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Feb 26, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

NY Times: @RepMikeHonda May Face Challenge from Indian American

posted by Randall

 

Mike HondaThe first Asian American majority district in the United States may soon see two Asian American candidates facing off against each other, reports the NY Times.

Rep Mike Honda easily won re-election in November, but already there’s talk that the Japanese  American could face a challenge from Ro Khanna, a lawyer and respected … Read more

Community Issues

Feb 26, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Medill Reports: Sweet Treat Blamed for High Rate of Oral Cancer Among South Asians

posted by Randall
Paan

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An after dinner sweet treat and common “mouth freshener” may be to blame for the high rise of oral cancer in the South Asian community, according to Medill Reports.  Paan is made with a betel leaf and areca nut which are both carcinogenic. Paan is also said to be highly addictive.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 26, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Washington Post: Democratic Super Pac Tweet about Chinese Wife of GOP Sen McConnell Draws Fire ht @doristruong

posted by Randall

 

Elaine ChaoRepublicans tonight are calling on the Democratic Party to repudiate a democratic Super Pac after it issued an offensive tweet about Elaine Chao, former Labor Secretary and wife of Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, reports the Washington Post.

The tweet from @ProgressKentucky read “This woman has the ear of @McConnellPress — she’s … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 26, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Xtra: X is @MargaretCho ‘s Middle Name

posted by Randall

 

Margaret ChoMargaret Cho doesn’t hold back in her latest comedy tour, Mother.

Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles cop who went on a killing spree, singled Cho out for being beautiful and that didn’t freak her out at all.

“I have no problem murdering somebody,” she says. “It’s just loud.” she said to Xtra

She … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 26, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Hyphen Magazine: Asian Americans Still in Running on American Idol

posted by Randall

 

Elijah LiuSeveral new Asian American competitors not previously featured on American Idol advanced in the competition last week and show promise, reports Hyphen Magazine.

17-year-old Adriana Latonio is the first semi-finalist from Alaska ever on American Idol. The Filipino American from Anchorage impressed the judges with her rendition of Aretha Franklin’s Ain’t No Way. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 26, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Columbia Spectator:South Asian Fusion Dance Gains New Following

posted by Randall

 

danceDon’t call it Bollywood.

Non-traditional Indian dance will find an audience on the Columbia University campus in New York this Saturday. That’s when Naach Nation returns, a student competitions of groups that blend Indian Dance with other dance forms.

The competition is hosted by TAAL, Columbia’s South Asian fusion dance group. Competitors from Massachusetts … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 26, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

The Hindu: Best Director Win by Ang Lee Cause for Soul Searching in China

posted by Randall

 

Ang LeeAng Lee’s second career Oscar for Best Director is prompting a debate in China about whether that country’s censorship policies are stifling talent, reports The Hindu.

Lee is the latest Taiwan born director to win international recognition.

“Taiwan has Ang Lee, Hong Kong has Wong Kar-wai. And the mainland?” asked one movie fan … Read more

Blogs

Feb 26, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Daily Beast: How Republicans Loss the #Asian American Vote

posted by Randall

 

votePerhaps no statistic is as startling as this one when it comes to the Asian American vote. In 2008, 62 percent of the Asian American vote went to Barack Obama. In 2012 when Obama’s margin of victory was cut in half, his Asian American vote increased to 73 percent.

In fact even though Asian … Read more

Community Issues

Feb 25, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

SF Gate: Chinatown YMCA Dishes Up Generations of Goodwill & Service

posted by Randall

Stanley YeeThey’re known as ‘Y Boys & Girls. Generations of youth who grew up at San Francisco’s Chinatown YMCA  participating in everything from summer camps to swim lessons to a game of kick the can.

I consider myself a ‘Y boy. I joined the Chinatown YMCA Youth Program in seventh grade and stayed through college, eventually … Read more

Politics

Feb 25, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Huff Post: Feds Release Immigrant Detainees Due to Budget Cuts- HT @rachanee333

posted by Randall

 

capitol buildingFederal immigration officials today released some detainees from Immigrant detention centers due to pending budget cuts, reports the Huffington Post.

The Immigration and Custom Enforcement and Department of Homeland Security are bracing for across the board spending cuts on March 1 due to sequestration.

No word on how many detainees were released, but … Read more

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