Living in California, I almost forgot that there is an Asian American running for governor for the state – Indian American candidate Neel Kashkari. If his name sounds familiar, it’s most likely that you’ve heard of Kashkari due to his involvement in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), where he administered the funds. If you ever want to see someone grilled in a Congressional hearing and take a lot of heat, you need to [...] Continue »
Part 1/3 I had the privilege to attend the only debate (at least in the press pool at NBC Bay Area) this fall between candidate Ro Khanna and Congressman Mike Honda, who is running for re-election for California’s 17th Congressional District in November. Due to California’s new open primary season, these two Democrats are facing each other after the June primary. For those into Democratic politics, this is the debate that politicos are watching. The [...] Continue »
I had the great opportunity and fortune to meet a truly historic Asian American recently – former Ambassador to China, Secretary of Commerce and Governor of Washington state Gary Locke. I had attended a fundraiser in Silicon Valley for Congressman Mike Honda, who is running for re-election (for California’s 17th Congressional District). Locke was the guest of honor in support of Honda, along with former Secretary of Defense William Perry.
We already know that Jeremy Lin has a good sense of humor (see Jeremy Lin reads mean tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jeremy Lin dunking on his Mom, and wishing her “happy birthday”). We also know Madame Tussauds SF has immortalized him with a wax figure. So Jeremy pretended to be a statue and hilarity ensued. Back in 2011, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu did the same prank. via Bleacher Report
EDITORS NOTE: See Mitchell’s 8Asians review of ‘A Letter to Momo’ GKIDS presents A Letter to Momo, opening September 5, 2014 at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, and Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley. It will be presented in two language versions with different showtimes: in English language voice cast, and in Japanese with English subtitles. The second film by Hiroyuki Okiura (director of Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade and animator on Ghost in the [...] Continue »
Current Los Angeles Lakers NBA player Jeremy Lin was in San Francisco with his Mom on Thursday, August 21st, to see himself honored and immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds SF. From the press release I received from the museum: “The creation of the figure was a very precise process that Jeremy was happily involved with. The Madame Tussauds studio artists take great pride in their works of art and strive to achieve complete [...] Continue »
A Letter to Momo (Momo e no Tegami) (2011) Japanese subtitled version: Karen Miyama, Yuka, Toshiyuki Nishida, Koichi Yamadera. English dubbed version: Amanda Pace, Stephanie Sheh, Fred Tatasciore, Dana Snyder. Directed and written by Hiroyuki Okiura. Twelve-year-old Momo has recently moved with her mother Ikuko from a condo in Tokyo to a tiny, rural island in Japan, where Ikuko grew up and where both try to deal with the recent death of Momo’s father. They [...] Continue »
Founded in 1988 by May Louie, the San Francisco Chinatown Merchants Association (SFCMA) is an independent community organization dedicated to the revitalization of commerce and tourism in one of America’s most unique historic neighborhoods. In 1991, shortly after the devastating Loma Prieta earthquake which destroyed the direct freeway link to Chinatown, SFCMA held our first Autumn Moon Festival. Through our annual sponsorship of tradition-based events like the Annual Autumn Moon Festival, the SFCMA seeks to [...] Continue »
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is now accepting submissions for CAAMFest 2015, March 12-22, 2015. CAAMFest is the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian and Asian American films, presenting approximately 130 works in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Since 1982, the annual festival has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema. Competition categories include the Comcast Narrative Competition, the Documentary [...] Continue »
If you follow California politics, you may have been following the California State Controller’s race. John Chiang, the current state controller is terming out. California now has an open primary – where voters can vote, even if they are registered to a political party, can vote for any candidate, not only their own party. And when you have an open primary, the two top vote-getters proceed onto the general election in November. Because there were [...] Continue »
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy At the end of May Priscilla Chan – most known for being Facebook founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s wife – gave her first television interview ever, on the heels of a recent announcement by Mark & Priscilla’s donation of $120 million to some San Francisco Bay Area schools: “Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have made headlines with big charitable gifts before: He [...] Continue »
This piece was originally published at SFGate and is republished on 8Asians.com with permission. By Emil Guillermo Getting his university degree was the most important goal in my cousin Stephen Guillermo’s short life. But on May 3, he earned a death certificate instead. On that day, Guillermo, 26, was shot and killed when he got off the elevator on the wrong floor of his San Francisco apartment building and entered an apartment identical to his [...] Continue »
Paulus Magus: Liberals like to look for reasons to be offended. It's hot they find purpose in life. – Why Are Asians Yellow?
Paulus Magus: Asians produce a type of melanin called phaeomelanin. Phaemelanin is yellow. Just as white people are not ivory, but peachy-to-bronze, so Asians are not crayola... – Why Are Asians Yellow?
Azus: From a Chinese perspective, the term 'yellow' was actually self-imposed when Westerners, primarily European, were carving out spheres of influence across the country. The Chinese... – Why Are Asians Yellow?