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Feb 15, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Asian Journal: First Filipino American Judge Rejected by Jersey City Council

posted by Randall

 

Rolando LavarroThe Jersey City Council by a 5 to 4 vote refused to confirm the appointment of Carlo Abad who would have become the first Asian American chief municipal judge of Jersey City, reports the Asian Journal.

The council person who cast the fifth and deciding vote against Abad happens to be the first … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 15, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Fox News: @Jlin7 Launches New Foundation for Charity

posted by Randall
Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin in Oakland, CA at a 2011 Charity Game
Courtesy: Maurice Canapi-Figueras

Jeremy Lin hosted an All Star weekend gala Thursday night to launch his new foundation. Among the NBA players attending the red carpet event to lend their support were Current NBA players Chandler Parsons, David Lee, Tyson Chandler, Stephen Curry, Steve Novak … Read more

Community Issues

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Examiner.com: Asians Hurt More Than Others by Slow Pace of Immigration Reform

posted by Randall

 

Philippines PassportCommunity leaders say the slow pace of immigration reform is hurting Asians more than any other group.

That’s because the backlog to get a visa to enter the country legally is significantly higher from Asian countries than elsewhere.  Four of the top 5 biggest backlogs are from Asian countries–the Philippines, (462,145), India (332,846), Vietnam … Read more

Blogs

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Narratively: Korean American Matchmaker Does It The Old Fashion Way

posted by Randall

 

ValentinesIn this day of internet dating, leave it to a 75-year old Korean American grandfather to do it the old fashion way. Jun Gak Han doesn’t drum up business marketing to the young and single on the impersonal world wide web. He does it face to face, reaching out to parents of the young … Read more

Community Issues

Feb 15, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Northwest Asian Weekly: Parking Rates Lowered in Seattle’s Chinatown & International District

posted by Randall

ParkingFree parking will soon be available in some areas of Seattle’s International District during dinner hours and other parking rates will be lowered under a new plan being implemented to bring more business into the area.

“Bringing back the free evening parking is the best Chinese New Year present I could have asked for,” said … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 14, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

India West: Indian Americans Honored With Grammy Awards

posted by Randall

MusicIt was quite a night at the Grammy Awards for the Indian American community with several coming home with music’s most coveted prize.

Jeff Bhasker took home the Grammy for song of the year for “We Are Young” by the group Fun. Bhasker is considered one of the hottest hip hop and pop producers around … Read more

Community Issues

Feb 14, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Huffington Post: Chinatown Restaurant Ordered to Pay $525,000 in Back Wages

posted by Randall

Dim SumIt’s the largest fine ever levied in the city of San Francisco against a restaurant in a wage theft case.  Authorities have ordered Dick Lee Pastry in Chinatown to pay $525,000 in back wages after being accused of forcing employees to work 80 hour weeks at below minimum wage, reported the Huffington Post.

“I … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 14, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Business Insider: @LAClippers Rough up @Jlin7, Jeremy Lin (Video)

posted by Randall

 

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin in Oakland, CA at a 2011 Charity Game
Courtesy: Maurice Canapi-Figueras

A flagrant foul on Jeremy Lin left him bloodied, but not out last night in a game between the LA Clippers and Houston Rockets.

Ryan Hollins got hit with a flagrant foul when he literally kicked Lin in the stomach while … Read more

Campus

Feb 14, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

KGO-TV: Asian American Dreamer at U.C. Berkeley Featured in New Video for Immigration Reform

posted by Randall

 

 

UC Berkeley Campanile

Photo by Randall Hop

It’s not often you find news stories in the general media focused on Asian American Dreamers. The debate has been largely a Latino one with the needs of Asian Americans pretty much ignored. But a new nationwide video is bringing attention to the story of  an Asian American dreamer … Read more

Politics

Feb 14, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

KGO-TV: More Explosives Found in Home Of Man Suspected of Threatening to Kill State Senator Leland Yee

posted by Randall

 

Leland YeeState Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) confirmed today that he was the target of a death threat for his support for gun control, reports KGO-TV. That word came on the same day police found more explosives in the home of the man suspected of making the threat, 45-year-old Everett Basham.

Basham has worked closely … Read more

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