Although I had seen California State Treasury John Chiang several times during the week at the Democratic National Convention, I hadn’t had a chance to do an interview. On Day 4 at the California Delegates Breakfast, I finally did, though only briefly, to get his thoughts on the Convention as well as his run for Governor of California in 2018. Yes, that’s right. I don’t think I’ve had the chance to blog Chiang’s announcement, but back […] Continue »
If you follow or cover San Francisco politics, especially regarding Asian Americans, Chinese Americans or Chinatown, you’ll inevitably here the name Rose Pak. Pak passed away of natural causes at age 68 at home on Sunday, September 18th. Her life, as summarized by the San Francisco Chronicle: “Calling Ms. Pak, a native of Hunan, China, who moved to San Francisco in 1967, an activist or community advocate doesn’t begin to describe her decades-long role in turning […] Continue »
APIAVote, which I’ve blogged about in the past, has just released online their new Public Service Announcement: “#VoiceYourVote: This year, be sure to uplift #AAPIVoices and make your voice heard by registering to vote and voting in the elections.” starring George Takei and John Cho, both who have played Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek. I’ve had the great pleasure and honor to meet Takei. Actress Constance Wu and others also chime in as well. Personally, I have […] Continue »
As Congresswoman Judy Chu had mentioned on Day 1 at the AAPI Caucus, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) would be represented and speaking on the Convention stage at the convention, which Chu is the chairwoman. This is the first time CAPAC was ever represented on stage at a Democratic Convention (I don’t think there are any Republican members of the House or Senate that are Asian American). The above video is the official video taken and […] Continue »
Author of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop and Who We Be, Jeff Chang’s latest book We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation is an incisive series of essays looking at race in America. Drawing on recent events, including Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, and #oscarssowhite, Chang outlines a contemporary crisis around issues of race, division, and a repeating cycle that needs to be halt. We Gon’ Be Alright is, at its heart, a call to action. But it […] Continue »
A survey conducted by New America Media shows that people of color do care about the preservation of public lands. This is confirmed by the fact that Fremont’s Mission Peak is a favorite place for Asian Americans to hike, and its popularity is causing problems. The city of Fremont has decided to place restrictions on parking, leaving certain areas of the neighborhood near the Stanford Avenue trail head available for parking only by residents on […] Continue »
I had first heard of Stephanie Murphy while seeing a DailyKos headline on Facebook titled, Dems come through at the last minute with competitive district (FL-7) … and what a candidate!: “Murphy isn’t just a young up and comer—she has quite a resume. She is a former national security specialist, and an executive at Sungate Capital, where she is responsible for leading investment efforts and implementing government initiatives. She was the director at the Center for Innovative Health Care, and is […] Continue »
0:00:00 – 0:04:30 – Pledge of Allegiance, Moment of Silence for Joe Montano (Northern Virginia Regional Representative for Senator Tim Kaine), Welcome – DNC AAPI Caucus Chair Bel Leong Hong 0:04:30 – 0:08:10 – Amy Dacey, CEO of the Democratic National Committee 0:08:10 – 0:15:45 – Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro 0:15:45 – 0:21:55 – United States Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu 0:21:55 – 0:49:15 – Panel – “Our Voice. Shaping and […] Continue »
Master of Ceremonies – Cynthia Gouw Speakers: 0:00:00 – 0:01:20 – So Jun Lim, Korean American Association of the Washington Metro Area 0:01:20 – 0:03:10 – Bob Nash, Bob J. Nash & Associates 0:03:10 – 0:05:45 – Congresswoman & Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Judy Chu (D-California, 32nd Congressional District) 0:05:45 – 0:09:20 – James Lee Witt, Head of Witt Global Partners and former FEMA director 0:09:20 – 0:12:30 – Andy Toy, Philadelphia […] Continue »
Green Card: A New Musical takes on immigrant artists and the American dream in a new musical from young director Dimo Kim. Playing at Theatre at St. Clement’s until August 26, it focuses on the story of Han, an actor and a South Korean immigrant living in Harlem with an expired visa who, as a result, can’t find work. And because he can’t find work, he can’t get an artists visa. Hijinks ensue. Han finds […] Continue »
Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) & Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) co-hosted the 2016 Presidential Election Forum on Friday, August 12th: “Since 2008, the Presidential Election Forum has served as a forum for AAPIs to push for AAPI issues to be addressed and on the radar of campaigns and the media. In giving presidential candidates a space to directly address AAPI community members, leaders, and organizers, the Election Forum has become one of the few […] Continue »
Briefing 0:00:00 – 0:05:00 – Christine Chen, Executive Director, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) 0:05:00 – 0:12:30 – Gregory Cendana, Executive Director of Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and Institute for Asian Pacific American Leadership & Advancement (IAPALA) 0:12:30 – 0:12:30 – Christopher Kang, National Director, National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) 0:12:30 – 0:24:35 – Christopher Kang, National Director, National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) 0:24:35 – 0:34:35 – Mee Moua, President and Executive Director, […] Continue »
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