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Community Issues

Feb 11, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Yahoo: Bill Would Grant Burial Honors to Hmong & Lao American Veterans from The Vietnam War

posted by Randall

 

Arlington National CemetaryA bill by Rep Jim Costa (D-California) and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) would grant burial honors to Lao and Hmong-American veterans of the Vietnam War in Laos, reports Yahoo.

“We are grateful that U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski has introduced new legislation in the U.S. Senate to grant burial honors, and burial benefits, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

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Dream Shake: @Jlin7 Posterize Moment (Video)

posted by Randall

 

basketball courtWhatever you do, don’t call Jeremy Lin unathletic. First, its not a real word, but secondly, Jeremy Lin is as athletic as the best of them.

A blog in Dream Shake highlighted just how athletic the Houston Rocket point guard really is.

He blocked a shot at Aaron Brooks of the Sacramento Kings was … Read more

Community Issues

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Indian American Today: South Asian Community Call for U.S. Postage Stamp Commemorating Diwali

posted by Randall

 

DiwaliLeaders from the United Nation joined the Indian American Community today in calling for the U.S. Postal Service to issue a stamp commemorating Diwali.

The Festival of Lights is observed by Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, and Buddhists.

“As one of the world’s oldest religious holidays, it serves not only as a time for celebration, … Read more

Campus

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Daily Tar Heel: Impact of Racist Frat Party at @DukeU Felt At Other Campuses

posted by Randall

Kappa SigmaThe anger over a racist Asian-themed fraternity party at Duke University is even being felt by Asian American students at rival University of North Carolina, reports the Daily Tar Heel.

The party was promoted on twitter as #RacistRager and many party goers wore stereotypical Asian outfits.

UNC’s Asian Student Association reaction to the Kappa … Read more

Community Issues

Feb 10, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

LA Times: Spirited but Sidelined LGBT Parade Marchers Make Presence Felt at Tet Parade ht @newsterrier

posted by Randall

 

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Members from the Vietnamese American gay community in Orange County showed up strong at today’s Tet Parade in Little Saigon, despite a ban that preventing them from marching, reported the LA Times.

Instead of marching, they stood on the sidelines 250 strong next to the stage in a spirited … Read more

Blogs

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Sacramento Bee: Lessons from Chinese American Father-In-Law

posted by Randall

 

eye autumn leaveChinese New Year is a time for new beginnings for many, but for columnist Marcos Breton of the Sacramento Bee it was a time to reflect on the struggles of his Chinese American father-in-law. The racism Dad endured, the racial taunts he suffered, the political turmoil he escaped were not only experienced by Breton’s … Read more

Top Story

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NY1: Half Million Firecrackers Set Off in New York to Usher in Lunar New Year

posted by Randall

 

Lion DanceConfetti canyons fired and 500,000 firecrackers exploded to welcome the Year of the Snake in New York City. More than 50,000 people crowded into Sara D. Roosevelt Park for the festivities, reported NY1.

“I love seeing all the colors raining down from the sky and of course the noise and the crowds. It’s just … Read more

Community Issues

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Washington Post: Parade Seen as Last Hope to Save DC’s Chinatown

posted by Randall

 

Lion Dance45,000 people were expected to attend today’s Chinese New Year Parade in Washington D.C.’s Chinatown. The Washington Post reports the parade is seen as a way to bring Chinese culture back to the area.

“The Chinese used to be concentrated here because it’s the only area where they could make a living,” parade coordinator … Read more

Politics

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Fox News: China’s Ping Pong Diplomat Dead at 72

posted by Randall

 

Ping PongA simple gesture by a ping pong player is credited with opening the doors of China to the United States. Zhuang Zedong, the man behind that gesture,  is dead at the age of 72, reports Fox News.

It all started in 1971 at the world championships in Japan when American ping pong player Glen … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 10, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Bleacher Report: @Jlin7 Needs to Play for @HoustonRockets to Be Successful

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basketball courtA blog by Justin Onslow in Bleacher Report  says there’s nothing wrong with Jeremy Lin that consistent playing time won’t cure. Of the 16 players who average more assists than Lin’s 6.1 a game, only two average less playing time than him.

The way Onslow sees it, Lin won’t reach his full potential without … Read more

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