Silicon Valley, CA – Yesterday, Congressman Mike Honda received the sole endorsement of the California Democratic Party (CDP) for his re-election in California’s 17th Congressional District. The endorsement follows an overwhelming show of support for Honda at last month’s Pre-Endorsement Caucus, where 92% of Democrats from the 17th District voted for him.
One of the biggest stories of the day today is that Newsweek’s Leah McGrath Goodman revealed the alleged true identity of the supposed founder of Bitcoin, which had been credited to “Satoshi Nakamoto.” In the detailed investigative report, the article alleges that the Bitcoin founder is a Japanese American man living in Southern California named Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto. Along with other personal and background information– including that the 64 year-old man is living with his [...] Continue »
8Asians is an official media partner of this project. The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) is proud to present our national #APIVoices YouTube Video Contest! This is YOUR chance to share a topic that you feel is relevant to the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community, and challenge the stereotype that social issues do not affect APIs. Select video submissions will be posted to the OACC YouTube page. WHAT: Create a video that describes an issue [...] Continue »
At the end of January, the Golden State Warriors had their annual Asian Heritage Night themed game. This was the first time in a while that I recall that did not feature Jeremy Lin playing (even though he has since moved on from the Warriors) to the Houston Rockets. This year seemed a little bit more subdued. Fans who purchased an Asian Heritage Night event ticket received a limited-edition Asian Heritage Night t-shirt. The big [...] Continue »
By Kiran Ahuja on WhiteHouse.gov Please join the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), as well as government, civic and business leaders from across the country on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 3 PM ET for our National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout! Building on key topics highlighted in President Obama’s State of the Union address, we’ll discuss national priorities for AAPI communities and launch a drive to engage the AAPI community. [...] Continue »
Cute kid alert! Proud sister Nicole Byon posted this video of her adorable sibling, 15-month-old Kayden, discovering rain. The video is getting shared like crazy, or at least judging by the number of times this has appeared on my Facebook feed. (Tip: I enjoyed the video more with the sounds turned off.)
A photo by a Riverside boy has been making the social media rounds as possibly being a “ghostly apparition.” Taken outside a window of The Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, The Cecil is infamous for being a part-time home to serial killer “The Night Stalker,” as well as the murder victim “The Black Dahlia.” But more recently, The Cecil is known as the location that Canadian tourist Elisa Lam died in a strange incident [...] Continue »
The incident where Maria Kang was briefly kicked off of Facebook, recent news about the “lower” rate of obesity among Asian Americans, and the debate on CNN above combine to bring up a subject that isn’t often discussed: health vs appearance. Is someone who is skinny necessarily fit? Is someone who is not so lean necessarily unfit? While I don’t doubt that Maria Kang is very fit, Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) appearances can be [...] Continue »
In Flushing, Queens, McDonald’s employees have been battling the presence of a revolving group of elderly Koreans who sometimes sit at the fast food chain’s tables from dawn to dusk. In the past few months, police have been called in a handful of times to usher the seniors out. The seniors then defiantly walk around the block and plop themselves back on McDonald’s benches minutes later. According to the New York Times piece: And though [...] Continue »
An Asian American woman (who has not yet been identified by the press, by request of family) was brutally beaten and later died (as reported by OC Weekly) after a fight outside of The Crosby, a Santa Ana (Orange County, California) nightclub, in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 18, 2014. Evidently, the young woman was waiting in line with friends to enter The Crosby, when an argument ensued with another group of people [...] Continue »
Back in May, I had written about another Din Tai Fung opening in the Greater Seattle area – in the University Village section of town. Well, the new Din Tai Fung is now open! Here are the details: “The new Din Tai Fung restaurant is set to open at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at University Village. … Managing partner David Wasielewski, who opened the Bellevue Din Tai Fung in 2010 to 3-hour-long lines, said [...] Continue »
I was first introduced to Stephanie Chang through Ho Chie Tsai, who I often affectionately have termed the “Godfather of the [2nd Generation] Taiwanese American community.” Like myself, Chang is a Taiwanese American. In early November, Chang announced publicly her candidacy for State Representative for Michigan’s House District Six, which includes Southwest Detroit, downtown, a significant portion of the East Side of Detroit, and two downriver communities (River Rouge and Ecorse). I had a chance [...] Continue »
Johnny Chan: Interesting observation on this certain facet of Caucasian-American / Euro-American society; people should in fact collect all the available facts that make up Western civilization,... – What Do White Supremacists Think of Asians?