Casting call seeks Asian teen for ‘Titans’

Open auditions for the live-action adaptation of DC Comics' Teen Titans.

Want to play a superhero on TV? Note: you might have to be green. And I'm not talking about the Hulk.

Casting directors are currently searching high and low for an Asian teen to star in Titans, a live-action adaptation of DC Comics' Teen Titans from Warner Bros. Television/DC Entertainment.

The open casting call from Rapaport/Baldasare Casting seeks a 13 to 15 year old Asian male to play the series regular role of "Jax," who is described as "funny, self-deprecating and charming."

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Watch the trailer for ‘Go For Broke’ – A 442 Origins Story

Film tells the story of the most decorated combat unit in American military history.

Go For Broke, a 442 Origins Story, is a Hawaii-based, non-commercial education multi-part film project that aims to tell the complete story of the 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service.

The first film, Go For Broke, follows a group of University of Hawaii ROTC students during the tumultuous year after the attack on Pearl Harbor as they navigate wartime Hawaii and fight discrimination by forming the Varsity Victory Volunteers. The brave actions of these young Japanese Americans, along with the perseverance of the original 100th Infantry Battalion draftees from Hawaii, directly led to the formation of the all-Japanese fighting unit — the 442nd — the most decorated combat unit in American military history.

Here's the recently released first trailer for Go For Broke:

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Badass action figure reimagines Captain America as samurai

Samurai Captain America Meisho Manga Realization Action Figure by Bandai Tamashii Nations

What do you get when you mix Captain America with a samurai warrior? Wait, why would you do such a thing? It does not matter. It has been done. The Samurai Captain America Meisho Manga Realization Action Figure from Bandai Tamashii Nations re-imagines Marvel's star-spangled superhero as a samurai warrior.

Standing about 6 9/10-inches, Samurai Captain America features a distinctive winged helmet and scale armor inspired by Cap's traditional red, white and blue Nazi-kicking super-uniform, remixed by sculptor Takeyuki Takeya. His chest star emblem is removable and becomes a throwing star. The figure includes four optional hands, shield parts and sword parts.

The Marvel Samurai Captain America Meisho Manga Realization Action Figure will be available in February 2018. You can pre-order it now for $89.99 from Entertainment Earth.

Here are some more photos of the figure:

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She could save her sister’s life. But she can’t get into the U.S.

Helen Huynh best hope for survival is a stem cell transplant from her sister in Vietnam.

Helen Huynh will die without a stem cell transplant. A donor could save her life, and there is hope: her sister in Vietnam is a perfect match. But the U.S. Consulate there has refused to give her a temporary visa.

A cancer patient desperately needs a stem-cell transplant. But the U.S. won't grant the donor a visa.

Huynh, 61, is suffering from acute myeloid leukemia. Her best hope for survival is stem cell transplant from her sister, Thuy Nguyen, who lives in a Vietnam and is a rare 100 percent match.

But Nguyen's visa application has now been denied four times.

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Angry Reader of the Week: Simran Jeet Singh

"I can no longer hide behind the "One day, I will…" I'm here, and I'm here today."

Hey, everybody! You know what time it is. It's time 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 Simran Jeet Singh.

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Asian American family receives hate mail for posting Black Lives Matter sign

San Francisco home targeted with racist, threatening hate letters.

An Asian American family in San Francisco has been the target of racist, threatening hate mail since putting up a sign in support of "Black Lives Matter" in their window. But they're not backing down.

San Francisco Couple Threatened Over 'Black Lives Matter' Sign Display

Debbie Lee says she has had the sign up in the front window of her Forest Knolls/Twin Peaks home since 2015. But over the summer, she started receiving threatening letters about the sign.

The first letter showed up in her mailbox in July. Postmarked with no return address, it declared "BLUE LIVES MATTER! Get rid of your sign or WE will!" By the way, that's a threat.

The second letter said, "It's time to replace your BLM sign. How about CHINK LIVES MATTER."

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