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Whoa! Did You Know Scarlett Johansson Was Quarter Japanese?

imageHOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – We must commend Hollywood for casting Asian Americans in mainstream films. It is a testament to its commitment to diversity.

Remember “Aloha?” Actress Emma Stone, who is  quarter Hawaiian, was cast opposite Bradley Cooper  in the 2015 Columbia Pictures’ romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by Cameron Crowe.

Now, Dreamworks has chosen quarter Japanese Scarlett Johansson to play the lead role in the iconic 1995 animated Japanese sci-fi film Ghost in the Shell.  The film revolves around Major Motoko Kusanagi, a member of a futuristic security force tasked with tracking a mysterious hacker. The  film is set in Japan, and the major cast members are Japanese.

Like “Aloha,” the Japanese sci-fi film is expected to be a blockbuster! We hope you’ll go see the film on the first week-end of its release nationwide.


Features: Filipino Americans For Trump, Who Are They?

imageATLANTA, Georgia (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – You’ve heard it before:  Donald Trump will never win the general elections because he has attacked almost all minority and diverse communities — Mexicans, Chinese,  Muslims, immigrants, women, LGBTs, you name it.

But wait a minute, that’s not what we’re seeing in the real world.  Diverse communities are establishing massive grassroots campaigns to get Trump elected the next president of the United States.

For example: the National Diversity Coalition for Trump (NDCT) whose mission statement is as follows:

“(National Diversity Coalition For Trump ) strongly supports the candidacy of Donald Trump for President of the United States. Mr. Trump’s vision for the United States includes creating opportunities for men, women, and children of all racial, economic, and educational backgrounds. Our group represents the voices of our communities. We support Donald Trump and his solutions that address economic disparities, foster job creation, support small businesses, preserve faith & family principles and strengthen communities with conservative action. We will recruit, mobilize, and educate voters to help us elect Donald Trump in November 2016.”

As part of our public service, The Adobo Chronicles will be featuring the men and women behind the NDCT, starting with the group American Filipinos for Trump.

Today, our pictorial feature focuses on the group’s leader, Lovilla Santiago, from Atlanta, Georgia, in her “before” and “after” photos.


Equality California Announces Historic Name Change

imageSAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Equality California (EQCA), the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization dedicated to creating a fair and just society, announced today it was changing its name to better reflect its mission to achieve and maintain full and lasting equality, acceptance, and social justice for all people in the diverse LGBT communities.

No details of the decision for the name change were revealed other than a graphic (see image) which EQCA released to the media. “It should be self-explanatory,” a spokesperson said.

Henceforth, the organization will be known as Equity California.