All The Asians On Star Trek - 23: Away Mission with Michael Golamco

The Podcast In Which We Interview All The Asians On Star Trek.

All The Asians On Star Trek is the podcast in which we interview all the Asians on Star Trek. In Episode 23 of All The Asians On Star Trek, we embark on another Away Mission, in which we invite fellow Asian American fans of Star Trek to do a deep dive into an episode of their choosing. For this edition of the Away Mission, we welcome writer Michael Golamco (Always Be My Maybe, Grimm, Nightflyers) to discuss "The Measure of a Man" from season two of Star Trek: The Next Generation -- widely considered to be one of the best episodes of the franchise. We ask some important questions: Is Data the property of Starfleet? (No.) Does Data have a soul? (Maybe.) Did Picard and Louvois get it on? (Definitely.)


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Donate to 81-year-old Man Assaulted in Racist Attack

Raising awareness and support for Mark Sonuvong.

Concerned community members are fundraising support for Mark Sonouvong, the 81-year-old San Diego man who brutally assaulted in a racially motivated attack during his morning walk last week.

The assailant reportedly asked Mr. Sonouvong if he was "Chinese or Vietnamese" then knocked him to the ground and beat him. According to his son, Mr. Sonouvong was hospitalized, and continues to suffer pain in his ribs and left eye. He'll have to undergo further treatment with multiple future hospital visits.

A family friend has set up a GoFundMe to raise awareness and support for Mr. Sonouvong's medical bills. Your help is appreciated: Elderly Asian man beat in San Diego... please help!


Commissioners Appointed to President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

Commission will advise President Biden on policies affecting AANHPI communities.

On Monday, President Biden announced the appointment of 23 AAPI leaders as commissioners to the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, which was established in May, in tandem with the White House Initiative on AANHPIs.

The Commission will advise the President on ways the public, private, and non-profit sectors can work together to advance equity and opportunity for every Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community. The Commission is also charged with advising the President on policies to address anti-Asian xenophobia and violence, ways to build capacity in AANHPI communities through federal grantmaking and policies to address the intersectional barriers that AANHPI women, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities face. The Commission will include civic leaders from across the country and will reflect the rich diversity of AANHPI communities across the United States.

The following individuals were appointed as Commissioners: Amy Agbayani, Teresita Batayola, Ajay Bhutoria, Luisa Blue, Kimberly Chang, Emily Chen, Daniel Dae Kim, Kerry Doi, Grace Huang, Victoria Huynh, Mia Ives-Rublee, Kamal Kalsi, Michelle Kauhane, Kevin Kim, Sarah Min, Simon Pang, Ai-jen Poo, Naheed Qureshi, Raynald Samoa, Sonal Shah, Smita Shah, Robert Underwood, and KaYing Yang.

More here: President Biden Announces Intent to Appoint Commissioners to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

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Do you want to "sit on a throne of Chinese skulls"? Enlist!

Tucker Carlson guest says the military needs "Type A men who want to sit on a throne of Chinese skulls."

Conservative pundit Jesse Kelly claims to know exactly what kind of people need to serve in the United States military -- and it definitely isn't women or the gays. Speaking as a guest on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Kelly said the military should consist of "Type A men who want to sit on a throne of Chinese skulls."

Marjorie Taylor Greene Acknowledges You, "Yellow People"

Congresswoman refers to "yellow people" during opening remarks at conservative conference.

Okay, so this isn't anywhere near the top of the list of shitty things that Marjorie Taylor Greene has said during her inexplicable political career, but over the weekend the Georgia congresswoman referred to "yellow people" -- um, I think she meant us -- while pushing back against claims of the GOP being a "white supremacist party."

During her opening remarks Sunday at "AmericaFest," a conference organized by conservative group Turning Point USA, Greene attempted to make a case touting the Republican party's alleged diversity by enumerating alllll the different kinds of people who might attend a fine event like this.

"So I've never been to one of these events before," said Greene. "I've heard a little bit about them. I've seen a little bit of this event, this type of event before. And when I walked in yesterday, I was like, 'What kind of people come here?' So I'm walking around and seeing some good people and I see white people, Black people, brown people, yellow people..."

Yuh-Line Niou Announces Run for New York State Senator

Manhattan Assemblywoman will challenge fellow Democrate Brian Kavanaugh in June 2022 primary.

Manhattan Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou has officially announced that she will challenge a fellow Democrat, Brian Kavanagh, in next year's June primary for New York state senator.

If Niou wins the election, she plans to promote post-COVID economic recovery that doesn't leave behind traditionally underrepresented communities, including working-class, minority and immigrant sectors.

"As we start down the long road to recovery, it is more important than ever to ensure communities share equally in that recovery," Niou tells the New York Daily News. "It isn't enough for things to return to a prepandemic 'normal.' We must learn from history and build a city and a state that is more equitable, safer and more inclusive than it was before. That's why I'm running for the state Senate."

81-Year-Old San Diego Man Attacked in Hate Crime

"Are you Chinese or Vietnamese?"

In San Diego, an 81-year-old man, Mark Sonouvong, was hospitalized after being violently attacked while on his morning walk on Friday, by an assailant who reportedly asked him, "Are you Chinese or Vietnamese?"

The victim appears to have been assaulted without provocation. According to CBS8 News, the attacker approached and asked Sonouvong if he was Chinese or Vietnamese. When he told the stranger to leave him alone, he was knocked down to the ground and beaten. He didn't take anything from Sonouvong.

Police are investigating the assault as a possible hate crime.

More here: Assault of 81-year-old man investigated as possible hate crime


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Miss Alaska, Emma Broyles, Crowned Miss America

She is the first Korean American and first Alaskan to wear the crown.

On Thursday, Emma Broyles was crowned Miss America -- and made history, becoming both the first Korean American and the first Alaskan to hold the title in the competition's 100-year history.

According to a spokesperson for the Miss America Organization, Broyles is believed to be the first Korean American contestant to win the crown. Broyles says her grandparents immigrated from Korea to Alaska about 50 years ago. Her mother, a special education teacher, was born and raised in Anchorage.

Broyles, who chose the Special Olympics for her social impact initiative, currently a junior at Arizona State University studying biomedical sciences and voice performance. Along with her title, Broyles wins just over $100,000 in college scholarships.

More here: Miss America makes history, as a Korean American from Alaska wins the title


All The Asians On Star Trek - 22: Pay Chen

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All The Asians On Star Trek is the podcast in which we interview all the Asians on Star Trek. In Episode 22, we welcome actress Pay Chen. She appeared in the role of "Starfleet Psychiatrist" on Star Trek: Discovery, in the season two episode "Point of Light." If you blinked, you may have missed it. Outside of Star Trek, Pay has over two decades of broadcast experience as a TV/radio host, writer and producer in Canada. But to some fans and friends, her five seconds of screen time on Star Trek -- as well as a stint reciting poetry on children's programming -- are the jobs that earned her the real street cred.

Mother and Son Arrested in Thefts Targeting Elderly Asians

The burglars are allegedly part of an organized group connected to nearly thirty incidents.

In Southern California, a mother and son duo have been arrested in connection with a string of nearly thirty robberies and distraction thefts targeting elderly Asian people over the last six months.

47-year-old Floarea Ghiocel and her son, 32-year-old Marius Ghiocel, were arrested on suspicion of robbery related to approximately 28 incidents over the past six months. According to Garden Grove police, the two are allegedly part of a group of Romanian travelers responsible for the robberies, all following a similar pattern.

In each case, the burglars targeted elderly Asian people with expensive jewelry. The burglars would approach the victims, remove the jewelry and replace it with a similar fake piece.

More here: Mother and son arrested in string of robberies and thefts targeting elderly Asian people


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'Shang-Chi' Sequel Officially in the Works

It's on: a sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is officially in the works, with Destin Daniel Cretton returning to direct and write. The filmmaker has also signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Marvel Studios and Hulu's Onyx Collective, and is reportedly in development on a new MCU series for Disney+.

Shang-Chi, starring Simu Liu as Marvel's master martial artist, was the highest grossing domestic release to date this year with $224.5M. Worldwide, the film has grossed close to $432 million. So it was safe to assume a sequel was happening. What I'm curious about is this other Marvel series that Cretton is developing.

I'd love to see a Ten Rings series focusing on Xialing, as teased -- SPOILER ALERT -- in the Shang-Chi post-credits scene. But who knows? According to Variety, the series is rumored to be a comedy.

More here: ‘Shang-Chi’ Sequel in the Works With Director Destin Daniel Cretton Returning

Advocates Push for AAPI Curriculum in New Jersey Schools

Bill would require schools to teach students about the history and contributions of AAPIs to the U.S.

In New Jersey -- where Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group -- a coalition of teachers, students, parents, politicians, and community members are fighting for "thoughtful and comprehensive Asian American and Pacific Islander studies into K through 12 curriculums in New Jersey public schools."

Make Us Visible New Jersey is rallying around a bill currently in the state Legislature that would require schools to teach students about the history and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the United States. The bill passed by a 34 to 2 vote last week in the state Senate, and now awaits a vote in the General Assembly.

More here: Advocates urge action on bill to establish Asian American and Pacific Islander curriculum in N.J. schools

Asian Homeowners Targeted by Burglars in Torrance

Burglars posing as landscapers or gardeners appear to be targeting Asian American homeowners.

A warning for folks in Torrance, California: Asian American homeowners are reportedly being targeted by burglars posing as gardeners or landscapers. Several burglaries have occurred in recent weeks in town homes in gated communities in the central and eastern areas of Torrance.

According to police, the victims are homeowners of Asian descent who own businesses outside the city. Those victims may have been followed home from work and kept large quantities of cash at home.

The suspects are described as three to four people posing as gardeners or landscape workers. They were believed to be driving late model American minivans and SUVs.

More here: Torrance police warn of burglars who appear to be targeting Asian American homeowners


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Man Pleads Not Criminally Responsible in Cinder Block Attack

Darryl Doles is charged with attempted murder in anti-Asian attacks on three Baltimore businesses.

In Baltimore, a man accused of attacking two Asian American woman with a cinderblock inside their liquor store is pleading not criminally responsible. 50-year-old Darryl Doles is charged with attempted murder and hate crime offenses, among a list of other charges, in a "rampage" on Asian-owned businesses back in May.

According to prosecutors, Doles attacked Asian people in three separate West Baltimore businesses on May 2, attacking a security guard with "a large piece of lumber," vandalizing a window display, and voicing racial epithets, in addition to the attack on the two Korean American women. Doles reportedly attacked the victims because he was denied service for refusing to wear a mask.

More here: Baltimore Man Charged In Asian American Women's Beatings Pleads Not Criminally Responsible


All The Asians On Star Trek - 21: Usman Ally

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All The Asians On Star Trek is the podcast in which we interview all the Asians on Star Trek. In Episode 21, we welcome actor Usman Ally. He is credited with the role of "U.S.S. Vengeance Officer" in the 2013 feature film Star Trek Into Darkness. If you don't remember his role, that's okay. He had one line... sort of. It's complicated. Outside of Star Trek, his credits include Veep, Nobodies, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Suits, to name a few. He talks about working with director JJ Abrams, getting fake-shot by imaginary weapons, and navigating roles as a Brown actor in Hollywood.

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