Archive for April, 2015

Of 800 main cast members on 100 network TV shows, just 52 (6%) are of Asian descent

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by imprentacomm

This week, the first season finale of Fresh Off the Boat aired on ABC. (Full disclosure: Fusion is a joint venture of Univision and ABC. Hey, ABC.) Based on the memoir of the same name by restaurateur Eddie Huang — who serves as the show’s narrator, despite his displeasure with its departures from his life […]

Asian-American YouTube celebrities aim to change perceptions, break into Hollywood

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by imprentacomm

A recent study on diversity by GLAAD found that, of all the main characters in the 2013-2014 broadcast TV season, only 4 percent were Asian. That percentage is actually lower than the previous year, when Asian actors comprised 6 percent of main character roles. And while that report was published before the debut of “Fresh […]

Commission to help focus attention on issues facing undocumented Asian Americans

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by imprentacomm

  The dialogue around immigration might heavily revolve around the Latino population in California, but Karthick Ramakrishnan, associate dean of the University of California, Riverside School of Public Policy, says the Asian immigrant population should not be left out of that conversation. Ramakrishnan, member of the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs, says Asian […]

L.A. council candidate Ryu takes aim at council ‘secret slush funds’

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by imprentacomm

Los Angeles City Council candidates David Ryu, left, and Carolyn Ramsay, right Los Angeles City Council candidate David Ryu took aim Tuesday at what he called “secret slush funds” for Councilman Tom LaBonge, vowing that if elected he would seek reforms in how council discretionary money is spent. Ryu, one of two candidates vying to […]