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Feb 24, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

MLive: Ann Curry’s #26Acts of Kindness Inspires Unexpected Charity Donations- @AnnCurry

posted by Gracie Zheng

A simple gesture by former Today host Ann Curry to remember the victims of the massive school shooting in Newtown, CT has snowballed into a successful community fundraising drive.

The Saginaw Community Foundation, a local community organization in Michigan, recently launched a donation challenge after hearing about Ann Curry’s 26 Acts … Read more

Community Issues

Feb 23, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

College Board Report Dispels Stereotypes of Asian Americans

posted by Randall

studyingA common stereotype of Asian Americans is that we’re all good at math and we can’t speak English, at least not very well, but a new report by the College Board

counters that stereotype.

The report looks at which Advance Placement exams are taken by Asian Americans. In all, 100, 795 Asian American students from … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 23, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

San Francisco Chronicle:Energy Secretary Steven Chu Returning to Stanford University

posted by Gracie Zheng

Steven ChuSteven Chu will return to Stanford University as a faculty member teaching physics when he leaves his post as Energy Secretary at the end of this month, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.

Stanford officials haven’t disclosed when he will return to the University. Chu will hold joint appointments in the physics department and the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 23, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

NY Times: @Jlin7 Disproving Skeptics. Nice Fit for @HoustonRockets

posted by Randall

 

basketball close upWhen Jeremy Lin signed his $25 million three year contract with the Houston Rockets, most predicted he would either live up to the hype or be a bust. The fact is he’s been more in-between and has proven to be a perfect fit for the Rockets run and gun offense.

An analysis in the … Read more

Community Issues

Feb 23, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

KSMU: South Asians Use Hip Hop to Bring Chicago Together

posted by Randall

 

Takin' It to The StreetsAn outdooor festival this summer in South Chicago organized by members of the South Asian community plans to use hip hop as a way to bring the city together.

The Takin’ It to the Streets festival has attracted such musicians as Mos Def in 2010  and is organized by the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 23, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Screen Crush: @KenJeong Signs on For New Comedy on ABC

posted by Randall

Ken JeongScreen Crush reports that actor Ken Jeong has signed on to do a new comedy for ABC. He’ll play the boss of a secret service agent in a new espionage comedy, Spy.

The news could be bad for Jeong’s current series on NBC, Community. The show has been suffering from poor ratings in its fifth … Read more

Community Issues

Feb 23, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Neon Tommy: LA Chinatown to Get New Council Person for First Time in 12 Years

posted by Randall

 

 

Los Angeles Chinatown

Photo by Steven Meiers

City Council candidates for District 1 in Los Angeles participated in a voter forum on issues important to the Chinatown community.

Neon Tommy reports that District 1 is 69 percent Asian American.

“There is a lot going on, I want to know how it is going to affect us, what … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 23, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

LA Times: Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to Japanese American Veterans Coming to Hawaii

posted by Randall

 

Congressional Gold Medal The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to members of the Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th battalion and the Military Intelligence Service will be on display in Hawaii March 9 – April 14th, reports the  LA Times,

The tour is part of a traveling Smithsonian exhibit, “American Heroes: Japanese-American WWII Nisei Soldiers Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 23, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

India West: @NorahJones to Perform at #Oscars, @theAcademy

posted by Randall

 

Norah JonesJazz sensation Norah Jones is set to perform at the Academy Awards Sunday night, reports India West.

The daughter of the late Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar will perform Everybody Needs a Best Friend from the movie Ted.

“I’m excited. I think it’ll be really fun. It’s a really cool, unique experience for me … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 22, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

You Tube: Inside Hines Ward’s Training for The Triathalon

posted by Randall

Hines WardIs there anything Hines Ward won’t do? The Super Bowl champ and MVP with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dancing with the Stars Champ has his sights on more than just a Mirror Ball trophy. He’s determined to be the next  Ironman Triathalon Champ.

He’s putting it all on the line, launching a web series giving … Read more

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