House panel on civil rights about the rise in discrimination and violence against their communities amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 10 a.m. hearing will consider ways to prevent racially motivated attacks as it examines both the historic and more recent forms of discrimination felt by Asian Americans, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said in a press release. The hearing comes amid skyrocketing reports of incidents against Asian Americans. The livestreamed hearing before the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties is slated to include testimony from multiple Asian American lawmakers, including Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., the first Thai American woman elected to Congress. Additional witnesses include leaders of Asian American advocacy groups, such as Asian Americans Advancing Justice and the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council.cnbc.com
New this week: 'Coming 2 America,' Camilo and a dragon movie
(ABC/Paramount+/Amazon via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back in Queens as Prince Akeem and Semmi in “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to the 1988 film, which is now coming straight to your living room Friday on Amazon Prime Video. Set to becoming the King of Zamunda, Murphy’s character returns to the U.S. to find a son he’s never met. Ad— A more family friendly streaming option this week is the Walt Disney Co.’s computer animated “Raya and the Last Dragon,” featuring the voices of “Star Wars’” Kelly Marie Tran as Raya and Awkwafina as a dragon. The big-voiced Grammy-winning singer self-produced “Baby, I’m Hollywood!” – which is a mix of soul music, piano ballads and funk sounds.
"We're looking for help": Daniel Wu and Daniel Dae Kim on the fight against anti-Asian American violence
Their plea follows a surge in attacks against Asian Americans, which have been linked in part to the coronavirus pandemic. We're looking for help from our legislators and politicians," Dae Kim told CBSN anchor Elaine Quijano. The incidents prompted Wu and Dae Kim to offer a $25,000 reward for information on the suspect. Dae Kim and Wu joined CBSN to discuss the recent spate of attacks against Asian Americans. Dae Kim called on fellow Asian Americans to have pride in their heritage: "Be proud to be Asian.cbsnews.com
Actors Daniel Dae Kim and Daniel Wu address violent attacks on Asian Americans
Actors Daniel Dae Kim and Daniel Wu address violent attacks on Asian Americans A suspect is in custody in California after being linked to a series of violent attacks on Asian-Americans in Oakland's Chinatown. He was apprehended after Asian-American actors Daniel Dae Kim and Daniel Wu shared social media posts offering a $25,000 reward for any information about the assailant. They both join CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss their efforts to raise awareness for the issue.cbsnews.com
Winfrey, Roberts appear in global virus relief livestream
In a photo provided by The Call to Unite, Oprah Winfrey speaks during the 24-hour live event, which was transmitted Friday, May 1, 2020. The media mogul said Friday evening that she wants people to digest daily information wisely during the Call to Unite 24-hour livestream global relief event. She was among 200 star-studded participants including President Bill Clinton and Julia Roberts to take part in the event. The event was initiated to help inspire people to endure and overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Winfrey spoke with event organizer Tim Shriver and then Bishop T.D.
Trump's claim that malaria drug can treat coronavirus gives hope, but little evidence it will work
But scientists and infectious disease experts say Trump's claims about the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine may be premature. A small study in China also found that combining chloroquine with Azithromycin was "found to be more potent than chloroquine." The toxic ingredient they consumed was not the medication form of chloroquine, used to treat malaria in humans. Malaria treatmentChloroquine is a decades-old drug that was approved by the FDA in 1949 to treat malaria. Hahn, also a physician said it was "important not to provide false hope," minutes after Trump said he felt good about the drug.cnbc.com
Daniel Dae Kim: How we get to a post-racial society
Daniel Dae Kim: How we get to a post-racial society Actor Daniel Dae Kim, star of "Hawaii Five-0" and "Lost," offers a Skype testimonial about the status of racial equality in the United States, 50 years after the Civil Rights Act was signed into law.cbsnews.com