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Mar 29, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Sexy Feminist: @MindyKaling the New Tina Fey

posted by Randall

mindy projectMindy Kaling is the new Tina Fey, proclaimed the blog Sexy Feminist.

She’s described as   smart, funny and a feminist. Her book has been a best seller, and her sitcom The Mindy Project has a loyal following. Kaling has shown she understands the pressures single career women face and manages to make fun of … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

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Gymnastike: Olympic Gold Medalist Kyla Ross Returns from Injury to Win Gold- @Kyla_ross96

posted by Randall

 

Kyla RossOlympic Gold Medalist and member of the Fierce 5 Kyla Ross made her season debut at the Jesolo Trophy Meet in Italy and didn’t miss a beat, according to Gymnastike.

Ross won the Gold in the uneven parallel bars scoring a 14.55.  She also won a team gold, All Around Silver, and Beam … Read more

Community Issues

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DNA: Narendra Modi Invited to Visit US Despite Ban

posted by Randall

Narendra ModiThree GOP lawmakers paid the first visit since 2002  by an American delegation (albeit unofficial)  to controversial Indian figure Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, reports DNA.

Representatives Aaron Schock from Illinois, Cynthia Lummis from Wyoming and Cathy M Rodgers from Washington visited Modi with business leaders and invited him to come to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

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TED: @GeorgeTakei Dishes on Why He Wrote a Musical About Incarceration Camps

posted by Randall
George Takei

Photo by maxintosh

George Takei has had a lifelong dream of making it to Broadway. He may finally get that chance with his musical Allegiance, the story of how the incarceration of Japanese Americans tore a family apart.

Takei recently gave a talk at TEDXBroadway  and explained how his experience at a five-year-old in the … Read more

Blogs

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Los Angeles Mystery: 8-Year Old Writing Extraordinaire

posted by Randall

Magnifying GlassThe other day a Facebook friend marveled at the discovery that his third grade son was reading at 12th grade level. The keys, the proud parent proclaimed, are lots of reading, good diet and no television.

This morning in  the blog  Los Angeles Mystery, there was yet another precocious 8-year old I was reading … Read more

Community Issues

Mar 28, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

CBS New York: Feds Order Fung Wah Bus Company Permanently Shut Down

posted by Randall

 

Fung Wah Bus

Photo by Wonder_js

Federal transportation officials put the final nail in the tire of the popular budget bus line, Fung Wah today. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an imminent hazard order, meaning conditions on the line could lead to serious injury or death, reports CBS New York.

The permanent shutdown order … Read more

Community Issues

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Global Post; Korean Americans Face Major Obstacles to Voting

posted by Randall

voteAlmost one out of ten Korean Americans say they didn’t get the language assistance they needed at the polls during the last presidential election, reports the Global Post.

The poll by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund found only 33 percent of Korean Americans say they speak English well. That is the … Read more

Blogs

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Asian Journal: Asian Americans Targeted by Predatory Lender Excluded from Countrywide Settlement

posted by Randall

CountrywideThe National Asian American Coalition charges as many as 100,000 Asian Americans have been excluded from a $335 million dollar settlement between Countrywide and the Department of Justice.

Faith Bautista, president of the Coalition, in a blog for the Asian Journal, says Countrywide targeted for predatory loans new Asian American immigrants with cultural and … Read more

Blogs

Mar 28, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Rafu Shimpo: Asian Americans Only Get to Play The Bad Guys in Olympus Has Fallen

posted by Randall

 

Olympus Has FallenA film about Korean terrorists taking over the White House opened last weekend to a $30 million box office. That’s $10 million more than anyone expected.

Rafu Shimpo reports Olympus Has Fallen features numerous parts for Asian American actors, but all them happen to be bad guys.

“Where’s the reminder that not all Asian … Read more

Campus

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Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Students Launch Campaign to Give AAPI Students Greater Voice

posted by Randall

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship FundA student launched initiative got underway today to increase access and graduation rates of higher education for Asian Americans & Pacific Islander students, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

The campaign “titled “We’re the Changing Face of America” will be part of a strategic partnership between three Asian American and Native American Pacific … Read more

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