Father of Parkland school shooting survivors killed in armed robbery

61-year-old Ayub Ali was fatally shot at his convenience store on Tuesday.

Damn. In Florida, the father of two students who survived the Parkland school shooting in February was shot and killed Tuesday during an armed robbery at his own convenience store.

Father of Parkland School Shooting Survivors Killed in North Lauderdale Armed Robbery

61-year-old Ayub Ali was working at Aunt Molly's Food Store in North Lauderdale when a man walked in and pulled a gun on him. Surveillance video released by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows the suspect following Ali around the counter and forcing him to open the cash register at gunpoint.

According to deputies, after robbing the register and leaving the store, the suspect returned to shoot Ali. He was later transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Lewis Tan and Tzi Ma join the cast of ‘Wu Assassins’

Netflix action crime series stars Iko Uwais and Byron Mann.

A Netflix martial arts action crime series about ancient triads and mystical assassins set in San Francisco's Chinatown, starring an Asian-centric cast? Count me in. It was recently announced that Lewis Tan and Tzi Ma have signed on as series regulars on Wu Assassins, alongside stars Iko Uwais and Byron Mann.

'Wu Assassins': Katheryn Winnick, Lewis Tan, Tommy Flanagan & Tzi Ma Join Netflix Martial Arts Drama

Wu Assassins stars Iko Uwais as Kai Jin, who becomes the latest and last Wu Assassin, chosen to round up the powers of an ancient triad and restore balance once again. You may remember watching Uwais kicking crazy amounts of ass in the The Raid movies, because your life was probably never quite the same again.

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Angry Reader of the Week: Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

"Ask me about my proton pack."

Hey, everybody! What is up. It's time, once again, to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Paul Sun-Hyung Lee.

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Angry Asian Man for a Free, Open Internet

Growing up in the 80s and 90s, it was always apparent to me that there was a significant lack of Asian faces in TV and movies. So when I saw people who looked like me on the screen, for better or for worse, it always felt like a big deal.

That’s a big reason why I started Angry Asian Man in 2001. I wanted to write about content that I cared about — media and news and everything in between for Asian American pop culture enthusiasts. I didn’t think anyone would read it but my friends, but the Internet made my blog accessible to Asian Americans spread out across the U.S.

Without Net Neutrality, I’m not sure if Angry Asian Man would exist in the same way today. Asian American narratives would still be out on the margins if the Internet didn’t allow open platforms to share our own stories.

I’m joining forces with 18MillionRising.org because it’s so important that we make sure the House votes to save Net Neutrality. Contact your representative today and demand that they save Net Neutrality.

There are now 177 House representatives who support the Congressional Review Act (CRA) — which could overturn the FCC’s decision to end Net Neutrality rules. These rules are bad for our community, and bad for business and innovation. As a result, members of both parties are coming around to support the vote, like Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO).

Soon, AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast will start throttling speeds and creating fast and slow lanes on the Internet. As an Asian American who lives and works on the Internet, I’m worried that independent creators of color like me will be cut off from their audiences and be forced to pay high fees to even be seen by audiences hungry for our work.

A bipartisan majority of Senators already voted to stop the FCC earlier this year. Now we need 41 more votes in the House to force to save Net Neutrality. Will you tell your representative to sign the discharge petition and bring the CRA resolution to the floor for a vote today?

For the free and open internet,

Phil Yu

Angry Asian Man

(Thanks, Laura & 18 Million Rising)

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A Filipino American DJ finds her groove in ‘Flip the Record’

Marie Jamora's retro short is screening as part of the PBS Online Film Festival.

A little-known but lasting explosion of hip hop culture grew out of the Filipino American community of 1980s San Francisco. The short film Flip the Record, written and directed by Marie Jamora, takes us into the beat of an aspiring mobile DJ crew in '84. Vanessa, sick of the constraints and boring piano lessons in her conservative Filipino American household, starts teaching herself on the sly how to scratch on her older brother's turntables. Flip the Record follows Ness as she discovers her talents and place in the local music scene of the era.

After screening on the festival circuit, Flip the Record is now available to watch as part of the 2018 PBS Online Film Festival. The key to this film is in the feel of the details, from the retro fashion to the fresh dance moves, and even the hot-off-the-press homemade business cards. And of course, the music. It's a fun, vibrant look back at an influential but overlooked era in Filipino American pop culture.

Check it out:

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So you’ve got a problem with our anti-Trump lawn sign…

"Get the fuck off my property."

On this edition of White People Feel Entitled To Tell You Shit… In North Carolina, a man felt to compelled to get out of his pickup truck, walk on to the property of an Asian American household and express his negative feelings towards the anti-Trump sign on their lawn… before calling them the N-word, among other things.

The incident, which occurred on Sunday, seems to have been sparked by the lawn sign that reads "Fuck Donald Trump." (The other signs include "Refugees Welcome Here" and "Black Lives Matter.") Truck Guy claims to take issue with the vulgar language, not the political sentiment — "I voted for Bernie Sanders," he declares — but then proceeds direct several varations of "fuck" at the house's residents.

Then, abandoning the flimsy pretense that this was actually about civility or decency, the guy runs off towards his truck, turning around to call them the N-word while making a vulgar gesture towards his own crotch. The guy eventually drives off, but not before declaring, among other things, that he "built this country" and warning that refugees will "steal everything you own" (according to Google, he cites).

Most of the altercation was recorded on video and shared to social media:

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