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Huff Post: Vietnamese American Writer Bucked his Parents & Made Them Proud

posted by Randall

 

Andrew Lam's New Book, Birds of Paradise LostHis mom began to cry. His father was angry. Andrew Lam had told them he planned to pursue a graduate degree in creative writing at San Francisco State University.

“I wanted to write, too, you know, when I was young. I studied French poetry and philosophy, his father told him. ” But do you … Read more

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LA Times: Asian American Named CEO of Warner Bros Studios

posted by Randall

Kevin TsujiharaKevin Tsujihara will become the first Asian American ever to run a major Hollywood Studio, reports the Los Angeles Times.

His appointment to Chairman was announced by Warner Bros after what the Times described as a “fiercely fought battle” for the studio’s top spot.  Tsujihara is the grandson of Japanese immigrants and the son … Read more

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Global Viets: Big Surge in Asian American-Owned Businesses Expected

posted by Randall

 

Money headline in Wall Street JournalThe latest census figures released show the number of Asian American owned businesses jumped 40 percent between 2002 and 2007.

The survey is taken every five years and the 2012 survey is just now getting underway. If history is an indication, we should see another surge from the 2012 results. Since 1880, immigrants have … Read more

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Wall Street Journal: The “A” List of Prestigious South Asians Released

posted by Randall

Priyanka ChopraA South Asian magazine is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a list of prestigious South Asian actors, authors, singer, songwriters, designers and journalists. The list published in a collector’s edition of Anokhi Magazine includes such notables as Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra.

Raj Girn, founder of ‘Anokhi’ magazine, told the Wall Street Journal “Priyanka Chopra is … Read more

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Pittsburg Post Gazette: Superbowl MVP @MVP86HinesWard Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

posted by Randall

 

Hines WardThe first Korean American Superbowl winner,  Superbowl MVP and Dancing with the Stars Champ Hines Ward has been awarded the Dapper Dan Lifetime Achievement Award, according to the Pittsburg Post Gazette.

Ward is currently training for the Ironman Triathalon and works as a broadcast analyst for NFL Sunday Night Football and Notre Dame … Read more

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Opposing Views: The End is Near for @MannyPacquiao

posted by Randall

 

boxer

Photo by James Farmer

Confusion has reigned in the Manny Pacquiao camp since his stunning knockout by Juan Manuel Marquez last December in Las Vegas. First there was talk that Pacquiao would retire. Then he wouldn’t. Then there would be a rematch with Marquez in April.  Then he wouldn’t.

A blog in Opposing Views Read more

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World Journal: Asian Americans continue to be ignored in Immigration Reform Debate

posted by Randall

 

immigrant protest It’s estimated 11 percent of all undocumented immigrants are Asian Americans. One must wonder then why a recent meeting at the White House on immigration reform didn’t include a single Asian American. Yet six members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus were invited, reports the World Journal.

Edwin DeLeon in a recent blog on … Read more

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Sampan: Documentary on Washington, D.C. Chinatown Needs a Kickstart

posted by Randall

 

Yi ChenThe oldest ethnic community in Washington, D.C. is not the African American community, but Chinatown. A documentary profiling that community is scheduled to be screened at the “Our City Film Festival” on March 10.

But the film simply titled Chinatown is in need of funds so it can complete post-production. A Kickstarter campaign is … Read more

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Buzz Feed: Antique & Racist Valentines Day Cards

posted by Randall

Valentine Card-Racist Buzz Feed published 15 valentines day cards from yesteryear. The cards from the early 1900s reminds anyone who didn’t remember–those were racist times.

The cards played on stereotypes of African Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans.  Caricatures of each group  were a poor but acceptable attempt of humor during those times.

“They capture in a … Read more

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City & State: Accusations NY Mayoral Candidate John Liu Gets Favorable Coverage in Chinese Language Press

posted by Randall

 

John LiuQuestions are being raised as to whether New York mayoral candidate John Liu is getting favorable coverage in Chinese language press. That question is as ridiculous as asking  if the New York Times is being unfair to Liu. The Times has been in the lead investigating allegations of improper fundraising by Liu’s camp, and … Read more

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